BuzzFeed is hiring an

Associate Creative/ Designer

Sydney, Australia

BuzzFeed is seeking an associate Creative  / Designer in our Sydney office to create custom branded content on BuzzFeed.com and social platforms. We’re seeking a creative minded individual with both writing, art direction and graphic design capabilities who is passionate about both digital media and native advertising. Candidates should be interested in what makes someone share and how people communicate online and in how to solve problems for and work closely alongside BuzzFeed’s brand partners.

Primarily, this position is focused on writing and producing exciting advertising that is just as delightful, interesting, original, and engaging as BuzzFeed’s editorial content. The ideal candidate is comfortable in being involved with every part of the creative process — from generating ideas for a variety of formats and types of brands, to participating in client-facing communication and meetings, and handling rounds of revisions with ease and a smile.

In addition to writing and design experience, a well-rounded creative background and variety of interests — whether it’s a college course on video editing, a Tumblr full of comics, or an iPhone game you coded for fun — is a major plus. Mostly we’re looking for people from a variety of backgrounds who are optimistic, energetic, and imaginative to join a fun and growing team at the vanguard of an incredibly exciting global shift in advertising.

 

This position is based in our Sydney office. We offer competitive compensation and a stock option program.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop creative concepts that meet the objectives of our prospective partners
  • Develop outstanding designs, animations, and illustrations for branded content on BuzzFeed
  • Brainstorm and work collaboratively across the Creative department to generate proactive formats and ideas to pitch to our partners
  • Pitch ideas — both internally and to clients directly
  • Work closely with our sales and account management teams to ensure that the brands needs are met and that communication is clear and open.
  • Execute excellent, original creative content that will delight our clients and BuzzFeed’s enormous global audience
  • Work on tight deadlines and across multiple teams to deliver work that exceeds expectations on time every time
  • Participate in brainstorms with other Designers, Illustrators, Animators, and Creatives

 

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years creative agency and/or editorial experience
  • A diverse portfolio of original creative work
  • Proficiency with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong sense of design, color, and typography
  • A passion for advertising and graphic design — with the ability to write, edit, visualize and champion ideas for brands
  • An interest in and deep knowledge of the social web, including experience producing visual work for a variety of apps and social networks