Communications Officer

Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Location: Ideally Perth or Sydney (other locations considered for outstanding candidate)

* Australia’s most exciting communications role
* Saving Australia’s endangered wildlife in iconic locations from the Kimberley to Lake Eyre

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife across more than 3 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation. Our core business is protecting endangered species such as the Bilby, the Gouldian Finch and the Numbat.

We are seeking a Communications Officer with exceptional writing and story-telling skills. You will play a critical role facilitating the flow of information from our sanctuaries to our supporters by reporting the practical, innovative action being taken by AWC staff at our properties around Australia.

Your key focus will be identifying, writing and editing regular Field Updates, supported by images and video as appropriate, which showcase our biological survey and science program and the implementation of our ground-breaking land management strategies (fire management, feral animal control, etc).

Reporting to our Communications Manager, your Field Updates and other material will be produced for multiple channels including our website, intranet, social media and other outlets. You will also assist with the production of our magazine and other communication products.

You will need a passion for saving Australia’s wildlife, a very strong work ethic and a willingness to travel and spend significant time at our remote sanctuaries. A core requirement is exceptional writing and editing skills. A background in science or science writing is an advantage but is not essential. You will have initiative and the ability to work with diverse stakeholders, prioritise and efficiently manage multiple tasks.

Ideally based in Perth or Sydney (other locations considered for outstanding candidates), this is a rare opportunity to be actively involved in protecting Australia’s endangered wildlife by helping shape the development of an organisation delivering measurable results where it really counts - in the field.

A position description is available at:

Initial enquiries to:
Erica Young - Communications Manager - email: or call on 08 9380 9633.

Applications: send a detailed letter addressing critical competencies, together with your CV - in one document - to:

Closing date for applications: 22 April, 2015.

Please note: This is a permanent, full-time position. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa that allows permanent full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. A working-holiday visa is not appropriate. Should a suitable local candidate be sourced, sponsorship will not be considered.