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Manager, Media and Communications

Our Watch is a national, not for profit organisation established in 2013. Our mandate is to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours, structures and power imbalances driving violence against women and their children. We are based in Melbourne. 

Our Watch’s vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our mandate is to stop violence before it happens, and our purpose is to provide national leadership to prevent all forms of violence against women and their children. Our work will always be based on sound research and strong and diverse partnerships. 

Our Watch recognises and values diversity amongst its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience.

About the role

The Manager, Media and Communications is responsible for developing Our Watch’s strategic approach to media and communications, along with the management of all media and communications activity. The purpose of this position is to ensure Our Watch’s media and communications activity is effective, targeted and credible; protects and enhances the organisation’s reputation; strengthens Our Watch’s role as a trusted voice; builds political and community will to invest in relevant evidenced based solutions and; engages the community in action to prevent violence against women and their children.

Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications and with the support of a team of Media and Communications Advisors, the Manager, Media and Communications will provide oversight of media-related projects, will manage complex public relations and media issues, and will provide high-level, strategic media, issues-management and communications advice to the CEO, Senior Executive Team and Chair of the Board.  

The Manager, Media & Communications will work as part of cross-functional project teams, including working closely with the Policy & Evaluation and Practice Leadership teams to ensure all communications activities are fully integrated across the organisation. 

We also have another fantastic position opportunity: Manager, Marketing and Campaigns.

How to apply  

Email your application to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au consisting of: 
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in the role, inclusive of a statement against the Skills and Qualifications criteria in the Position Description
  • Resume 
Please note the closing date for applications is 22 July 2019, 9am.
More information about Our Watch’s vision, purpose and work areas can be found in our Strategic Plan and other policy documents