Jobs - 13 January 2023

Position: Experienced Media Adviser

The Position

Be part of a team that’s proud to work for the organisation that’s secured some of the biggest wins for Australian wilderness and nature: stopping the damming of the Franklin River forty years ago, protecting k’gari / Fraser Island from sand mining, defending forests the length and breadth of this continent and in lutruwita / Tasmania, or more recently kicking big oil out of the Great Australian Bight.

Across the decades, media coverage has been a key part of the Wilderness Society’s success. Now, we’re seeking an experienced media adviser to ramp up how we develop stories and maximise media coverage of the Wilderness Society brand and our campaign agenda to secure better protections for land and sea across the continent.

You will be happy to pitch strategically aligned and powerful stories across a range of media outlets to promote the Wilderness Society and our work, with a focus on advancing campaign outcomes. You enjoy maintaining media relationships and are expert at preparing media briefers and other collateral.

You can quickly identify media opportunities and have a proven track record at building the media profile and skills of key staff. The role will proactively identify opportunities to elevate Wilderness Society campaigns and brand by leveraging trending topics in the news cycle, social conversations and external events.

You will use these opportunities to deepen engagement with key target audiences, in line with the organisation's campaign plan and communication strategy. In doing all this, you’ll work closely with the National Campaigns Director and the Communications Manager.

Applications to: recruitment@wilderness.org.au

Location: Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra