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Content Specialist - Flexible Location

Environmental Defenders Office Ltd
  • Location: Australia-wide
  • Term: 12 months (Parental leave backfill) with an expected start date mid-April 2024
  • Part time – 30 hours per week = (0.8FTE)
  • Remuneration: SCHADS Level 5: 1 FTE $94,550 + 11% super + 17.5% Annual Leave Loading
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Reporting to: Head of Marketing & Media

Use your specialist skills in content development to work at the forefront of the legal fight for environment and help tackle climate change and Australia’s extinction crisis.

Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia-Pacific, dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and shared environment by providing access to justice, running ground-breaking litigation and leading law reform advocacy.
As the region’s legal experts in our field, we aim to be a brave, unified, and focused team, committed to inclusion and excellence in all that we do. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workplace supporting a highly skilled, engaged, and effective team, where everyone can feel that they belong.

The opportunity

EDO is looking for a best-in-class Content Specialist to join our amazing team of dedicated communications and marketing professionals in their work projecting EDO’s impact, strengthening our brand and bringing new supporters and donors into the EDO community.
Working closely with the rest of the Marketing & Media Team you will develop a range of collateral to support our communications and marketing strategies, build and execute content plans and user journeys, and create compelling and engaging content across channels including web, social media, email and digital advertising platforms.

Candidate Profile

You are a skilled, creative communicator with experience developing compelling content across a range of audiences and digital channels.
You have experience distilling complex information into simple, high-impact messaging for everyday audiences in ways that are meaningful and engaging to them.

You are comfortable using a range of digital tools to tell engaging, creative stories, build strong connections with audiences, and drive actions like sign ups and donations.

At a personal level you are passionate about environmental justice and climate change and are committed to diversity and inclusion. You are comfortable working with diverse communities, and you are a team player, working collaboratively in a distributed team environment.



  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in a communications, marketing or content creation role.
  • Experience creating compelling content and copy for a range of audiences across a range of digital channels.
  • Experience developing content for fundraising, acquisition and lead generation purposes.
  • Ability to think quickly and creatively about communicating complex narratives and facts to a range of key audiences.
  • Ability to develop and execute reactive and proactive content campaigns over a range of timeframes.
  • Ability to seek out and adapt to new digital platforms for content creation and distribution.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to understand and communicate about legal processes with accuracy.


  • Experience with Wordpress, Salesforce, Marketing Cloud and/or similar platforms.
  • Skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva and/or similar platforms.
  • Skills in photography and videography.
  • Good news sense and a strong interest in current affairs.
  • Previous experience working for an environmental, social justice or other values-based organisation.

Our culture and benefits

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected, and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or life stage. 

  • The chance to be part of the largest environmental legal practice in the Australia-Pacific 
  • A very flexible and family-friendly workplace 
  • Option to work from home and the office
  • Eight weeks paid parental leave, regardless of gender or carer status
  • 15 days personal/carer’s leave per year
  • 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave per year
  • Three days paid cultural leave per year
  • Extra leave over the Christmas period
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities 
  • EDO proudly has a JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) Committee and a Mental Health Ambassador Committee, and has developed a First Nations Program with the aid of Indigenous-led consultancies. 
  • Three Affinity groups for the following: Disability, Global Majority* and LGBTQIA+

*Global Majority is a collective term that first and foremost speaks to and encourages those so-called, to think of themselves as belonging to the majority on planet earth. It refers to people who are Black, African, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, Indigenous to the global south, and or, have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’.

Our Values

  • Commitment – We are committed to; a united organisation, to each other, to collaboration, to justice, to our communities and to creating a world where nature thrives.
  • Diversity – We respect First Nations Peoples’ knowledges and experiences, and work with them to protect their Countries and cultures.
  • Integrity – We work effectively, efficiently, strategically, professionally, and ethically; “justice is in our nature”.
  • Vision – We lead change and environmental empowerment using innovation, creativity, and courage.

Applications close on the advertised closing date, with an expected start date mid-April 2024.

Applications must include a CV and a letter that clearly addresses each of the selection criteria.

The Key Selection Criteria show the minimum essential requirements of the position. The desirable criteria outline additional attributes which would enable the successful candidate to perform the role more effectively; they are not essential but may be used to distinguish between applicants during the shortlisting process.

EDO particularly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Pacific Island people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

Other Information

All offers of employment may be subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check, disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.

Please note: Your application may be considered for future roles at the EDO within the next 12 months without additional advertising. Please notify us in your application if you would not like to be considered for similar roles beyond this recruitment.

If you have any accessibility needs for the recruitment or interviewing process, or for confidential enquiries please let us know in your application or by emailing [email protected] using the subject line: Content Specialist - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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