Communications Manager External Affairs and Media

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
March 06, 2024
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  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Super and Hybrid Working Model

  • Play a leading role in engaging with the media to connect RMIT with industry, government and community audiences

  • About You

    You are an experienced and trusted media advisor ready to play a key role to promote, position and protect the RMIT brand. You can balance boundless curiosity with a strong news sense to identify media opportunities, as well as risks, within a complex academic environment. In this role you will work closely with stakeholders across the organisation to identify and amplify stories that bring the strategic priorities of the University to life.

    The role helps build media engagement capability by providing formal and informal coaching and training to academics and leaders across RMIT.

    To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Experience in a highly effective external communications function, working with media and managing risk and reputational issues.

  • Experience in communications planning, delivery and measurement that contributed to strategic organisational objectives.

  • Experience using data to guide and stakeholders and identifying emerging and unmet needs and to develop solutions to meet those needs.

  • The ability to advise leadership on managing public issues and directly undertake media/issues management.

  • The ability to coach managers and senior leaders and enable them to lead dialogue with their respective stakeholders.

  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the Portfolio

    International and Engagement portfolio is responsible for RMIT's international strategy and agenda, including international development and partnerships and oversight of our international operations including RMIT Vietnam and RMIT Europe. It also incorporates the University's key engagement functions including communications, experience (global marketing, global student recruitment, alumni), and business development and partnerships.


    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    Position Description - Communications Manager - External Affairs and Media

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    Applications Close:

    6 Mar 2024 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

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