The Green Pledge About Friends of the Earth Friends of the Earth is the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, we campaign on today's most urgent environmental and social issues including climate change, forest protection, clean energy and indigenous rights. The Green Pledge is one of Friends of the Earth’s exciting projects. The Green Pledge involves taking 5 personal actions for one week to limit your carbon emissions to 50% of the average Australian. By getting friends and family to sponsor you for your efforts, you will be helping fund our Renewable Energy campaign. The Green Pledge will be taking place in the first week of September and is aiming to engage participants from across the State. For more information about The Green Pledge, visit www.thegreenpledge.net. Media Coordinator – Voluntary Position As the Media Coordinator for the Green Pledge, you’ll be joining an innovative project that is growing every year. You’ll help empower people to take environmental action themselves whilst also raising money for Friends of the Earth. Time Commitment Hours: 8-16 hours per week, dependant on the stage of the project. You’ll attend core team meetings. Working times are flexible. Ideally working from the Friends of the Earth Office at 312 Smith St, Collingwood, Melbourne. Duration: until October 2015 Reports to: Harry Cossar-Gilbert, Green Pledge Coordinator Purpose and Responsibilities The Media Coordinator is responsible for: Overseeing the media strategy for The Green Pledge Coordinating a team that Maintains our facebook, twitter and instagram accounts Obtains traditional media coverage – print, television and radio Organises free and paid advertising for The Green Pledge The Media Coordinator will also be expected to participate in the Green Pledge Core Team to set the campaign's strategic direction Volunteer Benefits A rewarding experience within an environmental NGO You will receive ongoing training and skill development The opportunity to meet new people and share innovative ideas Experience in media strategy, communications and team management Skills and Competencies The Media Coordinator is someone who: Is committed to environmental and social justice Has experience in managing a team of volunteers Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent planning and organisation skills Has experience with social media campaigns Desirable Skills Experience with traditional media organisations – print, television and radio Experience with paid and free advertising For any further information please contact Harry Cossar-Gilbert, The Green Pledge Coordinator on 0402 755 264 or email email@example.com.