Graduate, Communications & Stakeholder Relations

About North East Link North East Link is the biggest ever investment in Melbourne’s north-east – changing the way people move around Melbourne. Victoria’s longest road tunnels will fix the missing link in our city’s freeway network, take 15,000 trucks off local roads a day and slash travel times by up to 35 minutes. We’ll also complete the Ring Road in Greensborough, overhaul the Eastern Freeway, build Melbourne’s first dedicated busway and the North East Trail – more than 34km of walking and cycling paths.
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Department: North East Link Program
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/42572
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Masla Ndege - People Experience Advisor - Talent

Position Details

About the Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Communications & Media Graduate position in the 2023 Graduate Program at North East Link Program!


You'll be working within a communications and stakeholder relations team, you'll have the opportunity to learn about developing and implementing strategies to ensure proactive management of stakeholders. This involves managing media relations and all channels of communications as well as community relations, including community consultation, public information materials and events. You'll build capabilities to draft high-quality collateral for the Victorian public as well as internal communications. You'll also learn how to effectively respond to media enquiries and draft content for the project website and social media. You'll learn how to manage stakeholder and community enquiries, as well as the logistics for public events, including information sessions, festivals and project presentations.


About You

You have:

  1. Completed your degree between January 2020 and January 2023
  2. Hold a relevant bachelors or masters degree
  3. Have full Australian working rights at time of application.



Our commitment to creating a workplace that inspires you, engages you and grows you is strong – we want you to be a powerful contributor to this wonderfully diverse and dynamic organisation. Our offering continues to grow but here is what we already have in store for you:


What Next?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include:

  • Your CV and cover letter
  • Academic transcript
  • A copy of your proof of working rights (i.e., passport, citizenship)

We do encourage you to outline relevant experience or information in your cover letter. All initial interviews will be conducted virtually, and all successful candidates will undergo pre-employment screening as part of the recruitment process. You can read more on that here

Applications close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, 4 October 2022.


Need more information?

Key Contact:

Name: Masla Ndege (She/Her)

Role: People Experience Advisor – Talent


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