Content Manager

Read Content Manager
Mission Australia
Location: Sydney, NSW
Date advertised: 30th July 2019
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date: Friday 30 August 2019
  • Drive awareness and fundraising through compelling content
  • Full-time permanent position based in the heart of Sydney CBD
  • Not for profit opportunity with attractive salary packaging benefits

Join our dynamic and passionate in-house team. Leverage your storytelling proficiency to make a lasting difference to Australians in need.

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

We are a dynamic team passionate about engaging the supporters Mission Australia needs to help disadvantaged Australians have a brighter future.

As our experienced and dedicated Content Manager, you will develop compelling content that builds brand awareness and deepens the relationship with our supporters to achieve fundraising targets.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Communications, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Plan fundraising and marketing content:
    • Gather and analyse fundraising and marketing content-related insights
    • Contribute to content planning in conjunction with stakeholders
  • Develop fundraising and marketing content:
    • Liaise closely with front-line service staff to source compelling stories that drive donations and demonstrate the impact our supporters are making
    • Collaborate with in-house designers to develop creative concepts and communications that inform, involve, and engage target audiences and deliver to content strategies/briefs
  • Work with stakeholders to re-purpose relevant content across multiple audiences, including corporate partners, individual supporters, schools and churches
  • Maintain systems and processes that facilitate a consistent brand tone of voice
  • Support marketing communications needs of Mission Australia services
  • Provide communications advice and mentoring to stakeholders in marketing, fundraising and sector engagement functional areas as required

Requirements for Success

  • Extensive experience developing content plans and copywriting with fundraising experience highly desirable
  • Degree qualification in journalism, communications or marketing
  • Strong knowledge of marketing and communications concepts and trends
  • Excellent copywriting, editing and content creation ability – a natural story-teller, combining words and imagery that leave a lasting impression and motivate action
  • Experience producing biblically sound content that engages Christians and churches
  • Strong relationship management skills and the skills to inspire, influence and work collaboratively with range of stakeholders including the CEO and Executives
  • The talents to create content that is appropriate for target audiences and channels while reflecting the brand’s personality and tone of voice
  • The confidence and ability to leverage the creative tension between copy and design to create truly compelling content

Culture & Benefits

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including: 

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP and access to Chaplaincy support
  • Volunteering and development opportunities
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email

To be considered for this opportunity, please click Apply and send your cover letter and resume today.

 If you have any questions about the position, please contact Phil Chapman (Senior Manager, Communications) via 0467 784 221.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a national criminal history check and working with children check.

Applications close midnight, Friday 30 August 2019.