Our people are a key part of our success and future. Our employees are dedicated to providing services that meet and exceed our patrons’ and guest’ expectations. Their diversity provides a broad range of skills and capability, vital to maintaining and building on a skilled and motivated workforce.

We offer those who choose to join us a flexible environment, aimed at nurturing the performance and development of staff, recognising achievement and promoting a healthy work/life balance.

  Darwin Turf Club is recruiting the following roles :

  • Marketing and Media Executive - Full-time with immediate start


Reporting directly to the Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, the Darwin Turf Club is seeking a career focused, highly skilled individual to join our Team. You will be working in a small but dynamic Marketing and Sponsorship team. 

The role incorporates a wide range of skills, which include the following:

  • Assist the Marketing and Sponsorship Manager in planning, developing and implementing effective marketing communication campaigns
  • Ensure the Darwin Turf Club's brand management and corporate identity is maintained both internally and externally
  • General marketing administration
  • Planning and delivery of Feature Events and Race Days as required – Eg Pavilion Functions such as Ladies Day, Lets Talk Racing Luncheon, Pitch Perfect, Family Day, Horsing Around, The Ambassador Search and other events and race days as required
  • Planning and delivery of Fashions on the Field throughout carnival in consultation with the Stylist, Ambassador and retailers
  • Drafting and preparing copy for all marketing collateral, including print media, digital media, letters, emails and digital platforms
  • Drafting of Speeches and Presentations throughout the year as required
  • Provide social media updates, strategy and scheduling in draft form to Marketing and Sponsorship Manager
  • Responsible for reconciliation of all marketing and advertising invoicing, purchase orders, payments, credit and refunds
  • Coordination of graphic design for the various Darwin Turf Club departments including the food and beverage departments
  • Ensure on track marketing material is up to date and in good condition
  • Coordinating the Darwin Turf Club Cup Carnival magazine and distribution of the publication
  • Assist with coordinating commercial shoots and media platforms
  • Responsible for collating and preparing marketing material for race days including race books and race replays
  • Scheduling of all marketing campaigns – TV, Radio, Digital and Print
  • Preparation of EDMs
  • Coordination of media and organisation of media calls and talent
  • Ensure relevant Ministerial and Government contacts are updated with media activities and Darwin Turf Club events
  • Ensure Darwin Turf Club website is up to date and continually refreshed
  • Organising and coordinating on track photographers and photography content
  • Monitoring ongoing campaign spend against budget, keeping accurate records and highlighting where variances occur
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to support Marketing and Sponsorship Department
  • Provide support to the Marketing and Sponsorship Manager in reporting of all marketing activity for monthly Board reports
  • Assist the Marketing and Sponsorship Manager in the planning and implementation of race days and surrounding events such as entertainment and theming

 Essential Criteria:

  • Proven experience in a similar position
  • Have a high standard of presentation
  • Management of budgets and reporting experience
  • Strong attention to detail, especially with administration
  • Strong Communication Skills – verbal and written at all business levels
  • Strong knowledge of advertising industry – production, CAD, scheduling, print media
  • Experience with all facets of Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Experience with Photoshop, Canva or other design software
  • Strong Sales or Account Management Experience
  • Be highly organised and able to work to deadlines
  • Some experience with Events management
  • Have a creative flair and be able to present examples of some of your marketing campaigns
  • You must hold an Australian drivers licence and be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

 Desirable Criteria:

  • A degree in Marketing or Communications is highly desirable with a sound knowledge of the racing Industry being looked upon favourably
  • Experience with Delphi / Sales Force or CRM systems
  • Experience with video editing software
  • Experience in the racing or sporting industry
  • Speech and Content Writing experience
  • Previous experience working with Government Protocol and VIP clients

On Offer:

  • Immediate Start Date
  • Remuneration will be commensurate with your skills, knowledge and experience within a similar role
  • 4 weeks annual leave + 1 additional week time in lieu for extra hours worked over Darwin Cup Carnival
  • Days in lieu for weekend work and public holidays

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply online today via SEEK with your Cover Letter attention to: Owen Frankhouser – Human Resources Manager. Please include a current resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications. Interviews will commence ASAP, so don't delay in applying.

Due to Darwin Cup Carnival, no annual leave is able to be approved between Mid May - Mid August each year. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

No applicants from overseas or those seeking sponsorship will be considered for this role. No reverse marketing will from agencies will be considered for this role at this time.

Online Safety Induction

It is a requirement that all new employees complete an Online Work Health Safety Induction. You can apply for work and complete the induction prior attending your interview. The Induction takes approximately 30 minutes to input your details and complete the slideshow. You will need the following before commencing the induction :

  • Internet Access
  • Working Email Address
  • Any of the following - Smartphone, Ipad, Laptop or PC

You will still be required to attend one of the advertised interview sessions before you can commence work. Click HERE to complete your Online Induction