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Marketing and PR Assistant (Licensing and Retail)

Cancer Council Australia is looking for a Marketing and PR Assistant (Licensing & Retail) to fill a 4 months contract on a full-time basis (35 hours per week).

The Marketing and PR Assistant (Licensing and Retail) will be responsible for coordinating sun protection product media and social media activity to support our Summer 2018 campaign.

The role is specifically focused on driving Cancer Council branded coverage in relevant media outlets and through outreach to social media channels and influencers. This activity will include identifying suitable media targets and channels who may be interested in Cancer Council products, drafting email pitches and following up with key contacts, liaising with our merchandise licensees to obtain product samples, assisting with responding to incoming media enquiries, tracking coverage and providing regular reporting on outcomes.

This position would jointly work with Cancer Council’s media and communications team and licensing teams.

Our national licensing team, within the business development team, are responsible for Cancer Council’s licensing products, including our sun protection product range. They have key accountability for managing marketing activity to drive revenue for Cancer Council’s licensed products.

The media and communications team has primary responsibility for leading Cancer Council’s national media and communications activity to enhance our brand reputation and awareness. Activity managed within the team includes managing health and advocacy messaging across the organisation, managing media relations, social media implementation and moderation and website content and collateral.

While the licensing team would have functional oversight to ensure that licensing marketing objectives are being met, the role would report into the Head of Media and sit with Cancer Council’s media team to ensure integration with wider media and communications activity.


  • Knowledge of public relations, media, marketing or communications.
  • Strong understanding of the Australian media landscape
  • Solid understanding of social media channels, bloggers and influencers
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent time and project management skills.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in communications, media, marketing or related field (or currently undertaking study)
  • Experience implementing media relations, social media, influencer or marketing campaigns
  • Enhanced computer skills, especially MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of and commitment to the not-for-profit sector
  • Interest in fashion and health & wellness PR

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How to Apply

Interested applicants should follow the simple instructions below to ensure your application meets the requirements for consideration by Cancer Council Australia.

Your application should include:

1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position

2. A copy of your Resume

3. Details for two referees.

Applications can be made via email to:


Closing date for applications is Friday 24 August 2018, to start as soon as possible. No recruiters please.

Communications and marketing assistant

Cancer Council is Australia’s leading cancer charity, working towards a vision of a cancer-free future.

We currently have an opportunity for an entry-level marketing, communications and brand professional to join our national team at Cancer Council Australia based in Sydney.

Working across a broad range of tasks, this role will support the Communications, Mission Marketing and Brand Teams by providing administrative and project coordination support to ensure the effective and timely delivery of activity.

If you are looking for a rewarding entry-level communications and marketing role, this is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door in the not-for-profit sector and gain a broad range of and valuable hands-on experience across two busy teams.   

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will need fantastic organisation, time management and project management skills to ensure tasks are delivered on time.  

You will also need fantastic oral and written communication abilities to help you develop strong interpersonal relationships with your team and other Cancer Council staff, as well as external stakeholders. 

Outstanding attention to detail will also help ensure your work is accurate.  

You will also need to be able to effectively with a range of computer programs and have a solid understanding of social media channels.

Ideally you will have tertiary qualifications in communications, writing, marketing or a related field, or will be due to graduate soon.

Prior exposure and experience in marketing communications or a relevant field is a benefit, but not essential. However, you will need to be passionate about media, marketing and communications and will ideally will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the not-for-profit sector.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

See full job description here

To apply please provide a copy of your resume alongside a cover letter addressing the selection criteria outlined in the job description.

This position is open to Australian citizens and residents with permission to work full-time in Australia.

Applications close 24th August 2018.


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