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Media Advisor - Cities Power Partnership Project

Employer: Climate Council
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Communications & Marketing, Environment & Sustainability, Media & Arts, Advocacy & Campaigns
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 29 May, 2017.
Applications close: 30 June, 2017. (Expired)

  • Part time

The Role

This media advisor will be responsible for all the public relations work associated with a new, national program at the Climate Council that focuses on accelerating the emissions reductions and clean energy successes of towns and cities around Australia.

It’s an exciting opportunity to work with some of the best climate communicators, researchers and experts in the world. Best of all, you’ll play a key and autonomous role in ensuring this innovative program is a success.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Stakeholder engagement: connect and maintain relationships with local councils across the country, as well as other key players.
  • Media engagement: Develop and nurture an extensive lists of journalist contacts, pitch stories with confidence and handle inquiries in a timely and effective manner
  • Communications: Execute the media strategy every step of the way in order to maximise impact
  • News sense: With an eye for a story, you’ll know what’s likely to hit the headlines, and will stay on top of the news cycle

About you

You’ll have a background in media, journalism, communications or public relations and experience in executive media campaigns that deliver results and keep stakeholders happy. Reporting to the Head of Communications at the Climate Council, you’ll work alongside some of the best in the communications business. With the confidence to take the reins on this project, you’re a go-getter who has more ideas than you know what to do with, be adept at seizing opportunities and making things happen.

1) Excellent interpersonnel skills:

  • Capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders including journalists and council staff.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Capacity to identify and support media talent.

2) Strong communications skills:

  • At least three years’ experience in media, public relations and/or journalism.
  • Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to write for a broad range of audiences and channels within tight timelines.
  • An understanding of print, online and broadcast media landscape is essential3) Exemplify personal drive and integrity

  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.

About us

The Climate Council is an independent not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide the Australian public with accurate and credible information on climate change.

Why? Because we believe that the response to climate change should be based on the best science available.

We’re a fast growing team made up of expert Councillors, staff, volunteers and supporters. Together, we are doing everything we can to spread independent and accurate information on climate change impacts and solutions.

With the largest media presence of any organisation in Australia on climate change issues, a role with us presents an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change.


3 days per week on a one-year contract.

Flexible working arrangements, and centrally-located offices in both Melbourne or Sydney.

Salary: $70,000+super (FTE) - pro rata for part time role

How to apply for this job

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