Editorial Director - We Are Social
We Are Social. We deliver world-class creative ideas with forward-thinking brands. We believe in people, not platforms and the power of social insight to drive business value. We call this social thinking.

We are a global agency. With more than 600 people in 11 offices around the world, 30 here in Sydney. We deliver world-class creative campaigns and strategies based on social insights, for forward-thinking brands including Optus, Netflix, TAL, Activision and Lavazza.

We’re focused on creating ideas powered by people, not platforms – a formula that’s proven very successful over the last six years.

Our international team works across offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Milan, Munich, Berlin, Singapore, Shanghai and São Paulo and our mission is to put social thinking at the centre of marketing.

Overall Purpose of the Editorial Director at We Are Social

The Editorial Director at We Are Social is responsible for the editorial strategy, output and process and will provide leadership to teach the team and build new approaches to benefit our current and prospective clients. The Editorial Director needs to be able to deliver world-class content propositions and outputs. This is both a management and hands on role.

Your work will have challenged the status quo and helped your clients to push boundaries in their content marketing. You will have impressive editorial experience and demonstrable business acumen across multi media with substantial experience in digital publishing.

This is an opportunity to truly shape the role social media plays in advertising with clients who believe editorial is the future of marketing.
POSTED 24/05/17
Editor - Walker Books
Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australian children for over 20 years and is a market leader in quality children’s books. We are passionate about the Australian children’s book industry and renowned as a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is a part of the Walker Books Group, one of the world’s leading independent publishers, recognised worldwide for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality.
We are searching for an experienced full-time editor to join our innovative team of outstanding creators to help produce the highest quality illustrated children’s picture books and outstanding fiction and non-fiction titles in a friendly, flexible work environment.

Essential Qualifications/Requirements
• A graduate degree
• Extensive hands-on editorial experience in publishing
• Excellent written and presentation skills
• Incomparable communication and interpersonal skills
• An eye for detail
• The ability to manage complex projects calmly and methodically
• A deep understanding of the publishing industry.

Organised and self-motivated, you are comfortable working independently, meeting deadlines and coping under pressure. You are a voracious reader, value your creative partnership with your colleagues and have a love of children’s books.

All expressions of interest will be strictly confidential. Please be prepared to show evidence of successful experience.
POSTED 24/05/17
Social Media and Engagement Coordinator - ABC Four Corners
Do you love finding original story ideas that get your people talking? This is an excellent opportunity for a creative and energetic social media producer to drive 4 Corners’ social media strategy and create sophisticated social media content to increase reach and develop engagement across multiple platforms, including to:

Contribute ideas to the social media strategy for each Four Corners story.
Manage Four Corners’ presence on Facebook, Twitter and video sharing platforms.
Develop new audiences across social networks and channels.
Focus on building social community engagement.
Create short form video social posts for distribution on ABC and third party platforms.
Make scheduled posts on social platforms, demonstrating strong copy writing capability, including optimising headlines and other SEO practices.
Read and interpret social media analytics to assess performance and inform content creation, engagement and audience growth.
Develop relationships with ABC News and other ABC outlets, including marketing and audience insights.
Keep across emerging digital platforms and audience behaviours on them.
This role will also require flexibility to work out of standard office hours.

POSTED 24/05/17
Social Media - Who in the Zoo
Our Client is a leading Australian Fashion Label with an established national & international presence, they are now seeking a strong Social Media Coordinator to assist in all Social Content & Strategy!

This role will see you;

Create all social media and brand content
Build and manage influencer partnerships including gifting and
Direct growth & success of social media strategies across all platforms.
Management of all social media platforms
Coordinating paid advertising campaigns
Coordinating all Online domestic and International orders
Market research on competitors
Liaise closely with all relevant internal & external stakeholders in the development of the specific Social strategies
Develop & communicate the brands content schedule for site & email in line with seasonal promotional calendar & marketing objectives
Manage & monitor agreed content budgets for projects
Manage all internal social media requests, communicate the strategy in order to maintain brand integrity in the social space
Manage online store including dispatch and customer queries

The ideal candidate will have:

1 - 2 years' experience in a similar role
Relevant fashion industry experience is a must
Current influencer relationships highly desirable
PR background or experience an advantage
Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills
Be creative & think outside the box
Results driven
Exceptional writing skills
The ability to prioritise, use initiative and perform under pressure
Highly motivated with great attention to detail
Technical knowledge of online marketing techniques
Understanding of EDM current best practices;
An interest in data & analytics
POSTED 24/05/17
Artistic Director - Melbourne Writers Festival
Melbourne Writers Festival is seeking its next Artistic Director.

The Artistic Director will design and deliver festivals that inspire, challenge and delight existing and new audiences in 2018 and beyond.

The Artistic Director provides the organisation’s artistic vision and curatorial leadership and is responsible for initiating, developing and delivering the artistic program. The Artistic Director is deeply committed to literature, writing and ideas, and to creating extraordinary audience experiences. The successful candidate will demonstrate global thinking, and the capacity to develop the Festival’s reach and impact as a cornerstone event in Australia’s literary and cultural calendar.

The Artistic Director works collaboratively and innovatively, reflecting the organisation’s values of excellence, inclusion and impact. Through their programming and leadership, the Artistic Director maintains and builds the Festival’s relationships with audiences, writers, publishers and other literary sector peers, funders and donors, and other stakeholders.

The Artistic Director works in close partnership with the CEO to sustain and cultivate the Festival’s strong financial position, and to ensure MWF remains a great place to work for permanent and seasonal staff, and the many volunteers who enable the Festival each year. The Artistic Director is directly responsible for staff working in Program and Production roles.
POSTED 24/05/17
Publicist - Sydney Festival
The Publicist provides support in media relations and publicity. In particular, the Publicist responds to daily media enquiries and media issues; generates stories and publicity about the complete range of events within the Festival's program; advises Festival staff and artists at all levels in relation to the media schedule as well as preparing them for interviews.
POSTED 24/05/17
Real Life (Snapchat) Call for Submissions
Write for Us

The editors of Real Life are always looking for thoughtful and distinctive work about living with technology. Please email contribute@reallifemag.com if you have a piece of writing or art in mind for this magazine. Below are some topics we have been thinking about recently.

immaterial tactility
Content genres and sub-communities have emerged that revel in images’ textural aspect, their ability to seemingly touch the beholder, affect them physically (as with ASMR). How is screen-based media coming to be routinely felt by the body? How does digital media escape the frame, becomes breathable?

Something that is on-the-nose is offensive for what it seems to stand for: quick thinking, easy answers, a rejection of complexity — a sloppy translation from the imaginary to the real, and, worse, one that wants to be noticed. There is often a reflexive aversion to the obvious, an insistence on the sophisticated over the true. Especially watching the news, sometimes it seems the world is slipping into being a little too on-the nose.

selling out
Do people still use this phrase? Why do “mainstream” or “alternative” increasingly seem to need scare quotes. How have popularity and attention changed? How does selling out fit with the pressing demand to grow one’s “human capital”?

new feelings
It’s not so much that the internet has invented new ways to feel but that its expressive modes and options catalyze experiences that rarely had names or interfaces before. These new modes and options have also formed new pathologies, new desires, new moods, new states and identifications.

organized whimsey
Forced fun, programmed and programmable pleasure, and mirthless fake laughter feel like they are proliferating. How is joy used for control, coercion, and conformity? How do pleasure and play generate division, intensify loyalty, and focus contempt for outsiders?

What differentiates distraction and engagement, or focus from complacency and stasis? Why do we fear boredom? Is boredom really a respite from distraction or is distractibility really a form of boredom? How could distraction be considered a form of attention or form of freedom, or a kind of flexibility?

Evil may form communities and serve as a cure for loneliness. What makes a person or technology evil? How does technology reframe evil’s allure and the nature of “necessary evils”? How does technology recharacterize violence? What grounds the attraction of famous villains, of choosing evil as a political identity? What are the sources of “black pill” nihilism?

Recordkeeping mediums have altered conceptions of the past and our sense of the future. What are the effects, consequences, and possibilities of outsourcing memory to databases and archives? How are automatic archiving and automated serendipity affecting the shape of memory, and the nature of institutional memory? How have historical fictions and retellings been altered? How has the nature of “evergreen” stories changed?

commoditization of care
The performance of care work is being commercialized, rationalized, automated, devalued, atomized, and redistributed. How has this shifted ideas about trust, and how it is produced and sustained? How is the line between surveillance (watching over) and care work (watching out for) shifting?
POSTED 24/05/17
Director/CEO - Writers Victoria
Employment type: Fixed term position available for three years

Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week, includes some evenings and weekends

Salary: $80,000 per annum plus superannuation, as well as two weeks creative leave (in addition to statutory leave allocation)

Reports to: Writers Victoria’s Chairperson and Committee of Management

Responsible for: Writers Victoria staff, volunteers and interns

• Lead the members, staff, programs and services of Writers Victoria with innovation and creativity.
• Represent and promote writing, literature and publishing at all levels of government, in the not-for-profit and business communities, and also to the wider public. 

• Advocate on issues related to writing, literature and publishing that impact members and constituents.
• Consolidate existing relationships and broaden the reach of Writers Victoria through new partnerships.

• Develop strategic, financial and business plans in conjunction with the Committee of Management and ensure their timely implementation. 

• Ensure effective recruitment, management and development of staff, volunteers and interns.
• Provide comprehensive and timely reports to the Committee of Management on all aspects of Writers Victoria’s operations and advise on strategic, risk and operational issues.
• Develop and implement a Communications and Marketing Plan.
• Maintain electronic and hard-copy filing systems.
• Contribute to staff meetings and strategic planning sessions.
• Additional duties as required.

• Prepare annual and recut operating and program budgets and ensure responsible fiscal control. 

• Prepare monthly financial reports to the Committee of Management in consultation with the Treasurer and Finance Sub-Committee. 

• Provide timely advice to the Committee of Management on financial issues. 

• Secure recurrent and project funding from government funding agencies (local, state and federal), philanthropic trusts and foundations. 

• Initiate and implement donor, sponsorship and fundraising strategies. 

• Maximise Writers Victoria’s levels of earned income, including (but not limited to) membership, literary services and business-to-business services.

Member services
• Oversee management and maintenance of membership program and associated responsibilities.
• Support retention and growth of Writers Victoria membership.
Programs and services
• Develop programs and services that connect and support writers at all stages of their development.
• Develop and maintain best-practice community cultural development and service delivery models.
• Develop programs and services that generate sustainable income streams for the organisation.

-Selection criteria-
• Demonstrated experience developing a vision for an organisation and implementing through a broad range of activities, programs and resources.
• At least five years arts management or equivalent leadership experience, including the ability to motivate and engage staff and work effectively with a volunteer Committee of Management.
• Excellent financial management skills, including budgeting and fiscal control.
• Extensive knowledge of relevant state and federal government policies, philanthropic and corporate support for the arts.
• Demonstrated success in attracting support from government agencies, philanthropic foundations and individual donors.
• Excellent communication, analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, presentation and interpersonal skills.
• A strong understanding of the writing and publishing sector.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required.
• Current Police Clearance.

-How to apply-
Applicants can request a copy of the Writers Victoria Strategic Plan, 2016 Annual Report and/or 2017 Business Plan. Contact Alexis at info@writersvictoria.org.au

Applicants are welcome to ask the current Director, Kate Larsen, any questions about this opportunity before submitting their application. Contact Kate at 0499 28 48 37.

Address applications to Nicolas Brasch, Chair of Writers Victoria. Please submit the following information:
• A cover letter outlining how you meet each of the selection criteria (no more than 4 A4 pages)
• A copy of your resume (no more than 4 A4 pages).
Applications must be received by Writers Victoria by 10am on Monday 26 June 2017:
Email (preferred): wvcommittee@writersvictoria.org.au
Mail: Writers Victoria, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

-Key dates-
Application due date: 10am on Monday 26 June 2017
First Interviews: Week of Monday 10 July 2017
Second Interviews: Week of Monday 17 July 2017
Start date: August 2017
POSTED 19/05/17
Digital Producer - Mamamia
Mamamia is looking for an agile Digital Producer to join our Product Team to assist with executing a range of digital campaigns, product rollouts and initiatives to help take our products to the next level.

This role is a 6 month maternity leave cover with the possibility of extension.

About the role

Project manage the rollout of our website rebrand as well as oversee research, insights, analysis across digital campaigns
Drive communication around website relaunch including all user and system testing
Provide assistance/support to the Audience Development Manager on scheduling & planning, research across a variety of business priorities.
Act as the primary point of contact for day-to-day project operations for Spring.St as well as Mamamia digital campaigns.
Monitor, track and report insights on all digital campaign delivery on across various platforms
Support the Audience Development Manager with effective team communication, proactive problem solving, and information distribution
Work closely with Editorial team to ensure digital products are optimized for user experience and audience growth
Develop, drive, and revise timelines and create project management production schedules for new business opportunities

About you

Strong project management and communications skills – written and verbal
Exceptional organizational skills and a keen ability to multi-task
Ability to collaborate and work across cross-functional teams
Understanding of digital best-practices including digital trends, mobile and web technology, insights and UX design
Knowledge of Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and other analytics tools and experience reporting on web analytics & project performance
Knowledge of industry best-practices, including content delivery standards and usability
Working knowledge of Wordpress, JIRA, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, preferred
Understanding of the digital lifecycle including strategy, design, planning, implementation, launch & maintenance
Experience creating project documentation (sitemaps, timelines, budgets, specs) preferred
2+ years’ experience in digital production in a publishing or agency environment (or comparable organization)
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required

What we offer

A fun, dynamic and collaborative workplace culture
Competitive base salary
Access to Learning and Development
A day off for your birthday (mama-me day!)
Free breakfast daily (toast, coffee, tea, fruit)
Leisure and Lifestyle benefits
Culture Club
Purchased Leave Scheme
Paid Parental Leave
Opportunities to get involved with our charity partnerships
Freebies, industry deals and the occasional selfie opportunity with awesome celebs
Convenient Surry Hills location
POSTED 17/05/17
Content Previewer - Foxtel
At Foxtel, our purpose is to effortlessly connect Australians to all the stories they love. We offer a better entertainment experience every day through exclusive and diverse television across all genres, the world’s most popular channel brands, and investment in high quality local content.
Our Playbook is what we call the way that we like to do things around here, and we’re looking for people who can bring this to life. We’re customer heroes, we challenge the norm, we make it easy and we make it fun.
Your purpose
Preview & Segment content across all FNA channels.
Determine content requiring further assessment & follow up with internal teams.
Assist in back catalogue & fix-stitch requests.
Identify scenes which may impact classification.
Locate & correct errors affecting content & escalate / resolve issue.
Liaise with multiple areas of the business.
Ensure specific channels style guides are met & maintained.
Work to tight deadlines.
Conduct daily follow-up reports for staff handovers, where required.
Assist in staff training of interns/trainees as required.
Participate in WIPs/departmental meetings.
Your capability
Previous broadcast/television experience or training
Experience in Broadcast Management Systems
High attention to detail
Highly organised
Strong customer focus
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Exceptional technical broadcast knowledge
Systems - Efficient navigation of Foxtel’s systems and broadcast based equipment to ensure the quality and continuity of Foxtel’s IP content publishing
Client Relationship Management To seek and identify opportunities to increase client satisfaction and relationship development through understanding and demonstration of client needs, effective delivery of service and the display of professionalism in dealing and communications
Creative Consulting - Tailors creative solutions to meet specific organisational or Associated Channel needs, understanding client strategies, providing direction and recommending solutions to deliver to clients within business guidelines
Time Management - Understands and meets the critical timelines of IP content delivery and maintain daily operational aspects of Broadcast Operations. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflicting and competing demands in a professional and timely fashion, whilst complying with Broadcast Operations protocols
Industry & Departmental Standards - Demonstrates an understanding of the nature and application of Industry Broadcast Standards and Foxtel Broadcast Operations Policy and Procedure applies this knowledge to ensure compliance with regulatory bodies and on-air standards
What’s in it for you?
As well as a meaningful role working with a company that effortlessly connects Australians to all the stories they love, the Foxtel team has access to a great range of benefits including a free Foxtel subscription, discounts and cash-back offers from a long list of retailers, competitions and giveaways, and our health and wellbeing program.
POSTED 17/05/17