About the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

The Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance is the professional organisation and trade union for the media, entertainment and arts industries. It represents actors, journalists and entertainment industry employees and has over 15,000 members.

Building on our proud history we aim to empower the people who inform and entertain Australia through:

  • Protect & advance our rights at work: Improving our members income and conditions, providing timely and expert advice to members, enforcing members rights at work and promoting safe and respectful workplaces.
  • Build Power: Recruit and grow leaders, activists and supporters, ensure best practice governance and accountability, continue staff development and build strategic alliances.
  • Build Community:Utilise communications to engage and activate, remain relevant throughout members lives, reach out to new areas and be the creative hub.
  • Shape our Industries: Be the respected and authoritative voice across all of our industries, influence policy, mobilise our membership and broaden our sphere of influence.
  • Provide Services that our members and potential members value: Find out what our members and potential members want, give it to them.

Our Members

Our members include people working in television, radio, theatre and film, entertainment venues and recreation grounds, as journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists and photographers, orchestral and opera performers, as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing and website production.

Our Locations and Staffing

The MEAA national office is in Redfern in Sydney.

There are branch offices located in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland.

The MEAA has a national membership centre based in Brisbane.

The MEAA represents its members who are based throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Media Organiser (Parental leave), Melbourne

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated and collaborative union team, working in our Melbourne Office. We are looking for an Organiser with experience working for a trade union and/or in the media industry.

Key duties include:

  • Maintaining and building membership levels and union influence
  • Identifying areas of potential membership and developing appropriate strategies to recruit
  • Building and maintaining the unions’ presence and influence within our workplaces
  • Assist with negotiations for enterprise agreements
  • Providing advocacy where appropriate, negotiation and representation in the workplace on matters of pay and conditions, conflict resolution and other matters as appropriate
  • Training and skills transfer to delegates and leaders

Preferred attributes:

  • Recruitment, conversation and leader development skills
  • Advocacy, negotiation and dispute resolution skills
  • Strategy, planning and structured organising skills
  • Industrial relations experience, including working knowledge of agreements, awards and contract interpretation
  • Experience in the media sector 
  • Strong communication skills and ability to play a leadership role among members and leaders
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Commitment to trade union principles and workers’ rights.

You will work on campaigns across the media sector, as part of an energetic team as well as being able to independently manage workload and exercise initiative.

The role is for a fixed term commencing in January 2018 and remuneration is dependent on skills and experience.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 8 December 2017. Please forward your curriculum vitae and covering letter marked attention to Jen O’Brien at members@meaa.org

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