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Communications & PR Executive – Maternity Leave Role

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Organisation : Landcare Australia

Location : Sydney (Chatswood NSW)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 31 May, 2019

About the role



Chatswood, Sydney


Purpose of position

Develop, manage and implement strategic multi-channel communications strategies to raise awareness of the Landcare, Coastcare and Junior Landcare brands.

Reports to

Marketing & Communications Director


Direct Reports




Key External Contacts

Media, corporate and government partners, landcare groups, schools and youth groups and all stakeholders in the landcare community.  


Key Internal Contacts

All teams including marketing and communications team, fundraising, corporate partnerships, grants and landcare services.


Key Accountabilities

·         Plan, develop and implement communications and PR activities to support Landcare Australia’s campaigns and events

·         Generate ideas, create content and manage editorial for Landcare Australia’s Landcare in Forces magazine and company newsletters

·         Develop and build relationships with media contacts and keep informed of trends and activities that impact landcare

·         Research, write and edit topical and relevant articles and case studies publishing across print and digital publications and blogs, annual reports and newsletters, and pitch to media  

·         Prepare the production of flyers, promotional videos and photography

·         Assist with fundraising communications, events and government partner communications activities

·         Prepare speaking notes for TV or radio interviews for Landcare Australia spokespeople where applicable

·         Collate and analyse media monitoring reports for campaigns or as required

·         Support the communications and PR activities for corporate and government partnerships

·         Manage the delivery of activities to associated timelines, budgets and KPIs

·         Other duties to support the marketing and communications team as required.

Skills and Experience

Proactive communications and PR professional with at least two years of experience with tertiary qualifications in public relations, media or communications.



·         Experience developing, managing and implementing multi-channel campaigns.

·         Competency in a wide range of communications tools, especially media releases, media briefs, articles, presentations and social media content.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills including proven ability to create and write clear, engaging and inspiring articles.

·         Proven ability to proactively manage the delivery of multiple projects at any one time.

·         Confidence and ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders including media

·         Understanding of the Australian media landscape

·         Ability to deal effectively with requests and enquiries from a variety of stakeholders from the landcare community across Australia.


Highly Desirable

·         Sound knowledge and interest in current environmental issues

·         Experience in the not-for-profit sector

·         Existing media contacts in the environmental or agricultural sector

·         Experience in brand management

·         Knowledge of fundraising or charity promotion

·         Campaign management skills.



·         Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented

·         Analytical and problem solving skills

·         Interpersonal and communications skills

·         Influencing skills

·         A team player who likes a fast-paced environment

·         Ability to work in a small group environment

·         Excellent time management skills and is motivated by deadlines

·         Goal and achievement oriented

·         Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.




Please send applications to

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Landcare Australia

Landcare Australia is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision of all Australians actively caring for the land and water that sustain us.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Communications & PR Executive - Maternity Leave Role via Pro Bono Australia.


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