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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.

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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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May 01, 2016 - No Comments!

Junkee’s “Junket” Is Back

We're excited to announce that Junket, the un-conference hosted by our pop-culture and opinion site JUNKEE is returning this year September 25-27. We're inviting some of Australia’s best and brightest Millennial influencers to share ideas, get advice, be inspired, innovate, teach, learn, network and have fun -- all with the (suitably ambitious) aim of helping set the agenda for Australia’s future.

Check out the video here.

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January 20, 2016 - No Comments!

Junkee.com Lands Two Articles In The Most Shared Stories of 2015

Junkee Media’s pop culture website Junkee.com has been landed two stories in the Top 10 Most Shared Stories in Australian media in 2015, according to the Share Wars website.

Proving that cats are indeed the unofficial mascot of the Internet, “Today Is Also ‘St Gertrude’s Day'; Celebrate The Patron Saint Of Cats” scored #2 most-shared article of 2015 in Australia boasting 263842 shares while “Someone Went And Photoshopped Giant Cats Into ‘Jurassic Park’ Because The Internet” came in at #8. Junkee.com was the only independent publisher to be featured amongst traditional media giants like Fairfax and News Corp Australia.

Publisher Tim Duggan said Junkee’s success at generating addictively shareable articles can be pinpointed to its focus on content that cuts through the clutter by telling the stories that matter the most to young people (like cats!), and with a distinct tone of voice.

Published by: Amy Marnie in News

December 18, 2015 - No Comments!

Junkee Media Announces New Title “The Cusp”

Junkee Media and Westpac have today announced the launch of a new media title, The Cusp, designed to provide Australians with engaging and relevant content about their money, their career and their wellbeing.

TheCusp.com.au is mobile-first and aims to inform and inspire 18-35 year old Australians by sharing real life stories from motivated young people who have succeeded in their field, along with insights from experts and influencers.

“Each year we conduct a comprehensive study into the lives of Australian Millennials,” said Junkee Media CEO Neil Ackland, “and the research told us the biggest concern for this audience is career, money and wellbeing.

“More than two thirds (70 per cent) said that career opportunities were a top priority and most (93 per cent) agreed that their job needed to be something they enjoyed doing. Nearly 70 per cent of respondents said their financial security was important, followed closely by their health and wellbeing (63 per cent).

“Whether that’s going to University, entering the workforce, buying your first home or starting your own business, The Cusp is designed to help and support young Australians. Collaborating with Westpac to create this media title allows Millennials to access the information they’ve told us they want,” said Ackland.

Ashley Gray, Head of Customer Acquisition, Youth and Millennials said, “Westpac is excited to collaborate with Junkee Media to connect with and inspire young Australians helping them to find their passion through engaging and relevant content.

“The Cusp is an exciting new initiative for us to start meaningful conversations with Millennials through the delivery of relevant content inspired by the brand, delivered instream across multiple platforms,” said Gray.

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September 07, 2015 - No Comments!

Red Bull’s Head of Brand Marketing Joins Junkee Media

Red Bull’s former Head of Brand Marketing Josh Rich has joined Junkee Media in a new role as the General Manager of Junkee Studio.

Rich has spent the last two years as Head of Brand Marketing for the energy drink manufacturer, helping them diversify the Red Bull brand away from just a beverage manufacturer into a media and lifestyle brand under the banner “Red Bull Media House”.

Rich had been with Red Bull for 12 years, in roles including Brand Manager, Australia and National On-Premise Manager. He joins Junkee Media at a time of rapid growth for the youth-focused publisher following a successful rebrand from Sound Alliance.

Rich’s role is General Manager of Junkee Studio, the in-house creative team that produces bespoke content solutions for brands targeting a youth audience. Rich will head up the publisher’s key client relationships including Qantas, Rekorderlig Cider, Stoli Vodka and Intel and will spearhead the group’s expansion of content, social and influencer engagement services directly to brands.

“We’ve always admired Josh’s work with Red Bull,” says Junkee Media CEO Neil Ackland, “so when we began searching for a leader in brand and content marketing to drive the next stage of growth in our business, Josh was at the top of our wish list.”

“Junkee Media’s core proposition is that we help brands to tell and share their stories, and Josh has helped Red Bull tell their story for the last decade, so we’re thrilled to bring that knowledge and expertise in-house to help grow ours and our clients’ businesses.”

“Junkee Media are leaders in their field,” says Josh Rich, “and continue to innovate in this space within Australia. I’m looking forward to growing the creative strategies and content marketing brands can deploy to engage their target audience.”

Josh starts his new role with Junkee Media from today.

Published by: Amy Marnie in News

July 01, 2015 - No Comments!

Sound Alliance Rebrands as Junkee Media Following Rapid Transformation and Growth

Australia’s leading independent youth publisher, Sound Alliance, has today announced a rebrand and repositioning to Junkee Media following a period of rapid transformation and growth.

The change more directly reflects the focus of the new media company as innovations in mobile, video, social and native content pioneered by the launch of pop-culture title Junkee flow back over the rest of the publishers’ titles.

“The change from Sound Alliance to Junkee Media comes at a defining moment in our company’s history,” says Neil Ackland, CEO. “For the first time, more than 50% of our revenue comes from native content we create in partnership with brands and almost 70% of our audience comes via mobile, so Junkee Media is about positioning us as a new media company focused on the future, not the past”.

Pop-culture title Junkee was launched in 2013, with a focus on mobile-first, social-driven content funded by native advertising. It’s been a runaway success, with an average of 1.5 million visitors a month and named the Media Brand of the Year at the 2014 Mumbrella Awards.

Junkee Media’s other youth-focused titles include leading music sites inthemix and FasterLouder, and travel title AWOL, created in partnership with Qantas and named the Content Marketing Strategy of the Year at the 2015 Mumbrella Awards.

"The name change is the final step in the transition from a music only publisher a decade ago to the youth-focused lifestyle publisher producing amazing content with unique attitude that we are today,” says Ackland. “The launch of Junkee helped us to reimagine our business model, and we’re excited to extend this thinking now to reinvent our entire company. What we do is constantly changing; we no longer really sell banner ads, we help brands to tell and share their stories in whatever format that takes."

“We fundamentally believe that brands need to stop interrupting what people are interested in, and be what people are interested in to truly engage with this Millienial audience. The market needs to think beyond banner ads, pre-rolls and click throughs and look at how they can create content that people actually care about.”

The rebrand will also see all Junkee Media titles consolidated under one master domain at Junkee.com. “Each of our sites are very strong in their own right,” says Ackland, “but by combining them all together will give us a consolidated unique audience making it easier for brands and media agencies to reach the lucrative youth audience with scale.”

Junkee Media employs 30 staff in Sydney and Melbourne, and is currently hiring for 13 new staff across all areas of the business. “The future of Junkee Media is focused on five key pillars: native, video, events, custom publishing & mobile and we believe we are well placed to embrace the rapid changes in media by focusing on each of these pillars.”

Published by: Tim Duggan in News