Communications Manager


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the implementation of the Livestock Export Program communications strategy, to ensure all LEP communications are coordinated and support the RD&E Program objectives of improving animal health and welfare and bringing benefits to the livestock export industry.
  • Work closely with LiveCorp and MLA communication teams to ensure communication activities are coordinated and approved.
  • Maintain a close understanding of the LEP’s stakeholders and drive the development, implementation and use of the right communication tools, techniques and pathways for delivering relevant information.
  • Develop and implement communication and R&D extension and adoption plans for projects and activities that are tailored to LEP stakeholders’ needs and preferences as required.
  • Promote the partnership between MLA and LiveCorp, ensuring branding and communication policies are properly used by MLA and LiveCorp staff, service providers, the media and other third parties.
  • Manage the production, coordination and distribution of LEP publications, print and electronic/ digital communications and other content to the highest standard, maximum impact and to deadline.
  • Ensure the delivery of an effective media strategy to drive awareness and adoption of LEP R&D and in-market services.

Desired Skills and Experience

Selection criteria

  • Excellent communication skills, including highly developed writing skills.
  • Ability to identify and analyse issues, and develop and implement effective communication plans.
  • Excellent project and contractor management skills to ensure MLA and its stakeholders receive maximum return on investment and services delivered are to deadline and of the highest standard.
  • Strong understanding of Australia’s red meat industry, its operations and major stakeholders.
  • Tertiary qualifications in communications or related discipline and/or demonstrated experience in a similar communications role.

Why work for MLA?

We aim to provide a modern and flexible work environment for our employees, complemented by benefits that promote overall employee wellbeing, including rebateable salary packaging, wellbeing events, rewards and recognition and a fun culture driven by our social club.

Interested? Apply now via the link below to view the full position description. Applications must include a resume and a cover letter (of no more than two pages) addressing the selection criteria.

If you have questions in relation to the advertised position contact the Human Resources team by emailing careers@mla.com.au


Applications close: 22 November 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidate screening and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date of the advertisement

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