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Senior Copywriter

GetUp Australia
  • SCHADS Classification Level 5-6 salary range is $79,362.40 - $90,650.40 per annum (pro-rata) + superannuation, determined by relevant experience and qualifications.
  • This is a fixed-term contract ending 2 October 2020. 
  • This position is based in Sydney.

At GetUp, we know our capacity to drive progressive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We are always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply.

GetUp is looking for a Copywriter to work with our campaigns teams to deliver high-quality communications across all GetUp platforms, especially email.

Who is GetUp

The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of everyday people. We combine the power of over one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists to make extraordinary impact.

We focus our campaigns on the areas our members care about most in the fields of Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness, First Nations Justice and Democratic Integrity. From making sure hundreds of thousands of people are able to vote in elections, to successfully stopping major projects threatening the Great Barrier Reef, or securing billions of dollars in new funding for mental health – we have a decade-long history of taking on powerful interests, and winning.

Who is the Campaigns Team

GetUp’s Campaigns Team of talented campaigners lead the organisation’s work running campaigns that help create a more progressive Australia. The team prides itself on deep strategic thinking as well as the ability to seize crucial moments when taking immediate action can make a massive difference. We recognise that affected communities are at the heart of our work and we are always looking for ways to apply a strong rights and social justice lens to our campaigning.

Our days are filled with analysing the political state of play, developing long-term and rapid-fire strategy, engaging with politicians, media and affected communities, spotting the right moment to intervene, running impactful tactics including everything from protests to undercover investigations, writing hard-hitting copy, and coming up with creative ways to give our members the best chance for impact.

The Copywriter will be responsible for:

  • Writing reliably high-quality written content across GetUp communications channels, but especially on email – quickly;
  • Working with campaigns teams to understand their needs and deliver inspiring written content that empowers our members to take action;
  • Develop strategic comms approaches and messaging briefs to ensure a coherent GetUp voice across campaigns and channels;
  • Establishing guidelines and processes that allow campaigns staff to improve their communications output;
  • Proofreading and copy-editing campaigns content to improve the quality of GetUp communications.

You will be someone who has:

  • A deeply held commitment to social justice who is passionate about creating progressive change on a wide range of issues;
  • Outstanding written communication skills with demonstrated flair for copy-writing and editing on a wide range of topics for a range of audiences;
  • Adept at thinking through complex issues and communicating them simply and clearly;
  • Works independently juggling a range of tasks and projects and takes initiative to get the job done;
  • Strong digital skills and a willingness to learn new technologies, and who thrives in a fast-paced start-up environment;
  • Is a team player who is always bringing off-the-wall, creative ideas to the table; and
  • At least two years of professional experience working in a role that requires the delivery of high volumes of written content.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working in political communications or the media cycle.

How to apply

If even a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be the perfect person for the job. Formal education, qualifications and extensive experience matter less to us than excellence, initiative and drive.

You can apply via our website.

Please apply ASAP as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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