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Campaigner/Senior Campaigner

Organisation : GetUp

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Journalism & PR, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Humanitarian, Media, Social Enterprise

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $74,172.28- $88,693.80

Application closing date : 4 Oct, 2021

About the role

GetUp is looking for a Campaigner/Senior Campaigner with strong digital and communication skills to work on our democracy, media and press freedom campaigns.

SCHADS classification Level 4/5 with salary range $74,172.28- $88,693.80 per annum + superannuation determined by relevant experience and qualifications.

This is a permanent position ideally based in Sydney.

At GetUp, we know our capacity to drive progressive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We are actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply.


GetUp is full of talented campaigners who lead the organisation’s efforts to create a more progressive Australia. The campaigns team prides itself on deep strategic thinking as well as the ability to seize crucial change moments that make a massive difference on our issues. 

Their days are filled with analysing the political state of play, developing long-term and rapid-fire strategy, engaging with politicians, media and affected communities, spotting the right moment to intervene, running impactful tactics including everything from protests to undercover investigations, writing hard-hitting copy, and coming up with creative ways to give our members the best chance for impact.


  • Drafting high quality campaign content;
  • Administering the website backend;
  • Reviewing social media content;
  • Reviewing systems for member correspondence;
  • Monitoring and suggesting responses to the latest news and developments;
  • Executing campaign research, planning and evaluation;
  • Working within campaigns teams to execute campaigns and meet their goals;
  • Supervising other staff and/or volunteers as required.


  • Has a deeply held commitment to justice who is passionate about creating progressive change on a wide range of issues;
  • Has strong digital skills and a willingness to learn new technologies, and who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment;
  • Has strong written communication skills, adept at thinking through complex issues and communicating them simply and clearly;
  • Works independently on a range of tasks and projects and takes initiative doing whatever it takes to get the job done;
  • Is a team player who is always bringing off-the-wall, creative ideas to the table; and
  • Has at least two years relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in GetUp-style online campaigning, including digital fundraising;
  • Experience in journalism or copywriting in any context;
  • Experience working in the media cycle; and
  • Experience writing member-focused communications that drive people to action.

If these criteria speak to you, you could be the perfect person for the job. Formal education, qualifications and extensive experience matter less to us than excellence, initiative and drive.

Applications close  at 9am Monday 4 October 2021.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : GetUp


The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of everyday people. We combine the power of over one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists to make extraordinary impact.

We focus our campaigns on the areas our members care about most in the fields of First Nations Justice, Climate Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness and Democratic Integrity. From making sure hundreds of thousands of people are able to vote in elections, to successfully stopping major projects threatening the Great Barrier Reef, or securing billions of dollars in new funding for mental health – we have a decade-long history of taking on powerful interests, and winning.

How to apply

Please apply for this position via

Applications close  at 9am Monday 4 October 2021.



Please quote in application: Campaigner/Senior Campaigner via Pro Bono Australia.


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