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Media and Investigations Manager - Flexible Location

Australian Conservation Foundation

Step into a leadership role in the country’s premier non-profit media, marketing and community mobilisation team.

  • Permanent position based in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney or Canberra
  • Full time role with a salary of $115,143 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation and great working conditions!

Who is the ACF?

When it comes to our environment, the Australian Conservation Foundation has been leading the way in protecting our living world for over half a century.

We are the national environment organisation committed to caring for Australia’s unique and beautiful wildlife and natural world. We’re inclusive, non-partisan and funded by the Australian community.

Whether it’s advocating for the Great Barrier Reef , koalas snoozing in big old trees or for strong climate action, our dedicated community of over 700,000 supporters are constantly working to create a world where forests, rivers, people, and wildlife thrive.

The Role

A leadership role in the Engagement Directorate, the Media and Investigations Manager leads the development, implementation and evaluation of ACF’s media relations, social media and multimedia content.

In this role, you’ll develop and oversee effective media and digital communications strategies to achieve ACF’s vision and change strategy. You’ll work collaboratively across the organisation to increase ACF’s media presence and create innovative communication tactics to connect audiences in new ways.

The Media and Investigations Manager is a key contributor to shaping the public narrative on key environmental issues. This includes leading a team conducting primary evidence-gathering investigations of Australia’s environment laws, policies and practices.

Your skills

We are seeking an experienced people leader with a highly developed news sense and extensive experience in securing media coverage across traditional news outlets at a national, state and local level. You will be skilled at creating impactful media opportunities and have proven success in developing and implementing strategies across traditional and social media channels that reach target audiences and improve the impact of advocacy.

You will know how to get the best out of a high performing team, particularly one with specialists in traditional and social media and multimedia content and be skilled in developing strategic relationships with media representatives, external communications agencies and other stakeholders. You also have experience providing media and communications advice at a high level to Board members and CEOs across a broad range of policy and operational issues.

Why work for us?

You’ll do important work with one of Australia’s most impactful organisations, and with our world-class organisational culture and great team, we guarantee you’ll have fun along the way.

ACF is proud to offer our staff a supportive workplace with excellent conditions, including:

  • Genuine flexibility in working hours and the opportunity to work regularly from home
  • Four weeks of annual leave a year plus an additional three days off over the Christmas / New Year period
  • Thirty days of personal leave a year (pro-rata) available to use immediately upon commencement
  • Superannuation contribution of 10.5%
  • Eighteen weeks paid parental leave for parents (regardless of who is the birth parent) after 12 months of service
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities tailored to your individual career goals
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing support

Applications are accepted through our website and should include a cover letter introducing yourself and a resume outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the role, addressed to Paul Sheridan, ACF’s Engagement Director.

Want to have a chat before you apply, or perhaps you need a reasonable adjustment of the recruitment process? You can contact Karen Kershaw, People & Culture Specialist, on 0422 657 272 with any questions you might have

We welcome applications well before the deadline date and may contact candidates to progress to the next stage of recruitment prior to the closing date please get in early! We want to hear from you!

ACF is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job.

As part of ACF’s recruitment process, a criminal background check will be conducted.

We request no agency contact please.

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