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Communications Manager

Develop communications strategies and oversee a communications team within an organisation.

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What can I earn as a Communications Manager?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Communications Manager is between $100k and $120k
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How to become a Communications Manager


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Communications Managers generally hold tertiary qualifications in communications or a related field.

  1. Get your foot in the door as a Communications Officer and gain experience within a communications, marketing or public relations team.
  2. Complete a degree in communications, marketing, public relations or journalism.
  3. Consider completing a Master of Communication, or specialise with a Master of Digital Communication, a Master of Journalism or a Master of Strategic Communication.

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How do Communications Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 10 Communications Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.4
Job satisfaction
4.3
Career progression opportunities
4.1
Job security
4.1
Pay / Salary
4.1
Variety of work
4.5

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Aug 2019
Communications is the personality behind every organisation
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Not for profit
The good things
Communications means your an access point for all facets of an organisation. If you like understanding how things work and being part of the bigger picture and translating these into plans then this i...
The challenges
Quite often, other professions perceive that everyone can take responsibility for communication plans. If you don’t have the experience or knowledge it’ll mean a substandard approach.
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Aug 2019
Communications - an interesting, varied career option
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Social Change and Development
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Environment
The good things
It's a varied and interesting career, particularly for people who enjoy writing and content creation and have a keen interest in the media and current affairs.
The challenges
Tight deadlines, long hours, need to be responsive to rapidly unfolding media events.
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