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Communications Officer

Assist a team with creating content for strategic communication plans.
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Communications Officers are responsible for assisting the communications activities of an organisation, under the direction of a Communications Manager. This includes devising communications strategies, creating content, briefing vendors and organising events.

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You usually need a relevant degree or an equivalent level of industry experience to become a Communications Officer.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in communication, marketing, public relations or journalism. This usually takes three years of full-time study.
  2. Secure an internship during or after your degree. This allows you to apply your skills on real projects under the supervision of experienced communications specialists.

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Bachelor of Communication

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Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

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Latest Communications Officer reviews

Latest reviews from 24 Communications Officers surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Online communications is a job that will grow with you often leading to other jobs or management due to visibility over marketing, media, information technology, social media, graphic design and multimedia. It has been investment into my career in the corporate world.
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Bachelor of Multimedia
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Multimedia
The good things
Positives: No two days are ever the same. Using technology and digital communications to help and influence behavioural change and educate the target demographic to overcome a problem or improve socie...
The challenges
Time constraints and deadlines, which are influenced by external factors such as a media crisis, natural disaster and epidemic. Providing functional progressive communication material that is accessib...
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Aug 2019
Can I help you, the words that can change someones life.
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Certificate IV Health & Community Services Ambulance Operations
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Emergency Services
The good things
My role as a Communications Officer (or CSO) requires me to work 10 hours shifts 4 days a week. The days I work change from week to week and include early morning starts 0600hrs to working nights 2030...
The challenges
The main challenges, are managing your work life balance. As a single middle aged bloke , I find that this does not cause me any issues, but for those I work with that have young families this is mor...
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