Media and Communications Specialist

Fortem Australia
Canberra ACT
Public Relations & Corporate Affairs (Marketing & Communications)
Full time

About us

As an evidence-based community support organisation, Fortem Australia provides Australia’s emergency service and national security families (working as employees or volunteers) with comprehensive and integrated wellbeing support. In short, our mission is to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of the people who keep our communities safe.

About the role

This role will be full time and offered as a one year, fixed-term contract with the potential for extension. This position is based in Canberra, ACT, however applicants from other locations are encouraged to apply as remote working arrangements may be considered.

Why choose us?

At Fortem, you will have the opportunity to support first responders and their families with mental health support. We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements with options to work from home
  • The supportive and challenging work environment in an exciting community support organisation
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave which includes birthday leave and Christmas shutdown period
  • And work with a passionate team of people making a difference in the First Responder Community.

Key responsibilities

  • Research, develop and tell stories of our emergency service and national security families for our website and newsletter (and for media as above) in accordance with Fortem’s Branding and Communications guidelines.
  • Develop regular content for use on the website, in presentations, and in grants.
  • Coordinate and author articles for a monthly newsletter for each geographic area.
  • Create tailored/suitable content for Fortem’s social media channels
  • Implement systems and report on metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of the communication.
  • In conjunction with the Marketing & Impact Specialist, create a content library to ensure Fortem has a ready supply of stories, articles, resources and research to share with our community.
  • Assist with business documents including grants, funding proposals, annual reports, speeches.

About you

The successful candidate will display the following experience, skills, and attributes:

  • Excellent attention to detail and administration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with individuals and groups from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Experience in a similar Communications and Media role.
  • Previous experience writing for a publication.
  • Experience preferred in trauma-informed communication about and for mental health.
  • Government (both State and Federal) connections or relationships also favourable.
  • Camera skills and some editing experience will be an advantage.

How to apply

To apply to this exciting opportunity, please select “Apply for this job.” Applications must include a resume and a cover letter which outlines your suitability for the role.
If you have any questions, please email Fran at: [email protected]

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