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 Senior Media Advisor (Queensland) identifies, designs and executes a high volume of media work across the country, but particularly in key cities and regions of Queensland. The role is responsible for coordinating and delivering our work in Queensland, working with staff in other teams and local, trusted voices such as tourism operators, farmers and energy workers or expert. The role involves working alongside some of the best communicators, researchers, strategists and scientists in Australia.

The Senior Media Advisor (Queensland) reports to one of CMC’s program leaders, and works closely with the CMC Director, fellow Queensland media advisor and the broader CMC team. The Senior Media Advisor (Queensland) has no direct reports.

Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of the Senior Media Advisor (Queensland) include: 

About You
A savvy operator who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You understand what makes news, the attitudes of both city and rural and regional Queenslanders, what’s important to them, and how the media operates. You have:

  1. You’ve got at least five years’ experience in public relations, journalism and/or the media.
  2. Tertiary qualification in Communications, Public Affairs or Journalism or equivalent experience on the job.
  3. You demonstrate an excellent understanding of key Queensland issues and regions as well as the state and national media and political landscape, with a strong contacts book.
  4. You can nurture and develop media talent. Experience delivering media training would be highly regarded.
  5. You’ve got exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to write for a broad range of audiences and channels within tight timelines.
  6. Experience in advocacy, political, media or public relations will be highly regarded as will experience using media monitoring and distribution services.
  1. You’re deadline driven with experience in, or a demonstrated ability to, lead programs in a highly planned and organised way.
  2. You are great at dealing with a range of stakeholders from all walks of life, particularly the media and spokespeople with various levels of media experience.
  3. You can demonstrate an ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships.
  4. Experience managing and mentoring junior staff would be highly regarded.
  1. Autonomous. You’re happy to juggle multiple tasks and projects and you’ve got experience working autonomously on a range of tasks and projects. 
  2. Rapid responder. You can make quick decisions in complex situations and pivot your media work to respond to unfolding circumstances.
  3. Team player. You enjoy a team environment,collaborate effectively and support others.

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
To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words outlining your relevant experience.

Applications close midnight 17th January 2022

If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at [email protected], using the subject line: Senior Media Advisor (Queensland).