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ATSE is an inclusive employer. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We welcome applications from people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; who identify as LGBTIQ+; and people with disability.


About the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
ATSE is a Learned Academy of independent experts helping Australians understand and use technology to solve complex problems. Comprised of over 900 Fellows, the Academy is a non-government, not-for-profit, independent organisation at the forefront of proposing technology powered and human driven solutions to issues such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and building a more diverse STEM workforce ready for the future. Our Head Office is in Canberra, and we have Fellows and secretariat staff around the country.

Our culture
ATSE is a values driven employer that embraces diversity and offers a safe and inclusive work environment for all. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We welcome applications from people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; who identify as LGBTIQ+; and people with disability. We actively listen to our staff so that we can provide an environment where they feel connected, respected and valued.  We invest in our staff to nurture and grow their individual professional capability.

Our values

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion


Open roles

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Communications Coordinator

About the role
To support our recently expanded range of programs we are seeking a Communication Coordinator with experience developing content and working with the media. This role is the primary media contact for ATSE and is responsible for pitching ATSE, its positions, leaders and Fellows across a broad spectrum of news media, to build our profile as a lead commentator on engineering, applied science and technology issues.

Key accountabilities of the role include:
• Proactively develop and build a network of journalistic contacts
• Develop and implement proactive and reactive media planning
• Develop content to support ATSE’s strategic goals
• Media monitoring and reporting
• Source, write and commission content for ATSE bi-annual publication, IMPACT magazine
• Demonstrate a proactive and positive approach, to support a thriving and inclusive workplace culture

We are seeking interest from experienced media relations professionals who have a strong interest in science and STEM.  The role requires communication skills of the highest order, to develop timely compelling content in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to build strong networks both within and outside the organisation.

We welcome applications from people seeking full-time or part-time work.

Experience and skills for success
• Experience (2+ years) in a media relations or public relations role
• Highly refined communication skills both written and verbal
• Organised with the ability to flexibly prioritise work as events evolve
• Ability to confidently build relationships across the organisation and externally
• Experience working in a busy environment with the ability to juggle competing priorities
• Tertiary studies: Communications, Commerce, Law, Education, Political Science or related subject
• Demonstrates a collaborative approach, exhibiting drive and initiative to achieve outcomes
• Proficiency across Microsoft Office and/or Salesforce

What we offer
• The opportunity to work in a ‘for-purpose’ organisation that lives it values every day and engages with you as a human being first and as an employee second
• The opportunity to work flexibly
• Generous unlimited leave provisions
• Generous parental leave provisions
• Wellbeing support programs including EAP services with individualised coaching and counselling sessions
• Attractive remuneration package with automatic annual CPI increases
• Opportunity to work with a growing team with ongoing training and development and career prospects

Want to apply or curious to find out more?
To find out more about the role please email dawn.bennett@atse.org.au

To apply please submit your resume via SEEK with a short cover letter of no more than one page relating your experience and skills to the role success requirements.

Our values

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion