CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Posted: 19 June 2015

Hands up if you’re an astonishingly creative, hard-working gem of a design pro who knows print inside and out and doesn’t mind swearing in the workplace. You might be the person we’re looking for to fill some very big boots as frankie press’s Creative Director.

As Australia’s award-winning niche publishers, frankie press covers frankie magazine, Smith Journal and loads of extras, such as our diary, calendar and SPACES publication. You’ll have an intimate understanding of all these brands and a vision for where they could go in the future. This in addition to a knack for innovation and all-round creative awesomeness.

The Creative Director role will involve:
-  Creative direction, of course! You'll be shaping the look and feel of all aspects of the business, be it
    magazines, websites, apps, books, industry communications and marketing. (Or where in our office
    the new couch should go.)
-  Brilliantly original magazine design and layout
-  A collaborative contribution into editorial content and ideas
-  Brand guardianship and innovation
-  Guiding and overseeing creative solutions for advertising
-  Managing a small team of designers
-  Taking a leadership position in the production process
-  Having fingers and toes in all the frankie press pies

Skills required
-  Conceptual thinker
-  Fluency (at the highest level) in Adobe Creative Suite is a given, DPS is beneficial
-  Resourceful and creative troubleshooting
-  Project management
-  Leadership and people skills
-  Impeccable eye for detail
-  Working to deadlines
-  Excellent written and verbal communication
-  An up-to-the minute understanding of frankie- and Smith-style culture

We are looking for someone with a head full of ideas and the drive to see them through, who’s proven their creative chops across print and digital platforms. An artistic, smart, solutions-orientated person who, above all else, has an authentic affiliation with frankie press and everything it stands for. 

In return, we can offer a lovely, collaborative, super-supportive work environment amidst a small-but-happy team based literally metres away from some of Melbourne’s best coffee spots. Oh, and an attractive salary for the right person, too.

Are you as passionate about print as we are? Here’s what you need to do to apply:

1. Download and complete the application form, found here
2. Include a brief CV – max 2 pages
3. Include an edited folio of work that specifically shows examples of editorial layout (include 1 x best logo design and, if applicable, your illustration skills)
4. Create a mood board of your own for frankie and  one for Smith Journal (please do not re-use images from the magazines)
5. Email the above as attachments to: designjobs@frankiepress.com.au Please put ‘Creative Director’ in the Subject Line and keep total email size under 10MB (or provide hyperlinks)

Please submit applications by July 17, 2015.

Updates about this position will be posted here when they become available.


Digital Development Coordinator

Posted: 24th June 2015
Position Type: Full-time 
Position located: Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast

The company:
You will be working for Morrison Media, a leading publisher of niche magazines across multiple media platforms including Surfing Life, White Horses, Slow Living, frankie and Smith Journal. Morrison Media has established its reputation as a major player in this field due to its commitment to quality, service and innovation. Our mission is to Be The Best And Enjoy It The Most, and so we are attracted to passionate people who are committed, progressive and excited about being involved in media at this time.

The role:
As the lead digital resource for the company, you will have a keen eye for emerging digital trends and an ability to keep abreast of the digital space. Ideally you would have a proven track record in project managing multiple tasks and projects in a time critical deadline driven environment.

It is expected a successful applicant would possess skills in the following areas:

Web Development
Basic underpinning understanding of:

  • HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Responsive web design
  • Server/Client side architecture
  • Programming/Coding/Scripting in PHP
  • Understanding of a LAMP environment
  • Understanding of Joomla templating
  • Administration & customisation of Joomla components, modules & plugins
  • Implementation of Social media plugins, widgets and apps
  • Administration of AdServing Software

Email Campaign Management

  • Understanding of Campaign Monitor (EDM) fundamentals
  • Ability to code and debug a HTML enewsletter template
  • Testing HTML enewsletter campaigns
  • Providing reports and management of users
  • Administration of lists, campaigns & reporting

App Development 

  • Using iTunes Connect
  • Using the App Developer Portal
  • Using Adobe Digital Publishing suite
  • Using DPS App Builder to create and upload apps
  • Using Xcode to install test and debug
  • Providing support to end users

Desired Attributes

  • Ability to Project Manage
  • Experience in managing digital reporting for key metrics across the above mentioned platforms
  • Ability to engage with external and internal stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail

The role is fast-paced but rewarding. You'll work hard and often go over and above what is required of you, but you'll love what you do and you’ll enjoy working with talented people who are just as passionate about these titles as you are.

How to apply:

1. Download and complete the application form here. Important: Re-save it using your name as the file name
    and attach this with your email application.
2. Include your current CV.
3. Email the above as attachments with brief letter of introduction to jobs@morrisonmedia.com.au make the
   subject line of your email “Digital Development Coordinator”.

Please submit applications no later than 3rd July 2015.

Updates about this position will be posted here when they become available.