Communications and Media Officer – Mackay Whitsunday Isaac

Position Vacant

Title: Communications and Media Officer –Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac
Tenure: Until 30 June 2023 – Part time – 2.5 days (19 hours) a week
Base Salary: $55,000 to $75,000 p.a. pro rata
Location: Mackay
Reports to: Business Manager – Reef Catchments


Reef Catchments Limited, is a team of skilled and outcome focused people all dedicated to looking after the environment in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region.

Reef Catchments is Natural Resource Management (NRM) group for the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region. We facilitate change and work for long-term solutions to sustain, protect, and improve our region’s natural resources and environment, both now an into the future.

More information about Reef Catchments and its activities is available at

The role

This is a highly varied and fast-paced role, requiring a creative, energetic multi-tasker with the ability to coordinate activities and outcomes across diverse project areas simultaneously. Prior experience in a NRM, scientific or government based communications role will be highly regarded. We are looking for a team player with a positive and engaging personality. This is a part-time position, of 19 hours per week (0.5FTE).

In return, we offer a flexible and positive work environment, excellent conditions, and an opportunity to enhance and build your skills in multiple areas and platforms through professional development.

Selection criteria

– Relevant Tertiary qualifications
– Five + years prior experience in a related communications and/or media role
– Demonstrated ability to coordinate the development of high quality communications resources across platforms, from engaging print, to high-impact online and interactive media
– Experienced media professional and story-teller, with the ability to form relationships and create and distribute dynamic newsworthy content
– Knowledge of local networks, Partners and projects in the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac region
– Demonstrated ability to build positive relations and collaborate with diverse teams and individuals
– Ability to skilfully coordinate communications activities, including related communications strategy and report writing
– Previous experience using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop at an intermediate to high level
– Experience in website content management and updates (specifically wordpress)
– Experience in social media platforms and content creation.

– Knowledge of in-house video production and editing
– Use of drones
– Event management experience
– Graphic design using InDesign or similar
– Experience in user testing, conducting focus groups and/or designing and conducting feedback surveys
– Management of social media accounts – Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter etc;
– Links to education sector – experience designing educational materials; and
– Experience with NRM/environment sector (i.e. familiarity with subject matter).

If you have a passion for environmental management and are a skilled communications professional with creative flair, we’d love to hear from you!

Please note you are required to complete a selection criteria response and provide work examples as part of your application process.

How you will be assessed

Those wishing to express an interest in the position are required to:
1. Attach your current resume (of no more than 4 pages) including names and contact details of at least two (2) referees who have knowledge of your work;
2. Provide a response to the essential requirements listed under Selection Criteria, outlining your skills and attributes and suitability for the position. Your response should be no more than 3 pages.

The selection panel will assess your ability to perform the work required of the position based on your response and resume and other selection processes which may include an interview and/or work test.

Referees will be contacted to verify the information you provide and to comment on how you demonstrate the attributes being sought.
Further information can be obtained by contacting:
Human Resources
Phone: (07) 4968 4222 or email:
Please forward completed applications and selection criteria, to by close of business, Monday 29 November 2021.