The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public, and invigorate civic life.
We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.
Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national, and international levels – serving the best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, London and with additional staff in other regions of the United States and around the globe, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.
The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance the Pew brand. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines and processes in order to manage the Pew brand, ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew’s resources.
This position, based in Pew's Brisbane office, reports to the Manager, Communications based in Melbourne, and is a member of the Pew communications staff supporting Pew's environmental work. The Senior Associate supports work primarily on the Outback to Oceans campaign, including the development of public facing and specialized audience campaign communications, mobilizing public engagement in projects and promoting issues and spokespeople in international and country specific media. position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational abilities, and proven writing and editing abilities for print and online platforms, as well as experience working with networks of supporters, media relations, and senior staff support.
Media Relations, Public Engagement, and Communications Strategy
Publications, Writing, Online & Multi-Media Communications
This position is based in Pew’s office in Brisbane with occasional interstate travel as well as travel to Pew’s main office in Washington, DC. On occasion, this role requires travel to visit partners in remote areas, which may require driving skills or willingness to undertake alternative modes of transportation.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program.
Please click the application link/button and follow the instructions to send a CV and cover letter to the attention of Human Resources.
Applications to close on 4 September 2018.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.