(And if that’s not you, then there’s sure to be something that’s more up your alley on our jobs page!)
We have a unique role on offer with a not-for-profit medical research institute based in Prahran. Now, medical research might sound a bit stale to you, but this role is quite the opposite - a dynamic team, flexible working arrangements, and world-class experts to draw from. The organisation works on highly relevant content, including Covid (of course), global disease elimination, maternal and child health, and they’re constantly jumping on new issues and topics. This means you get to not only be immersed in the interesting work you are doing, but you can feel good about it, knowing you are helping communities around Australia and internationally (bonus!).
You would be joining their small but mighty communications team as their Visual Communications Officer, working closely with another Marketing Officer who would be your guiding star in all things visual. The rest of the team is made up of expert journalists who are happy to help extend your skills and share their wisdom.
You don’t by any means need to be a doctor or have experience in the medical field, in fact, they love having people from varied backgrounds join the team, so don’t let your current industry rule you out. That being said, you will need to whip out your sharp thinking skills and have the capacity to interpret complex information without too much scratching of your head. They really need someone who understands communications - how to pull a narrative from a complex research piece and tell that story to the everyday person using visuals and graphics. You won’t necessarily be given a specific brief, instead, you will have to define what is needed and then execute it - did someone say creative freedom?!
The role is a mix of print and digital work - some of the things that might get thrown your way include EDMS, website banners, infographics for socials, Powerpoint presentations (more editing and updating than creating complex templates, phew!), brochures, and flyers. You’ll also need to manage the digital photo library, so get those organisational skills going. You might be a graphic designer who has been strongly involved in the strategy, planning, and writing side of things, or you might be a communications professional who knows their way around the Adobe suite and can make just about anything look appealing. Either way, you’ll have 3-5 years of experience under your belt, and know how to communicate with stakeholders, manage your own (busy) workload, and problem solve independently.
It is a 12-month contract, with a strong likelihood of extension or conversion to a permanent role if the fit is right. They care about the health and wellbeing of their staff, so they have flexible working and have predominantly been working from home, but they also know that seeing other human beings in real life is great for mental health, so they will move to having a few days in the officer per week. The other perks that come with working for a not-for-profit include salary packaging benefits and one additional rostered day off per month (yay!)
If you’re still reading, then now is probably a good time to flick your CV through to Sidney@creativerecruiters.com.au or give me a call on 0468 385 638 if you have any questions.
And now for the boring part, please note:
Only those who fit the above criteria will be responded to.
You must have full working rights in Australia.
You must be based in Melbourne.