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.
Pet Circle, one of Australia’s most exciting & fastest growing Tech companies, is seeking a Content Producer with at least one year's experience.
What We Do & Why Choose Pet Circle?
Pet Circle is one of Australia’s Top 5 Online retailers with ambitions to be a Global top 20-player.
We believe we can make pet ownership easier by making the online shopping experience better and easier than shopping in a store. Since launch, we have changed how over 250,000 pet owners shop around Australia, each day we send literally tons of pet supplies to pet parents all around Australia and plan to grow even faster!
Formally recognised as Australia’s Best Startup (SmartCompany), Fastest Growing Startup (SmartCompany) and branded as one of Australia’s Fast Growing Companies (BRW 2015 & Deloitte Tech Fast 50 2014).
Who Are You?
This role oversees content development & maintenance projects, ensuring consistency with the Pet Circle brand. A key focus will be to make sure that Pet Circle content is up-to-date & ahead of competitors across all mediums including online, print & media relations.
Writing and curating content that is search engine optimised (SEO), in HTML format and using keyword research to achieve the most effective content for customer acquisition.
Establishing & maintaining pipelines to ensure all necessary product range content is displayed in an accurate & timely manner, onsite and in print catalogue.
Sourcing, updating, uploading & ongoing revision of product descriptions, images & videos.
Understanding & implementing strategic directives as given to you by the Product Manager.
Using web traffic analysis to help determine content priorities, whilst measuring and commenting on the performance of past work.
Work with Marketing, Merchandising, and Technology teams to curate custom pages for new ranges and onsite promotion, whilst enhancing content engagement on existing pages through the use of charts, infographics and best design practices.
Work with Marketing Director to develop the Pet Circle brand. This includes developing public relations for content production on 3rd party websites such as media outlets and bloggers.
Work with Product Manager to improve and maintain relevance of all general information pages such as FAQs, Shipping and ‘About Us’ pages.
Work with Product Manager to implement content based projects, such as user generated content (UGC) onsite display, or new information-focused websites.
Degree in Product Management, Journalism, Marketing, or similar.
Content writing / editorial experience – overseeing or coordinating written content like articles, digital publishing, or similar.
Digital content management experience.