Advertisement: Communications Officer, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is seeking a Communications Officer to work with the General Secretary, Communications Director and Director, Office for the Participation of Women in the media and administrative work of the Secretariat in Canberra.

The Communications Officer will have an understanding of communications, websites and social media, and administrative tasks, with direct responsibility to the General Secretary.
Working as part of the Communications team, the Communications Officer is responsible for updating the various websites; managing eNews platforms and blogs; writing and disseminating media releases where required; some social media initiatives; and administrative duties to assist the General Secretary, Communications Director and Director, Office for the Participation of Women, where required.


The Communications Officer will assist with the development of resources; writing of media releases; some design and multimedia work; and administration of these.
An understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church is essential.
Required:
• Working knowledge of adobe products, particularly Photoshop and Dreamweaver
• An understanding of HTML and Joomla
• Proven design skills needed for in-house publications
• Ability and interest in web design and maintenance
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft platforms (Word, PowerPoint)
• High level of written communication
• Awareness and experience using social media platforms particularly Facebook and Twitter
• An eye for detail, time management and strong organisational skills
• Excellent administrative skills and ability to work collaboratively
Would suit:
• Communications or multimedia student at a tertiary institution
• Arts student with particular interest in web-based communication
• Recent graduate
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an equal employment opportunity employer, and promotes and supports a family friendly workplace. The position is full time (37.5 hours per week), but flexible working arrangements, including access to reduced working hours, can be negotiated with the successful applicant. The successful applicant must be eligible to work in Australia and may be required to provide a Working with Children Check or a suitable Police Check as part of the recruitment process. This position is based at the Secretariat of the ACBC in Braddon ACT, which will provide on-the-job training.
Applicants should review the required skills and address listed requirements. A position description and enquiries are available from gensec@catholic.org.au.
Applications close at 5pm on 15 October 2012.
Mark your application: Communications Officer and send to gensec@catholic.org.au.