Editorial Assistant - Marketing Communications (Marketing & Communications) - Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Canberra, ACT

  • Permanent, full-time role in a flexible, friendly and supportive culture
  • Publication (print and online) focus
  • Competitive salary, convenient Braddon, ACT location, free onsite parking
  • $85,000 - $94,999 (total salary package), Full time

About Us

The Catholic Church in Australia is served by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (the Conference), the permanent collegial assembly of the Bishops of Australia. 

The General Secretariat exists to support the work of the Bishops Conference, which meets twice each year but is a permanent institution that operates between plenary meetings through the Permanent Committee and bishops commissions.

The Mission and Values of the Catholic Church of Australia are that work is for people, not people for work. Our Vision is that through work, individuals contribute to the common good and achieve fulfillment as human beings. The Church teaches that employees and employers are regarded as partners in their place of work and their respective roles. Mutual respect, esteem, and goodwill underpin the relationship between the employer and the employee. Employees are encouraged and enabled to see their work not merely as a source of income but as providing a service and a benefit to others in society.


The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an equal employment opportunity employer and promotes and supports a family-friendly workplace, including flexible work options.  

On offer is a full-time, ongoing competitively remunerated role, situated in a convenient central location in Braddon, ACT, with free onsite parking working in a great culture and team along with many other employee benefits.

Subject to the preferred candidate’s skills, background, and experience, the total remuneration package range on offer is $85,000 - $95,000 inclusive of superannuation and leave loading.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Media and Communications Director, the Editorial Assistant will contribute to the production of high-quality publications for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (the Conference), supporting the work of the Catholic Church in Australia , the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), its secretariat, agencies, offices, and councils, as well as the broader work of the Catholic Church and its ministries across the country. 

The Editorial Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the information contained within the Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia (both print and online), including the review and update of information.
  • Review Conference documents to ensure accuracy, clarity, and consistency with approved style and branding.
  • Assist senior Conference personnel with the preparation of published material (both print and online).
  • Audit and review existing Conference documents to assess ongoing relevance and currency.
  • Provide general administration assistance within the Media and Communications Department and wider Secretariat.
  • Undertake other duties relating to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as required.

About You

We are seeking a dedicated and conscientious person to fill the position of Editorial Assistant, who thrives on building relationships and providing service excellence.

Proactive with a keen eye for detail and the ability to balance multiple priorities while possessing a can-do attitude, ideal candidates will have the following skills and experience:

  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the mission and identity of the Catholic Church.
  • Excellent information systems and technology proficiency in CRMs/ databases; website / content management system maintenance; and Microsoft 365 including the MS office suite.
  • A proven track record of contributing to high-quality content, with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Outstanding time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to use initiative.
  • Sound understanding and experience of working with confidential data and maintaining confidentiality, privacy and integrity in professional interactions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Church and its organisational structures in Australia and experience using FileMaker or similar database management program would be highly regarded.

How to Apply

To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume along with a cover letter demonstrating your knowledge, skills and experience as aligned to the “About You” Section above and also listed under the essential and desirable knowledge, skills and experience in the Position Description. 

The Position Description can be accessed: here

Please note only applications that include a cover letter addressing the skills and experience listed above will be considered.

Enquiries regarding this role can be addressed to:  employment@catholic.org.au

Applications close at 9 am Monday the 26th of September 2022. 

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Additional Information for Applicants

The successful applicant must be eligible to work in Australia and may be required to provide a Working with Children Check or a suitable Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference respects your privacy.  In applying for this position, you will be providing the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference with personal including sensitive information.  

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance.

Our privacy collection notice and Policy and Safeguarding Policy can be obtained by contacting the email address above.

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Major credit cards accepted

GPO Box 368
Canberra ACT 2601

1300 4FAITH (1300 432 484)
Catholic Enquiry Centre

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