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Policy Reporter


Full-time
Canberra
Start Date: Immediate


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Schwartz’s business publishing arm Schwartz Pro is expanding, and we’re looking for a Policy Reporter.

This is your opportunity to be part of the next phase of a rapidly evolving media sector with a team that’s willing to invest in original, quality journalism.

We’re seeking journalists with an understanding of business. You could be an analyst or policy adviser looking to a journalism role, or a business journalist keen to specialise in policy.

Ideally you’ll be:

  • A policy nerd with a solid understanding of how legislation is made
  • A journalist/analyst/adviser with at least 2 years’ experience working for a news organisation, and a proven ability to break original stories - - - Someone who thrives on variety - able to jump from writing in-depth analysis to short summaries
  • Able to use your distinctive writing style to quickly break down the complex and deliver it in a clear, engaging way
  • Not afraid to swap words for data visualisations if that’s the best way to convey information (data journalism experience a plus)
  • A resident of Canberra or willing to base yourself there during sitting weeks

On offer is:

  • The opportunity to help shape a new journalism business with a small team of industry veterans that you can learn from
  • 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]

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.

Researcher


Part-time
Carlton, Melbourne
Start Date: Immediate


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Opportunity for career advancement

Schwartz’s business publishing arm Schwartz Pro is expanding, and we’re looking for an additional researcher to join our team.

This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside journalists 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.

The role requires exceptional accuracy and attention to detail, and strong online search skills. If you enjoy hunting down hidden information and have an interest in how business and policymaking work together, then this could be the ideal role for you. It would suit someone in third year studying at university, or a recent graduate looking for flexible working hours.

In this role you will:

  • Conduct online research, including scanning news content for information critical to our industry databases
  • Conduct data entry using Excel and/or specialist databases
  • Make phone calls to check the accuracy of information
  • Establish automated systems and regular reporting based on changes to the database
  • Manage a comprehensive events calendar
  • Work to support our journalists by sharing useful information
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of information collected

You’ll need strong time management and organisational skills, the ability to work quickly, fluent written and spoken English, proficiency with Mac, Microsoft Office and Google Docs, and the confidence to make phone calls to large organisations. An interest in business media and/or policy would be an advantage.

To apply email your CV and cover letter to Charis Palmer via [email protected]

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.

Account Executive


Full-time
Carlton, Melbourne
Start Date: Immediate


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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.

Senior Drupal Developer


Part-time 1-2 days/week
Carlton, Melbourne
Start Date: Immediate


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Schwartz Pro is seeking a passionate, sharp, mid-level PHP and JS developer, with at least three years’ experience, to join our team in Carlton, Melbourne.

We’re building a new journalism-as-a-service business from the ground up, and this is your opportunity to shape the product, working alongside media professionals with a track record of success.

You will be supported by our team, and given the ability to expand your knowledge of Drupal 8, git, PHP, JS, HTML, CSS, responsive design, and more.

Skills and requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with PHP, JS, HTML/CSS, relational databases. (MySQL/MariaDB), APIs, HTML email development and git.
  • Experience with Drupal 8, Solr, Drupal custom themes, views and content types.
  • Experience with Stripe or equivalent payment processor.
  • Fluency in OS X or Linux.
  • Diligence and an eye for detail.
  • Ability to develop solutions independently.
  • An interest in Docker and AWS cloud tools a plus, as is working with message queues.

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 and flexible working hours

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.