Coordinator/Senior Coordinator (Editorial and Multimedia)

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Full time Staff
  • Coordinator/Senior Coordinator role with Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG)
  • 12 months - with possibility of extension
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea with program travel as required (e.g. PNG provinces/Australia)
  • Start date September 2019

The Program

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG) is designed to promote knowledge, leadership and enduring ties between Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). It aims to build knowledge and skills to address PNG’s economic and development challenges through international scholarships to Australia and scholarships in PNG. 

It offers the next generation of leaders in Papua New Guinea opportunities to acquire professional and technical knowledge and skills relevant to the priorities of the Government of PNG. The program ensures opportunities are provided for women, people with disabilities and people from remote locations. The program focuses on supporting alumni to use their skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and innovation.

AAPNG includes three study options:

  • Australia Award Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily postgraduate courses in Australia;
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards – for Papua New Guineans to undertake study in Australia, receiving an Australian qualification; and
  • Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps. 

To deliver Australia Awards outcomes, there are five streams: Australia Awards; PNG and Pacific Awards; Short Course Awards; Alumni Engagement; and Secondary Schools.  AAPNG’s PR, Marketing and Partnerships (PRMP) team supports all streams to deliver communications and public diplomacy outcomes. AAPNG is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government. 

The Position

The Coordinator/Senior Coordinator (editorial and multimedia) undertakes research, writing, editing and proofreading of communication outputs, maintains the in-house media database and liaises with media to promote AAPNG. S/he also undertakes graphic design and develops and manages content as needed for a wide range of editorial materials, including speeches, social media, websites, human interest profiles, and other promotional output.

The Person

The Coordinator/Senior Coordinator (editorial and multimedia) will possess a minimum of a diploma qualification in communications, marketing, journalism or related field or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or training. Three to 10 years’ professional writing/editing experience in a fast-paced environment, media experience desirable. The ideal candidate will have the ability to write concisely and for a variety of audiences; edit copy for clarity and grammatical accuracy; and to develop content for a variety of formats, including print, advertorial, social media, presentations, video, and web.

To be successful in this role, you will have you will have demonstrated skills in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop as well as, ideally, other Adobe Creative Suite programs. Professional graphic design experience would be highly advantageous. Experience managing website content and knowledge of WordPress would be advantageous. You will be comfortable in Mac OS X and PC environments. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with ability to make decisions, prioritise competing workloads, and track and manage multiple tasks.

How to apply:

This position is a local position to be based in Port Moresby. Remuneration is competitive but does not include a housing allowance. For further enquiries please contact:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 498024.

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on Sunday, 22 September 2019.

This program is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection. 

Closing date: 
22nd September 2019