Job Details
  • Reference383685A_1637573042
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted17 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 Social Media & Online Content Officer on a contract for 6 months with potential extension 12 months.

About the Role:

This position works as part of a small team in the National Cancer Screening Register branch within the Cancer, Hearing and Program Support Division. In this role, you will use your skills and knowledge of the social media market to develop our social media and content strategy, deliver engaging online content on the department's social media platforms and website.

You are an experienced social media and digital content creator with proven history of delivering results online. You think outside the box and thrive in a team environment. You have great writing skills, a collaborative mindset, excellent time management and a flexible approach to changing priorities and building relationships with a range of people.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop a compelling social media and online strategy for the three national cancer screening programs - breast, bowel and cervical and the National Cancer Screening Register - including an overarching editorial/content calendar
  • Work closely with the Assistant Director and cancer screening program communication leads to translate existing research, ideas, tactics and action plans into opportunities to optimise reach of digital content
  • Manage a small budget and work with a booking agency to deliver paid content as part of the broader social media and online strategy
  • Regularly assess online content for effectiveness, relevance and currency to identify new opportunities, such as stakeholder engagement tools, video and content amplification strategies
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders including program areas and graphic designers to deliver work and navigate clearance processes to meet content calendar timelines
  • Other duties as required by the work level standards


  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing an effective social media and online content strategy across the public or private sector
  • Understanding of current best practice and emerging trends in social media and audience engagement and how to optimise content for measurable results
  • Expertise in writing for the web, including the ability to create, organise and manage plain English and accessible content, including video, imagery and text
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing an overarching editorial/content calendar
  • Demonstrated experience building collaborative and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to produce effective and engaging digital media plans and online content
  • Experience reviewing social analytics dashboards and metrics and applying insights to overall strategy and outcomes

Mandatory Requirements

  • Able to obtain and maintain a baseline clearance
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in social media and online content officer roles.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.