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Content Producer (Comms Specialist)

Organisation : Children's Cancer Institute

Location : Sydney (Randwick)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $80k - $95k + Super + Salary Packaging Benefits

Application closing date : 28 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Children's Cancer Institute

The Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research in Australia dedicated to research into the causes, prevention, better treatments and ultimately a cure for childhood cancer.  More than 40 years on, our vision remains unchanged – to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health, through research. 

About the role

  • Innovative, collaborative and team-orientated environment
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Convenient Randwick location, across the Road from UNSW Light Rail stop
  • Flexible working options, even out of lockdown!

The Communications Specialist (content producer) – ZERO, will be accountable for implementation of impactful, creative, and innovative communications, delivering wide and varied content for multi channels, highlighting the Institute’s impactful research and other activities to increase brand and stakeholder engagement and connection to cause. You will develop in-depth knowledge of the ZERO program, translating complex concepts into compelling and accessible content for a variety of audiences, and ensure accuracy on internal and external facing program communications.

You are a brand champion for the Institute, ensuring consistency in our tone of voice and visual appeal across all forms of communication. This role is responsible for contributing to both internal and external consumer-facing communications and publications, developing and executing an innovative content plan and producing high quality content for a range of marketing and communication channels. This involves end-to-end campaign management from concept ideation through to publishing content, coordinating both in-house teams and external parties to bring your ideas to life. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of an annual communications plan for the Program team that aligns and complements the Institute’s overall communications strategy.
  • Write compelling, accurate and original copy for websites, emails, articles, social media campaigns, grants, reports, press releases and much more.
  • Lead diverse types of content production, including end-to-end campaign management from concept to publishing across various platforms.
  • Work with specialists to produce visual assets as required, including sourcing creatives, preparing clear briefs, shot lists/story boards, and managing end to end production.
  • Role model and act as brand custodian, ensuring brand equity and integrity, and producing communications that adhere to the Institute tone of voice.
  • Creatively interpret ZERO Program news, discoveries, and scientific papers, and collaborating with the Program team, researchers, and partners
  • Proactively identify opportunities for stories that will resonate and engage when converted to lay language
  • Prepare media releases in partnership with the Head of Marketing to maximise the Institute and Program team’s presence in print, online and broadcast media
  • Manage budget and spend relating to communications projects in conjunction with the Marketing and Program team where appropriate
  • Create and deliver comprehensive reports and insights related to content and Program performance
  • Attend and lead regular meetings and other connections with Program team and external partners, Marketing team, Fundraising team
  • Lead collaboration with the Marketing team to deliver ZERO related content across all Institute digital channels (including SM, websites) and other assets.

Qualifications, experience, and skills required:

  • A degree in Marketing / Communications or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated copywriting and editing expertise across a range of materials for a variety of internal and external audiences
  • A strong track record in effectively translating complex ideas and topics into compelling and accessible content.
  • Demonstrated experience in working across multiple subject matter areas simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail orientated – Exacting standards and attention to detail

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace. You’ll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it’s like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference.

We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

How to apply

Position Description : Communications Specialist PD 15112021

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter (mandatory) clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Candidates who do not submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications will not be considered. 

Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process. Only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please quote in application: Content Producer (Comms Specialist) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Marketing_Media_and_Communications
Sector: #ResearchMedical_Research

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