Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Communications & Reporting Assistant




  • Full-time , Fixed-Term Position for 12 Months

  • Salary HEW 3 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

  • About The Position

    The Communications Assistant supports the University Communications team in promoting and strengthening the RMIT University brand. This role will suit someone who is organised, eager to learn, can juggle multiple tasks and is a confident writer.

    This fixed-term position is designed to provide relevant work experience for graduates and those early in their professional development aspiring to a career in external communications.

    The successful applicant will have a range of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Creating content in a range of software programs

  • Maintaining a calendar of communications across channels, including websites and social media

  • Completing daily media monitoring

  • Website publishing support

  • Preparing media and communication reports

  • Participating in and contributing to regular editorial meetings

  • Assisting with general communications tasks of the unit, and, under mentorship, undertaking media, social media and multimedia work.

  • To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Understanding and knowledge of corporate and external communications.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong news writing skills and ability to write and edit for different audiences, styles and editorial requirements.

  • Proven commitment to collaboration, teamwork and customer service.

  • High-level computer and typing skills and experience using Word, Excel, Google Docs and databases.

  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign, Premiere Pro, Audition and After Effects), multimedia creation software (e.g., Final Cut Pro), Mail Chimp, and social media will be an advantage.

  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the Portfolio

    International and Engagement portfolio is responsible for RMIT's international strategy and agenda, including international development and partnerships and oversight of our international operations including RMIT Vietnam and RMIT Europe. It also incorporates the University's key engagement functions including communications, experience (global marketing, global student recruitment, alumni), and business development and partnerships.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing ​your suitability​ for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Dustin Nguyen – [email protected]

    If you are unable to access the Job Description, please click “apply” and you will be redirected to our careers page.

    Job Description - Communications & Reporting Assistant

    Applications Close:

    22 Feb 2024 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    Communications & Reporting Assistant


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 22, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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