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December 04, 2017 - No Comments!

NOW HIRING: Account Executive

Junkee Media launched four years ago with a remit to shake up Australia’s pop culture landscape. With a fresh take and unique attitude, Junkee quickly established itself as one of the most interesting new voices in Australian media. Junkee was named Media Brand of the Year at the Mumbrella Awards in its first year online, and its funny, smart, ballsy and interesting take on news, film, politics, TV and more has seen it develop a strong following.

Here's why we need you…

Due to ongoing business transformation and growth we're excited to add a talented Account Executive to our Commercial Team to help support the Account Managers and broader Junkee business in achieving key markers and KPI's.

Here's what you'll do...

As Account Executive, you will be responsible for working across a number of key clients and building these relationships, assisting Senior Account Managers with the deliverables of each project, reporting & analysis, briefing and project management of a number of internal stakeholders to deliver output within required deadline and ensuring to keep all relevant stakeholders informed and up to date.

Here's what you'll look like...

  • A confident self starter with at least 1 years experience in an agency environment ideally within media, digital, advertising, publishing
  • Experience across post campaign analysis and anaytics and the ability to be proactive in offering suggestions on how to improve/ optimise these results
  • Exceptional communication skills and excellent stakeholder management abilities
  • Be a proactive member of the team and excited to get stuck in and share innovative ideas
  • Energetic and passionate in ensuring that all campaigns are fully scoped, delivered on time within budget and to agreed specifications
  • The ability to work in a fast paced agile environment being able to juggle multiple projects and duties at any one time with exceptional organisational skills in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to present, lead, prioritise and organise resources while maintaining quality and attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, advertising, marketing or similar related field preferred but not essential

Please apply here: https://www.livehire.com/job/junkee/MT949/

 

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November 27, 2017 - No Comments!

NOW HIRING: Staff Writer, Junkee Media

Junkee Media launched four years ago with a remit to shake up Australia’s pop culture landscape. With a fresh take and unique attitude, Junkee quickly established itself as one of the most interesting new voices in Australian media. Junkee was named Media Brand of the Year at the Mumbrella Awards in its first year online, and its funny, smart, ballsy and interesting take on news, film, politics, TV and more has seen it develop a strong following.

Here's why we need you…

We're on the lookout for a talented new Staff Writer who loves pop culture & entertainment news to join our Editorial team.

You will play an integral role in helping to produce and promote daily news across a wide variety of topics targeted towards our devoted Junkee Media audience.

Here's what you'll do...

  • Pitch, collaborate and brainstorm news stories for Junkee
  • Stay up to date and respond to the latest in Australian entertainment news
  • Work with the Editor and News Editor to make sure that all content is on brand, optimised for user experience, SEO and executed to the highest standards
  • Implement best practices in grammar, messaging, writing, and style
  • Sub-edit copy
  • Amplify content through social media

Here's what you'll look like...

  • Knowledge and demonstrable skills in digital copy writing and editing
  • Be able to present published examples of writing across Australian news and entertainment channels and be able to demonstrate a unique tone of voice through your work
  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge of distributing content through social media including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr
  • Prior experience working in a fast paced environment both autonomously and in a team
  • Experience in utilising Google Analytics and Facebook Insights to track content performance
  • Showcase an obsessive love for correct grammar
  • Be well versed in snappy headlines ...and know the difference between clickable and clickbait
  • Demonstrate a clear passion for writing and love for what you do
  • Be familiar with Junkee Media as a consumer and be able to articulate your interest in joining our family
  • Be a collaborate team player who is self-aware and fantastic communicator
  • Degree qualified in journalism or other professional writing discipline

Please apply via this link: https://www.livehire.com/job/junkee/R39HP/

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November 27, 2017 - No Comments!

NOW HIRING: Video Editor, Junkee Media

Australia’s leading youth content publisher Junkee Media has a rare
opening for a gun video producer/editor to join our editorial team in
Surry Hills, Sydney.

Junkee launched four years ago with a remit to shake up Australia’s
pop culture landscape. With a fresh take and unique attitude, Junkee
quickly established itself as one of the most interesting new voices in
Australian media. Junkee was named Media Brand of the Year at the
Mumbrella Awards in its first year online, and its funny, smart, ballsy
and interesting take on news, film, politics, TV and more has seen it
develop a strong following.

Now we’re on the hunt for a full-time video producer/editor to help
us grow our footprint and make an impact. As a member of both the
editorial and video teams you will need to pro-actively come up with
video ideas every day, then shoot, arrange interviews and edit
engaging video content that looks at topics young Australians are
most interested in.

The Ideal Candidate:

Will “think video” and be a digital native with an understanding of
what works best online, and how to create it. Maybe you studied
video journalism at university, or you have some solid experience in
creating amazing video content already, have great organisational
skills and time management, and – most importantly – have a keen
interest in news and pop culture and all of the content that surrounds
it. We want someone who can easily express their attitude and take
on the world with video.  We’re looking for a self-starter with a
thorough knowledge of current events and online publishing trends,
who’s able to see a video through the entire production process, from
conception to execution and publishing.

To apply, go here: https://www.livehire.com/job/junkee/YKYCQ/

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November 20, 2017 - No Comments!

NOW HIRING: EDITOR, THE CUSP

Junkee Media, Australia’s leading youth publisher is on the hunt for a full-time lifestyle editor to join its custom publishing team based in Surry Hills. Junkee Media owns and operates flagship pop culture site Junkee; music site inthemix; and custom publishing sites AWOL and The Cusp.

We’re on the hunt for an exceptional editor with lifestyle and finance writing experience who can help us take The Cusp to the next level. The site is produced in partnership with Westpac and showcases the best wellbeing, career and money content in Australia and around the world.

The Cusp Editor is ultimately responsible for writing daily news and features while managing an in-house staff writer and team of enthusiastic freelance contributors in commissioning features and editing.

The ideal candidate will be a super fast writer, well-versed in standard editorial operations and have a sophisticated understanding of the digital publishing ecosystem and native content. You’ll be social media savvy and know how to get your content seen as widely as possible, so a proven track record of amplifying content digitally will be looked upon very favourably.

Responsibilities

  • Source, write and commission timely, accurate and inspiring lifestyle and finance content in The Cusp’s tone of voice
  • Commission, sub-edit, proof and publish content via The Cusp’s CMS
  • Set and execute functional content calendars
  • Manage an in-house staff writer and team of freelance contributors
  • Social pushes and image selection
  • Represent The Cusp at all levels in front of audience and client
  • Editorial reporting and budget tracking

You

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication, Arts or English
  • At least three years’ working in a lifestyle or finance editor position or similar
  • Portfolio of published work with demonstrated ability to amplify content across social media
  • Experience managing people, time and budgets
  • Computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Mac operation
  • Passion for and interest in local and international lifestyle and finance trends, new technologies and communications platforms
  • An understanding of, and alignment with, Junkee Media’s Vision, Purpose and Core Values

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be The Cusp Editor click on this link to apply. Applications close December 4.

*Due to the high volume of applications Junkee Media receives, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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October 23, 2017 - No Comments!

Junkee Media’s Punkee Named Launch Of The Year

Punkee win launch of the year

Our newest and cheekiest title, Punkee, was last Thursday named the ‘Launch of The Year - Big Publisher’ at Mumbrella’s Publish Awards.

Punkee beat stiff competition from major publishers including Domain, 9Honey, Medium Rare, News Corp and Pacific Magazines to take the coveted title.

In just 5 months since launch, Punkee has had over 1.8 million Australian sessions and 13 million video views, with over 142K highly engaged Facebook followers.

Punkee is a mobile and social media-led entertainment platform launched in June aimed at Gen Z Australians. The cheekier younger sister of pop-culture title Junkee, Punkee takes an original tongue-in- cheek look at life’s guilty pleasures, including internet culture, memes, music, celebrities, TV, humour, gaming and movies all aimed at 15 to 22 year-old Australians.

Punkee is quickly gaining a cult following for its recaps of TV shows like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, with over 12 million minutes spent watching the social recaps in the past three months.

In addition to the huge social impact of Punkee, its launch also reached millions of people through oOh!media’s digital network, and its content is amplified across Locate by oOh! Study network, which reaches over 1.3 million students each week across 106 tertiary campuses nationally.

Punkee is headed up by Managing Editor Tom Pitney who joined Junkee Media last year when it purchased TheVine where he was owner and publisher. Punkee has a unique forward-thinking publishing model that focuses on off-platform mobile audiences, and uses original vertical video format in digital and out-of-home environments.

“We’re been completely blown away by the initial response to Punkee,” said Tom Pitney, Punkee’s Managing Editor. “There’s a loyal community building around the title, and as we ramp up across the next phase of our growth strategy, we’re going to experiment with new formats that surprise our audience and make them laugh.”

Punkee’s brand partners in the first 4 months have included brands like Fanta, Disney, Swinburne University, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and Sony Playstation, with ‘native memes' for Disney, and a sold out Punkee movie screening of Cars 3 at a drive-through cinema in Melbourne being some early highlights.

“We are thrilled with the impact Punkee has had in just a few months,” said Junkee Media CEO Neil Ackland. “It’s quickly becoming a household name amongst Gen Z’s. Before launching, we conducted a huge research study into Gen Z’s to help guide our thinking on Punkee and the insights we gained from that have really paid off. There’s really nothing else like Punkee out there and it shows how original ideas and thinking really cuts through in a crowded media landscape”.

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June 22, 2017 - No Comments!

NOW HIRING: UNI JUNKEE EDITOR

EDITOR - UNI JUNKEE
Junkee Media, Australia’s leading youth publisher is on the hunt for a full-time editor to help launch its new student vertical, Uni Junkee. Junkee Media owns and operates flagship pop culture site Junkee; music site inthemix; and custom publishing sites AWOL and The Cusp.

Uni Junkee is produced in partnership with parent company oOh! media and is all about the covering the issues that matter most to Australian university, TAFE and college students. For students, by students, Uni Junkee publishes content about student and campus life, sex and dating, jobs and bigger issues across mental health and politics.

The Uni Junkee editor is ultimately responsible for writing daily features while managing a team of enthusiastic student contributors in commissioning features and editing. The editor is also responsible for maximising commercial opportunities through the ideation of original and engaging native content.

The ideal candidate will be a super fast writer, well-versed in standard editorial operations and have a sophisticated understanding of the digital publishing ecosystem and native content. You’ll be social media savvy and know how to get your content seen as widely as possible.

Above all, you’ll write original content that stands out from the crowd and have a real passion for engaging and award-winning storytelling.

Responsibilities

  • Source, write and commission timely, accurate and inspiring student-centric content in the Uni Junkee tone of voice
  • Commission, sub-edit, proof and publish content via the Uni Junkee CMS
  • Set and execute functional content calendars
  • Manage a large cohort of freelance contributors
  • Social pushes and image selection
  • Represent Uni Junkee at all levels in front of audience and client, core oOh!media stakeholders
  • Editorial reporting and budget tracking

You

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication, Arts or English
  • At least 1-2 years’ working in a digital publishing environment
  • Portfolio of published work with demonstrated ability to amplify content across social media
  • Experience editing the work of young writers with the ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Mac operation
  • Passion for and interest in local and international travel, new technologies and communications platforms
  • An understanding of, and alignment with, Junkee Media’s Vision, Purpose and Core Values

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the Uni Junkee Editor apply HERE

Due to the high volume of interest only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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May 26, 2017 - No Comments!

We’re still growing and we’re hiring, Again!

We've just added a slew of amazing people to our team but we are still growing and there are THREE very exciting opportunities for exceptional candidates to join the leading Millenial Publisher in the country, based in our Surry Hills HQ.

The roles are:
Managing Editor
Video Producer / Editor
Food & Drink / Arts Editor

Managing Editor

A rare opportunity has come up for a new Managing Editor to work across all of our consumer titles.

As the Managing Editor of our Consumer Titles, you will be heading up the award-winning and growing editorial team including Junkee.com, the flagship title of Junkee Media, along with Music Junkee, Video Junkee and Politics Junkee sections.

The Managing Editor will also lead the launch of titles, like the recently announced Punkee, our new title for Gen Z Australians. Junkee Media covers pop culture, TV, film, music, news and politics for young Australians in a funny, smart, ballsy and engaging way and we’re looking for an exceptional Managing Editor to lead our editorial team as we expand as Australia’s leading youth publisher.

The Ideal Candidate

A natural leader responsible for executing the publishing vision for the business to achieve our goals. The Managing Editor has primary responsibility for the quality, timeliness and appropriateness of all content – text, images, audio and video – across all Junkee Media owned and operated media channels.

An advocate for excellence in a user’s experience, this role drives the ‘attitude, tone and authority’ that is integral to the online content offering of Junkee Media. Importantly, the role assumes accountability for the content and traffic goals, and manages a team of Editors across each of the titles. The ideal candidate will also have an acute sense of commercial awareness and experience in native strategy and execution.

They will run the daily Editorial meetings and should be well versed in social media and how to get content seen as widely as possible, so a proven track record of amplifying content digitally is necessary. The Managing Editor also oversees Junkee’s video output so experience in video production and creation will be favoured.

You’ll lead the team to create content that stands out from the crowd, with a keen nose for what makes great news, find exclusive stories and the angle that’s most going to interest Junkee Media’s audience. We’re looking for someone who has refined a unique tone of voice, can craft snappy headlines and who knows the difference between clickable and clickbait.

The ideal candidate is super passionate about popular culture and wants to make their mark in leading Junkee Media into its next phase of expansion. The position is full-time based in our Surry Hills office in Sydney.

To apply click the following link: https://www.livehire.me/job/ooh/DHHX6/

Due to the high volume of applications Junkee Media receives, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Video Producer/Editor, Junkee Media

Australia’s leading youth content publisher Junkee Media has a rare opening for a gun video producer/editor to join our editorial team in Surry Hills, Sydney.
Junkee launched 4 years ago with a remit to shake up Australia’s pop culture landscape. With a fresh take and unique attitude, Junkee quickly established itself as one of the most interesting new voices in Australian media. Junkee was named Media Brand of the Year at the Mumbrella Awards in its first year online, and its funny, smart, ballsy and interesting take on news, film, politics, TV and more has seen it develop a strong following.

Now we’re on the hunt for a full-time video producer/editor to help us grow our footprint. As a member of both the editorial and video teams you will need to pro-actively come up with video ideas every day, then shoot, arrange interviews and edit engaging video content that looks at topics young Australians are most interested in.

The Ideal Candidate

Will “think video” and be a digital native with an understanding of what video works best online, and how to create it. Maybe you studied video journalism at university, or you have some solid experience in creating amazing video content already, have great organisational skills and time management, and – most importantly – have a keen interest in pop culture and all of the content that surrounds it. We want someone who can easily express their attitude and take on the world with video.

To apply click the following link:

https://www.livehire.me/job/ooh/AF3AD/

Due to the high volume of applications Junkee Media receives, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Food & Drink / Arts Editor

Junkee Media is looking for a full-time Food and Drink/Arts Editor to join its custom publishing team based in Surry Hills. Junkee Media owns and operates Australia’s leading youth titles, including flagship pop culture site Junkee and custom publishing sites AWOL and The Cusp. This is your chance to join a results-driven team to help launch Australia’s newest executive lifestyle title.

The site will be produced in partnership with parent company oOh!media and showcase the best experiences in and around Australian CBDs with a specific focus on lifestyle verticals (food and drink, arts and entertainment and style and design). The ideal candidate will be a super fast writer, well-versed in standard editorial operations and have a sophisticated understanding of the digital publishing ecosystem and native content. You’ll be social media savvy and know how to get your content seen as widely as possible.
Above all, you’ll write original lifestyle content that stands out from the crowd and have a real passion for engaging and award-winning storytelling.

Responsibilities
  • Source, write and commission timely, accurate and inspiring executive lifestyle content in an intelligent, confident and aspirational tone of voice.
  • Commission, sub-edit, proof and publish content via the prescribed CMS
    Set and execute functional content calendars.
  • Manage a team of freelance contributors and budgets.
  • Social pushes and image selection.
  • Represent the title, Junkee Media and oOh! at all levels in front of the stakeholders at all levels.
  • Editorial and budget reporting.
  • Data analysis and insight development

The Ideal Candidate

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication, Arts or English
  • At least three years’ working in a similar position.
  • Portfolio of published work with demonstrated ability to amplify content across social media.
  • Experience managing people, time and budgets.
  • Computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Mac operation.
  • Passion for and interest in local and international lifestyle trends spanning food and drink, arts and culture, style and design.
  • An understanding of, and alignment with, Junkee Media’s Vision, Purpose and Core Values.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be Australia’s newest lifestyle editor, apply here: https://www.livehire.me/job/ooh/FJDP9/
Due to the high volume of applications Junkee Media receives, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Published by: Sam Korotkov in Jobs, News

July 21, 2016 - Comments Off on Junkee Media Promotions and New Hires

Junkee Media Promotions and New Hires

Junkee Media has promoted entertainment and features editor Meg Watson to the role of editor of JUNKEE.

Watson, who will be based at Junkee Media’s Melbourne office, joined Junkee as weekend editor in 2014 before joining the publishing company as a full-time staff writer last year. She was promoted to entertainment and features editor four months ago.

Junkee Media managing editor, Darren Levin said, “Over the past three years Junkee has become a real incubator for some of the country’s best young writers and editors, and one of the most pleasing things about this round of appointments is that we’ve been able to promote from within. I couldn’t be happier with the team we’ve built, and along with the recent strides we’ve made in video, the future looks great!”

Junkee Media has also appointed Osman Faruqi as Junkee news and political editor. Faruqi has written for Guardian Australia, GQ and Vice and co-hosts FBi Radio’s news and current affairs program Backchat. He also is the co-founder of polling firm MetaPoll.

Osman Faruqi joins Junkee as

Junkee Media’s music title FasterLouder has also had a new editor appointed with Lachlan Kanoniuk promoted to the role. He was previously a staff writer for the website and was previously the Australia/New Zealand editor for Vice’s electronic music channel, Thump.

Lachlan K

Jules LeFevre has also joined the team as a staff writer, working predominantly across FasterLouder and Junkee Media’s dance music site, inthemix, while Melbourne writer and critic Tom Clift has joined as Junkee’s weekend editor.

Duggan said: “I’m very proud of the content Darren and his team create every day, from breaking news to helping to explain the topics that Australian millennials really care about. As the media landscape continues to evolve, we’re always adapting to stay one step ahead of it and produce content that adds to the conversation, not just the noise.”

Journalist Sinead Stubbins who has written for the likes of Vulture, Pitchfork and Vice, and video journalist James Branson, editor of Sneaky Magazine and former editor of Penthouse Magazine, also joined the team in March.

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July 20, 2016 - No Comments!

Junkee Media Has Been Named As Finalist In Three Categories In The 2016 Publish Awards

This year’s Publish Award finalists have been announced and Junkee Media has made the cut for not one but three awards.

The Publish Awards recognises the top print and online publishers and this year Junkee Media CEO Neil Ackland has been shortlisted for Publish Executive of the year, JUNKEE's American Act has been nominated for Best use of short-form video, and Junket, the unconference that brings together some of Australia's best and brightest influencers has been nominated for Event of the year (consumer/custom).

The shortlist was complied by some of the industry’s most renowned experts who reviewed 270 submissions before today’s announcement. The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner on September, 15.

 

Published by: Amy Marnie in News

June 24, 2016 - No Comments!

Junkee Media Are Acquired By oOh!media

We're proud to announce that Junkee Media has been acquired by diversified location based media company oOh!media, representing an exciting new chapter for both companies.

The acquisition bolsters Junkee Media as one of Australia's fastest growing and most innovative Millennial focused new media companies.

Junkee Media CEO Neil Ackland said, “We are very excited to become a part of oOh!, a company that clearly shares our ambition to be at the forefront of digital innovation and content. The media landscape is changing at an incredible pace, and together we are uniquely positioned to benefit from the disruption.”

oOh!'s Chief Executive Brendon Cook said the acquisition will not only provide advertisers more targeted audiences but also builds on its content capabilities as part of its digital and data strategy. Mr Cook said, “Native advertising is increasing in importance each year in Australia. This reflects trends in the US, where native advertising is growing at 17% per annum* [...] The acquisition of Junkee Media was the natural next step for oOh! as it is a clear market leader and have set the benchmark for native content engagement in a mobile and social world.

Junkee Media has superior online real estate, a track-record in connecting with the desirable Millennial audience, and is among the best in the business when it comes to developing native content that works and has proven its ability to amplify advertisers messages through social channels.”

Junkee Media is excited about the new opportunities and integrations that the agreement offers, while maintaining as a stand-alone enterprise with its existing management team including Mr Ackland, Publisher Tim Duggan, Junkee Studio General Manager Josh Rich and CIO Ian Grant remaining in place.

With pride and excitement, Junkee Media looks forward to continuing on its current growth trajectory with oOh!media.

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