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Editorial Manager

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Communications

Why World Vision? 

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children and communities. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

World Vision Australia delivers life changing impact because we are community-led, child-focused and inspired by our Christian faith.

  • Our programs of work aim to deliver sustainable change by focusing on: keeping children safe from harm, clean water access and sanitation, delivering health and nutrition interventions, improving the quality of child learning, and stimulating economic opportunities and empowerment for women and families
  • We stand in solidarity with vulnerable children and their families, to help them create a brighter future, through domestic and international advocacy and policy influencing
  • As emergencies happen around the world, we deliver life-saving aid. And we support communities before and after disaster strikes.
  • Supporting Indigenous Australians through our Australia Program, we partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to create positive change for children, young people and families.

Our vision for every child: Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart: the will to make it so.

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker

As the leader of a four-member Media Communications team, the Editorial Manager will collaborate closely with the broader Corporate Affairs team to promote and protect World Vision’s reputation as Australia’s largest and most recognised humanitarian organisation and amplify its advocacy, policy, marketing, emergency response, field, thought leadership and fundraising efforts.

As a senior member of World Vision Australia’s Communications team, the Editorial Manager will be a trusted advisor among World Vision Australia’s senior leaders and a key representative of World Vision’s global communications partnership.

As a subject matter expert and experienced writer, you are a ‘thinker-doer’ offering expertise, coaching and mentorship and outputs across media disciplines – traditional, digital and emerging – also ensuring the team gives consideration to World Vision Australia’s staff audience when crafting messaging and managing publication.

Leveraging internal resources and managing external partners, the role works collaboratively and cross-functionally to ensure that World Vision Australia is promoted accurately and consistently and that editorial content serves the strategic objectives of the organisation.

Who are we looking for? 

Media strategy, planning and management

  • Coordinate team members’ activity to ensure maximum leverage off the daily news cycle including emergencies and global issues
  • Design external communication opportunities that harness new media and help to promote World Vision Australia’s progression as a digitally communicative organisation
  • Ensure all media activity aligns with the media strategy of World Vision Australia and where required World Vision International, and serves the strategic objectives of the organisation

Lead all of organisation media activity

  • Manage three direct reports to engage Australian media and key influencer to deliver external communications on issues and opportunities
  • When appropriate support the team to manage external PR agencies to engage the Australian media on campaign and fundraising activity
  • Facilitate programs where team members lead journalist visits to the field
  • Lead the team to maintain or increase World Vision’s ‘share of voice’ in the media, as tracked through media monitoring.
  • Look for proactive and opportunistic ways to tell World Vision stories to a broad or strategic audience
  • Act as the central point for approval of all media-facing content, whether produced internally or externally

Relationship management

  • Lead the team to establish, manage and maintain relationships with key media outlets, influencers, networks and partners and to spot news stories
  • Manage contractors and freelancers in delivering campaigns on time, to scope and on budget
  • Foster strong relationships with key internal stakeholders including the CEO, CMO and other members of the Leadership team
  • Work hand in glove with World Vision Australia’s Advocacy and Policy team to design campaigns, strategies and activities and brief key stakeholders including journalists and where appropriate WVI stakeholders
  • Act as an adviser to the organisation when campaigns and activities are conceptualised and developed in order to maximise opportunity for brand promotion and minimise risk to the World Vision brand and reputation

Why should you apply to work at World Vision Australia? 

A career with World Vision Australia is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation and a team of purpose-driven and diverse professionals who are each committed to our mission: the fight against global poverty and its causes. Aside from the opportunity for broad and life-changing impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable, some of our other benefits include:

  • Access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility
  • Policies that may accommodate flexible working and other working arrangements to tailor and encourage individual performance
  • A culture that seeks to challenge vertical thinking and ask for horizontal perspective and implications
  • A culture that believes in timely truth telling that seeks to understand as well as be understood, our conversation is always full of grace and authenticity
  • Access to salary packaging tax advantages

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan

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