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Content Lead

Act for Peace |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Australia | Any Major City | Hybrid | NSW | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Sydney CBD

Powerful and engaging content is critical to achieving our vision of a world where everyone belongs – whether across fundraising targets, advocating for change, engaging supporters or raising our profile. This role is the driving force behind our storytelling efforts, and crafting and curating inspiring stories through high-quality, compelling and authentic creative content is at its core.

Working closely with the Head of Marketing & Communications, you will play a pivotal role in bringing our brand’s narrative to life. You’ll take ownership of executing our brand content strategy across a range of digital communication channels and publications.

You’ll collect and manage our content, ensuring our image library is a meaningful source of inspiration for our communications. You’ll be instrumental in creating and coordinating the development of compelling content that not only engages our supporters but also generates awareness and sparks interest in our cause.

This role is essential to our vision and through your expertise in marketing and communications and mastery of compelling storytelling, you will help bring this vision to life.

About the Fundraising and Marketing Department

Act for Peace is an international humanitarian organisation that helps people displaced by conflict and natural disasters around the globe. The purpose of our Fundraising and Marketing Department is to inspire the Australian public to give and do more to create, together, a world where everyone belongs.

At the heart of our team is fundraising, and we’re here to excel at it. We are committed to data-driven, and supporter centred strategies that drive results. But we don’t just stop at raising funds; we also engage supporters and the public, providing opportunities for everyone to become part of a community taking action to create meaningful change.

Fundraising is not just what we do; it’s our passion and our driving force. Our focus remains firmly on the future, and we are determined to push boundaries and make an even more profound impact in the years ahead.

About Act for Peace

We believe all people are created equal, and we should love our neighbours as ourselves. Yet, right now, we’re living in a world of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Divisions are deepening, conflicts are escalating, and climate inaction is placing lives in peril.

It means every day, more of us around the world are forced from our homes by violent conflict and disaster.

For more than 70 years, Act for Peace has brought people together to respond to this injustice. Meeting urgent needs, advocating for change and backing displaced people to reclaim control of their lives.

Founded by the Australian churches, we are a diverse collection of people united by a powerful conviction: to create a just and peaceful society, we must work together. It’s both the right thing to do, and the only thing that will work.

That’s why we work in solidarity with long-term local partners; and collaborate with local, regional and global networks, academics, governments and the UN; to ensure people uprooted by conflict and disaster have a safe place to belong.

A world where everyone belongs.

To create, together, a world where people uprooted by conflict and disaster have a safe place to belong.

For more information about Act for Peace, including our strategic framework, principles and policies, please visit our website www.actforpeace.org.au

Skills, Qualifications and Experience – Selection Criteria


1.      Digital content creation and delivery: Experience in creating engaging content in a variety of formats for a range of channels, including web, social, email. Experience of developing and delivering successful multi-channel content campaigns.

2.      Communications: Excellent communicator, with an editorial mindset and experience writing and creating content for a range of audiences. Understanding of the role of video in communications with the ability to brief and/or create video content, as required.

3.      Writing skills: Strong writing, editing and grammatical skills with the ability to adapt content for different platforms, channels, and target audiences.

4.      Project management: Naturally organised with a track record of delivering against objectives and deadlines. Able to manage overlapping deadlines and tasks and coordinate others in a fast-paced environment. Ability to effectively coordinate stakeholders in fast-paced agile situations.

5.      Creative judgement: Excellent creative judgement with respect to images, copy and design. An editorial mindset and an eye for a story.

6.      Attention to detail: Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy and compliance.


·        Relevant undergraduate qualification (e.g. in journalism, digital media, communications, media arts and production, marketing)

·        Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro, Canva

·        Experience working in in an international development or church environment.

Full details including selection criteria can be found in the information pack which can be found HERE.

Applicants with a background of forced displacement are encouraged to apply.

Act for Peace takes the prevention of fraud, sexual misconduct and harassment, and the protection of children seriously.

  • Employment is conditional upon the outcome of an Australian Police Background check, as well as an equivalent police background check for any country in which the applicant has lived for more than 12 months during the last five years and for each country of citizenship. A working with children check may also be required.
  • Strict adherence to our Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy, Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Policy and the Privacy Policy is mandatory.
  • Copies of our policies can be found at www.actforpeace.org.au/our-policies
Closing Date: Jan 15, 2024


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