Malcolm King is professional writer and generational workplace specialist.
While head of the writing programs at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, he started Republic in 1997 to help university and TAFE graduates find work.
He has worked for the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations in Canberra as an Associate Director in Labour Market Strategy. He promoted the Australian Government’s $70 million national older job seeker and worker initiatives and worked closely with the Australian Government’s Career Advice service.
Malcolm is active in fighting age prejudice (youth and older age).
Republic has two interconnected operations: a public relations business (Republic Media) and a professional writing business (Republic Resumes).
Republic Resumes provides resumes, cover letters, work biographies, selection criteria, job search strategies and interview techniques for job seekers and career changers.
As a senior lecturer at RMIT, Malcolm taught professional writing (content writing), organisational communication and is currently conducting research on creativity across the generations. Some of his articles can be found at the blog
Malcolm writes regularly for online and print media on issues such as age and productivity, financial education, recruitment and age prejudice. He enjoys attacking the less salubrious aspects of the recruitment industry.
He has worked in recruitment and as a senior media adviser for the Democrats and the ALP. He was a reporter at Australian Associated Press and for various trade magazines.
Malcolm lives in Adelaide with his wife Kate.