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If you're a bright, energetic, out-of-the-box thinker seeking a distinctive environment in which to flourish then the University of Canberra wants to hear from you.

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BroadAgenda Editor & Communications Specialist

Apply now Job no: 494114
Work type: Professional
Location: Bruce
Categories: Marketing and Communications

We are seeking an experienced and savvy journalist-editor, with a demonstrable passion for gender equality and public discourse, to take the lead role on our flagship news and research communications platform BroadAgenda and manage communications for the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to expand the output and public reach of Australia’s only university-based media platform dedicated to exploring the public impact of gender policy and related issues. It demands an energetic and independent thinker, with superior writing and editorial skills, who can produce excellent online content; design and implement intelligent and timely social media campaigns; has a flair for designing engaging public events and panel forums, as well as sourcing and managing event sponsorship.

Demonstrated experience in mainstream media is highly desirable and an extensive network of current contacts is expected. Additional experience in strategic communication, event management, sponsorship engagement, and gender studies is also desirable.

This is a full-time position with flexible arrangements negotiable and work outside regular office hours expected. The position demands a smart, highly motivated, innovative media and communications practitioner who is fully engaged in daily media, works independently and thrives in a small team environment. The Editor must display an understanding of contemporary discourse around diversity and inclusion trends; workplace strategies; women’s leadership and empowerment; political representation, democratic participation and related issues. 

This role requires a media ‘all-rounder’ who has excellent communication skills; a mastery of plain English; loves a good headline and has a knack for unearthing a quirky story angle.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer, offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on-site gym, on-site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

The University of Canberra is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Virginia Haussegger, Director 50/50 by 2030 Foundation and Chief Editor, BroadAgenda on 6201 2740 or 0418 445 069 or via email

Recruitment and application questions: To find out more, please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 28 October 2019

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