Communications Officer 20170830

The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) is one of Australia’s leading campaigning Trade Unions. The TWU exists to give transport workers a powerful voice in support of social and economic justice.

We are seeking a communications specialist with a digital and creative edge to publicise and promote the Union’s national campaigns and activities.

Based in our Sydney CBD office, your tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Deputising for the Communications Director in managing tasks and roles in the communications team
  • Developing integrated online and offline communications in support of TWU campaigns and workplace organising;
  • Working with campaign teams and branches to develop, write and produce literature and other required collateral;
  • Overseeing the TWU national office online activities including social media;
  • Managing CRM and CMS systems;
  • Coordinating National Office events and functions;
  • Assist in the research and compilation of reports and documents;
  • Support media activities as required including monitoring media and identifying potential media opportunities;
  • Work in a collegiate manner within the Communications team and across other teams in the Union.

Your skills will include:

  • Self starter with proven ability to work effectively and with limited supervision, as part of a small and dedicated communications team;
  • The ability to organise workload and manage competing deadlines;
  • Experience with planning, organising and executing large events;
  • An understanding and preferably experience managing CRM systems and digital campaigns;
  • Technical knowledge of online infrastructure;
  • An understand and preferably experience working with digital media, including social media and website management;
  • An ability to develop and implement creative and successful events and campaigns;
  • A flair for digital and print design, preferably with a knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • A demonstrated understanding of the Australian political landscape;
  • Experience in working in related organisations or within the labour movement is desired but not essential;

To apply, forward a Cover Letter CV to Emily McMillan, Chief of Campaigns, Transport Workers’ Union of Australia by email: jobs@twu.com.au

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Emily McMillan, Tel: 02 8114 6500.

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Transport Workers’ Union of Australia

Closing Date

Friday, September 15, 2017

Closing Time

05:00 PM


388-390 Sussex St
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

TWU Australia

Contact Email

Contact Phone

02 8114 6500

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