Graphic Design / Media and Communications Officer

In by Jodie McHarry

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN (The PHN) is an independent not-for-profit organisation funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health to improve the health outcomes of the region. It covers over 169,500 km2.

The PHN is a culturally safe place to work and embraces diversity in all its forms.

The PHN coordinates primary and preventative healthcare – that is, the healthcare that takes place outside of a hospital, such as General Practitioners (GP’s), allied health, chronic disease management, aged care, mental health and Indigenous health.

The key objectives of the PHN are to:

  • Enable responsive and dynamic solutions that optimise population health and well-being.
  • Build healthy, resilient, connected communities – country to coast.


Reporting to The Media and Communications Manager, The Media and Communications Officer will produce and disseminate publications for the organisation’s health planning activities.

This role is a 6 month contract working part time hours (0.8FTE) .



  • Work between multiple PHN departments to collate health data and produce published (print and digital) material to target identified stakeholder groups.
  • Understand and evaluate health data and convert it into an engaging, accessible and meaningful narrative.
  • Work with the broader PHN communications team, as well as external stakeholders and suppliers, to develop and distribute communications material to meet the objectives of the project team and the organisation.

Project management 

  • Meet deadlines and deliverables
  • Liaise with external suppliers and internal PHN teams
  • Other business support activities as required


  • A relevant qualification or equivalent experience in graphic design, communications, marketing, health promotion or similar
  • Experience in the compilation, interpretation, and communication of complex health, epidemiology or similar information and data will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and producing reports, marketing collateral and corporate publications
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with internal and external clients to develop and review information and reports to create accessible and meaningful communication resources aligned with the intent and direction of the organisation
  • Excellent writing and communications skills adaptable to a diverse range of audiences, accurate spelling and grammar, exceptional attention to detail
  • Understanding of the principles of health promotion and engagement, including the ability to write effectively for different audiences
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and groups to ensure best collective outcomes and solutions
  • Is proactive, well organised, has excellent time management skills


  • Competitive remuneration and work-life balance.
  • Professional development.
  • Being a part of a talented supportive team to shape the future of improved health outcomes for the community.


All applications are held in the strictest confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you feel you meet the criteria and would like to apply, please send your CV with a covering letter through the apply button.

Please note that our industry sector and our organisation are part of the Public Health Order that makes vaccination mandatory for their employees. Therefore, should you be shortlisted for this position, you may be required to provide evidence of your current vaccination status and or ability to comply with this mandatory directive with regard to your vaccination status. 

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