Posted: Monday, 5 February 2018
Work Type: Volunteer
Hours Required: 10 hours per week (on average)
Location: 333 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3004
Position Title: Content Creator
SUPERVISION & SUPPORT:
Reports to: Content Management Group Lead, Marcomms Team Lead
The Content Creator role is responsible for producing all the marketing and written content required by the Marcomms Team. It sits within the Content Management Group (CMG) in the Marcomms Team.
This means producing and/or coordinating engaging, thorough and reader-friendly content for newsletters, our website and blog, press releases, emails, guides, promotional copy and other content as required. This will require some journalistic capability to draw out good stories from within the organisation and communicate it to the public. The Content Creator is also responsible for helping the CMG Lead to develop content-related strategies and staying up-to-date on industry practices for content management, maximising opportunities for engagement through both online and offline channels.
Other key responsibilities include:
- Helping develop a content calendar for when and how different types of content should be produced and released
- Learn how to use marketing management software such as MailChimp
- Provide editorial support and feedback to the CMG Lead as well as other Content Creators and/or Social Media Officers
- Generate new ideas and opportunities to ensure content success
- To actively propose new and improved outreach ideas
- To monitor and track content performance in order to measure and report on success
- Optimise content for search engines (SEO)
- Work closely with others within the Content Management Group, as well as those in other Marcomms groups
- Currently undertaking (or having recently graduated with) one of the following: Bachelor of Communication/Journalism/Media; or a Bachelor of Commerce with Marketing Major; any other similar degree that focuses on writing and content at either undergraduate or graduate level
- Experience in a marketing or journalistic setting is desired, but not mandatory
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
- Competent verbal and written communication
- The ability to seek out stories and information with journalistic rigour: comprehensive research, interesting storytelling and factual feature-style of writing
- The ability to take initiative in generating story ideas and creating compelling content
- Demonstrated editorial ability, or willingness to learn
- Organised and able to meet deadlines
- Effective time management skills and flexibility in tackling different writing topics
- An eagerness to learn more about space technology and space activity in Australia!
- Attend all team meetings as well as other inter-department and organisation-wide meetings when required
- Work with fellow MSP volunteers and other stakeholders in a professional manner at all times
- Demonstrate continued capability to work individually as well as contribute to teamwork and discussion
- Contribute to the development of MSP through dedication and commitment to its work and its organisational culture
- Demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in learning more, and developing and mastering personal and professional skills
- Ensure that the office space used during for work is left clean and presentable
BENEFITS TO THE VOLUNTEER:
- The MSP strives to support and encourage the personal and professional development of all its volunteers
- Supplement your university studies with hands-on experience that will help you hone existing technical and non-technical abilities, and gain new skills
- Gain experience working in a professional environment, with the opportunity to cultivate soft skills needed to excel in any field of work
- Gain confidence in your ability to work effectively in a team
- Challenge yourself to achieve personal and professional goals
- Meet people who are just as passionate and ambitious as you are
- Make a difference – this is the opportunity to be a part of a friendly and dedicated team working to build a nano-satellite, inspire and engage Australians, and support a strong aerospace sector!
COVER LETTER GUIDELINES:
We’d like to know more about your work and how you approach it, so we’ve come up with some questions you’ll need to address in your cover letter.
- Communication: Tell us about a time or experience in which you demonstrated proactive communication skills that helped you build rapport with another team member, employer or customer. What was the issue? What was the outcome?
- Problem-solving: Describe a time or experience in which you were faced with a challenge. What was the challenge? How did you approach it or take the initiative to fix it? What was the outcome?
- Project management: Choose a project or projects you’ve worked on in the past and tell us more about it. What was the project? Was it an individual or team project? Was it an assigned project or something you took up on your own? How did you go about defining its objectives and prioritising the work? What did you enjoy most about the project? What did you struggle with?
Make sure you have included specific examples or situations where you have demonstrated the qualities described in that particular question. This experience can be either professional, voluntary or personal. Feel free to include additional information in your cover letter if you want, but keep in mind that your cover letter should be no longer than one page.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and your CV here. Questions regarding this role may be sent to via our website Contact Form.