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Communications Officer

Apply now Job no:503009
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engage)
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 06 ($74,207.07 - $79,964.50)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

Office of Marketing and Communications 

The Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC) enhances the success of the University by providing a central marketing and communications service. The highly professional OMC team is responsible for the University’s central marketing strategy, corporate communications and publications, media liaison, brand management, advertising, corporate events and web development.

OMC also liaises with Executive staff, senior Faculty and Institute staff, marketing and communications officers in faculties, centres and administration divisions across the University.

The Office has responsibilities across the span of University campuses and operations, nationally and internationally, with staff skilled in marketing, communications, events, web development and design. Career progression and staff development are key elements of the work environment, in which achievement is recognised and rewarded.

Information about the Office of Marketing and Communications may be accessed on the Office’s web site at

The role

The successful appointee will under supervision assist in the planning of diverse media, communications and public relations activities to positively position UQ. To implement such activities including development of key messages, researching and writing original material such as media releases, articles and video stories and social media campaigns, editing draft media and comms materials, and supporting marketing initiatives based around the University’s strategic directions and achievements in Discovery, Learning and Engagement and delivering on the UQ Advantage.

The Communications Officer will be a key contact point for the media and will work as part of OMC overall to ensure an integrated communications and marketing function for the university.

The person

The successful applicant will possess a degree in journalism/communications or a related area plus 3-4 years relevant experience in the media industry, public relations or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Have demonstrated ability to manage media enquiries, produce pitch news releases and feature articles and manage news events. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to write with clarity, accuracy and precision.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207.07 - $79,964.50 p.a, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822.27 - $93,558.47 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 503009_1004293_Communications Officer.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Carolyn Varley on +61 7 3365 1120 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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