Social Media Assistant

Darlington, Australia
$79,717 + 17% superannuation
26 May 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 12 Months Fixed Term opportunity
  • Exciting opportunity to support the Social Media Team at one of Australia's leading universities
  • Base Salary $79,717 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking a Social Media Assistant to work closely with the social media team in implementing the University's social media campaigns across Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. As part of the Brand and Content Team you will work collaboratively with Marketing and Communications colleagues to ensure that content and campaigns achieve objectives and adheres to best practice and brand guidelines.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • collaboratively work within a drive, creative team to support delivery of best practice social media campaigns
  • support execution of organic and paid social media campaigns and execute testing strategies to optimise performance
  • assist Marketing and Communication teams with content creation, scheduling and optimisation
  • support daily moderation with the University's social media community on central channels
  • help provide regular social media reporting and insights to drive stronger channel growth and engagement.

About you

  • has tertiary qualifications within marketing and communications or in a relevant field
  • ideally has 1+ years' experience working within social media for an organisation or similar experience
  • sound understanding of social media and digital communications trends and strategies
  • demonstrated ability to write high quality communications and to tailor writing style for different audiences
  • strong stakeholder management skills, able to build and maintain relationships
  • excellent project management skills with capacity to manage competing priorites, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Riviera Son, Recruitment Operations by email to

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Applications Close

Sunday 04 June 2023 11:59 PM

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