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Tech PR - Communication Advisor - Data61

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• Are you a creative and enthusiastic Communication professional?

• Can you think on your feet and find quick resolutions to a range of queries & issues?

• Join CSIRO and help showcase Australia’s fastest growing technical hub – Data61

The opportunity:

If you’re looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to the awareness and reputation of a national tech brand at the forefront of leading and shaping Australia’s future on all things data, then this is role is for you!

The tech environment in Australia and the surrounding region is constantly evolving, which means it’s a crucial and fascinating time to be part of shaping the national conversation around innovation, tech R&D, and ultimately Australia’s future. Though Data61 is only one year old, it is already a major voice in Australia’s digital revolution. The Data61 communication strategy aims to build brand visibility, increase enquiries around collaboration and partnership, and promote Data61 as the place to do the best work of your career.

This role will be directly involved in supporting the communication strategy by sourcing great research and tech stories, developing and executing campaigns, and ensuring staff are informed about the trajectory we are on through creative and engaging communications. The Data61 Communication team is a central function for the business unit.

Who we’re looking for:

To succeed in this role you will need to be quick thinking and have the ability to make intelligent and timely evaluations on a wide range of queries and challenges. Our ideal candidate is a mid-level PR pro (Account Manager from the agency world or in-house Communication Advisor) who can hit the ground running by applying external and internal communications expertise as part of our fast-paced team.

You will be comfortable with pitching to the media, planning and executing media campaigns to promote breakthrough research outcomes, responding to media enquiries, briefing spokespeople, drafting key messages and media releases and liaising with PR agency partners to ensure they are delivering against agreed strategy and messaging priorities. You will also be at ease with internal communications - writing newsletter content, coordinating internal events, shooting video messages and liaising with executives and their teams to make things happen. You will have keen judgement and an ability to juggle priorities, manage long term projects and provide a fast turnaround on enquiries from the media and internally from the Data61 team.

If you’re interested in breakthrough science and technology that has the ability to change the way we work and live, and you want to make a difference on a large scale, then click on the ‘Position Details’ link below for more information on this unique opportunity. Apply today!

Location: Eveleigh (Sydney) New South Wales

Salary: AU $78K to AU 88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Ref No.: 40401

We recommend that you view the Position Details for this role before preparing your application – Position Details

At CSIRO we invent the future. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Our solutions make a difference to industry, people and the planet. As Australia’s national science agency we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world. We Collaborate to Innovate.

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit one document incorporating a resume and covering letter that best demonstrates your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of the role. (uploaded under "Resume/Cover Letter")

This position will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.

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