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Publications Officer

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$76,422 – $84,705 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Support
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • An opportunity to produce publications with a global impact.
  • Level 5, full-time appointment on a 12-month fixed term basis with prospect of extension.
  • Base salary range: $76,422 – $84,705 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) is a multi-disciplinary joint venture and University of Western Australia research centre that provides professional education, training and research services to the mining sector in the disciplines of underground, open pit and environmental mining geomechanics. The overall aim of the ACG is to improve mine safety and productivity.

The ACG’s main activities are applied mining industry research, and the facilitation of continuing education and training through courses and conferences. Technology transfer from research outcomes through publications, training courses and training materials is an important part of the ACG’s mandate.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under direction of the ACG Senior Publications Officer, be involved in the production of all ACG publications (e.g. event proceedings, reference books, project reports), as well as course materials and multimedia products (e.g. PowerPoint presentations). You will assist with the maintenance of the ACG’s Online Repository of Conference Proceedings ( and the ACG’s websites.

The ACG is a dynamic team tasked with a diverse set of activities; thus, effective functioning of the team is important. All team members are, from time to time, required to step out of their comfort zone and assist in different areas of the business as required.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with copyediting, proofreading and typesetting of large documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to work competently with Word styles, templates, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain websites using WordPress.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in a pleasant and confident manner.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • High level of proficiency in common office software (word processing, PowerPoint, databases, spreadsheets, internet, email – preferably Outlook).
  • Sound research skills, thoroughness and attention to detail, willingness to learn new skills and take direction, combined with the ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team.


  • Experience working with referencing styles.
  • Ability to use Adobe InDesign.

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: 2024-03-07 Level 5 Publications Officer PD (1).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 23 April 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Garth Doig on 0414 265 453 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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