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Project & Communications Officer

Writing NSW is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Project & Communications Officer to help design and administer our vibrant program of festivals, events and prizes and to develop and implement strategies for promotion of the organisation.

Reporting to the Program Manager, you will coordinate the logistics of this part of our program, contribute to strategies for future programming and coordinate promotion of Writing NSW and its programs through social media and other channels.

You will have experience in arts administration or event management and in marketing and promotion, including successful development and management of an online and social media presence. You will have an interest in writers and a strong engagement with writing culture.

You will be creative, energetic, flexible and an excellent communicator and team player, with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time. Consultative, but also able to work independently, you will demonstrate a rigorous attention to detail and a determination to get things right.

This is a full-time position, with some weekend and evening work required. The salary package will be in the range of $50,000-55,000 per annum, depending on experience, including superannuation.

Applications should include your CV, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (below) and contact details for at least two professional referees. Applications should be emailed to by midnight on Sunday 24 January 2021.

Writing NSW welcomes applications from Indigenous people and people from diverse backgrounds.

For a full position description, click here.

For further information, contact Please note that Writing NSW will not be able to respond to enquiries between 16 December and 10 January.

Selection criteria: Project & Communications Officer

  • Experience in arts administration, event management or a related area
  • Experience in marketing and promotion, including successful development and management of an online and social media presence
  • Strong interest in writers and engagement with writing culture
  • Ability to think strategically and to make a creative contribution to programming and promotional planning
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at a time with meticulous attention to budgets, schedules and record-keeping
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, while ensuring managers and colleagues are kept informed
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work constructively and consultatively as part of a small team and to liaise with external speakers, partner organisations, media and others
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on tasks as required


Writing NSW encourages the submission of proposals to include in our twice-yearly course programming rounds. We schedule courses in March/April (for June-December of the same year) and in August/September (for January-June of the following year).

If you are a writer or author with experience teaching/tutoring, or if you have significant experience working in a relevant field with industry expertise, we will consider your proposal during the planning stages of our program.

To be considered you must complete the Expression of Interest form.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Writing NSW have suspended their internships. Contact us with any questions.

Writing NSW has two different internship periods. The first is from January until June, and the second is from July until December.

Each half year, we look for three enthusiastic, creative people with an interest in writers and writing to join our volunteer intern program.

This is an excellent opportunity for emerging arts workers with an interest in literature, communications or arts management to develop their skills by working with our talented and supportive team.

As one of our interns, you will produce online content, work on digital and other projects, contribute to communications strategies, liaise with publishers and the broader writing community, help manage our library, assist at events, and undertake general administration tasks as required.

Each of our interns work one day per week at our office in Callan Park, Lilyfield. They work closely with our Membership & Administration Officer, Project and Communications Officer and Program Officer, under the direction of our CEO. Our interns receive a transport and meal allowance for each day of work and they are able to undertake a short course at Writing NSW free of charge, subject to availability.

Located in beautiful Callan Park, Lilyfield, Writing NSW is the premier writing organisation in the state, providing support to writers from all backgrounds and at all stages of their careers. A not-for-profit organisation, we run a lively program of face-to-face and online courses, workshops and events as well as providing a range of services to our members and the broader writing community. Writing NSW receives funding from Create NSW, the Australia Council and the Inner West Council.