• Full-time, 2 years fixed-term (open to part-time arrangements)
  • Friendly and high-performing team
  • Annual salary between $79,000 to $86,000 exclusive of super

About the United States Studies Centre

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is a university-based research centre, dedicated to the rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, emerging technology, economics, politics and culture. The Centre is a national resource that builds Australia’s awareness of the dynamics shaping America, their implications for Australia — and critically — solutions for the alliance.

The USSC's mission is to make discoveries and draw insights with tangible value for Australian policymakers, businesses, scholars, students and the general public, generated by independent, non-partisan, rigorous research, delivered through communication, teaching and outreach.

About the opportunity

As a Publications and Media Officer, you will have the opportunity to use your organisational ability to optimise Centre research through value-add editing and driving a process that ensures optimal impact across government, media and corporate sectors.

As the point of contact for media, you have the opportunity to build or grow a vast media network managing requests from Australia’s most in-demand commentator on US politics and foreign policy. Coordinate publications and media for one of the most active and recognisable think tanks in Australia.

Reporting to the Director of Engagement and Impact, your key responsibilities will be supporting the Centre’s publications through:

  • managing the Centre’s publications pipeline and working with research areas to coordinate the planning, review and design of publications
  • triaging media requests via the media phone and email address and lining up experts for interviews
  • promoting the work of the Centre to media for major publications, events and projects
  • supporting the Centre’s EDM campaigns
  • respond to frequent media requests for experts (especially on the US presidential election)
  • pitch research publications to a wide media network
  • providing copyediting support for review of publications in coordination with the Director of Research and Creative and Digital Manager.

About you

Are you an enthusiastic individual with a passion for project management, skilled in navigating various competing demands, especially in the dynamic field of publications and media? This could be the perfect opportunity for you.

  • tertiary degree in international relations, political science or a related field
  • experience in project management and editing
  • experience with EDMs or digital publishing will be highly valued
  • an eye for copyediting a range of content, including research reports
  • ability to manage a diverse group of key stakeholders and build strong working relationships
  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement.

For a copy of the Position Description, please click here.

This role is available as a hybrid-working arrangement or potentially part-time for the right candidate. The United States Studies Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. You need to have unlimited working rights in Australia.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the University of Sydney Careers Site.

For all enquiries regarding the position, please email Mari Koeck maren.koeck@sydney.edu.au

Applications close

Sunday 24 March 2024 11.59pm