Job posted on: 13th May 2022

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About the Climate Council

The Climate Council of Australia is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public and key decision-makers on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available. Climate Council was founded in 2013 by thousands of Australians to create a new, independent and 100% community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission.

Our vision, mission and values

Our vision is that by 2025 Australia’s emissions are on a steep downward trajectory with projects and policies in place to see us cut emissions by 75% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2035. This represents a transformation in action and attitude from all levels of government, industry, business and community. It also fundamentally improves Australia’s contribution to the global climate challenge, while unlocking benefits/potential of the new economy, and protecting lives, well-being and the natural environment.

Our mission is to be a courageous catalyst propelling Australia towards bold, effective action to have emissions plummet during the 2020s and hit net zero by 2035.

Our values:

The Climate Media Centre

The Climate Media Centre (CMC) is a not-for-profit PR agency and spokesperson bureau for climate change. An initiative of the Climate Council of Australia, we specialise in connecting journalists with people who are experiencing climate impacts first-hand, as well as the many Australians coming up with innovative solutions to tackle the greatest issue of our times.

We plan and execute strategic communications and train a diverse range of spokespeople: from firefighters, doctors and farmers to renewable energy entrepreneurs and electric vehicle advocates. The human costs of unchecked climate change are too great to ignore, and we believe that sharing compelling stories on this issue is a crucial part of shifting public debate.
About the Role The Media Advisor supports the CMC team to execute a high volume of media work across the country. This includes coordination, execution and evaluation of media work across different program areas. The Media Advisor directly supports the CMC Chief of Staff (COS) to address the day-to-day needs of the project (60%), and supports the Senior Media Advisor to execute our energy program (40%). 

Reporting
The Media Advisor reports to the CMC Chief of Staff and Senior Media Advisor. This role has no direct reports.

Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of the Media Advisor CMC include:

About You: 
You thrive in a fast-paced environment. You understand what makes the news and have a drive to work with a range of stakeholders to understand what motivates them. You are a confident communicator, who is hungry to learn and unafraid to do so on the job. 

You have:

Remuneration and Benefits
The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. This exciting and dynamic organisation will continue to be in the public eye, giving those involved an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change.

With exposure to some of the leading minds tackling climate change, this role is a unique opportunity.

Additional Benefits.

How to Apply
The Climate Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, or political affiliation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all advertised positions.

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words outlining your relevant experience no later than 9am Monday 30 May. If you are a recent graduate, please include 2 to 3 samples of your work.

If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at jobs@climatecouncil.org.au, using the subject line: Media Advisor – Climate Media Centre

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