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Account Executive

Full-time
Carlton, Melbourne
Start Date: Immediate



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Schwartz Pro

Work with one of Australia’s fastest growing media companies

Schwartz’s business publishing arm Schwartz Pro is expanding, and we’re looking for an experienced account executive to drive sales and customer service for our enterprise customers.

This is an excellent opportunity to work at a bold publishing house that prides itself on quality and independent thinking. Schwartz is also the publisher of award winning current affairs magazine The Monthly, and leading politics and culture journal the Quarterly Essay.

What you'll do:

  • Work with our CEO to develop strategic prospecting and sales plans to close deals with corporate and government subscribers
  • Grow our subscription business by meeting with prospective customers and upselling existing subscribers
  • Assist new subscribers to get the most value from their subscription by walking them through the different elements of the service
  • Establish a customer relationship management process to ensure high retention rates

Ideally you’ll have:

  • 2-5 years of business development experience, with a customer service component
  • Experience working with a SaaS or subscription business
  • A track record of closing deals with enterprise and/or government customers
  • Skills in remote selling, online demos
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive and energetic attitude
  • A preference for working in a startup organisation

On offer is:

  • A performance-based and forward-thinking culture working alongside one of Australia’s fastest growing media companies
  • Investment in learning and development to help grow your skills
  • A competitive salary with bonus leave, based on performance

To apply email your CV and cover letter to Charis Palmer via [email protected] Applications close Friday, May 31.

Schwartz Pro is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace, one that values new ideas and diverse thinking. We encourage applications from First Nations People, people of colour, people with disabilities, and people from the trans and queer communities.

Sales Executive

Full-time
Carlton, Melbourne
Start Date: Immediate



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Schwartz Media, publisher of The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, and 7am podcast, is looking for a successful sales executive to join our team.

Working among a creative and collaborative team, the focus of this role is to liaise with media agencies and direct clients to service, retain and grow existing relationships and to secure new business.

As a commercially minded sales executive, you will have experience in successfully selling print and digital advertising for a national media brand. Your ability to build and nurture strong relationships with key stakeholders will ensure that you leverage all possible revenue opportunities to meet and exceed your sales targets.

You will possess a positive attitude, a good work ethic and enjoy working as part of a high-performing team.

Ideally, you will also have strong pre-existing relationships in the following categories: travel, finance, automotive, luxury, food and beverage.

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a curious mind
  • Have a competitive spirit
  • Have a strong interest in Australian politics, society, current affairs, arts and culture
  • Have a good understanding of the importance of independent media
  • Have a passion for sales and the Australian media industry
  • Want to evolve in a high-performing and forward-thinking company

Your responsibilities will involve:

  • Sourcing, closing and growing new and existing business to regularly meet and exceed sales goals
  • Conducting introductory phone calls to identify and qualify prospective clients
  • Setting up face-to-face meetings with prospects and active clients
  • Planning and implementing strategies to generate prospects and follow up sales leads
  • Preparing unique and persuasive proposals and presentations for clients
  • Responding to briefs and negotiating effectively with clients
  • Raising awareness of all print and digital properties within the advertising industry
  • Ensuring all current and prospective clients are aware of new products, services and initiatives launched
  • Maintaining and updating contacts and activities using CRM software
  • Travelling interstate when required

Key selection criteria:

  • Three-plus years of media sales experience in digital and print
  • Experience outside an established brand, such as with independent or niche media or a start-up
  • Strong understanding of digital advertising processes and technology
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Negotiation skills and confidence
  • Analytical and creative abilities
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Demonstrated self-learning and problem-solving abilities
  • Proficiency in Mac, MS Office, Gmail and Google Docs
  • Understanding of digital metrics, such as Google Analytics, open rates, CTRs and CPMs
  • A strong interest in Australian current affairs and culture
  • Resilience, positivity and self-motivation, with the desire to succeed

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 CV to [email protected]

Schwartz Media is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace, one that values new ideas and diverse thinking. We encourage applications from First Nations People, people of colour, people with disabilities, and people from the trans and queer communities.

Product and project manager

Full-time
Carlton, Melbourne
Start Date: Immediate



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Schwartz Media is known for its forward-thinking, high-quality journalism, and for its reach and influence. We publish intelligent news and current affairs that breaks the 24-hour news cycle to offer a nuanced examination of Australia and the world. Our audience reads to know, not just to agree. We invest in long-form journalism where the issues demand it, providing writing of a quality that makes difficult topics clear. Schwartz Media publishes Australia’s most respected writers across The Saturday Paper, The Monthly magazine and the daily podcast 7am, alongside our sister publications, Quarterly Essay and Australian Foreign Affairs.

We are looking for a smart, confident and ambitious product and project manager to join our team.

The successful candidate will work closely with the chief executive and editor-in-chief to set priorities and ensure a sound and ambitious vision for our suite of products, from our print titles and our websites to our newsletters, apps and podcast.

You will possess strong strategic thinking and will thrive in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment. In this role, you will help build consumer-driven products that achieve newsroom and business goals.

We are seeking someone who:

  • Has a passion for Schwartz Media and a commitment to being part of our innovation and growth
  • Can prioritise in a rapidly changing environment and is well versed in agile product development
  • Can bring clarity to ambiguous and complex situations
  • Has the ability to get things done and can step outside their defined role in order to do so
  • Is in their element at the intersection of technology, operations, design, editorial and business, and is comfortable coordinating projects across these teams
  • Is curious about the ever-changing platforms on which users consume content
  • Is able to work collaboratively with backend developers
  • Is organised and able to communicate clearly at an operational level with delivery teams (internally and externally) as well as at a strategic level with senior leaders
  • Provides clear direction and can use a cross disciplinary team to maintain an environment of high performance with a clear focus on measurable outcomes
  • Knows how to balance the need to maintain product health with the need to drive towards transformative goals
  • Has a love of journalism, product management and design

Selection Criteria:

  1. At least two years’ significant product management experience, preferably a product role within the media industry and with subscription-based products (web and app) using an agile approach
  2. Great eye for detail in product and design
  3. Proven capacity to think strategically and to drive innovation
  4. High-level organisational skills
  5. Ability to grasp complex technical concepts and work closely with developers and designers
  6. Ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving and constantly evolving high growth environment
  7. Strong written and communication skills, including the ability to communicate between technical and non-technical people, vertically and horizontally
  8. Strong relationship-building skills
  9. Excellent customer intuition
  10. Hands-on experience with Google Analytics, including dashboards and custom reports
  11. Hands-on experience with Google Tag and Ad Manager
  12. Hands-on experience with campaign management tools
  13. Experience creating effective product roadmaps
  14. Experience running A/B tests preferably with Google Optimize
  15. Comfortable learning new web and digital tools on your own quickly

This position reports to the CEO.

A position description is available upon request.

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 CV to [email protected] by Friday, July 5, 2019.

Schwartz Media is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace, one that values new ideas and diverse thinking. We encourage applications from First Nations People, people of colour, people with disabilities, and people from the trans and queer communities.

Features and field producer

Full-time
Carlton, Melbourne
Start Date: Immediate



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Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast, 7am, is hiring for a features and field producer.

In this role you will:

  • Report audio stories from the field
  • Assist Schwartz Media print reporters in adapting their work for audio, including field producing throughout their reporting, and structuring their work for long-form podcast episodes
  • Take existing interview and other tape, and help structure and mix material into audio documentaries for podcast
  • Assist with sound design, scoring and mixing feature episodes for our narrative news podcast, increasing our capacity for innovation in audio storytelling
  • Mix episodes to completion on a regular basis (using ProTools), and assist with the show’s daily operations.

About 7am:

7am is a daily news podcast from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. It tells the news through in-depth interviews and sharp analysis.

Hosted by Peabody Award–winning journalist Elizabeth Kulas, 7am is a smart, strong, character-driven account of the big story of the day: the background, who’s involved, and why it matters. This is news with narrative, every weekday.

Applicants should send a CV and a sample of their work to [email protected]. Applications close on June 28.

Schwartz Media is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace, one that values new ideas and diverse thinking. We encourage applications from First Nations People, people of colour, people with disabilities, and people from the trans and queer communities.

Senior Reporter

Full-time
Carlton, Melbourne
Start Date: Negotiable



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The Saturday Paper

The Saturday Paper seeks a senior reporter to join our growing newsroom. Reporting to the paper’s editor, Maddison Connaughton, this is a job for a self-motivated and experienced journalist, someone who thrives under pressure and is ready to take on new challenges.

The successful applicant will be dedicated to creating quality, long-form journalism. They will have a strong news sense and a capacity to break big stories.

They will also be invested in storytelling, with a portfolio of compelling writing and a desire to bring literary merit to their reporting. They will have a broad appreciation of politics and general news, and the skills to get across stories quickly.

In this role you will be tasked with:

  • Breaking important stories across a number of areas
  • Writing and researching definitive accounts of the week’s major news
  • Producing strong leads and story ideas
  • Maintaining exemplary contacts across the paper’s various beats
  • Filing to a strict weekly deadline
  • Contributing stories to Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast, 7am

Applicants should send a resume, one-page cover letter and relevant clips to [email protected] Applications close on July 31.

Schwartz Media is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace, one that values new ideas and diverse thinking. We encourage applications from First Nations People, people of colour, people with disabilities, and people from the trans and queer communities.