CURRENT VACANCIES

  • Bastion Collective - Digital Content Strategist, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bastion Reputation Management - Senior Media and Communications Training Consultant, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bastion Reputation Management - Senior Account Manager, Corporate Communications, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bastion Reputation - Account Executive, Corporate Communications, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bastion EBA - Senior Account Manager (Strategy), Melbourne, Australia
  • Bastion EBA - Senior Account Manager, Melbourne, Australia

See below for full job descriptions

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST & INTERNSHIPS

We are always eager to hear from passionate communications professionals looking for the next step in their career. If you would like to discuss a career at any of the Bastion Collective companies please send your CV and an overview telling us why you think you'd be amazing:  recruitment@bastioncollective.com.

The Bastion Collective also offers an intern program for current university students. For more information, please see our Bastion Bridge information page.

 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

BASTION COLLECTIVE DIGITAL, CONTENT STRATEGIST

We are looking for a Digital Content Strategist. You will report to the Digital Strategist, and work closely with the wider Digital & Social team. You will be a self-motivated, strategically-minded individual to help support our efforts to drive effective, creative and insight-led digital and social media campaigns for our clients, in this midweight-level position. You will support a growing team of digital and social media specialists across multiple offices and clients, playing a key role in unearthing brand and audience insights to help formulate content, social and digital strategies, and to support the wider Strategy team. The ideal candidate will be fascinated by digital media solutions and strategies that drive results. If you are an experienced Digital Content Strategist looking to join a growing, fun team, this is the role for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive content, social media and digital strategies that define how digital marketing techniques will be applied to increase visibility and traffic across the brands and products of our client base
  • Advocate and drive digital and content marketing within the group, our agencies and for our clients. Be knowledgeable about the latest digital and social developments and the opportunity they hold strategically and creatively
  • Develop strategically-sound briefs to deliver best in class and effective creative deliverables that adheres to brand values
  • Drive and contribute to digital creative deliverables through tissue sessions, brainstorms, research and concept generations
  • Lead the development of content themes, topics and messages, personas, and overarching content direction
  • Collaborate with the Paid Media Team to ensure content is amplified in the most effective way for each brief
  • Work closely with Bastion’s Content Production agency to ensure Digital and Social content ideas and execution adheres to best practice across formats
  • Work closely with the Digital team to ensure all content utilizes industry standard formats, and is optimized for Paid Media
  • Act as the Collective’s Content expert to stay on top of best practice and emerging content trends across formats, delivery mechanisms and performance
  • Present and sell-in digital strategies to clients, becoming a trusted ally in digital and social
  • Work with Bastion Collective to explore and identify ways to integrate/align digital and social media into business strategies and marketing campaigns, providing strategic advice and best practice knowledge on content marketing and digital
  • Mentor the Team in creating, managing, monitoring, and developing measurable strategies
  • Learn and understand emerging trends and technologies and to communicate this knowledge clearly and concisely to the team, as well as understand consumer behaviours
  • Educate the Team and broader Bastion Collective on digital trends, innovation, content marketing and digital technology
  • Identify new opportunities for growth with clients

Our ideal candidate:

  • Professional with the ability to work well under pressure to integrate content marketing into overall brand strategy, solid understanding of advertising, marketing, and strategic brand management
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of best practice digital creative, social media channels and brand strategies
  • Experience in strategy development and research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working with Analytics, interpreting and presenting strategies
  • Experience working within Social CRM and attributed social models
  • Having a deep understanding of digital, content, community, and social align with business goals
  • Strong organisational and team-building skills
  • 2-3 years experience in developing content and digital strategies for a leading consumer brand or agency
  • Strategic thinker – someone who always asks ‘why’, with a passion for content, digital trends and consumer psychology
  • A digital native with a strong grasp of major social media platforms and how to apply them to achieve brand goals
  • A strong understanding of how content delivers business objectives
  • A strong communicator with attention to detail, both written and verbal, who understands the importance of insight-led strategies, storytelling within a presentation, and test-and-learn optimisation
  • Proven experience identifying changes in digital and social media trends and applying creative solutions in emerging platforms
  • A team player, with exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently and drive projects forward
  • Must be highly organized, adaptable and capable of multitasking under deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Have a passion for engaging audiences through digital and social media 

 

BASTION REPUTATION MANAGEMENT, SENIOR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING CONSULTANT

Bastion Reputation Management is looking for a Senior Consultant - Training, to join our team in Melbourne.

Our ideal candidate will bring an innate curiosity and understanding of the communications world, a strong interviewing style and a determination and commitment to fully understanding an issue and all its potential implications on all audiences before providing advice.

You will have a passion for good communication and a commitment to teaching how to communicate in a way that is consistent with organisational values. You will also be someone who prioritises substance over style but can still provide people with confidence and a process whether communicating with media or with their employees, customers, peers or the wider community.

You will be the type of person who never turns up without doing all the research and preparation to ensure the client gets the best outcome, not just an outcome.

It goes without saying that you are a person who can manage competing deadlines and priorities while continuing to contribute positively to RM’s culture as a leader and teacher. You are a person who is adept at reading a room and adjusting a training framework to ensure it succeeds in providing a personalised approach.

You will report directly to the GM Training but will also work closely with the Managing Director, General Manager and senior staff of Bastion Reputation Management in contributing to the steady growth of a company with an expanding blue-chip advisory, training and crisis simulation clientele.

Our ideal candidate is someone who has a minimum of eight years’ experience in journalism at a senior level and preferably with experience in electronic broadcasting or a corporate communications roles.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of eight years’ experience working in journalism or broadcast media where interviewing is a daily practice or with experience in a dynamic media or corporate communications role
  • Have previous training experience (desirable)
  • Have a lifelong curiosity desire to learn along with an ability to question and an even longer (yes it is deliberate) ability to listen and analyse is mandatory
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication
  • Have a strong sense of curiosity and an excellent sense for news - know where and how a story will evolve next
  • Have the ability to research and conduct interviews on a number of fronts – both print and electronic
  • Be able to develop and then clearly articulate strategic ideas and messages
  • Work well under significant pressure and remain the calm and trusted advisor for clients
  • Be organised and able to meet deadlines
  • Be able to influence, control and facilitate client discussions and workshops and will be nimble enough to adjust training as required
  • Possess the ability to analyse client performance and be honest and firm enough to provide guidance on content and delivery
  • Love business development and building networks
  • Have a great sense of humour

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead client training (research, preparation, facilitation) autonomously
  • Identify new business opportunities that contribute to Bastion Reputation Management’s overall revenue target
  • Participate in the leadership of the business and assist the GM Training and other senior executives in driving the business strategy
  • Deal with multiple clients, suppliers and other employees professionally at all times
  • Contribute positively to the overall culture of Bastion RM and exemplify our philosophy

 

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT, SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER - CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Bastion Reputation Management is looking for an exceptional corporate communications professional to join its growing team at Senior Account Manager level.

The expectation is that this role will be filled by someone who has a minimum of five years’ experience in corporate affairs, communications, or media relations roles.

We’re looking for naturally curious, creative and analytic minds to be able to contribute to strategic projects that benefit our clients.

Experience working on fast-moving or complex issues or crises will be looked upon favourably.

A strong focus is on working closely with our strong bench of senior consultants and helping to guide and support a high-performing and skilled team.

Our ideal candidate must be able to manage competing deadlines and client priorities and perform well under pressure while continuing to contribute positively to RM’s culture.

We have a strong values-led approach and believe our philosophy drives our work, our relationships with clients, and our respect for each other.

Specific expectations:

Client strategy: Understand and contribute to the development of a strategic approach to a client project. Lead client discussions and be able to work across the team to implement the strategy. Demonstrate sound corporate affairs instincts and be able to transform thinking and ideas into direction and support for clients including identifying when to introduce new or senior members of the team to a client and manage issues. Need to be able to think laterally and demonstrate confident counsel.

Client service: Is proactive with clients. Works closely with the the General Manager, Head of Client Strategy and client project teams to ensure that the client - and delivering work on their behalf - is paramount. Guides junior team members and prioritises client service - open, honest, proactive and regular communication.

Quality output: Consistently produces strategic materials and written documentation of the highest quality. Exemplary writing skills. Strategic communications materials should show clarity of thought and a logical structure. This role should help to set and drive the standard for the team.

Team and process: Work collaboratively with senior management and the Senior Client Director to deliver high quality work on time with minimal inputs. Identify opportunities to delegate down and manage junior workloads. This role is vital in contributing positively to the high-performing yet supportive and collaborative team culture.

Business strategy and innovation: Understand, support and proactively promote Bastion Reputation Management’s business strategy and initiatives including our full suite of training and professional development services. Contribute ideas for refining the service offering to ensure we are consistently improving the quality of our work with and for clients.

New business development: Be able to identify new business opportunities and project manage new business processes with the broader team - from briefing, strategy and creative development, through to presentation. This includes involving senior strategic leads and also knowing how to delegate and manage team workloads.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A communications, business, public relations, journalism, policy or equivalent qualification is highly regarded but not a prerequisite.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in a corporate affairs, communications, or a media relations role.
  • Experience working in both agency and in-house roles is highly regarded. As is hands-on experience working on large scale and complex operational issues and crisis that have had reputational impacts.

Key attributes:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong sense of curiosity and a good sense for news - know where and how a story will evolve next
  • Ability to contribute to and clearly articulate strategic ideas
  • Ability to work and remain calm under pressure
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to confidently facilitate client discussions
  • Initiative and accountability

Performance Goals:

  • Lead client project teams and work collaboratively with GM and Head of Client Strategy
  • Deliver high-quality work to deadlines
  • Involve senior staff to verify, discuss and confirm strategic approach to client projects
  • Able to delegate tasks, mentor and support more junior team members
  • Deal with multiple clients, suppliers and other employees professionally at all times
  • Contribute positively to the overall culture of Bastion RM and exemplify our philosophy

 

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Bastion Reputation Management is looking for an exceptional, emerging corporate communications professional to join its growing team as Account Executive.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative, intuition, and interest in the world around. The role will have a strong focus on working closely with our Senior Account Managers and Senior Consultants to guide and support our client work.

The ability to manage competing deadlines and client priorities is essential while performing well under pressure and contributing positively to RM's culture.

We have a strong values-led approach and believe our philosophy drives our work, our relationships with clients, and our respect for each other.

Specific expectations:

Client strategy: Understand the proposed approach for an RM client. Be confident to challenge and question this based on own insights.

Client service: Supports team to build a trusted relationship with the client and can ‘step up’ into client facing roles (in meetings/F2F).

Quality output: Edit and understand how to produce key materials, provide key insights to inform client strategy. Exemplary writing skills and research skills. Able to structure and articulate thinking and contribute to draft materials.

Team and process: Be able to manage own workflow and time and seek assistance and support to manage capacity where required. Work with senior members of staff to ensure work and processes are efficient

Business strategy and innovation: Understand and support business strategy initiatives. Provide ideas on product development or client services

New business development: Identify key media trends, contributes to creative brainstorms and supports the development of proposals and strategy materials for clients.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A communications, business, public relations, journalism, policy or equivalent qualification (highly regarded but not a prerequisite)
  • Experience working in both agency and in-house roles is highly regarded. As is hands-on experience working on large scale and complex operational issues and crisis that have had reputational impacts.

Key attributes:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong sense of curiosity and a good sense for news - know where and how a story will evolve next
  • Ability to contribute to and clearly articulate strategic ideas
  • Ability to work and remain calm under pressure
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to confidently facilitate client discussions
  • Initiative and accountability

Performance Goals:

  • Contribute proactively and diligently to client project teams
  • Deliver high-quality work to deadlines
  • Take instruction from and involve senior staff to verify, discuss and confirm strategic approach to client projects
  • Deal with multiple clients, suppliers and other employees professionally at all times
  • Contribute positively to the overall culture of Bastion RM and exemplify our philosophy

 

BASTION EBA - SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER, STRATEGY

Are you an experienced and analytical strategist? Are you passionate about world class sponsorship and brand strategy? Are you commercially minded and always ask yourself the why? Do you love working in a fast paced, dynamic & collaborative environment?

Bastion EBA is looking for a Senior Account Manager to join our Strategy team in Melbourne.

Our ideal candidate is a driven, ambitious and pragmatic individual who uses data and strategic thinking to problem solve at any given opportunity.

We’re looking for someone who is at home working with some of the leading brands and rights holders within the Australian marketplace to assist them in developing new and innovative ways to connect with their audience and generate revenue. Whether that be through sponsorship, events, stadium economics or broadcast, our ideal candidate will work with our clients to help them think about what’s possible, not necessarily what’s been done before.

You work hard, love to have fun and are passionate about the role of emotional marketing and sponsorship within the marketing mix.

You are interested in working with brands end-to-end, from formulating the strategy to negotiating the rights and overseeing the leverage campaign.

You have experience leading project teams and enjoy developing others.

Reporting to and working directly with the Account Director, with a dotted line to the Head of Strategy, you will demonstrate high level strategic, analytical and creative thinking to ensure every piece of work is better than the last.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Always asks the why? Why sponsorship? Why that partnership? Why invest in that asset? Why activate that way? Why not do it differently?
  • Have experience as a project manager who is timely and able to manage relations with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Possess a broad understanding of each element within the marketing mix and the role each plays when delivering integrated campaigns
  • Understand Australia’s sponsorship landscape; in particular sport, arts & culture, lifestyle, music & entertainment categories
  • Quickly gain a strong understanding of client’s objectives, industry and business •    Have experience with brand leverage activation strategies, both physical and digital
  • Have an interest in the role digital will play in the future of sponsorship
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication, with the ability to relay concepts, ideas and feedback in a manner that is persuasive and embraced by others

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and deliver strategy projects for both brands and rights holders, whilst guiding the Account Managers and Account Executives in the Strategy team
  • Manage junior staff including review of work, general support and providing feedback and guidance
  • Contribute to the agency’s financial performance by identifying existing client growth opportunities and new business opportunities
  • Work across the wider Bastion Collective, to seek input and advice from group services and other agencies to ensure clients are receiving the best strategy from the entire Bastion Collective offering
  • Foster a strong team environment and work ethic by sharing your approach and expertise
  • Act as a positive role model within the business and visibly embrace our culture

 

BASTION EBA - SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

 

Are you an organised and driven person? Do you have great attention to detail and enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic & collaborative environment? Are you passionate about world class events, sponsorships and experiences?

Bastion EBA is looking for a Senior Account Manager to join our team in Melbourne.

Our ideal candidate is a driven, ambitious and personable individual who can build strong relationships with key clients and stakeholders and is above all solutions focused at all times.


We’re looking for someone who is comfortable working both agency and client side, being the senior account lead continuing to strengthen the relationship with one of Bastion EBA’s biggest retained clients. The role covers a range of deliverables, with a focus on strategic planning and execution of B2B facing events and conferences, delivery of owned events, regional management of a major global sponsorship and ongoing strategic review of inbound sponsorship proposals. We’re looking for someone with experience working both agency and brand side and ideally experience working for brands within the financial services industry, from a marketing and/or sponsorship perspective.  

You work hard, love to have fun and are passionate about the role of emotional marketing and sponsorship within the marketing mix.

You are interested in working with a brand with a number sub-brands and internal stakeholders and driving the annual calendar of events and deliverables for one client.

You have experience leading project teams and enjoy developing others.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have both sponsorship and events experience
  • The capability to review sponsorship proposals and recommend strategic opportunities for the client on an ongoing basis
  • Excellent time management skills
  • The ability to work autonomously, with the support of the broader account team
  • Always be looking at new opportunities and trends to grow existing clients
  • Have experience as a project manager who is timely and able to manage relations with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Possess a broad understanding of each element within the marketing mix and the role each plays when delivering integrated campaigns
  • Quickly gain a strong understanding of client’s objectives, industry and business
  • Have experience with brand leverage activation strategies, both physical and digital
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication, with the ability to relay concepts, ideas and feedback in a manner that is persuasive and embraced by others

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successfully and efficiently deliver work class work for a key retained client, whilst guiding the Account Managers and Account Executives in the Management team
  • Manage junior staff including review of work, general support and providing feedback and guidance
  • Contribute to the agency’s financial performance by identifying existing client growth opportunities and new business opportunities
  • Work across the wider Bastion Collective, to seek input and advice from group services and other agencies to ensure clients are receiving the best work from the entire Bastion Collective offering
  • Foster a strong team environment and work ethic by sharing your approach and expertise
  • Act as a positive role model within the business and visibly embrace our culture
     

If this sounds like you, please get in contact with us at recruitment@bastioncollective.com.