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Senior Manager, Content and Editorial

Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on earth and an irreplaceable home to thousands of species of marine life, including six of the world’s seven species of marine turtle.

For more than 20 years the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been the lead charity for the Reef, driving the immediate change needed save our Reef and its marine life for future generations. Right now, we have more than 60 Reef-saving projects with more than 65 project delivery partners. We are the action station for the Reef, bringing together people and science to deliver the world’s largest coral reefs program.


Leading editorial and content for the Foundation you’ll help tell our story of impact and hope for the Reef, in an engaging way that builds awareness, trust and favourability among an expanded audience. Working within the marketing and communications team, you’ll help spread an important global message: our irreplaceable Reef is facing a growing combination of threats, but there is hope. Right now, we’re already making an impact and together we can save our Reef and its marine life.

You’ll implement an editorial strategy while developing and curating meaningful content that captures the Foundation’s projects, impact and vision in a seamless manner, integrated across channel. Reporting to the Associate Director of Brand and Strategy, you’ll lead content planning sessions with important and interesting stakeholders and act as a custodian of our brand narrative and tone of voice.

The Foundation delivers more than 60 Reef-saving projects with partners like NASA, Google and the Smithsonian, and you’ll help us talk about all of it in a consistent and strategic way.

There couldn’t be a better time to start. We’re on the brink of even more impact on the Reef and the cusp of some incredible global campaigns.

To be considered, you’ll be a strategic and critical thinker with experience creating meaningful content as part of a wider editorial strategy. You’ll love language, enjoy synthesising complex ideas in an accessible and engaging way and you’ll be passionate about audience, driven by insights and obsessed with objectives and outcomes. Importantly, you’ll want to be part of a team that values performance excellence and continuous improvement, and takes its job seriously but not itself too seriously.


You’ll help shape and tell the story of how we save the world’s largest living thing and a truly irreplaceable ecosystem.

This full-time position is offered as a 3 year contract with flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle and commitments, with an attractive remuneration package that includes the perks of working for a charity.

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