Content Developer

Boroondara, Australia
19 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Marketing, Recruitment and Channel Integration
  • HEW 6: ($74,894 – $80,845) plus 17% super and excellent staff benefits
  • Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract, Hawthorn location

Here’s an opportunity for your words to make a real difference. Use your copywriting skills to connect people with the course that could help them launch their career or set them on a new path. As a Content Developer, you’ll thrive on crafting copy that speaks directly to audiences. You know the way inside a brief is understanding what your audience wants, and you capture the benefits that will engage, resonate, and persuade.

As part of our Marketing Services and Technology team, you will be writing campaign and communications copy for web, eDMs and print collateral, as well as contributing to the development of content plans, analysis and optimisation. You will implement content via a range of platforms, and you will project manage jobs from brief through development to delivery.

It goes without saying that you’re confident writing across numerous channels and mediums, both long- and short-form copy, and for a variety of audiences. You can switch tone, as required. And spot a typo a mile away. You’re comfortable collaborating with other creatives (designers, developers, videographers), and thoroughly professional when it comes to managing stakeholders – able to calmly provide and receive feedback, and coax alternative solutions when necessary.

In a nutshell, you:

  • Have a degree in marketing, communications or similar.
  • Have substantial experience as a copywriter at an advertising agency and/or as a content developer at a large and complex organisation.
  • Were probably writing stories before you could walk and have been honing your copy skills ever since. Your versatile folio includes web, eDM, editorial and digital samples.
  • Always put your audience first. But never compromise on brand integrity or marketing strategy.
  • Know how to get inside a brief and find a solution that will delight stakeholders and meet expectations.
  • Manage multiple projects, deadlines and stakeholders without breaking (too much of) a sweat.

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description.


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets.  We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff.  As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact, through science, technology and innovation

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check.

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600(option 2).

For further information, please contact Mat Bartnik on +613 9214 5767.

Refer to position number: TBC

Applications close: Sunday 4 March 2018.