Vacancy Details

Communications Officer 

  • Part time– Permanent Role- 30 hours per week  
  • Salary starting at $36.21 Per hour plus superannuation 
  • Great work-life balance | Flexible working options available 


Are you a communications whiz looking to build your skillset and diversify your experience?  

Wodonga Council is seeking a highly motivated Communications Officer to help develop and deliver exciting campaigns within its small, dynamic Communications team.   

To succeed in this role, you’ll have proven experience in digital communication platforms, social media and content creation.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your skillset while helping to raise the profile of a rapidly growing regional city that services a population of more than 40,000 people. 

Wodonga Council supports its staff in accessing genuine flexible work and leave options including some working from home arrangements, flexible start and finish times, paid parental leave arrangements and purchasing additional leave.   

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Wodonga Council is dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role 

The Communications Officer will support the Team Leader Communications through the development of accurate and effective production of communication materials for internal and external audiences.  

The position will also assist with the implementation of actions from the relevant strategies relating to communications activities. 


Key aspects of the role include the following. 

  • This position is accountable for providing digital marketing and communications support to the Manager Business Services, Team Leader Communications, and the Communications, Marketing and Community Engagement teams 
  • The Communications Officer is directed in the position by clear objectives and guidelines and is subject to supervision and regular reporting mechanisms including: 
  • Researching and writing media releases and alerts and providing advice on suitable story angles as required 
  • Writing, editing and proof-reading council publications and promotional materials, internal and external documents 
  • Comprehensive brand awareness to ensure consistency of message and style throughout the council’s corporate material and assist in the preparation of digital communication and marketing content and information that enhance the council’s external corporate image 
  • Researching and writing speeches for the Mayor, Councillors and Executive as required 
  • Writing, editing, publishing and producing content including text, images and video for council’s online channels 
  • Organising and conducting interviews for council publications and other external documents 
  • Liaising with journalists, fielding media enquiries and attending/organising media opportunities as directed by the Manager Business Services and Team Leader Communications  
  • Monitoring and advising on content for the council’s various communication channels 
  • General communication activities as directed by the Manager Business Services and Team Leader Communications  
  • Assist with the coordination of Communications and Marketing Support Officers as required 


 Key Selection Criteria:  

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us the following. 

  1. Relevant qualifications in journalism, public relations, communications, digital communications, marketing or related discipline or lesser formal qualifications with relevant work skills 
  2. Demonstrated experience in using creativity and originality in your approach to working with a range of mediums and tools 
  3. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills to liaise with team members, other staff and members of the public 
  4. Ability to work independently and manage time to achieve specific outcomes in the timeframe specified 
  5. Demonstrated experience in using Microsoft 365, online social media channels, Adobe Creative Suite and maintaining website content 
  6. Strong organisational skills 


 How to Apply  

Visit our website 

Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload;   

  • A cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here
  • A current resume 

Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following. 

  • A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months) 
  • A current driver’s licence 
  • Any other mandatory requirements outlined in the position description (eg. first aid, CPR, WWCC, forklift). 

The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by the council) might  also be required. 

If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 



Team Leader Communications - Alexandra Gibbs – (02) 6048 4521 |  


Applications close 11.59pm, 15th July 2024 

Position description below 

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including: 

  • Employee health and wellbeing programs; 
  • Flexible work arrangements; 
  • Learning and development; and, 
  • Career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and, people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at