Job: Digital Assistant to Blog etc for Network PR

Job hot off the presses (emailed to me by LW at NetworkPR) – you must know a someone wanting to move into this area, right?

Digital Communications Assistant (full time)

Sydney CBD

Network PR, a leading agency in online pr and social media communications, is expanding its Online team and we are seeking a Digital Communications Assistant

If you are hard-working, smart and efficient and want to contribute to this very dynamic area, our team is already working for great clients and we are growing fast!

We need a personable someone who:

  • has tertiary qualifications in public relations, marketing or online studies
  • already has 12 – 24 months work experience, either in house or in an agency
  • possesses fluent English and good writing skills
  • has a good understanding of online communities, social networks and tools
  • contributes to blogs, ideally your own
  • is committed to a high standard of excellence and innovation
  • understands that Assistant roles do involve a fair share of admin grind

Ideally you will also have:

  • good technical and design skills
  • a methodical approach to work and time management
  • a good sense of ethical online engagement and appreciation of current trends and concepts relating to online communities
  • a “can do” attitude


  • Support public relations and online research specialists to research, implement and monitor cutting-edge campaigns in online public relations (not online advertising), social media, social networks, online community relations and SEO;
  • Create great looking presentations and reports using Windows and Mac operating systems; and
  • Maintain and upload content for the agency’s website, blog and e-newsletter including creating podcasts or webcasts if required.

Applications due no later than Monday 25 February 2008

Please send a CV, 1-2 examples of your written work and links to any of your online work (outlining your role in its creation)

Email only to: onlinepr@networkpr.com.auOpens in a new tab.

I keep expecting to see young people crossed legged in the street, with a laptop instead of a guitar, cap full of coins on the ground and a piece of cardboard that says “Will Blog for Broadband, must have Facebook Access“. Not sure why I mentioned that. Heh.

If they are mean to you, let me know and we’ll be mean right back. But they seemed perfectly nice… for PR people… *evil chuckle*

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

5 thoughts on “Job: Digital Assistant to Blog etc for Network PR

  1. This is mixed news. On the one hand, PR companies kind of get it.
    On the other, they are going to use social media for their nefarious ends. And developing in-house capacity means freelancers are out of the looop. Boo hoo!

  2. That’s a crap job anyway. It’s basically an entry level producer’s role but these guys are wanting to pay a clerk’s salary.

    Anyway, are you interested in this?

  3. @anonymous nah a producer has to have project management and budget skills. I think this really is a digital assistant role.

    @simon the trouble with being nefarious these days, is that it’s too easy to get caught and named/shamed on a blog. *looks at her blog* Heh. They have to behave … or else!

  4. @laurel true nefarious gets outted quickly in this transparent world. And as the description says “ethical involvement”: no blackhatting or disguising who we are for us.

    … and if that wasn’t enough there’s also your evil chuckle over our shoulder *grins*

    @simon We’ll even hire ex-journos! *waves*

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