Sport Media and Communications Officer

Banyule, Australia
05 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continuing, Full-time position
  • Based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $64,924 - $72,923 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe:

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

La Trobe Sport oversees student programs, partnerships, industry engagement and sport facilities to enable student participation in sport and recreation, to actively engage the local community in our campuses, enhance the student experience and employability opportunities and ultimately drive activities that showcase and position La Trobe as the University of choice for sport.

About the role:

The primary purpose of this position is to support and work with the Communications and Engagement Coordinator and the Senior Manager, Industry and Engagement, La Trobe Sport in managing content production, social media channels, design needs and communications, while also supporting major projects and events across the entire La Trobe Sport portfolio. This includes activities associated with commercial and community partners, elite athletes, sport clubs, sport and active recreation programs, alumni, and the broader University community.

Responsibilities will include:

In this role, the successful applicant will support the development of digital content and artwork for publication via internal and external communication channels. Key to the role will be the ability to work collaboratively with La Trobe Sport team members and build positive relationships within La Trobe with affiliated sport clubs, elite athletes, academic units, research centres, outside bodies and commercial partners to support and represent La Trobe Sport activities.

Other duties include designing digital and hard copy assets consistent with the La Trobe University brand to support La Trobe Sport integrated marketing campaigns and recommending new creatives and innovations for communication outcomes.

Skills and Experience:

The successful applicant will have relevant undergraduate qualifications in communications, media or marketing, digital design and experience in developing and coordinating a variety of content mediums for distribution via a range of social media channels. Adobe image and video editing software experience desired.

Other requirements are excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop excellent working relationships with colleagues, students and other stakeholders and demonstrated capacity to organise work effectively and deliver outputs in a timely manner.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to Apply:

Closing Date: Sunday 28th October at 11:55 pm

Position Enquiries: Ms Bronwyn Neeson, Senior Manager, Industry & Engagement, La Trobe Sport, TEL: 03 9479 1613, Email:

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you have any questions regarding how to apply for this role, please contact Maddie Newman on +61 3 9479 6418 or

To apply and to view position description please visit and search job number 557211 under current vacancies.

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