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You will work closely with the Executive Director to plan and deliver a comprehensive and creative brand campaign which positions the festival as an unmissable event on Melbourne’s (and Australia’s) cultural calendar and a valuable hub for emerging writers. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Delivering a niche marketing plan according to program themes and target markets;
  • Producing and managing all campaign related content for social media channels, e-newsletters, the festival website and blog;
  • Work closely with designers and external contractors to produce marketing collateral, develop briefs and meet production timelines;
  • Help generate and maintain advertising income across all Festival platforms;
  • Assist with partnership deliverables; ensuring marketing benefits are delivered.
  • Developing and maintaining contra marketing partnerships;
  • Researching, developing and pitching a range of creative stories to media;
  • Producing a suite of media releases, alerts and feature stories.


The Marketing and Publicity Coordinator will play a leading role in the development and implementation of marketing and communications activities that grow EWF’s audience, reputation and brand.

The role would suit an ambitious multi-tasker with proven experience in rolling out marketing campaigns. A proven ability to produce high-quality written material for marketing outputs (such as e-newsletters, social media) and publicity materials (media releases) is a must. Digital fluency and an ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (including media partners, suppliers and artists) is essential.


  • Download the role statement in WORD or PDF
  • Applicants must submit a statement of no more than three pages addressing each of the key selection criteria, together with a CV and cover letter in one document (word or PDF) with your surname as the file name. Only applications that address the Key Selection Criteria will be considered.
  • Please submit your application to [email protected] with the subject APPLICATION: Marketing & Publicity Coordinator.
  • For any questions about the role please contact Alice Muhling, Executive Director of Emerging Writers’ Festival on (03) 9094 7877.
  • Applications close 5pm Wednesday 3 March, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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As ArtsHub wrote of the Emerging Writers’ Festival: If you’re an up-and-coming writer, this is the place to get your foot in the door… as you’ll make invaluable connections within Melbourne’s thriving emerging literary scene.