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Public Diplomacy Assistant (3-year fixed-term)

Australian Embassy / オーストラリア大使館

Australian Embassy / オーストラリア大使館

Job ID
Minato-ku 港区, Tokyo, Japan
Post date
Mar 27, 2024
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥500,043 ~ ¥500,043 / Month
  • ※ Information on salaries and benefits, please visit the Australian Embassy's website [Job Opportunities].


  • English: Fluent (preferred)
  • Japanese: Fluent (preferred)
  • Visa sponsorship available


About the Position
This position contributes to the Public Diplomacy Section’s objectives of projecting a positive
image of Australia in Japan and developing people-to-people links between Australia and
Japan. This position has both project-based duties, including pursuing a sports diplomacy
strategy, as well as communications elements, such as creating social media content and
engagement with the Japanese media. This position requires flexibility, good teamwork skills,
a keen eye for detail and a strong sense of initiative.

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
 Assist the Communications Team with all of the Embassy’s external communications,
including social media content development and media engagement.
 Draft communications plans, social media campaigns to support specific public diplomacy initiatives for a mainly Japanese audience.
 Lead on public advocacy initiatives, including speech writing in English and Japanese for
Embassy staff or visitors from Australia.
 Plan, develop and implement the public diplomacy strategy to promote Australia.
Take the lead on public diplomacy aspects of the Embassy’s sports diplomacy engagement,
including developing and implementing in close coordination with relevant stakeholders
in Australia and Japan.
 Provide logistical assistance during ministerial and other high-level visits, including coordinating media arrangements, developing social media content and drafting media releases.
Manage, maintain and strengthen strategic relationships, negotiate and liaise across a
broad range of stakeholders including universities, alumni associations and government
 Provide assistance to the Embassy’s Interpreting and Translation Unit as required, particularly with proofreading documents in either English or Japanese.
 Plan and deliver public diplomacy events and functions including managing the delivery of multiple concurrent events, coordinating stakeholders, speakers and other logistical arrangements such as guest lists, catering, entertainment and technical support.
 Contribute to the event management duties in coordination with colleagues in the Public
Diplomacy team.

For more information, please visit the Embassy Website (Job Opportunities).  

※ A completed Job Application Cover Sheet and your English Resume must be submitted by email to the embassy by 9am Tuesday, 16 April 2024.

Thank you for your interest in working for the Australian Embassy Tokyo.

Last modified on March 27, 2024

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