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Digital Communications Officer - Communications and Engagement Division

Employer: The Sax Institute
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Communications & Marketing, Health Promotion
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 12 February, 2019.
Applications close: 03 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Not for profit sector
  • Maximum-term contract – up to 3 years, full (1.0 FTE) or part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE), negotiable
  • Ultimo location, professional and friendly environment
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that helps decision makers find and make the best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.

We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.

We are not a research institute but rather, a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

Division – Communications and Engagement

The Communications and Engagement Division is responsible for promoting the Institute’s profile, brand and reputation, and provides strategic advice to the Sax Institute’s CEO and senior staff about what to say, how to say it, and the best way to deliver the Institute’s messages. The Division manages and produces content for the Institute’s communications channels, which include our websites, social media platforms, marketing materials, newsletters and key corporate publications such as the Annual Report. The Division also manages, contributes to and/or oversees events of various kinds, such as the Research Action Awards, conferences and training events; oversees the production of documents and collateral intended for external publication; and manages a program of work focused on engagements with external stakeholders, particularly those in the corporate and philanthropic sectors.

About the Position

This position sits within the Institute’s Communications and Engagement Division and is integral to the Institute being able to deliver high-quality communications to our various audiences.

The Digital Communications Officer contributes to the development of the Institute’s digital strategy, and is responsible for day-to-day implementation of the strategy, ensuring that the Institute’s reputation is safeguarded and maintained and that the Institute’s work is promoted to target audiences in an efficient, effective and timely manner.

About the Selection Criteria


To be successful, the Digital Communications Officer should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in website content management systems, preferably including WordPress
  • Basic or better skills in HTML, XML coding
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic direct marketing tools, preferably including Campaign Monitor
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in photo-editing and video-editing software, preferably including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows versions)
  • Demonstrated skills, capability and experience in design and layout of short and long documents, brand management and other aspects of graphic design, preferably including familiarity and expertise using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator (Windows versions)
  • Demonstrated understanding of emerging digital platforms and tools
  • Good understanding of SEO principles (and how to implement them) and digital metrics, preferably using Google tools
  • Good organisational skills, including the ability to problem-solve, manage multiple concurrent tasks and prioritise
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive working relationships across different parts of the organisation
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High-level written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexible approach and aptitude for technology and learning new skills.


  • Knowledge of the health sector, health terminology and concepts, and experience or background in health communications and/or familiarity with key concepts relevant to health communications
  • Experience in copywriting and editing for digital communications platforms
  • Social media experience, particularly in relation to generating and scheduling content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About the Benefits

  • Competitive salary including packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery
How to apply for this job

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