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  • pbourke2

Communications Coordinator - Melbourne

  • Are you a media and communications professional who wants to make Australian communities healthier and more sustainable?

  • Work for a health and sustainability-driven not-for-profit with close to 50 years of experience!

  • Earn circa $67,000 + bike packaging + Bicycle Network membership + MORE!

We believe in liveable places where people are physically active - that's why we make it easier to ride a bike. About Bicycle Network Bicycle Network believes that physical activity & sustainable transport is vital for a happy, healthy community – that’s why we work to make it easier for everyone to ride a bike. We support and service the needs of more than 48,000 members, thousands of event participants and the general bike riding community across Australia. We're pedalling hard to build a nation of bikes riders and we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Communications Coordinator to join us in our Melbourne CBD office! About the Opportunity The Communications Coordinator is responsible for writing and producing 3 editions of the electronic In the Loop newsletter every fortnight, as part of a small Public Affairs team. As well as providing writing, editing and proofreading skills to other areas of the organisation, such as our Ride2School and Ride2Work teams. The coordinator also works with the Public Affairs Manager to develop and deliver proactive communication campaigns through traditional and social media and react to issues of the day. How you'll do that:

  • Plan, develop and deliver communications campaigns that support safe, quality cycling infrastructure and programs for current and potential riders

  • Coming up with fresh story ideas for In the Loop that are of interest to a broad cross sections of riders

  • Devise and craft social media content that engages bike riders and delivers our key messages

  • Identify and pitch potential stories to daily and local media

  • Make sure our members and event communications are compelling and accurate

  • Anything else that comes up (hey we’re an adaptable organisation that helps each other, so we can’t be constrained by what’s in this ad)

Our Communications Champion Has a finger on the pulse of what's happening in the wider world and the world of bikes, a superb eye for detail and and can write and produce great content!

You'll enhance our team:

  • With tertiary qualifications in journalism, media or communications

  • With experience as a copywriter, media liaison, communications officer or journalist

  • With a level head when juggling competing priorities

  • As a team player who is resilient, adaptable and unflappable

  • Commitment to tackle any challenge and passionately pursue our purpose

  • Ability to think creatively and outside of the box

  • A valid Working With Children Check (or a willingness to obtain);

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 (or hold a valid medical exemption)

Experience within not-for-profits, sports, or health organisations would be beneficial, but are not essential. We aim to be committed, honest, inclusive, and progressive in all we do. You don't have to ride, but believing in an active future is a must for us! Bicycle Network is committed to ensuring our team represents the diversity of our community. Women, indigenous people, people with a disability, young people, gender diverse people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. How We've Got Your Back!

  • Attractive salary circa $63,500-$67,000 commensurate with experience PLUS;

  • Bike packaging (salary packaging, but for bikes!);

  • A brilliant Melbourne office with free coffee

  • Hire car discounts;

  • International travel insurance

  • Negotiable flexible work arrangements; and

  • Negotiable co-funding for study!

If you're keen to play a momentous part in Bicycle Network's post-pandemic growth of bike culture, show us what you've got, today!

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