Media manager - Wollongong
Here is a unique opportunity for you to do something deeply satisfying and worthwhile, if you share our perspectives in relation to sustainability, social equity and liveable communities.
You’d be joining a small, highly-skilled and experienced team led by unashamedly idealistic founders.
We’re currently four part time team members plus a couple of regular contributors.
We produce two websites / newsletter, a Yearbook, two YouTube series and a major annual conference. You can find detailed background information on all of these activities at the bottom of this advertisement.
We’re based in Wollongong NSW, but our market is nationwide and international. Our team all work from home most days. Three live in Wollongong and one lives in a distant rural location. We’re a family friendly employer. All of our team are raising children and we offer flexible working hours to accommodate school hours and family needs as required.
Your main weekly task will be to format, upload, schedule and send our regular newsletters, one per week. These go out on the first four Fridays of every month, alternating between The Latz Report and the Micromobility Report newsletter.
You do not need to write the content. This is the role of other team members.
This task takes approximately six hours per week.
Upload videos to our YouTube channels: influencers! and our Business Series - both produced monthly. Extract short selections to post on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
This task takes approximately six hours per month – mainly at the end of each month.
Social Media Management. On a systematic basis, taking a selection of our newsletter articles and post them on our social media, along with various aggregation services including Buffer, Google, Medium etc.
This task takes approximately four hours per week.
A wide range of smaller and sometimes one-off duties as required.
A high level of computer literacy including at least three years’ experience working on websites and social media. In particular, experience with WordPress.
A proven ability to meet deadlines when working with minimal supervision, whilst maintaining a high standard of attention to detail.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
A high level of personal integrity and discretion.
Ideally being based within an 80km radius of Wollongong NSW and able to attend meetings and in-person training on average one day per week and being set up to work from home on all other days. However, we will accept applicants living in Sydney, Melbourne or anywhere in between these two cities.
At least some connection with at least one or more of the following areas: cycling, micromobility, urban design, liveable cities, environmental sustainability, government policy, innovative business and product development, mobility for people with a disability. Evidence of this might include:
A tertiary study or professional career history in one of these areas.
Having any sort of hobby or voluntary involvement in one or more of these areas.
Basic graphic art / design skills and experience would be an advantage.
Conditions of Employment
Part time, permanent position.
15 hours per week
$30 to $35 per hour, depending upon qualifications and experience.
Time of day and days of week flexible, apart from being available for a weekly team meeting each Thursday morning.
Required to work at our annual Micromobility Conference (two days three nights per year, initially in Sydney, November 2022). Travel expenses will be fully paid for.
All direct expenses including phone, office supplies etc paid for via reimbursement upon presenting invoices to the Admin Manager.
Superannuation, sick leave, annual leave, public holidays etc, all in accordance with Award regulations.
If this position interests you, then please send both your CV and a separate letter of application, in which you address how you meet each Selection Criteria, in the order that they appear above, using the same numbered paragraphs.
This is a test to see how well you can read and follow instructions.
If you don’t follow this instruction, then your application will be discarded.
The Micromobility Report, www.micromobilityreport.com.au is Australia’s first and only specialist media focusing on this new, exciting and rapidly expanding field.
The Micromobility Report is written for a wide range of business leaders, all levels of government, academia and the general public. It’s aimed at an Australian readership, covering news and events not only Australia-wide but throughout the world.
Its current and planned future content is divided into four main areas:
All forms of micromobility products, also known as PMD’s (personal mobility devices). These include e-bikes, e-scooters, cargo bikes and more.
Mobility for people with a disability: including mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs and all related products and issues.
Infrastructure: including bike and scooter share systems, protected paths, policy and funding, mobility as a service and more.
Recreation: including rail trails, mountain bike trails and all other forms of cycle tourism.
The Latz Report and The Latz Report Yearbook
The Latz Report, www.thelatzreport.com.au is Australia and New Zealand’s only bicycle trade newsletter and media service.
Co-founder, Phil Latz, has over 30 years of bicycle media experience, having co-founded Bicycling Australia in 1989 and built it into Australia's largest cycling media business, including a trade media division founded in 1996, before selling the business after 25 years’ ownership.
In 2018 Yaffa Media, who was the purchaser of the five titles that comprised the magazine component of the business, decided to close Bicycling Trade Magazine, which had been founded by Phil over two decades earlier. Having sold the Bicycling Trade masthead, Phil simply recommenced under his own name as ‘The Latz Report’, and later ‘The Latz Report Yearbook’. Both have been immediately successful, thanks to the goodwill and deep relationships generated with the target audience since 1989.
The Latz Report newsletter is sent via email to over 2,000 members of the bicycle trade throughout Australia and New Zealand, with much smaller readership across Asia, Europe and America. Subscribers include bicycle shops, wholesalers, manufacturers, cycle hire and tourism operators plus other related enterprises.
The Latz Report is 100% B2B (business to business) focused and is not marketed or distributed to the general public.
Pre-covid, Australia’s bicycle industry was already vibrant, with a turnover exceeding one billion dollars per year. Since March 2020 it has seen an era of unprecedented growth, thanks to covid-induced demand, new technology leading to rapidly growing new sectors such as e-bikes and a gradual increase in safe infrastructure provision by all levels of government.
Put simply, the industry is booming, only constrained by global manufacturing capacity struggling to keep up with demand.
We predict that although the current boom will eventually abate, the market will never return to pre-covid levels. That’s in part because bicycles and related micro-mobility solutions will play an increasingly important role in helping to solve major issues including climate change, declining public health, traffic congestion, increasingly crowded cities and more.
The Latz Report recognises this critical role the bicycle industry has to play in delivering these solutions. It aims to accelerate these benefits by helping bicycle industry members to become more profitable through providing timely, relevant information and services.
influencers! is a long form (about 30 minutes) one on one interview series posted as videos on YouTube, podcasts and transcripts.
Interviewees range from media personalities through to unsung heroes. Most interviews are face to face with some international guests being interviewed via Zoom.
You can view the series here: https://micromobilityreport.com.au/influencers/
Here is a link to our business training YouTube series which will be added to once per month: https://thelatzreport.com.au/category/business-coaching-videos/
Micromobility Conference & Expo
This is a major new event that we’re launching in 2022, to be held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.
We’re fully responsible for all aspects of the Micromobility Conference and we’re partnering with a specialist events company who will run the Micromobility Expo.
This will be a two day event held on Friday 25th to Saturday 26th November. It will include an awards dinner and various other ancillary events.
Although the Micromobility Conference and Expo will be new, both partners have had long experience at running successful events in the past.
This will be a professional level conference in a blue chip venue, aimed at members of government, industry and the not for profit sector.
You can see more details at https://micromobilityconference.com/