- Melbourne • Melbourne CBD
- Job posted on: 9th Nov 2021
- Applications close:
Salary: $85,000 p.a. starting salary.
Term: Full time to December 2022 with a view to renewal dependent on performance.
Position reports to: Market Forces Executive Director
The Communications Manager is a new role created to oversee our digital communications team, maintain and improve our participation in traditional media outlets, seek out new platforms and media channels for Market Forces to promote our message and mission, and develop communications strategies for our campaigns and the organisation as a whole. This role is based in Australia but will be supporting our work globally and partnering with communications networks overseas, particularly in Asia.
Since 2013, Market Forces has been working to redirect finance away from activities that harm the environment and into those that protect and enhance it. We focus on the role that banks, superannuation funds and other investors, insurance companies and governments play in financing environmentally risky and damaging activities. We strongly focus on climate change and the essential energy revolution the world needs to undertake if we are to secure a stable long-term climate. Our team delivers and supports campaigns on the most egregious examples of fossil fuel polluters, extending that support to partners in Asia and beyond, wherever we can make the best interventions to shift finance away from dirty fossil fuels.
You know media. You know how the industry of journalism works and the factors changing and influencing it. You know how organisations and companies need to increasingly produce media of their own. You can help advocates identify audiences that matter to their campaigns, and communicate in a way that motivates and engages them. You love the craft of communications and the power of effective content, no matter what format. And you love supporting others to be better and more effective communicators.
Maybe you’ve got a background in journalism, or elsewhere in the media industry. Maybe you’ve worked in communications for a company or organisation. Whatever the case, you’re coming into this role with runs on the board and a desire to take your experience and use it to help Market Forces win its campaigns to protect the environment.
Ideally you’ll have experience broader than Australia but whatever the case you’ll have a work history that is diverse and multi-faceted. Also, you’ll have some experience managing and supporting people and teams.
Outstanding communication skills
Demonstrated capacity to successfully pitch stories to journalists and media outlets
Very high level of empathy
Experience developing communications strategies and successfully delivering against communications-based key performance indicators or objectives, preferably in an advocacy or campaigning context
Experience managing people and small teams
Experience working in media and communications
Experience developing and implementing digital communications strategies and tactics
(preferable) Experience working in a non-government mission-driven organisation
Work with campaigners to develop and deliver communications strategies for Market Forces’ campaigns
Develop and deliver strategies for growth of our supporter and donor lists
Maintain Market Forces’ relationships with media outlets and journalists.
Seek out and facilitate opportunities for Market Forces to build relationships with new contacts in journalism and the media industry.
Oversee Market Forces’ communications with its supporters through our website, social media platforms and email. This will extend to our online fundraising efforts.
Build the profile and reputation of Market Forces in order to meet agreed objectives.
Edit and review the work of Market Forces staff, prior to its public release.
Support and train Market Forces staff to develop their communications skills.
Manage other team members working on communications and digital communications.