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Media Specialist

Queensland Conservation Council
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Hours: Full time, with part time also considered. Flexibility in working outside standard office hours will occasionally be required
  • Responsible to: QCC Deputy Director
  • Term of employment: Twelve month contract with option to extend.
  • Remuneration:$94,808.62 - $99,104.21 plus 10.5% superannuation and 17.5% holiday leave loading. You will also receive Christmas-New Years as additional paid leave on top of four weeks of annual leave.

The Organisation

Queensland Conservation Council is the state’s peak non-government environment group. Our mission is to protect our natural environment and climate and make Queensland communities more sustainable.

We achieve our goals by advocating to government, engaging with the community and informing through the media. We apply the latest scientific research to develop policies. We monitor progress and rate the performance of governments, their programs, and companies, holding them accountable to their commitments to the environment. Incorporated in 1969, we are a non-profit community organisation with no political affiliations.

We have a membership of almost 60 environment groups throughout Queensland, who we consult and coordinate with. We’re growing, with 15 staff, and an ambitious plan to grow the Environment movement in Queensland.

Position Overview:

The Media Specialist at Queensland Conservation Council will play a crucial role in advancing our mission by strategically managing and enhancing our media presence.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively across climate, land clearing, and protected areas campaigns, maximising their exposure and impact through earned media and elevating QCC's overall profile.

The Media Specialist will develop proactive media strategies and moments, cultivate relationships with journalists and outlets across Queensland, and drive our reactive media by identifying and securing opportunities for QCC to cut through in the daily media cycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and pitch proactive media moments and stories that elevate QCC’s campaigns around climate change, land clearing, and protected areas.
  • Monitor the daily newscycle and identify opportunities for QCC to engage in reactive media.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with media outlets and influencers
  • Collaborate with campaign teams to integrate media strategies and ensure consistent messaging.
  • Produce high-quality written and visual content for press releases, op-eds, and online platforms.
  • Develop and implement crisis communication plans, monitoring media trends.
  • Develop and execute media strategies to enhance QCC's public profile and credibility.
  • Identify opportunities for speaking engagements and media partnerships.
  • Monitor media coverage, track key performance indicators, and provide regular reports on outreach and campaign coverage.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in media relations, with a focus on environmental or advocacy issues.
  • Strong understanding of climate, land clearing, and protected areas policies and issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Experience with crisis communications and issues management is desirable.
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