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Join our team: Media and Communications Manager

The Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) is currently recruiting for an experienced Media and
Communications Manager
to join its team.

The Media and Communications Manager will be responsible for developing and leading the media and
communications strategy of the RLPA.

Working directly with the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive team, the individual will focus on elevating
the standing of the Association and its members through effective communication, stakeholder engagement,
media management and ensuring the continued growth of the RLPA’s brand.

Part of the role will include executing digital media strategies that effectively ‘tell the story’ of rugby league
players and their role within the industry and the wider community.

The successful applicant will possess strong management and advocacy skills, have a proven track record of
outstanding written and oral communication, and excellent people skills.

The successful applicant will have the ability to work autonomously, have strong stakeholder engagement
skills, and effectively prioritise the delivery of multiple projects and deadlines.

This role also requires the ability to always maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion.

The Media and Communications Manager will identify opportunities to promote rugby league players and
their achievements – both on and off the field – across various media channels and outlets.

Expert advice and recommendations in response to the various matters that impact rugby league players and
their employment environment will also be required.

Therefore, considerable experience in media and communications will be crucial to this role, with an
understanding of the rugby league environment also favourable.

The ability to adapt communications styles across a wide range of stakeholders will be critical as you will work
with RLPA members (male and female players), player leaders and delegates, the RLPA CEO, the RLPA
executive and staff, media; player agents, NRL management and Club management.

The role provides the successful applicant with is a unique and exciting opportunity to work in rugby league
and make a difference in the lives of RLPA members and their families by advocating for their rights and
advancing their interests.

The RLPA plays a unique and challenging role in the Rugby League industry on behalf of its members.
Therefore, the candidate will have the right characteristics, attitude, and work ethic to develop a strong affinity
for the Vision and Values of the RLPA and the issues affecting its membership.

Application Instruction

Please email your resume and a cover letter of no more than two pages to [email protected] with the
title ‘Application for Media and Communications Manager’.

Your cover letter should outline why you should be considered for the role based on the criteria outlined in
the Position Description (click here).

You can also call the RLPA on +61 2 8732 1700
Applications Close – 5pm Thursday 29th July 2021

The Rugby League Players’ Association is an inclusive employer and encourages applications from anyone
who aligns with our values of Professionalism, Courage, Fairness and Respect, and meets the desired skills
and knowledge outlined in the advertised vacancy.