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

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