AWU Digital Campaigner

The Australian Workers’ Union – Australia’s largest blue-collar union – needs a National Digital Manager.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who:

  • Wants to put the issues facing working Australians on the national agenda.
  • Has a creative flair, an eye for design and a way with words.
  • Is driven to succeed and make things happen.

Who you are

  • You are passionate about social justice and have been involved in activism and campaigns.
  • You have 1+ years experience running digital campaigns, and have experience moving people from being online activists to on-the-ground campaigners.
  • You’re ‘newsy’– you understand and follow the daily news cycle and regularly engage with it online.
  • You have a thirst for knowledge – you regularly read and share important and interesting things you read.
  • You have a strong level of digital literacy with an eye for engaging content – and most importantly you have the technical skills to bring your ideas to life.
  • You understand the way different social media channels work and how best to engage with them. You know how to take an issue from mainstream media sources and amplify it across social media.
  • You have a way with words and can translate complex workplace and union announcements into engaging communications.
  • You’re driven to succeed – you get an adrenaline rush from moving quickly, getting things done and seeing results come to life.
  • You know how to work with and collaborate with others either face-to-face or online.


As the the online voice of the AWU we need you to:

Produce high quality, engaging content for social media, email and website campaigns. Demonstrated video production skills are preferable. 

  • Manage our social media platforms to build audience engagement, promote campaigns and magnify the voice of the Union.
  • Source and produce internal content about successful AWU campaigns and issues for promotion on social media.
  • Work under pressure and respond quickly to external events and timelines that may be driven by the news-cycle.
  • Coordinate AWU efforts across the entire AWU, union movement and political spectrum.

About us and the role

The Australian Workers’ Union has a proud of history of fighting for workers’ rights for over 131 years. As the name suggests, we cover workers from all over Australia, across a range of industries.

Based in Sydney

Salary: $80,000 plus, dependent on experience + super and accessories.

Applications are due Monday 2 April 2018.

To apply for this position please send your CV with a covering letter and examples of your work to kate.brandreth@nat.awu.net.au using the subject heading ‘Digital Campaigner Application’ or call 02 8005 3324.

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Closing Date

Monday, April 02, 2018

Closing Time

05:00 PM

Contact Name

Kate Brandreth

Contact Email

Contact Phone

02 8005 3324

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