We’re looking for a Digital Communications Whizz to take the lead of our online platforms

Published  21 March 2024

Content and Digital Communications Executive

Join the Royal Life Saving team in the role of Content and Digital Communications Executive

  • With a passion for all things digital - challenge yourself in a role that values creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
  • This role offers purpose as you drive awareness to prevent drowning and increase water safety.
  • Build upon your experience and make this role your own.
  • Permanent full-time role, based in Ultimo with hybrid working opportunities


The Royal Life Saving Society - Australia strives to reduce drowning, increase physical activity in and around water, as well as contribute to creating a resilient community across Australia.

Our vision: A water-loving nation free from drowning.

We want to help all Australians enjoy the water safely through drowning prevention leadership, education and action. We want to bring a love of swimming and water safety education to more people in the community, especially those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate.


Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is looking for an experienced Content and Digital Communications Executive to join our Marketing and Communications team.

The Content and Digital Communications Executive is pivotal in driving Royal Life Saving’s advocacy and public awareness activities of drowning prevention and water safety issues through digital communications, marketing, and public awareness campaigns.

You will work in collaboration with a network of stakeholders to grow the social media channels and website presence by creating creative content that will grow engagement, community, and brand value.

This position will also provide marketing and communications support to guide the development and delivery of EDMs, publications and other communication materials.

This is a permanent, full-time position.

Based in Ultimo with hybrid working opportunities, the role is working with a great team, and offers a range of employee benefits including salary packaging, professional development opportunities and an employee assistance program.


As our Content and Digital Communications Executive, you would be required to;

  • Plan, develop, manage and execute social media across multiple platforms.
  • Work with suppliers to deliver supporting digital content including video and social media assets.
  • Ensure website contains updated, engaging and issue focused content – includes writing and/or editing content and sharing the responsibility of being a content producer to ensure seamless content rollout and results.
  • Support marketing campaign and program activities includes writing/editing content and creation of online assets.
  • Design, build, populate and send digital communications (e-newsletters and EDMs)
  • Provide communications support with the ability to write and/or edit content for media releases, external publications and other communication materials.
  • Develop strong working relationships to collaborate on content across the national team, State and Territory Member organisations, industry and partners.
  • Support State and Territory Member Organisations in their communication and marketing activities.
  • Prepare and deliver campaign and quarterly digital communications reports (for social, website and media) with a focus on data insights, key learning's, and recommendations.
  • Undertake other duties consistent with the level of this position.


You will have proven experience across social media, content creation, website, digital marketing, copy writing and public relations.

With a real passion for all things digital, you will have a nous for storytelling to build audience engagement across different platforms.

You will be a team player with demonstrable skills in collaborating in small teams to get the job done.

You will also need to bring agile thinking, initiative and a can-do attitude.

Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated skills in managing organisation social media accounts (including analytics) for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and YouTube.
  • Demonstrated skills in social media scheduling tools (we currently use Sprout), website content management systems (we currently use Squiz Matrix), Google Analytics, Google Ads, Microsoft Office, Adobe and Canva.
  • Solid skill set for storytelling to build audiences, engagement, and activations.
  • Creative eye and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including copywriting skills.
  • Capacity to successfully manage competing priorities, maintain high standards and meet deadlines.
  • Good stakeholder management and networking skills.
  • Collaborative attitude with a commitment to teamwork.
  • An ability to work under pressure.
  • Critical thinker with problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive and committed.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification preferred.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • Fully vaccinated with an approved Covid-19 vaccination in line with the ATAGI guidelines which include booster shots. We have a medical exemption process and would be happy to discuss your application should this be applicable to you

How to Apply:

Please forward your application by sending your resume and a cover letter telling us why you are the best candidate for this position taking into consideration the qualifications, experience and skills required as outlined in the full position description.

For further information, or to apply, please contact/send your application to:

Monique Sharp, National Manager Marketing and Events | E:  msharp@rlssa.org.au

Applications close: Friday 5 April 2024

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.