University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Communications Officer



  • Information Technology Services

  • Broaden your career with one of QLD's largest employers

  • Champion the cause of up to date communication

  • Located just minutes from the CBD and walking distance from public transport.

  • Based at our Toowong location

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    The position will manage existing communication platforms for the Digital Enablement (DE) Project as well as advise upon and assist in the development of a range of tools to deliver improved communications.

    This position will champion the cause of up-to-date communication medium, support staff across the project, instigate new initiatives and enhance the existing suite of communication options. The Communications Officer will work closely with staff from University's Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Office of Marketing and Communications (OMC).

    This position is located at our Toowong office location on High Street, just minutes from the CBD and walking distance from public transport.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identify, research, and write material for internal and external communication channels.

  • Edit draft media releases, ensure approvals, and distribute through UQ News online and to media.

  • Organise events such as workshops or Project update meetings or photo shoots etc. where necessary.

  • Implement targeted communications strategies and initiatives that strengthen relationships and collaborations with stakeholders, students, staff, and key audiences.

  • Develop content and communications for major initiatives, projects, announcements, and events.

  • Develop and publish key articles and content for communication channels.

  • Interact and share knowledge within the team to assist in the development of work priorities, plans and approaches.

  • Maintain quality assurance standards and ensure all marketing and communication material and content is accurate and complies with UQ standards.

  • This is a HEW 5, full-time, fixed-term position through to 28 June 2024.

    At HEW level 5, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $77,396 - $86,029, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $90,553 - $100,654 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    About You
  • Degree in marketing or communications or a relevant discipline with at least two years' experience in a similar role; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.

  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to generate engaging and accurate social media, web and digital marketing content within short timeframes.

  • Well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively over the phone, email and in person.

  • Excellent time management skills, including an ability to set, enforce and meet deadlines and prioritise own workload.

  • Ability to analyse results and report back on conversions of promotional campaigns.

  • Experience in the development, delivery and reporting of integrated electronic communications such as e-newsletters and digital campaigns.

  • The successful candidate may be required to complete background checks, including criminal checks.


    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ms Glynnis Richardson via [email protected]. For application queries, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via our new email address, [email protected], stating the job requisition ID in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Other Information

    We know one of our strengths as an institution lies in our diverse colleagues. We're dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion , fostering an environment that mirrors our wider community. We're committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. Reach out to [email protected] for accessibility support or adjustments.

    Applications close 3 April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-34971).

    Job details


    Communications Officer


    University of Queensland




    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 03, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics,Engineering

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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