Employer: Climate Council
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Communications & Marketing, Environment & Sustainability, Media & Arts
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Job posted on: 31 July, 2017.
Applications close: 31 August, 2017.
- Sydney or Melbourne Location
- Salary range: $70,000-80,000
The Climate Media Centre is a strategic communications project of the Climate Council that draws attention to the wide-ranging impacts of climate change, as well as the many benefits of clean energy solutions in Australia.
As a nimble and reactive media relations hub, the Centre connects journalists with a variety of talent, timely and relevant information, and concise commentary. We aim to share stories that surprise, inform and engage all types of audiences.
The Centre plans and executes strategic communications that personalise and localise the human and community impacts of climate change, seizes upon critical moments as they arise and synchronises many voices for greater impact.
We also train and support a growing number of influential spokespeople on climate change, beyond the usual suspects. This is all about making fire fighters, doctors, farmers and renewable energy entrepreneurs the face of climate change.
The human cost of climate change is too great to ignore, and we believe that sharing compelling stories on this issue is a crucial part of shifting public opinion.
Reporting to the Director of the Climate Media Centre, you will be responsible for driving and coordinating day-to-day reactive media and managing relationships with a wide variety of spokespeople; many of whom are new to the media space.
Key components include:
- Developing and nurturing relationships with spokespeople, and ensuring they are prepared for media interviews with formal training, and informal support and advice.
- Staying on top of the news cycle in order to identify good, reactive media opportunities and mobilise timely and interesting responses.
- Creating and executing well-thought out media strategies that have a big impact.
- Fostering a network of media contacts throughout the country with an ability to match stories that appeal to various journalists.
A seasoned media relations professional, you’ll have demonstrated experience in driving and co-ordinating an effective reactive media program. You’ll have an ability to think outside the box when it comes to finding new ways of telling the climate change story, and matching those ideas with new audiences and channels. You’ll have a proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organisations. Previous experience in journalism, media coaching and training, or PR agency work will be viewed favourably.
You will have:
1) Excellent interpersonnel skills:
- Capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders including spokespeople from all walks of life, journalists, editors, producers and influencers.
- Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
- Capacity to nurture and develop media talent.
- Demonstrated capacity to comprehend complex issues, think strategically and adapt to changing circumstances.
2) Strong communications skills:
- At least five years’ experience in media, public relations and/or journalism.
- A good understanding of the Australian media and political landscape, and challenges of communicating complex issues to the public.
- Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to write for a broad range of audiences and channels within tight timelines.
3) Exemplify personal drive and integrity:
- Entrepreneurial flair that will drive a need and desire to succeed.
- The ability to identify and achieve work objectives with minimal supervision.
As Media Advisor at the Climate Media Centre you will be joining a team that is breaking new ground in communications. We might be young, but our impact has already been profound.
As a project of an established, influential not-for-profit, this exciting initiative provides someone with the opportunity to learn alongside some of the best and brightest minds working in communications.
It’s also an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change. This is your chance to shape the future for the better.