Writing Gigs: Why We All Need to Move to Australia

Now here’s a “writer wanted” ad that we can get behind. (No, we aren’t recommending this, we’re just expressing enthusiasm because “OMG! Lookit the $$$!”

Content Writer


Location Sydney > North-shore & Northern Beaches
Sydne ySalary $70,000 – $85,000

Posted 7 Feb 2018 Closes 9 Mar 2018 Industry Marketing CommunicationsJob type Full-time

Hireup is a socially-driven startup using technology to revolutionise the way Australians with disability find, hire and manage their own support workers. Hireup is Australia’s fastest growing tech company, and with such rapid growth we’re looking to expand our small but dedicated team of (big) thinkers, builders, and doers. For our next recruit, we’re looking for a Content Writer to join our Sydney-based Communications Team.

As an organisation with a very personal story at its core, the Content Writer will play an important role as the voice of Hireup. Writing and collaborating on content for all kinds of different channels, including our blog and online presence as well as special purpose pieces, like this one in the Griffith Review. We have strong brand resonance within our community and our writing is a core asset in our work to drive meaningful social change for thousands of people with disability in Australia.

Great communications to us is about more than just marketing and advertising, it’s about looking at the broader picture and listening to the stories within our community in order to start conversations, inspire action and encourage others to share in our vision. Our aim is to use the power of thoughtful, strategic and effective writing to build a community movement that amplifies the voice of Australians with disability. The ideal candidate for Hireup will share these beliefs and know how to use them in fueling the Hireup brand love.

The big picture

Get in at the ground floor of Australia’s fastest growing tech startup (we recently topped Deloitte’s Tech Fast 50 list)

Amplify the stories of our community to affect positive social change

Champion the voice of the Hireup brand through content writing over multiple mediums

 Priorities – the work

Strategically align messaging, content and resources across all communications channels to serve multiple stakeholders

Create persuasive messages and compelling stories that inform, entertain, inspire, and engage our community

Adopt the Hireup tone and language, becoming the voice of the organisation

Buy into the vision and passion that drives our work and imbue this in all your writing

Use a strong sense of the creative when it comes to writing, putting a smile on someone’s face with your turn of phrase or word choice

Speech writing, inspiring thought leadership

Management of content for the Hireup blog

Development and maintenance of the Hireup resources and policies for our community

Ensure all work is clear, accurate, intelligent and on-brand

Skills – the person

Bachelor’s degree or above and 3+ years in a related role

Have an exciting portfolio of past work, campaigns, content and creative projects that set the benchmark for creative excellence

Have a passion for storytelling through multiple forms of written media with creative impact

Strong experience in SEO

Have excellent writing skills with an eye for detail and a quick wit

Ability to learn on the fly and exercise intellectual agility

Inclined towards taking initiative in a collaborative and integrated way to build solutions within the team and wider company/community

Experience in or interest in building an understanding of the Australian disability sector and community

Strong attention to detail

Approach work with high-energy, drive and internal motivation

Exhibit adaptability, resilience, transparency, trustworthiness, passion and innate curiosity

Position is full-time with $70k base salary, negotiable depending on experience. For more information about the role or to apply, contact Sarah via people@hireup.com.au.

And, yes, we know that $70,000 in Australian dollars isn’t quite that much when converted to U.S. currency. But let’s get real; $55,000 U.S. to start ain’t bad. Ain’t bad at all.

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