Content Writer

Swinburne University of Technology

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HEW 6: Starting at $80,752+ 17% superannuation
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Full time, fixed term position until Dec 2020 at our Hawthorn campus
Contribute to redesigning Swinburne’s external website as part of the Digital Experience Transformation Program (DXP). If you’re interested in translating difficult concepts into easy-to-understand copy, have a thorough understanding of SEO and a can-do attitude, read on.

About the Job
Working as part of the project team, the successful applicant will be responsible for writing new website content to tell stories, engage different audiences, perform well in SEO rankings and provide our users with positive digital experiences. With a focus on redesigning the Swinburne website, our new Content Writer will creatively and accurately translate research recommendations and project guidelines to develop optimized content that enables a positive user experience for many and varied audiences with different needs and wants.

You will be required to liaise with key important contacts across various Swinburne business units to achieve signoff on reimagined content, whilst developing proactive and robust relationships with DXP project colleagues and stakeholders across the University to enable effective content writing so good stakeholder management skills are a must.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5000 staff globally. Swinburne offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The University’s mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

The Students team comprises of the following areas: Marketing, Recruitment and Channel Integration, Student Administration & Library Services, and Student and Academic Services. At Swinburne, we focus on creating a streamlined and enriching student experience; right from attraction, through to course support and campus life, to graduation and work study opportunities.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• A degree in marketing, communications or related fields with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/ or education/ training
• Demonstrated experience writing, editing, creating and producing on-brand content for a range of audiences and channels
• Demonstrated experience translating difficult concepts into engaging content
• Demonstrated ability to align audience needs and preferences with Swinburne strategies and objectives
• Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders to collaboratively create engaging content for our users
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

• Flexible working arrangements
• Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
• Participate in regular staff and management development programs
• Paid parental leave for primary caregivers and secondary caregivers
To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Begin’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Christy Kosch (Business Lead, Content Implementation) on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Jessie Macintyre, Director (Employee Experience) at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 11.59pm Sunday 31st May 2020.


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