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The Australian National University

Senior Media Comms Officer (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration) 
Salary package: $77,408 - $89,370 per annum (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation 
Terms: Fixed Term (2 years), Part Time (17 hours per week)
  • A senior communications role specialising in the identification of newsworthy and engaging Science, Engineering and Medicine stories from across ANU;
  • A key role in the ANU newsroom working closely with journalists and ANU staff, fostering a high public profile for ANU research in science, engineering and medicine;
  • An experienced writer and communicator who will produce media releases, identify stories that will get traction, write for digital and print communications channels, translate complex research and assist with media training.

Position overview

ANU Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (SCAPA) tell the ANU story. SCAPA contributes to achieving the University's strategic goals by shaping public opinion, fostering ANU engagement and critical relationships, harnessing pride within the institution, and showcasing ANU excellence.

This specialist news-focused position plays a key role in media engagement and the effort to find and tell great ANU science, engineering and medical stories to a range of audiences through the media, ANU digital and print publications, and social media.  The Senior Communications Officer (Science, Engineering and Medicine) will be a journalist on campus, and key contact for academic staff and the media.

For more information, please contact James Grubel, Ph: 6125 7988 E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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