Publishing Manager

Melbourne, Australia
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent, Temporary
Full Time



Salary $99,133 to $109,475

We are seeking an experienced Publishing Manager with big picture vision and an eye for detail to help us communicate with impact. You and will lead our publishing program and drive the content strategy for our websites. This role requires sharp editorial nous to focus on maintaining AIFS’ reputation as a trusted source of evidence about Australian families, and to translate our research content into publications for a range of audiences. You will be responsible for leading and mentoring a team of three staff who are dedicated to publishing excellence, and work collaboratively with other Communications Team members to deliver on AIFS Communications Strategy.

About us: we are the Australian Government’s key research body in the area of family wellbeing. Our work increases understanding about the factors that help Australian families thrive, or that are barriers to their wellbeing. We produce research about ‘what works for families’ and make it accessible to decision makers, researchers, practitioners and the general public.

In 2018, AIFS was ranked in the top 10 Australian Government agencies for employee engagement and wellbeing, and innovation.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer, with exceptional attention to detail. You’re a creative thinker with a highly collaborative style, and enjoy working actively as part of a team. You’ll be comfortable toggling between rolling your sleeves up to do a structural edit or a report, thinking strategically about the future of our websites, proofing short form content with quick turnaround times, planning the publications pipeline, and supervising staff. The role is responsible for planning the publishing schedule, maintaining high publishing standards, and ensuring our publications and web content strategy meet our audiences’ needs and position us to deliver on our strategic objectives.

This role is offered on either an ongoing or non-ongoing basis for an initial term of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension to a maximum term of three years.

Conditions of engagement including probation, health and character clearances (including police records check, Working with Children Check and security clearance) may apply to these positions. To be eligible for engagement, applicants must be Australian citizens unless special approval is given. For example, applicants with permanent resident status who have applied or intend to apply for Australian citizenship may be considered for engagement.

How to apply for this job

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Please email your AIFS application form, CV and covering letter to

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Applications close: Sunday 9 December 2018

For further information, contact Human Resources on (03) 9214 7888.

The Institute welcomes applications from the diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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