Communication & PR Manager


We work 4.5 day weeks - every Friday afternoon is off!

Posted 1 month ago

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Melbourne, Australia ⚠️

About Auror

At Auror, we’re empowering the retail industry to tackle theft and Organised Retail Crime, a $150 Billion problem globally. It’s high volume crime that’s increasingly organised in nature and is putting people, retailers, and communities at risk every day.

Founded in New Zealand 11 years ago, we’re working with some of the best and largest retailers in the world across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

Auror is connecting people and intelligence to reduce crime. We’re using technology for good.

In partnership with our leading retail partners, we need people with the passion, determination, and innovation required to overcome one of the world's largest problems. If you’re looking to make a difference with and for the people dedicated to stopping crime, for good, then we want you on our team.

About the role

As our Communications & PR Manager at Auror, you will play a pivotal role in building and maintaining the trusted reputation of Auror in the ANZ region.

Practically, this will involve:

  • Implementing the existing communications strategy and calendar across ANZ, including developing project or media collateral, and working across company functions towards launch;
  • Project managing the development and release of local and global publications, media releases, research reports, and thought leadership (including some social media support where needed) to ensure Auror is seen as the trusted source on retail crime. This includes end-to-end delivery of campaigns and publications and production of all associated communications materials.
  • Handling media requests and managing reputation
  • Being the ANZ core point of contact for our agency
  • Engaging with leaders across the company and supporting them with proactive storytelling that supports Auror’s Trust & Safety, as well as Customer and Commercial teams
  • Supporting our growth in the Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) space.

You’ll be reporting to Vanessa Wills, Director of Strategic Communications & Engagement

I have been working with Auror since early 2022, establishing the Communications function. We’re now looking to grow the team to help lead comms across ANZ as we look to establish comms in our other geos - it’s a very exciting time!

We’re now looking to grow the team to help lead comms across ANZ as we look to establish comms in our other geos - it’s a very exciting time!

I’m a former litigation lawyer who has been working in corporate and public affairs / strategic comms for the last 12 years. I’ve been fortunate to work on projects that align with my values and appetite for social change, but that also created commercial benefits too. The Auror vision is to connect communities to stop crime - driving social change, and making a real impact on keeping communities safer. I’m really proud to be a part of its story - it’s an absolute privilege to be able to help share the Auror story with the world.

I value time with my family above anything else - my home life consists of juggling school-age kids, other family businesses, and the packed calendar that comes with that. I love to travel and experience new things - I’m obsessed with visiting grocery stores in other countries. I love good food, good company, good TV, and good books.

  • At least six years experience working in a communications-based role, whether that’s agency or in-house, and may include journalism experience
  • Excellent writing, proofing, and presentation skills across multiple platforms - eg. documents, slide decks, verbal presentations
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills  – you need to be comfortable juggling multiple competing projects, campaigns, and deadlines while working in a fast-paced and varied environment (often globally)
  • Strong relationship management skills - you’ll be able to quickly build trust and rapport with our global team to ensure you are across possible content, and seen as a trusted advisor across all teams
  • Strong existing media network, with a proven record of being able to effectively manage media requests and relationships
  • A solid understanding of risk management.

We are looking for people who demonstrate a strong alignment to our Guiding Principles (you can find these on our Careers page).

With diversity and inclusion at the forefront of Auror’s guiding principles, we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness at Auror, regardless of, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, family status, religion, ethnicity, national origin, physical disability, veteran status, or age.

  • Competitive salary range: Depending on level of experience of $100,000 - $118,000 (IC
  • Employee share scheme: You’ll own part of a company making a real difference!
  • Flexibility: We are hard-working and outcome focused, but recognise there is more to life than work. We promote a healthy work/life blend.
  • Shorter work weeks (at full pay): Everyone gets Friday afternoons off, so you can start your weekend early, and do more of whatever it is that makes you happy.
  • Focus on mental and physical health: We understand how vital our health is and have policies to support your wellness, including: Wellness Days,  and up to three expert sessions paid for every year.
  • Health Care Plan: From 1 April ‘24, Auror covers 100% of the cost of your individual health insurance plan.
  • Family-friendly: We offer comprehensive parental leave and benefits for primary and non-primary caregivers, including a baby bonus and meals delivered to your door.
  • Personal growth: We support our team to participate in courses, conferences, or events that will help them develop their skills.
  • Team love: We have regular team lunches and social events where most (if not all) activities are during work hours.

What are the next steps?

If you’re excited about our mission and you have experience and a passion for this role, please hit “Apply” below. We’re proud that Auror is a place where everyone can learn and grow. So if you’re not sure that you tick all the boxes but feel you’re close to what we’re looking for, please apply anyway as we’d love to hear from you!

Once you apply, you’ll hear from us to acknowledge your application. If you have questions about any of the above, or if you have any accessibility requirements, we’ll be able to help you from there.

Auror is the platform for retailers focused on preventing crime, reducing loss, and making stores safer.

Working Week

We work 4.5 day weeks - every Friday afternoon is off!

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  • Wed
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Our Vacation Policy

4 weeks PTO plus public holidays

Remote Working Policy

We are flexible with work location. Work from our office in New Zealand or remotely.

  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • Australia
  • UK

Company Benefits

  • Private Health Care (location dependant)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive parental leave
  • Employee share scheme
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 190 across 15 departments:

  • engineering
  • support
  • education
  • operations
  • entrepreneurship
  • product management
  • data science
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Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Communication
  • Project management
  • Media handling
  • Writing
  • Presentation

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