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Jobs at Concrete Playground

Purpose for this role

The Branded Content Manager's role is to develop and deliver the best-in-class editorial and content product for our partners; artfully bridging the gap between creating compelling content that our audience want to read, and delivering a commercial message in a way that's authentic and adds value to our audience.

This role covers every part of the process - from developing and pitching concepts and big ideas; to writing, editing, and overseeing the final execution of branded content. Ultimately, the purpose is to deliver content that is as good, if not better, than our day-to-day editorial output for our partners and for our audience.

Desired outcomes

  • Deliver compelling and creative concepts and content that will guarantee strong engagement from our audience.
  • Ensure all work is of the highest quality and has been fastidiously fact-checked and sub-edited.
  • Work closely with our Client Services team to coordinate the roll-out of branded assets, adapting the content into the best format for each platform or medium.
  • Manage external parties to deliver the best work within the budget, including commissioning contributors, content creators, photographers and video teams.
  • Help consistently exceed our campaign KPIs in terms of views and engagements, by creating content that performs above our standard editorial benchmarks.Deliver compelling and creative concepts and content that will guarantee strong engagement from our audience.

Competencies

  • Technical competencies: 3+ years experience in writing and editing, experience in working with clients to develop branded content, strong command of tone of voice, highly proficient in sub-editing and fact-checking, literate with relevant tech platforms (WordPress, Google Suite, Asana etc).
  • Cultural competencies: A natural communicator and collaborator, you're passionate about what you do. You own it: accountability is important to you. You're humble and selfless. You're creative: you love the excitement of and the business of ideas.
  • Most importantly, you're passionate about the things that we are passionate about: cultural events, food and drink, travel, art and design.

Sound like you?

If you think that you're the right fit for the role and you've had 3+ years experience in a digital content role, we would love to hear from you. Please send your application to Concrete Playground's General Manager via [email protected] along with the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Your CV/resume
  • Links to (or PDFs of) three samples of your work.

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Purpose for this role

We're looking for a talented writer and editor to steer the day-to-day direction of organic content on Concrete Playground Auckland and Wellington, and to help build our brand presence and footprint in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Editor will have great instincts for finding the strongest possible angle and most engaging headline, and will deftly deliver news stories, writing and sharing them in a timely manner so they have maximum impact when they find our audience.

Desired outcomes

Reporting to the Editorial Director, you'll steer Concrete Playground's editorial output in New Zealand. This involves:

  • Writing and editing fresh, relevant, informative and audience-first digital content, and publishing this to our website, social media and e-newsletter channels.
  • Fastidious sub-editing of all content, making images, text, video and links work together as a happy whole.
  • Maintaining a network of contacts that you can tap into to stay on top of the latest in what's happening in Auckland, Wellington and beyond.
  • Juggling news with multiple competing deadlines so all content is delivered in a timely fashion to our readers.
  • Dreaming up new feature ideas, commissioning editorial and photography work and building up Concrete Playground's talent pool as needed.

Competencies 

  • Technical competencies: Experience working with WordPress, SEO and analytics tools. Advanced knowledge of social media platforms and best practices. A highly proficient sub-editor with a good visual eye.
  • Professional competencies: A creative and strategic self-starter, you're highly organised and comfortable working remotely (joining regular newsroom meetings with our Sydney-based Australian editorial team).
  • Cultural competencies: As someone who closely follows the news and inherently understands the cultural landscape of cities, you're passionate about the things we're passionate about: food, drink, arts, culture, technology, travel, lifestyle and urban affairs.

Sound like you?

If you think that you're the right fit for the role and you've had 3+ years experience working as an editor in digital media, we would love to hear from you. Please send your application to Concrete Playground's General Manager via [email protected], along with the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Your CV/resume.
  • Links to (or PDFs of) three samples of your work.
  • A brief paragraph explaining how you would drive forward Concrete Playground's editorial agenda in New Zealand.

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Purpose for this role

The National News Editor's role is to steer the day-to-day direction of organic content for Concrete Playground's editorial footprint. You will oversee a team of passionate writers and editors, drive our daily agenda and contribute to growth with content that is useful and entertaining to different audiences.

You will be responsible for daily journalism across Concrete Playground's digital platforms and social media accounts. You will have both budget and management duties and will work to ensure the maximum impact and reach for our content, with the ambition of growing our brand presence nationally.

Desired outcomes

Reporting to the Editorial Director, and working closely with the editorial team, you'll be steering Concrete Playground's news output across Australia and New Zealand. This involves:

  • Managing a team of writers and editors responsible for curating fresh, relevant, informative and audience-first digital content every day.
  • Coming up with story ideas, helping writers hone their angles and feature pitches, editing and writing articles, and publishing and sharing timely content.
  • Fastidious sub-editing of digital content, making images, text, video and links work together as a happy whole.
  • Dreaming up new creative ideas, commissioning editorial and photography work and building up Concrete Playground's talent pool as needed.
  • Tracking and evaluating analytics to inform decisions and drive the business' growth in traffic, market share and engagement.

Competencies

  • Technical competencies: Advanced knowledge of WordPress, SEO and analytics tools. Strong experience with social media strategy and best practices. A highly proficient sub-editor with a good visual eye.
  • Cultural competencies: As someone who closely follows the news and inherently understands the cultural landscape of Australian cities, you're passionate about the things we're passionate about: food, drink, arts, culture, technology, travel, lifestyle and urban affairs.
  • Professional competencies: A creative and strategic self-starter with the ability to hold others accountable to deadlines. With a detailed understanding of the ANZ media environment, you're committed to furthering the interests and needs of our broad and diverse audience.

Sound like you?

If you think that you're the right fit for the role and you've had 3+ years experience working as an editor in digital media (with newsroom experience), we would love to hear from you. Please send your application to Concrete Playground's General Manager via [email protected], along with the following:

  • A cover letter.
  • Your CV/resume.
  • Links to (or PDFs of) three samples of your work.
  • A brief paragraph explaining how you would drive forward Concrete Playground's editorial agenda.
  • Three ideas for things you would do differently if hired as National News Editor.

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Purpose for this role

The Partnerships Manager's role is to find great partners to work with us at Concrete Playground. Partners who we can help, by connecting them to our culture-hungry audience in a way that adds value for both the audience and the client.

And partners who can help us, working with us on things that will help grow the Concrete Playground brand and contribute towards making meaningful content for our audience.

Desired outcomes

  • Meet and exceed the revenue targets that our business sets for you.
  • Build long-term relationships and trusted partners. Partners who want to work with us, and trust us to create bigger and braver work that will make a difference.
  • Help to find commercial partners to make some of our big ideas and key initiatives happen.
  • Play a role in helping us diversify our revenue streams, through finding new partners or contributing to developing great new ideas and helping make them happen.

Competencies

  • Technical competencies: highly literate with tech platforms (Google Suite, Sales CRM systems), and a seasoned expert in business development.
  • Cultural competencies: You're a natural communicator and collaborator. You're passionate about what you do. You own it: accountability is important to you. You're humble and selfless. You're creative: you love the excitement of and the business of ideas.
  • And most importantly - you're passionate about the things that we are passionate about: cultural events, food and drink, travel, art and design.

Sound like you?

If you think that you're the right fit for the role and you've had 2-4 years experience in a sales or business development role, we would love to hear from you. Please send your application to Concrete Playground's General Manager via [email protected] along with the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Your CV/resume
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