One sunny afternoon, not long ago, if you had poked your head past the roller door at the Wine Gallery HQ, you would have found us all sitting around our internal wine bar (read communal desks) celebrating!
It had a been a great month. We had launched the new platform in late 2016. Our organic customer traction had started to pick up nicely. And on top of that, we had managed to score the award for best new Australian E-Commerce Startup. So moral was high. But at the same time, we knew that this was just a good start. And our minds quickly shifted to the list of ideas we wanted to do next.
And that's about the time we realised that our grand ambitions were being stifled by a few key skill gaps. You see, Banjo (Chief Wine Officer) had the wine skills down pat. Humberto (Chief of Technical Stuff) had the coding skills. Tom (Chief of Everything Else) had some finance skills. And Manning ...Well, let's just say Manning can pack a mean box of wine.
What our motley wine crew was missing was the creator/editor/producer type. We needed someone that could take our written, imagery and video content to the next level and support the rapid growth of the rest of the business. Which is where you come in...
We need someone that has an abundance of creativity and vision, but also the 'know how' to design and build out our overall content strategy. Equally, this person won't be afraid to get their hands dirty and whip up lifestyle blog posts, design our latest EDM, interview our wine makers, or shoot photos for our social posts. Someone that's handy with a DSLR, but also comfortable producing quality video assets on a budget.
Day-to-day they'll have a regular set of production responsibilities including written and visual wine and food related content. But they'll also be working on more ambitious brand and PR campaign assets. Lastly, we need you to be the type always to be pushing and challenging the rest of the team and the status quo with your ideas.
So if you're the type that has a weakness for the odd bottle of delicious wine and you were reading the above and thought: 'Damn! That's me,' and you've got the skill set to match, then let's pause for a second, while we tell you a little bit about us, so you can decide if we're the right fit for you.
We are a Sydney based, early stage wine startup with the mission to take the intimidation and confusion out of learning, exploring and most importantly drinking delicious bottles of wine. We are building a wine brand that is simultaneously remarkable yet inclusive, and it’s our mission to provide our customers with access to a world of wine that may just have been a little beyond their comfort zone.
We like to think of ourselves as providing monthly wine adventures, customised to each member's unique tastes, delivered to their door. Where they can learn as much (or as little) about their wines each month as they like. We're a little over a year old, and we've just started to hit our stride. If this sounds good so far? Great! Keep reading...
You'll be the fifth full-time amigo in our wine team and can expect to play a massive role in growing what we're building. We've got grand ambitions for where we want to take this baby, and you're going to play a huge part in getting us there. You'll be the head of your own little content empire with a lot of autonomy, so self-drive is a must. But you can also expect a lot of support from the rest of the team.
You can expect to work hard, but productively, with a focus on results, not face time. You'll be moving quickly and facing new challenges every day. We're constantly testing and experimenting, so mistakes are going to happen. But we're cool with that because we're constantly learning and improving as we go.
The role suits a clever cookie willing to delay the big dollars in the short term, for the chance to get in on the ground level and have a huge say over the direction and success of our ambitious little wine co. $60k salary + bonus + free wine subscription + employee share options for the right candidate.
The way it's going to play out it is... we would like you to create a 1-2 min video convincing us why you think you're the person for the job. You can be as creative or straightly-one-eighty as you think's best. It's completely up to you.
Then please upload your video to youtube and send us the link and your CV via email (please find the email address by clicking above, as the Loop doesn't let us write it here).
Applications are open until Friday the 10th of March. We're going to pick our favourite 5-10 candidates and progress you onto round 2, for some more fun and games.
And that's the whole burrito. If you've read this far, you must really be interested! And we're excited to hear from you.
· Australian digital
business listed in the ASX Top 100 with a growing global footprint and strategy
· Lean and agile
working environment with investment in new and emerging technology
· Community engagement
program focused on homelessness
We are an Australian-based digital media company
with a passion for real estate.
Our leading brand is Australia’s biggest property resource,
realestate.com.au. We also operate the number one commercial property site,
realcommercial.com.au, and have businesses that help property developers and
other brands advertise with us. Whilst we live in Australia, we’ve also got
ventures in Asia, Europe and North America, and have the vision of expanding
our footprint further.
it’s like to work for us…
Our people are our greatest asset. Without them, we would not
be the successful business that we are today. That’s why we offer a range of
benefits to ensure we hire and retain great staff.
· Onsite health and
wellbeing programs, including boxing, yoga and meditation classes, a relaxation
pod and weekly massages.
· A day off for
volunteer leave, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your
· An Employee Community
Grants program to show you that we care about your community just as much as
· Quarterly Hack Days
so you can bring your ideas to life.
we’re looking for…
As Managing Editor-News, sitting within the Content team in
the Marketing and Media Line of business, you will
be responsible for driving the editorial strategy for REA’s News and Property
Guides experience. We are looking for a passionate journalist with a love of
all things property. You will have a strong understanding of News and its complimentary
content and what makes for highly sharable, engaging content.
will manage a team of internal writers, partner editorial teams and external
contributors and influencers to expand the content base and
position REA as the leader in property news. The Managing
Editor – News must have a strong contact network to ensure REA’s
content offering remains fresh and engaging.
do this, we a need someone who can…
· Develop, manage and
execute the content strategy for realestate.com.au’s News section
· Manage REA’s content
sharing agreements to ensure delivery of audience development and traffic
targets, locally and internationally
· Manage amplification
of News and Advice content across owned and paid channels
commercialisation opportunities of content
· Editorial sign off on
News and Advice content and ensuring content is optimized to SEO principles on
a daily basis
· Liaise with Content
and Marketing Teams to optimise storytelling and media opportunities
· Regular reporting and
analysis of content effectiveness, offering recommendations to stakeholders
· Work with internal
product and tech teams on best practice for content delivery, ensuring content
is integrated into the REA product experience
But we don’t just look for someone based on their
skills and expertise. We need someone who is going to fit in with the
team and company culture. That means you also need to have…
· A minimum of 10+
years’ experience within digital media, marketing and content integration,
coupled with relevant tertiary qualifications
· Editorial experience
in news / magazine environment including strategy, oversight and team
· Strong influencing
and negotiating skills
· Strategic thinking
and problem solving skills
· Experience creating
and / or curating content (demonstrated ability to understand content
· Excellent verbal and
written communication skills
· Works productively in
a very fast paced and agile environment
you like the sound of us, then we think you should throw your hat in the ring.
While we take a look at your application, we encourage you to get to know us a
bit more through our various social channels.
Under the direction of
the Multi Media Producer:
PRE SHOOT (TVC)
- Review all storyboards before final sign off
to minimise any potential issues for post editing (reviewed with Brand Manager,
Art Director and Multi Media Producer).
- In conjunction with the Multi Media Producer,
manage the timeline to deliver the TVC and manage workflow around the schedule.
- Work with internal creative team to schedule
any creative work (i.e Island Shots) so they are delivered on time.
- Work with Multi Media Producer and external
Production Company to transition the job in-house for editing.
- Liaise with internal and external partners on
spot approvals and mastering of commercials based on all market final spec
- Liaise with Brand Management team so they can
schedule internal meetings for final sign off and keep all territories informed
of when masters will be ready to download.
SIZZLES / DIGITAL ASSETS
- In addition to TVC there will be the
requirement to work with the internal creative team to edit marketing tools
such as sizzles and digital assets.
TIME & BUDGET
- Keep to the schedule defined and proactively
communicate if there are delays
- Ensure budget set for the commercial is
maintained and no overage without pre approval or spend being revised.
- Be prepared to mentor and guide the Brand
Management team around what is / isn’t possible when editing a shot.
- Provide creative input where required based
- Work with wider creative team to ensure
assets are created in a timely manner for final post editing tasks.