Jobs at the Walkleys

Posted May 2018

Events and Programs Coordinator (full-time)

The Walkley Foundation is looking for an experienced, full-time Events and Program Coordinator to join our close-knit team. We’re not going to lie, it’s full on at the Walkleys – we punch way above our weight! But it’s incredibly rewarding – we work with the best journalists in Australia and have amazing support across the industry.

We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and experienced coordinator. The successful candidate will be working closely with the Awards and Events Manager to deliver a year-round program of events and programs that showcase the best in Australian journalism.  

This is a position for an efficient, motivated, highly organised individual, with an interest in Australian media. You will be digitally savvy and have demonstrated interpersonal and written communication skills, high attention to detail and the ability to multitask and meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. You will have experience managing relationships and liaising with corporate clients and preferably media at a senior level. This role has enormous potential to grow as the organisation develops.

If you have had three or more years experience in a similar environment such as PR, events, festivals, publishing, media, advertising or arts organisations, we want to hear from you.

Key areas of responsibility will be coordination across:

  • Events and awards
  • Mentoring and scholarships
  • International media exchanges
  • Public programs at libraries and festivals
  • Speaker engagement
  • Social media and digital engagement

Selection criteria

Demonstrated experience in:

  • Events, program or awards coordination
  • Relationship management
  • Social media and digital engagement
  • Working in a team environment

Capability in:

  • Time management
  • Administration: keeping accurate, organised records
  • Communications, including written and interpersonal
  • Digital platforms such as Campaign Monitor, WordPress, Google Drive, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other programs.

This position is based in the Walkley Foundation’s Sydney office.

This will be a full-time position, and salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume and a covering letter that addresses all selection criteria. For further inquiries contact or call (02) 9333 0921.

Applications close: 25 May 2018


Check our Industry Jobs page for career opportunities outside the foundation.

Other opportunities at the Walkleys:
Internships for university students
Volunteer at the Walkleys
The Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship for aspiring young TV journalists