• Location: Australia-wide
  • Term: 12 months with possible extension
  • Full time – 37.5 hours per week
  • Remuneration: SCHADS Level 4.1-5.1: FTE $75 – $85k + 10% super + 17.5% Annual Leave Loading
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are particularly encouraged to apply

Use your specialist skills at content development to work at the forefront of the legal fight for environment and help tackle climate change and Australia’s extinction crisis.

Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia-Pacific, dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and shared environment by providing access to justice, running ground-breaking litigation and leading law reform advocacy.

As the region’s legal experts in our field, we aim to be a brave, unified, and focused team, committed to inclusion and excellence in all that we do. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workplace supporting a highly skilled, engaged, and effective team, where everyone can feel that they belong.

The opportunity

EDO is looking for a best-in-class Content Specialist to join our amazing team of dedicated communications and marketing professionals in their work highlighting EDO’s impact, strengthening our brand and bringing new supporters and donors into the EDO community.

Working closely with the rest of the Marketing & Media Team you will develop a range of collateral to support our communications and marketing strategies, build and execute content plans and user journeys, and create compelling and engaging content across channels including web, social media, email and digital advertising platforms.

Candidate Profile

You are a skilled, creative communicator with experience developing compelling content across a range of audiences and digital channels.

You have experience distilling complex information into simple, high impact messaging for everyday audiences in ways that are meaningful and engaging to them. 

You are comfortable using a range of digital tools to tell engaging, creative stories, build strong connections with audiences, and drive actions like sign ups and donations.

At a personal level you are passionate about environmental justice and climate change, and are committed to diversity and inclusion. You are comfortable working with diverse communities, and you are a team player, working collaboratively in a distributed team environment.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in a communications, marketing or content creation role.
  • Experience creating compelling content and copy for a range of audiences across a range of digital channels.
  • Experience developing content for fundraising, acquisition and lead generation purposes.
  • Ability to think quickly and creatively about communicating complex narratives and facts to a range of key audiences.
  • Ability to develop and execute reactive and proactive content campaigns over a range of timeframes.
  • Ability to seek out and adapt to new digital platforms for content creation and distribution.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to understand and communicate about legal processes with accuracy.

Desirable:

  • Experience with WordPress, Nationbuilder, Mailchimp, Marketing Cloud and/or similar platforms.
  • Skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva and/or similar platforms.
  • Skills in photography and videography.
  • Good news sense and a strong interest in current affairs.
  • Previous experience working for an environmental, social justice or other values-based organisation.

OUR CULTURE AND BENEFITS

  • We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage.
  • The chance to be part of the largest environmental legal practice in the Australia-Pacific.
  • A very flexible and family-friendly workplace.
  • Option to work from home and the office.
  • Paid Parental Leave.
  • 15 Days Personal/carer’s leave.
  • Extra leave over the Christmas period.
  • Access to EAP.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • EDO proudly has a JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion), and a Mental Health Ambassador Committee, and is developing a First Nations Indigenous Peoples Program with the aid of indigenous-led consultancies.

OUR VALUES:

Commitment – We are committed to; a united organisation, to each other, to collaboration, to justice, to our communities and to creating a world where nature thrives.

Diversity – We are respectful of and welcome diversity of staff, volunteers, offices, environmental regions, communities, stakeholders.

Integrity – We work effectively, efficiently, strategically, professionally, and ethically; “justice is in our nature”.

Vision – We lead change and environmental empowerment using innovation, creativity, and courage.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check, disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.

EDO welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

Applications must include a CV and a letter that clearly addresses each of the selection criteria.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Applications close on 6 February 2022. Applications should be emailed to [email protected] with “Application for position of Content Specialist” in the subject line.