Assistant Director, Content

$114,928 - $123,710 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 28 Jul, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Media, Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations

Job Description

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $114,928 - $123,710 plus superannuation
Position No: 38852
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 July 2022
Contact Officer: Naomi Fallon on or (02) 6205 7334

Details: Do you have a habit of correcting your mate’s grammar? Spot spelling mistakes in menus on a regular basis? Know what makes a great story?

Then we have the job for you.

If you work well in a team, are self-motivated and proactively look for solutions to problems, we would love to hear from you.

The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate’s Communication and Engagement team is looking for a SOGC Assistant Director, Content, to join the Our Canberra team.

This position will play a large role in the production of the monthly Our Canberra print newsletter, while also supporting the delivery of content for the Our Canberra website and e-newsletter, as well as the ACT Government’s social media channels.

Collaborating within and across teams to develop and distribute high quality content, the successful applicant will:

  • Design and deliver engaging written (and occasionally photographic) for whole-of-government publications, campaigns, websites and digital channels, including social media and e-newsletters.
  • Support the Senior Director and/or Director in editorial decision making, whilst also providing advice on emerging communications and digital media opportunities.
  • Manage the implementation of engaging and interactive digital content strategies for whole-of-government projects, services and initiatives informed by research, audience insights and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, subject matter experts and multidisciplinary teams within other directorates and Ministerial offices to source, design, edit and approve content.
  • Assist the wider team with the coordination, implementation and evaluation of communications activities as required.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary education qualifications such as in Communications, Journalism, Media Studies and/or Public Relations are desirable.

Notes: A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. Please note, this position operates in an activity-based working (ABW) environment. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk. Under the current COVID-19 restrictions most staff are currently working from home with limited access to on-site working. Staff are currently working from home, as well as from the office, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Please discuss any concerns you may have with the Contact Officer.

How to Apply: If you’re interested in this opportunity, please submit a two-page (maximum) pitch addressing the Position Description and how you could make a positive contribution to the ACT Government’s Our Canberra team. Please include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names of two referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

11 Aug, 2022