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Media and Communications Manager

Organisation : The Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology

Location : New South Wales (Camperdown)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Research / Medical Research

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 1 Apr, 2019

About the Role

The Centenary Institute is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, closely affiliated to the University of Sydney and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. We have an outstanding track record in research breakthroughs, and are on the cusp of many more. But we want to get better at telling our story effectively, so that others can benefit from our work, and to help us secure new supporters and partnerships, to further grow our impact.

We are therefore inviting applications from motivated individuals to join our Fundraising and Marketing Team, as the Media and Communications Manager.

Your primary role will be to increase awareness of the Centenary Institute’s research strengths and achievements, its vision and its brand. This will be achieved through the production and distribution of compelling, consistent and effective communications.

Working closely with the Director of Development and Philanthropy, your first task is to develop and then implement a communications strategy. Key responsibilities will include:

  • the identification and prioritization of target audiences
  • development of key messages
  • sourcing and interpretation of material from our researchers
  • translating the science into formats and language appropriate to our audiences
  • setting – and monitoring progress towards – ambitious goals and targets.

If you can demonstrate excellent communication skills, including a flare for translating complex science for a public audience, we would love to hear from you.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology

The Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology is a non-profit independent medical research institute and the Centenary Institute Medical Research Foundation is the fundraising entity of the Institute.


The Institute opened in 1989 to celebrate the centenaries of the Sydney University Medical School and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Our Vision is ‘to improve human health through excellence in medical research’. We believe that medical research is the best hope we have of ensuring every person has the chance to lead a healthier and longer life, and protect future generations.


Our scientists and clinicians strive for creativity and excellence in discovering improved diagnostics, treatments, and cures for cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular diseases. The Foundation is responsible for raising funds and awareness to support the research conducted by the Centenary Institute.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : Media and Communications PD 2019

For details concerning this role, please contact

Marie Blandino

Phone : 02 9565 6136

Email : recruitment@centenary.org.au

Visit our website www.centenary.org.au to see the full job description and learn more about our ground-breaking research. A competitive salary, reflecting the skills and experience of the successful candidate, will be enhanced through salary packaging opportunities.


Please email your application to recruitment@centenary.org.au ensuring you include:



  • Your CV

  • a covering letter setting out how you meet the essential skills

  • full details of three recent professional referees.


Closing date: midday on Monday 1 April.


The Centenary Institute supports Equal Employment Opportunity. We value diversity and encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability, LGBTIQ individuals and applicants of diverse cultures and ages.


Please quote in application: Media and Communications Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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