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Media and Communications Officer - Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Canberra, ACT

  • Permanent, full-time role in a flexible, friendly and supportive culture
  • Graphic design and multimedia content focus
  • Competitive salary, convenient city location, free onsite parking

Position Description (PDF)

About Us

The Catholic Church in Australia is served by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (the Conference), the permanent collegial assembly of the Bishops of Australia.

The General Secretariat exists to support the work of the Bishops Conference, which meets twice each year but is a permanent institution that operates between plenary meetings through the Permanent Committee and bishops commissions.

The Mission and Values of the Catholic Church of Australia are that work is for people, not people for work. Our Vision is that through work, individuals contribute to the common good and achieve fulfilment as human beings. The Church teaches that employees and employers are regarded as partners in their place of work and their respective roles. Mutual respect, esteem and goodwill underpin the relationship between the employer and the employee. Employees are encouraged and enabled to see their work not merely as a source of income but as providing a service and a benefit to others in society.


The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an equal employment opportunity employer and promotes and supports a family-friendly workplace, including flexible work options. 

On offer is a full-time, ongoing competitively remunerated role, situated in a convenient central location in Braddon, ACT, with free onsite parking working in a great culture and team along with many other employee benefits.

Subject to the preferred candidate’s skills, background and experience, the total remuneration package range on offer is $85,000 - $95,000 inclusive of superannuation and leave loading.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Media and Communications Director, the Media and Communications Officer will be responsible for the development and implementation of media and communications activity in traditional and social media and through multimedia content and graphic design to support the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), its secretariat, agencies, offices and councils, as well as the broader work of the Catholic Church and its ministries across the country. 

The Media and Communications Officer is responsible for the following:

  • Graphic design concepts across a range of mediums, including social media graphics, documents and reports, logos, multimedia content and campaigns.
  • Traditional media and digital content, which is engaging and aligned with agreed ACBC messaging. Digital content may include videos, blogs, photos, infographics etc.
  • Social media strategy, campaigns and content plans across all channels aligned with Conference’s priorities – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other channels as they are adopted.
  • ACBC’s social media channels to engage the community, effectively communicate Conference priorities and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This includes monitoring and reporting on social media activity.
  • Communicating regularly with social media managers across the Church and collate social media content from across Australia
  • Management and maintenance of Conference-owned or managed websites.
  • Input into risk management of issues on traditional and digital media.
  • Advice on wider initiatives, including digital initiatives, to help support social media activity.
  • Other duties relating to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference communications needs.

About You

We are seeking a dedicated and conscientious person to fill the position of Media and Communications Officer, who thrives on building relationships and providing service excellence.

Proactive with a keen eye for detail and the ability to balance multiple priorities while possessing a can-do attitude, ideal candidates will have the following skills and experience:

  • A minimum of two years experience in a similar role managing social media channels and developing innovative social media content
  • Experience developing innovative and engaging digital content and traditional media content for a range of audiences.
  • Experience managing and implementing paid social media campaigns and providing social media measurement.
  • Excellent writing skills and verbal communications and a proven track record of creating high-quality content, with strong attention to detail.
  • Understanding of and experience delivering high-quality graphic design across a range of mediums.
  • A good working knowledge of all forms of media, including print, electronic and broadcast media.
  • The ability to communicate, build working relationships and engage with a diverse range of individuals and organisations, including those whose views may differ from those of the Catholic Church.
  • Professional day-to-day experience with the Microsoft Office suite, the Adobe Creative Suite, G-Suite, electronic newsletters (e.g. Pardot, MailChimp) and other relevant tools and software.
  • Familiarity with website content management systems, including Wordpress and Joomla.
  • Familiarity with the Salesforce customer relationship management platform.
  • A tertiary qualification in communications or a related discipline is highly desirable.

How to Apply

To be considered for this role, applicants are required to submit a current resume along with a cover letter demonstrating your knowledge, skills and experience as listed above.

Please note only applications that include a cover letter addressing the skills and experience in the selection criteria dot points in the “About You” section above can be considered.

Enquiries regarding this role and reqeustes for the Position Description can be addressed to: [email protected]

Applications close 9am Monday the 6th of December 2021.

If you meet the selection criteria and you're interested in contributing to a purposeful employer that values its people, complete the application process by submitting your application via Seek or to the email address above, and we'll be in touch.

Additional Information for Applicants

The successful applicant must be eligible to work in Australia and may be required to provide a Working with Children Check or a suitable Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference respects your privacy.  In applying for this position, you will be providing the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference with personal including sensitive information. 

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance.

Our privacy collection notice and Policy and Safeguarding Policy can be obtained by contacting the email address above.

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