Engineers Without Borders Australia Job Vacancy: Content Producer - Melbourne

  • Join a fun, dynamic, innovative and inclusive not-for-profit team
  • Be a true advocate for change by bolstering EWB’s digital and print presence
  • Leverage EWB and our partners' work to tangibly share humanitarian engineering's impact through our marketing and communications channels
  • Role is ONLY open to Australian/ New Zealand citizens and/ or permanent residents
About EWB
Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is a 'small giant’ – an innovative organisation at the nexus of engineering education, business and community development. We work to:

  • enable appropriate solutions to alleviate poverty and accelerate inclusive sustainable development
  • redefine engineering as a community centred profession providing leadership for a more sustainable world
  • inspire and mobilise a global community in engineering for social change.

We strongly believe every engineer can be a change agent for a socially just and sustainable world. This drives EWB to lead a movement of like-minded individuals and companies, who work together to increase the social impact created by Australian and international engineers.

EWB's way of working is fun, flat and flexible! Our staff make important strategic decisions themselves, wear multiple hats across our core work areas, and play to their strengths whilst working within agile teams. If you are a self-driven high performer who values thought leadership, innovation and personal/ professional development, we'd welcome your application.

About your role
EWB’s Content Producer is our advocacy and communications engine for EWB. The Content Producer will gather information and produce stories about ours and our partners’ programmatic impact, to compellingly communicate these stories to our audiences.

You’ll be responsible for writing impactful website copy, electronic direct mailouts and direct mailouts, directing EWB’s social media presence and producing well-articulated print pieces. With oversight from EWB’s Major Relationships Lead, you’ll ensure all our content is aligned with EWB’s donor and communications narratives, 2020 vision, program strategies and organisational values.

You will work closely with EWB’s creative team (for example, a volunteer photographer, website designer and interns), curate EWB’s existing content database, and develop insightful materials for EWB’s fundraising and campaigns communications. You will also work closely with EWB’s staff, building their capacity to compellingly articulate the impact of their programs, so they produce content that demonstrates the tangible difference EWB and our partners’ work makes.

Your enthusiastic, ‘doer’ attitude is what matters most. You are a communications professional who truly understands the ins and outs of the community sector. You’re passionate about storytelling and are resourceful about how these stories are shared, proactively seeking opportunities to more broadly share EWB’s work through leveraging our messages via our networks and their respective channels.

Your strong writing and oral communication skills will complement your insightful understanding of how to cut through social media ‘noise’ and produce clear, powerful pieces that communicate with strategic intent. You have a well-honed eye for detail and thrive in a dynamic work environment. You manage diverse internal stakeholders with sensitivity and a flair for how to articulately advocate for their work.

Key responsibility areas
  • With oversight from EWB’s Major Relationships Manager**, align EWB’s communications content** with EWB’s donor strategies, EWB’s 2020 vision, programs and sustainability principles
  • Using EWB’s overarching communications narrative as a foundation – produce high-quality electronic directmailouts and direct mailouts tailored to our key audiences
  • Refresh EWB’s website copy and content with EWB’s web designer, key staff and volunteers
  • Deepen EWB’s social media presence by leveraging ours and our partners’ social media channels and producing regular, impactful content
  • Produce well-articulated print pieces in line with donor, partner and targetted audience needs
  • Create EWB’s campaign content and communications pieces for EOFY, Christmas, and others
  • Refresh and streamline EWB’s communications content database (using Picasa and Box)
  • Collaborate with EWB program teams to produce communications pieces articulating EWB’s unique work and impact, to build EWB's brand profile with new and existing program partners
  • Partner with EWB staff and build their capacity to produce their own media pieces, that articulate their work’s impact in a compelling and media-savvy way
  • Use Salesforce to track the reach and impact of electronic mailouts, direct mailouts, campaign communications and website hits.
Qualifications and essential skills
  • Bachelors degree in marketing and communications combined with two or more years’ practical content development experience, ideally in a community development setting
  • Two or more years experience in:
    • Implementing a compelling, targetted brand and communications strategy via multiple channels
    • Writing impactful, tailored website copy, electronic direct mailouts and direct mailouts
    • Developing and refreshing compelling, tailored and dynamic website content
    • Managing and adapting social media content across a range of mediums
    • Experience with electronic direct mailout, direct mailout and content systems
  • Proactively managing and positively influencing a diverse group of staff and volunteers
  • Experience building others' capacity in producing and leveraging their own impactful content
  • Coordinating multiple projects simultaneously to produce tangible work under pressure
  • Using critical thinking to resourcefully leverage content sharing opportunities across multiple platforms and partner communication channels
  • A keen eye for detail and an energetic, action-learning mindset
EWB capabilities you'll embody
  • Embody EWB’s values: You’ll be truly passionate about and advocate for EWB.
  • Lead yourself: Leading your own decision-making truly motivates you. You know when and how to escalate important decisions, and successfully drive your own work and development.
  • Enable others: You’ll capably inspire, lead, mentor and manage your people within EWB.
  • Communicate purposefully: You communicate clearly, powerfully and with strategic intent.
  • Build financial sustainability: You’ll ensure EWB’s programs are well articulated and a sound advocacy tool amongst our key donors and networks. Through this you’ll build support across EWB and with key stakeholders, for impactful, financially sustainable initiatives.
  • Strengthen relationships: You’ll ensure EWB’s relationships are purposefully developed, leveraged and catalysed towards collectively beneficial and longer-term outcomes.
  • Influence systems: You’ll influence EWB’s networks to enact systemic change in the school, university, business, government, community, philanthropy, impact investment and media.
  • Full details can be found in the Position Description.
  • Please submit a two page "marketing pitch" explaining how your values, skills and experiences make you the perfect fit and how these will support EWB's next phases of growth and development.
  • Include your CV (maximum 3 pages) with the contact details of 2 referees.
  • Send these two documents to: using the subject line: Content Producer application via EthicalJobs.
  • Due to the high volume of applications EWB receives, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Applications can only be accepted from Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled.
Closing Date: 20 January 2017