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July 14, 2021 - No Comments!

Pass the Popcorn, Reality TV Season is Upon Us

Who isn’t guilty of enjoying a little reality TV here and there? In fact, 66% of Australians admit to watching reality TV dating shows, and there’s no doubt that said Australians are in for a good time as this year's reality TV season kicks off. We're so here for it, as are our readers. This week, Beauty and the Geek launched and reached the top of leaderboard with 808,000 metro viewers.  

The corn is popping, and our editors will be hitting those keyboards faster than ever before, delivering the Punkee recaps that we’ve all grown to love. So, what are some trends we’ve seen previously as we entered reality TV season? 

Punkee content is on the rise and audiences LOVE it

Between July and November last year – aka reality TV season – our Punkee editors published over 250 stories, covering the shows our audiences love the most. From dramatic relationship breakdowns to heart-melt moments, we were there to help young Australians unpack every entertaining moment that happened on screen. This content brought in a staggering +2 million pageviews as audiences took their love for reality TV online searching for more. 

It appears our love for reality TV extends beyond our TV screens, taking our devotion to the next level, and unpacking the dramatic events of complete strangers onto our feeds... Over two million times! (Yes, that had to be repeated). 

Love is in the air

Okay, the Bachie promo for first officer Jimmy was full of cheese, but quite frankly we lapped it up and are so ready to review the s#&% out of this season!  

Last year on Facebook, our incredibly popular Punkee Bachie recaps had over 1.8 million views as facebookers tuned in daily for the latest recaps. During this time, it’s not only our Bachie recaps (and the hearts of Australians) that soar, once the season kicks off, all online dating stories over-perform. 

Is it the smell of love in the air or the cooler winter months that make our hearts mushy?

Millennial women <3 us

Throughout Reality TV season, almost 85% of our site audience identified as female. What’s more – during this period, we reached over 900k women aged between 18 and 24, and more than one million women aged between 25 and 34! Punkee really is the next stop for our reality TV goers.  

While our millennial women audience peaks through reality TV season, don’t get us wrong. Men still love a bit of reality TV – here's a read on just why that is.

Nobody knows Australia’s youth like we do, and throughout reality TV season, we’re the prime place to meet them. Get in touch to find out more! 

Sources 

  1. https://www.mediaweek.com.au/tv-ratings-july-11-beauty-and-the-geek-launches-at-1/ 

 

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April 21, 2021 - No Comments!

EA Games – SIMS: Case Study

Objective

EA Games challenged the team at Junkee to align the SIMS holiday campaign to pop culture- therefore elevating its position amongst the Gen Z audience.

Junkee Solution

EA games would leverage Junkee Media’s pop culture and content creds to reach the SIMS target audience in an inspirational, accessible and relatable way, delivering an engaging brand campaign across multiple Junkee formats.

Results

The national SIMS holiday campaign ran across Junkee and Punkee, reaching an incredible 4.2 million young Aussies. To deliver an engaging campaign, Junkee produced six native articles, which were cross-shared to Punkee. The native article series drove a higher-than-average dwell time on all content, with headlines including 7 ways The Sims gave me unrealistic expectations about adulthood and Bizarre ways my Sims have died (and how I tried to save them.

The campaign successfully delivered on all campaign KPI’s including content views, social reach and display impressions.

SIMS-Posts

Published by: Katie Brooke in News

December 01, 2020 - No Comments!

Tom Pitney promoted to Strategy Director at Junkee Studio

Junkee Studio, oOh!media’s creative and social agency division, is capitalising on another successful year by announcing the promotion of Tom Pitney to Strategy Director.

Mr Pitney will now drive the direction of Junkee’s in-house creative and strategy team, which produces bespoke content solutions for brands to help them tell and share their stories across their owned media channels.

With a strong track record pioneering innovative approaches to developing multi-channel social content strategy, Mr Pitney’s achievements include buying former Fairfax Youth platform TheVine.com.au and quickly scaling its audience before it was acquired by Junkee Media in 2016.

From there he founded Gen-Z publication Punkee, and as Managing Editor was responsible for creating its famed ‘Bachy Recaps’ that, along with other content, helped drive the brand to take out ‘Launch of the Year’ at Mumbrella Publish 2017.

Mr Pitney was also recognised in B&T’s ’30 under 30’ later that year, and this success continued with Punkee crowned as ‘Media Brand of the Year’ at the 2018 Mumbrella Awards.

Since 2018, Mr Pitney has transitioned to lead strategy and product initiatives across the broader Junkee and oOh!media business, gaining exposure and experience solving a wide range of commercial and creative challenges through Junkee’s agency offering, Junkee Studio.

Neil Ackland, oOh!media’s Chief Content, Creative and Marketing Officer, said the promotion reflected the huge success Tom had enjoyed applying his innate knowledge of social content to some of Australia’s leading brands.

“Tom has already played a crucial role building Junkee Studio’s client base, and has done an outstanding job driving multi-channel social content strategy for our key clients,” he said.

Junkee Studio is comprised of creatives, designers, video editors and producers, writers, social media experts and storytellers, who add targeted content creation into a brand’s ongoing communications strategy, guided by custom research and insights.

Published by: Katie Brooke in News

November 24, 2020 - No Comments!

Getting to know Junkee Media’s Music Junkee Editor, Jules LeFevre

What does a typical day look like for you?

Working in editorial means you are entirely dependent on the news cycle – every day is slightly different depending on what’s happening in the world. In the morning we’re generally pumping out news, leaving the afternoons more open for longer features.

Occasionally something wild will break in the middle of the day – like Flume eating ass at Burning Man or Taylor Swift randomly announcing that folklore was being released – and you’ll have to drop everything and tend to the news. The day Taylor’s ‘Reputation’ was released was wild, the office turned into Taylor Swift HQ.

Or sometimes, artists will drop by the office and steal your wine.

Tell us more about the journey and process involved in pulling together and selecting the top 200 Greatest Australian songs of all time? It really sounds like quite the challenge!

It took a long time to pull together. It started with myself and Joe Earp collating a lot of the rankings and lists we had done on the site over the years – history of Australian indie rock, pop etc – and then scouring other music sites for similar rankings.

Most other lists and rankings out there seemed to stop at the ‘90s – and we knew there was plenty of music to consider. Australian music isn’t just Cold Chisel.

Next, I hit up a lot of labels and artists to submit their shortlists – we didn’t want this list to be decided by just Joe and I sitting in Surry Hills, we wanted as much input from the community as possible. We got lists from bands like Powderfinger and Cub Sport, it was awesome.

From there Joe and I sat down and began sorting through them all, we scored them out of 50 to try tease out a draft 200. There were some arguments, there was some passionate debate. I threatened to fire Joe for disliking Icehouse – it all went down.

The top 100 came together pretty easily, except for a couple of last-minute changes. The 200 to 101 was a different beast – it’s kind of all over the place, which we really loved as it just shows the breadth of Australian music. There’s Holly Valance and John Farnham…it’s batshit.

The resulting two articles are the biggest pieces ever published on Junkee. Joe and I wrote 20,000 words – it was a staggering piece of work. We’re incredibly proud of it – we think it shows the best of Australian music, and also – humbly – some of the best Australian music writing.

From this list, is there one that’s your absolute top pick?

Well I’m definitely on board with #1 (Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’), and the rest of the top ten is flawless (Thelma Plum’s ‘Better In Blak’ deserves a shoutout).

There’s just so much good stuff in here – Killing Heidi, Tina Arena, Mo’Ju, Little Red, The Vines, PNAU. Gang of Youths’ ‘Magnolia’ has a special place in my heart too. And I always lose my shit to RUFUS’ ‘Innerbloom’.

Is there anything surprising about the Music Junkee audience that you’d like to share?

Music Junkee’s audience is an interesting hybrid – on one hand we have the old inthemix fans, on the other we have some rock loving FasterLouder fans. Then we have another contingent – the queer pop fans. We cover a lot of ground at MJ – from metal to pop – so our audience is wildly varied.

Our loyal audience is very on board with us. They love that we’re so queer and dedicated and passionate. They love that we take the piss out of artists, they love that we write longform features.

We’ve carved out a reputation as being the premier music publication in the country, which is so important to us. We’re renowned for our quality – thanks to excellent writing from Jared Richards and Joseph Earp.

What is your most memorable piece published this year and why?

The Greatest Australian Songs list was the biggest project we’ve ever undertaken, and we pulled it off. That was a massive achievement for Joe and I.

Elsewhere, we have published a series of articles on toxic stan culture, which cemented us as an authority on the phenomenon. Jared went on SBS’s The Feed to discuss it, and I went on ABC’s The Drum.

On a personal note, I wrote a long feature about the battle for the #MeToo movement in the Australian music history – an important subject to write about.

There’s a book coming out all about you, what’s it going to be titled?

For a second I thought this wasn’t a hypothetical and I was terrified.

Either, ‘Don't Want Your Jules, I Want Your Drugs’ – a collection of my thoughts on Lady Gaga, or ‘How To Hide Your Goon Sack In The Festival Ticket Line, and Other Tips and Tricks’.

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October 26, 2020 - No Comments!

Getting to know Junkee Media’s Video News Director and Executive Producer of The Junkee Takeaway, Nick Arnold

This month we’ve put Junkee Media’s Video News Director and Executive Producer of The Junkee Takeaway (TJT), Nick Arnold in the hot seat.  

 With over 230 episodes of TJT recorded, Nick covers the wild ride of TJT’s first 12 months including personal highlights and what’s next on the agenda that TJT’s devotees are no doubt eagerly awaiting

What does a typical day look like for you?

Well it tends to start with coffee, as every good day should. I’ll spend a bit of time getting across the news for the day. We film our episodes of The Junkee Takeaway (TJT) first thing in the morning, so it’s good to check that nothing has changed overnight for the script.

I then spend the morning making sure the production of the episode is on track. In between, I swap hats: from the creative one developing new editorial video series for Junkee, to the strategic one figuring out how to grow TJT even more, how we can help the Studio team hit their briefs, or how we can keep growing our editorial video across all of our Junkee verticals, and of course the admin hat getting stuck into budget trackers and spreadsheets.

Afternoon is all about TJT again. When the new script comes in, I make sure it’s edited and all signed off for recording the next day, and then watch the edit of our latest episode ready to be published at 5pm!

The Junkee Takeaway has just marked its first anniversary with an incredible 20 million views. Tell us about some of the highlights over the last 12 months that got you here?

Yeah it’s been a wild ride to be honest. TJT started as a bit of an experiment, and now here we are, over 230 episodes later.

Getting recommissioned by Facebook for a second season was a real highlight, because it was great validation the TJT was doing well. It’s really rewarding to have moments like that.

We’ve got so much on the way to look forward to. We’re launching a TJT website, working on turning the show into a podcast, taking it out to market and opening it up to sponsorship. But ultimately, the biggest highlight has been curating a team of really talented people that have stuck with the show and work so hard every day to create top quality journalism for young Australians. Sounds corny, I know. But we’re a small and mighty team!

Is there anything surprising about the Junkee audience that you’d like to share?

One thing I love about our audience is how engaged they can be with our content. We’ve had episodes that have had some big conversations in the comments, and I always like it when I see that.

I mean, one of the things that surprised me was how much the audience love our pop culture episodes. Give them a piece on Britney or Ellen and you know you’re in for some good numbers.

But something we always ask ourselves is whether an episode that didn’t get as many views as others did so because the audience doesn’t care as much, or just that our current audience doesn’t care. I think it’s important to both cater to the audience you’ve already built, whilst also being mindful of the people you might win over with something new.

What is your most memorable episode of The Junkee Takeaway?

After 230 episodes, I’m still slightly weirded out that I can remember almost everything we’ve covered.

I couldn’t possibly pick one, to me we make great content every day. But the episodes I like the most are the ones that shine a light on a really important (and often little spoken about) topic.

We do this a lot, and have covered things like Chrissy Teigan’s miscarriage, the stigmas around endometriosis and periods, sexism in the K-Pop industry and body dysmorphic issues in men. Those are my favourites, the ones that feel like other than just explaining, they’re actually helping too.

Published by: Katie Brooke in News

September 08, 2020 - No Comments!

Getting to know Punkee’s Editor, Tahlia Pritchard

The Junkee Media team is full of wonderful and talented individuals that we want to introduce you to.
While holding out for a spot on Real Housewives of Sydney or Melbourne, Tahlia can be found as Punkee’s Editor, having been at the realm of reality TV coverage for years. Tahlia gives us a little insight into what the day to day looks like as Punkee's Editor –Bachie recaps and all, alongside what surprises her about the loyal Punkee audience.

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me involves a lot of reality TV! We’re in Bachie season right now, so my morning starts with interviews with the girls eliminated, transcribing and getting those articles up as well as writing about whatever else has happened in the entertainment/pop culture land that morning. At some stage in the arvo we watch the episode for that night, I write a recap, make memes to push out on Punkee’s social, edit any of Tara’s drafts (our senior writer) and work with Nick our current video recapper to figure out the best jokes/gags for the video recap. His first edit will come through to me sometime that night, we’ll go through a couple of rounds, and I’ll be watching the Bachie episode again to live-tweet, put stuff out on our Instagram, and engage with the Punkee fans in our Facebook group Reality Tea. Sporadically I'll try to remember to take deep, relaxing breaths in the ad breaks. After the show finishes there may be a couple more back and forths with various drafts before we get the content scheduled and ready for the morning.

TL;DR – I think and write about Bachie a lot from 8:30am – 9:30pm.  

What's been the biggest story for your audience this year?

The biggest story for our audience so this year was actually a Married At First Sight one. Contestant Josh Pihlak called out the editing on an episode in an Instagram post and we wrote it up and it absolutely blew up. MAFS is a huge show for us, and it was one of the first times a contestant who hadn’t been too badly edited had really gone rogue to call out the show, and a lot of MAFS stars then quickly followed suit. It’s not an article I expected to blow up so much, but it pulled massive numbers for us!

Is there anything surprising about the Punkee audience you'd like to share?

I may be biased, but I’d call the Punkee audience some of the best in the media world. So many outlets will understand the pressure of having to moderate comments that can get nasty quickly on article threads and at Punkee for the most part everyone is very understanding and well behaved. I think people are just smarter now when it comes to TV shows and the editing of people into villains. If anyone gets too nasty, another Punkee fan is quick to then go in and defend the person they’re getting nasty about. It’s really quite a wholesome audience given how toxic online culture can be.

You've written about reality TV for years. If you could go on one show, what would it be & why?

Maybe too many years. I’ve debated this a lot in my mind, I used to think I’d go on MAFS but the last season turned me off massively, I wouldn’t be able to handle the environment, I'd probably hide under a table at the dinner parties. To be honest, I’m holding out for a Real Housewives of Sydney or Melbourne reboot, though I might have to wait until I hit my late-30s for that. Real Housewives of Wagga even? I’m ready whenever you are Foxtel.

View more of Tahlia’s work with Junkee and Punkee.

Published by: Katie Brooke in News

June 18, 2018 - No Comments!

NOW HIRING: Editor, Junkee

Junkee Media launched five 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 continued business growth and transformation we're on the hunt for a talented Editor to join the Junkee Media team and work closely with the Managing Editor to take Junkee to new heights!

Here's what you'll do....

  • Commission and edit daily news and features across a wide variety of topics keeping in mind the Junkee audience and tone of voice at all times
  • Manage all content submissions from Staff Writers and Contributors
  • Write engaging content that stands out from the crowd, with a keen nose for what makes great news and the ability to find exclusive stories and angles that will grab reader interest
  • Act as arbiter across best practices in grammar, messaging, writing, and style to ensure high content quality from Staff Writers and Contributors
  • Assign projects, edit content and manage all outputs to ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience for all channels of content including online, social media, email, point of purchase, mobile, video, print and in-person
  • Develop and own a functional content calendar; ensure timely, inter-departmental communication regarding calendar of events
  • Work with Managing Editor to develop, revise and measure content goals and budget tracking/ reporting
  • Represent Junkee at all levels in front of audience, clients and industry

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

  • 5+ years experience in a similar editorial role
  • Demonstrable passion for about pop culture and truly resonate with the Junkee brand and tone of voice
  • Hold an impressive portfolio of published work the showcase your ability to amplify content across social media and online platforms relevant to Junkee
  • Prior experience curating and editing content - at least 2-3 unique articles a day + commissioned work
  • Experienced in collaborating with a growing team and be excited to share ideas and insights as we look to expand Junkee’s footprint across the news, pop culture and video space
  • Well versed in social media amplification and the ability to navigate various CMS and digital platforms will be looked on favorably
  • Comfortable managing tight deadlines and prioritising your workload effectively
  • Exceptional attention to detail and an obsessive love for correct grammar and aversion to dangling modifiers if required - knowing the difference between clickable and clickbait is a must!
  • Experience leading others and being a strong team player to effectively balance the demands of a high pressured environment is key
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Mac operation a must
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication, Arts or English preferred

Apply via this link: 

https://www.livehire.com/careers/junkee/job/4A6TC/YXELND4U4D/editor-junkee-media

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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.

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