About Ros Marsden

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Ros Marsden is an experienced communications consultant, speaker and media specialist. Her interest areas include change management communications, corporate storytelling and crisis messaging.

Read her views on corporate storytelling in an interview with Writers Victoria here.

She worked as Communications Manager for the vast network of Fairfax's Australian Community Media group, which comprises regional, agricultural, Canberra and the FCN group in Sydney suburbs and has also worked as a Producer at Channel Ten Melbourne specialising in live production.

NEWSPAPERS AND DIGITAL

Ros joined Fairfax in 2004 working at The Age and in Fairfax's regional division.  She was Director of Government Advertising and also Strategic Projects Manager for The Age and has served as Advertising Manager in their regional daily newspaper, The Courier, based in Ballarat.

During her time at Fairfax Ros created I’m Not Like Paris magazine, designed to create a positive self image for teenage girls.  The magazine won the International PANPA Award for Young Readers, 2008 and Rural Press Club of Victoria Journalism & Photography Awards - Judges' Special Award, 2008.  Advertisements created by Ros have also won awards within Fairfax.

Ros has written articles for both The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as editing Prime, The Age's supplement for readers over sixty.

She has worked across print and digital in designing campaigns for Fairfax.

SPEAKING

Ros speaks with energy and passion across a range of issues. Her messages about leadership are highly regarded by those who hear her.  Humorous, passionate and thought-provoking.

Her story was compelling and confronting and so powerful.

Another unbelievable woman.

This was just amazing.  She is so strong and a powerful delivery to confront my thoughts.

 

NOT FOR PROFITS

Ros has worked as publicity manager in the not-for-profit sector with a focus on homelessness, alcohol and drug support and aged care.   She enjoys talking to not-for-profits about cost-effective techniques to raise their profile.

In 2011 Ros was on the Victorian selection panel for Australian of the Year.

PUBLISHING

Ros has a keen interest in the qualities of young people and their challenges in today's world.  This interest prompted her to write F...Bombs! The Handy Manners Guide to Make Your Life Easier .

Ros created & edited the book LIMERICKS BY FAMOUS AUSTRALIANS, in which personalities as diverse as Bob Hawke, Gough Whitlam, Dame Joan Sutherland and Barry Humphries wrote autobiographical limericks.

Ros has worked for the book publishing company Five Mile Press and Roland Harvey Studios as their publicity manager, creating promotional concepts for publications ranging from cookbooks through to Australiana and children's illustrated fiction. 

TELEVISION

After completing a BA at Melbourne University Ros Marsden pursued her first loves, entertainment and writing by joining the TEN Network Melbourne.  Within a couple of years she was researching and producing programs for current affairs and magazine shows, racing telecasts, award nights and telethons. 

She later joined the production company Crawfords working on COP SHOP until she was invited back to TEN to produce GOOD MORNING MELBOURNE and assist with their major live telecasts, including Associate Producer of the first live telecast from the Melbourne State Theatre.   Ros also worked on the first live telecast of the Melbourne Cup and the first national Olympic telethon.

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