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Senior Media Coordinator

Oxfam Australia
  • A sensational opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading international not-for-profits
  • Help put the media spotlight on injustice in Australia and overseas
  • Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Melbourne based – flexible for right candidate but East Coast preferred

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian response, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by five core values: Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability. To read more about our values please click here.

As an agency undertaking work both nationally and internationally and in humanitarian response, OAU takes its duty of care seriously to safeguard children, young people and adults and recognises that it must meet community expectations and the trust placed in its personnel to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, all positions within OAU are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and all staff sign the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Employee Codes of Conduct.

The Role

In close collaboration with the Head of Media, the Senior Media Coordinator works across the organisation, including with Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns colleagues, as well as Fundraising and Humanitarian teams to raise positive awareness of Oxfam and its work to tackle poverty and inequality to drive growth in brand, donors, influence and income.

This role will develop and implement media strategies that support strategic priorities, maximise reactive media opportunities and liaise with media outlets to ensure Oxfam Australia maintains its strong share of voice in the Australian media market.

The Senior Media Coordinator will also strive to empower people impacted by poverty, inequality and humanitarian disasters to share their stories in the media, and work with colleagues across the globe to coordinate responses to humanitarian emergencies and advocacy campaigns. There will also potentially be opportunities for the Senior Media Coordinator to travel in Australia and overseas to meet with journalists, accompany media to visit programs or support emergency responses.

A little about you (the key selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Ability to develop and implement innovative and creative media strategies and materials for Oxfam’s emergency and humanitarian work, development programs, events and campaigns and advocacy
  • A demonstrated understanding of the media landscape and the media industry’s needs and operations
  • Experience working as a journalist or media adviser, with an established network of media contacts and an ability to establish effective relationships with journalists
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and written skills, including the ability to translate complex information into succinct media materials and to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to respond quickly to issues of the day to maximise media opportunities, increase Oxfam’s profile and manage risks to brand and reputation

We can offer you

  • A base salary of $100,085 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to tackle poverty and make a positive impact around the world.
  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and ample opportunities for career progression and development.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.

Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia and successful applicants will be subject to the satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion check.

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