Media Advisor

Mitcham, Australia
08 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Classification: Higher Education Level 7
  • Salary Range: $81,878 - $90,855
  • Employment Type: Continuing, Full-time
  • Position Reports to: Director of Media and Communications
  • Please Direct Application Enquiries to: Ms Karen Ashford
  • Closing Date:  9.00 am, Monday 15 January 2018

As part of our strategic plan Making a Difference - The 2025 Agenda, Flinders University has set itself a bold vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

We live in an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation. In order to flourish within this challenging environment, we have transformed our academic structure into six Colleges with a focus on student success and outstanding research. 

Our talented academic teams are supported by customer-centric Professional Services staff, who share our commitment to excellence.

Excited by change and driven by innovation, we invite ambitious and energetic individuals who personify our values of integrity, courage, innovation, excellence and above all, being student centred, to join our dynamic Professional Services teams to assist us in achieving our core mission of changing lives and changing the world.

Position Description:

Under broad direction, the Media Advisor will play an important role in increasing Flinders University’s profile, reputation and brand by engaging key audiences across multiple platforms. This is a key role working across the University to raise awareness of Flinders, its teaching and its research by promoting the University’s experts and achievements to the media, and through online and social platforms.

With a flair for identifying an interesting story and the ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and compelling manner, the incumbent will work closely with colleagues across the University to develop newsworthy stories.

This includes the creation of strategies to increase awareness though the crafting of not just the traditional press release, but the accompanying associated social media, blog and web story, all with the aim of driving engagement and awareness of the University and its expertise.

Information For Applicants:

To express your interest in a position, you are required to submit an application statement and your resume. The application statement should be no longer than 3 pages and must address the Key Position Capabilities stated in the relevant position description. You are also required to provide two work referees, preferably being your two most recent line managers.