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Receptionist

Full-time (8am–4.30pm Monday to Friday)
Collingwood, VIC
Start Date: June 2022



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Schwartz is searching for a highly organised and motivated receptionist to join our dynamic team of 80.

The successful applicant will report to the office manager and have excellent interpersonal and multitasking skills and will be responsible for greeting all visitors to Black Inc., The Monthly, The Saturday Paper and 7am at our Collingwood office.

This is an entry-level position and a perfect foot in the door to the fast-paced and exciting media industry.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • an interest in media and a capacity to work self-sufficiently
  • good presentation
  • at least two to three years’ experience in the workforce
  • excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • strong technological skills
  • experience with Microsoft Office suite of products including Word and Excel

This is a full-time position, based at our offices in Collingwood, Victoria. As a front of house position, there is no working from home flexibility with this role. This role is open for an immediate start and we encourage early applications.

Please send a cover letter and résumé to [email protected]
Applications close Monday, June 20th at 5pm.

Schwartz is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds, including First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, trans and queer people, and people with disability.

A note on our vaccination policy:

Schwartz is an essential news service. We have a duty under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws to eliminate, or if that is not reasonably practicable, minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. Please note, if successful for an interview we will request a copy of your Immunisation History Statement, or alternatively a copy of your COVID-19 Digital Certificate. We do accept medical exemptions based on recognised contraindication (an allergy or reaction to an approved vaccine) that is recognised by the manufacturer of that vaccine. For further information about our vaccination policy and document requirements, please contact [email protected]

Social Media Content Producer

Full-time
Collingwood, VIC
Start Date: June 2022



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Schwartz Media is seeking an enthusiastic and creative social media content producer to join our growing audience team. Working across Schwartz Media’s suite of publications, including The Saturday Paper, 7am and The Monthly, you will be responsible for creating engaging content for our social media channels.

The social media content producer will work closely with the audience editor and the editorial and design teams to create high-quality multimedia content – including short video clips – for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with news editorial teams and a track record for producing engaging content aimed at growing and diversifying audiences.

The job is highly suited to a person with journalism training, strong writing skills and a sharp news sense, as it includes researching and writing original copy for posts and captions, as well as adapting long-form stories for promotion on social media.

They will be highly organised and productive and able to manage competing priorities and deadlines. They will be calm under pressure and deliver work of the highest quality.

Job description:

  • Work with the audience team to develop creative, engaging and innovative ways to bring our journalism to life on social media through multimedia formats.
  • Create news content for Schwartz Media’s social platforms (primarily Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) with the aim of engaging and informing our existing audiences and building our profile with new audiences.
  • Produce in-house video and photography for social media posts, including basic camera operations, lighting and video editing.
  • Write and edit copy for social media captions and assets.
  • Proactively pursue opportunities to create social media packages for stories across our print and audio titles, including 7am, The Saturday Paper and The Monthly.
  • Find ways to engage audiences online through existing and emerging social media features and platforms.
  • Social media management including scheduling, posting and moderation of comments.
  • Monitor and report on emerging social media and Google trends to the wider team and use analytics tools to critique and evolve our content direction.

Personal qualities and skills:

  • A strong news sense and passion for growing reader engagement with quality journalism.
  • An experienced content creator with excellent multimedia skills, including copy writing, graphic design, basic video editing, photography and/or photo editing, infographics and illustration.
  • A strong skill set across Adobe Suite programs including InDesign and Premier Pro. Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects not essential but a bonus.
  • A firm understanding of differing social media platform design formats and specifications.
  • Proficiency in graphic design with an ability to produce beautiful-looking content quickly, using our templates.
  • Experience creating engaging infographics and basic graphs using data visualisation tools such as Canva and Flourish.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in following design style guidelines and creating trusted news content.
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment to produce multimedia content with quick turnarounds. Working from home flexibility is available.
  • Accepting of constructive feedback and receiving editorial direction.
  • An understanding of Australian media and defamation laws, with some refresher training available in this area.

Schwartz Media is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds, including First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, trans and queer people, and people with disability.

This is a full-time position to begin in June 2022 and is based at our offices in Collingwood, Victoria.

To be considered for this position, tell us why your motivation, skills and experience make you the right fit for this role. To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé to [email protected] by Friday, May 27.

A note on our vaccination policy:

Schwartz Media is an essential news service. We have a duty under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws to eliminate, or if that is not reasonably practicable, minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. Please note, if successful for an interview we will request a copy of your Immunisation History Statement, or alternatively a copy of your COVID-19 Digital Certificate. We do accept medical exemptions based on recognised contraindication (an allergy or reaction to an approved vaccine) that is recognised by the manufacturer of that vaccine. For further information about our vaccination policy and document requirements, please contact [email protected]

Associate Project Manager, Audio

Full-time
Collingwood, VIC
Start Date: June 2022



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Schwartz Media is hiring an associate project manager, audio to manage all aspects of podcast distribution, ad operations and data analysis for its audio products. In addition to daily co-ordination, the APM manages longer-term feature development and incremental improvements across prototype states and live products.

This role reports to the head of product and projects, with direct interface between the commercial and editorial sides of the organisation. Flexible working hours will be required, as maintaining the podcast publication schedule necessitates early mornings, with occasional late-night testing/validation.

Skills and experience:

  • Agile working. You are familiar with agile methodology and the ways in which this principle can be employed in practice. You can take an open-minded approach; you know why iteration review is important and can execute it quickly.
  • DDaT perspective. You can demonstrate a basic understanding of digital, data and technology principles. You understand the range of available technology choices.
  • Experience working within constraints. You understand the value of policy, legislative, regulatory and operational constraints and can find the simplest, shortest and fastest solution for users.
  • Life-cycle perspective. You understand how the needs of the team and the product vary across the stages of the product life cycle.
  • Operational management. You understand the operational processes of running and maintaining a product or service.
  • Problem ownership. You can initiate and monitor actions to investigate patterns and trends to resolve problems. You know how to consult specialists where required. You can determine the appropriate remedy and assist with implementation. You know how to determine preventative measures.
  • Product ownership. You know about the tools, terms and concepts used to deliver a product.
  • User focus. You can identify needs and engage with users or stakeholders to collate user needs’ evidence. You understand and can define research that fits user needs. You can use quantitative and qualitative data about users to turn user focus into outcomes.
  • Communication skills. Since you'll be responsible for rallying, managing and guiding entire product management teams, you need strong communication and interpersonal skills to keep everyone on the same page.
  • Analytical skills. As an APM, one of your responsibilities will be to research and review data. You will be able to handle user metrics confidently and collate information to ensure the accuracy of performance data.
  • Time-management skills. You will be comfortable with time constraints and should have a knack for meeting deadlines.
  • Decision-making skills. An APM should know how to ship a product and handle product launches, as well as how to prioritise conflicting needs and requests. They must be able to make difficult decisions quickly.

Schwartz Media is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds, including First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, trans and queer people, and people with disability.

This is a full-time position beginning in June 2022 and is based at our offices in Collingwood, Victoria.

To be considered for this position, tell us why your motivation, skills and experience make you the right fit. To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé to [email protected] by Friday, May 27.

A note on our vaccination policy:

Schwartz Media is an essential news service. We have a duty under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws to eliminate, or if that is not reasonably practicable, minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. Please note, if successful for an interview we will request a copy of your Immunisation History Statement, or alternatively a copy of your COVID-19 Digital Certificate. We do accept medical exemptions based on recognised contraindication (an allergy or reaction to an approved vaccine) that is recognised by the manufacturer of that vaccine. For further information about our vaccination policy and document requirements, please contact [email protected]

Producer

Six month maternity cover, with the possibility of extension
Collingwood, VIC
Start Date: June 2022



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Schwartz Media is seeking a producer to join the expanding team of 7am, our daily news podcast. The successful candidate will have a deep love of great tape, a sophisticated relationship with the news, a strong sense of narrative, and a spirit of innovation and excellence. A level of comfort working calmly and creatively to meet daily deadlines is a must. Experience in Pro Tools is desired.

The producer would:

  • Help our team produce high-quality daily audio stories to tight deadlines. This includes participating in story planning, studio producing, cutting tape, working through in-progress drafts and mixing episodes to completion. Experience working with ProTools is advantageous.
  • Contribute to the editorial direction and planning of 7am stories, with a demonstrated understanding of the news environment.
  • Be open to field producing where required, gathering necessary tape and structuring reporting into long-form podcast episodes.
  • Assist with sound design and scoring of episodes, increasing our capacity for innovation in audio storytelling.

Schwartz Media is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds, including First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, trans and queer people, and people with disability.

This is a six month contract for a full-time maternity cover position, based at our offices in Collingwood, Victoria. There is a possibility of extension to a permanent contract.

Applicants should send a sample of work along with a CV and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, May 27 outlining why their motivation, skills and experience make them the right fit for this role.

A note on our vaccination policy:

Schwartz Media is an essential news service. We have a duty under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws to eliminate, or if that is not reasonably practicable, minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. Please note, if successful for an interview we will request a copy of your Immunisation History Statement, or alternatively a copy of your COVID-19 Digital Certificate. We do accept medical exemptions based on recognised contraindication (an allergy or reaction to an approved vaccine) that is recognised by the manufacturer of that vaccine. For further information about our vaccination policy and document requirements, please contact [email protected]