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Full-Time & Part-Time Positions

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MID-WEIGHT CREATIVE (ART DIRECTOR)

Full-time, Melbourne 

  • 3-5 years of experience working in an agency
  • Big idea generator
  • Proven experience in campaign development and execution – from concept to delivery

We’re on the hunt for a creative that’s great with art direction. So, if you can visualise yourself working at Gemba, then let’s bring that idea – and all the others you’ve got – to life.

 

Here’s a snapshot of what Gemba looks like for you.


You’ll get the opportunity to work on every juicy brief that comes through the department. You’ll generate, present and execute ideas, lead projects, direct shoots, and will have full support from our ECD the entire way. Work here and you’ll grow as a creative and as a person. Plus you’ll get to team up with the unbelievably talented, strikingly handsome and intimidatingly cool creative who definitely didn’t write this ad.

 

Now here’s a snapshot of what you look like to Gemba.


You’re an Art Director and you live and breathe creativity in a fast-moving world of Sport and Entertainment. We’re talking a multi-skilled idea generator, thought leader, boundary pusher, tech enthusiast and social media navigator. For you, it’s not just PS and AI – it’s everything in between.

You’ll have flair, creativity and a curiosity to grow with our dynamic business. You’re motivated enough to get work done solo, and collaborative enough to work in a team. You know how to take constructive feedback and apply it to your work without feelings being hurt. As an experienced Creative with expertise in communications, advertising and/or experiential marketing, you’ll report to and work alongside the Executive Creative Director.

To make this work for all of us, you’ll need to generate truckloads of ideas and deliver quality creative product. You’ll need to be comfortable selling your ideas internally, packaging them up for clients, adapting them across a diverse range of channels, executing them and getting them out the door, all with the help of our small but dedicated production team.
The non-negotiables:

  • 3-5 years of experience working in an agency
  • Big idea generator
  • Proven experience in campaign development and execution – from concept to delivery
  • A track record across multiple channels; social, digital and traditional
  • Skills on Adobe CC; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and video ability a serious bonus.
  • Great communication skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong design and typography skills
  • Great communication skills and ability to work under pressure

 

Applications close Monday 30th of September 2019

Note: You must hold the right to live and work in Australia

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TRAFFIC MANAGER

Full-time / Part-time, Melbourne 

  • Collaborate with Blue-Chip clients
  • Project Management
  • Coordinate an industry leading Creative team

 

 

If the feeling of crossing something off your to-do list gets you excited, or if you consider a well produced spreadsheet as art, then this is the job for you. We need a planning pro, a spreadsheet superstar, traffic managing champion.

 

You’ll be working across some of the biggest brands going around, with a serious focus on sport. So bonus points if you’re a sports nut, but it’s ok if you’re not. More importantly, you’ll be the gatekeeper between creative and account management. The organiser of time, the solver of problems, the flow of our work.

 

In short we think this job will be a fit for two types of people.

 

Candidate #1 – An experienced campaigner that’s been there, done that. Someone who’s only looking to work part-time or flexibly and can make an immediate impact

 

Candidate #2 – A full time young gun Studio Traffic Manager that can easily juggle multiple jobs… with their eyes closed, while balancing on a tightrope and being tapped on the shoulder from different angles. You’re enthusiastic and have an unapologetic approach to learn and get things done

 

You’ll support the whole creative team and directly manage two young gun designers who need you to help them make sure we’re meeting deadlines, prioritising work, and ticking off the million and one things they have to do in a day.

 

You will collaborate closely with our Creative Producer (who is an absolute legend) and will also be responsible for shepherding work through the agency, managing workflow, providing estimates and ensuring efficient use of creative and studio resources. We’re talking about events, design, social campaigns, activations, display, print advertising, branding… so pretty much everything.

 

Skills and Experience Required:

 

  • Understanding of creative and production processes and agency internal functions, with experience in process improvement to ensure efficiency
  • Good financial skills and understanding of building estimates and managing projects to budget
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple projects, work well under pressure, manage workflows and meet deadlines in a fast-paced agency environment
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with people at all levels and personalities
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with the ability to multi-task
  • At least 3-4 years as a traffic/studio manager ideally within an agency environment

 

If you haven’t Googled us already or stalked our socials, that’s ok. We do a lot of work like an agency, but we don’t work like an agency. No egos, flexible work, career development, industry leading culture, and more. You might be thinking every agency says the same thing, the difference is, we do it. Don’t believe us? Come see for yourself.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Apply now by sending your CV and a cover letter to Barbara Skanavis, Talent Acquisition Manager at careers@thegembagroup.com

 

Applications close Friday 11th October.

 

Note: All candidates require working rights of this country to perform the role.

Recruitment Agencies, we appreciate the interest, but we’ve got this one covered. Thanks!

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ACCOUNT DIRECTOR | SYDNEY

Full time, Sydney.

  • Take control of projects with some of the biggest Australian brands
  • Immerse yourself in Australian sporting codes
  • Transform your career and join the authority in Sport & Entertainment

 

 

 

Gemba is the authority in Sport & Entertainment, and we’re currently looking for an experienced Account Director to join our team. Based in Sydney, this role will be charged with leading members of the Account Management Team in the strategic development and implementation of ideas. You’ll be managing the day to day running of assigned clients and projects as well as overseeing the estimating and budgeting process of your team.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Sports and Entertainment industries with some blue-chip clients. You’ll need 6+ years’ experience in managing the execution of marketing communications from creative brief to production delivery (i.e. Content, Events, Advertising Production, Sponsorship, Digital, Social).

 

Who’s Gemba?

 

Gemba is a leading Sports & Entertainment consultancy with offices in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and an enviable client list across the sporting, entertainment and consumer goods sector.

 

Our Marketing team work with brands to understand and identify how they can connect with their target audience through Sport and Entertainment. We achieve this through a considered and rigorous strategic approach that is underpinned by consumer insights.

 

Outstanding people and culture are at the heart of our business and we judge ourselves on actions and behaviours. We take our values seriously. We measure them, hold ourselves accountable and hire accordingly. We invest in our people by offering a wide range of employee benefits designed to provide a positive, fun and balanced work/life experience.

 

A little about the role

 

Based in Sydney and reporting to the Head of Client Services, you will be responsible for managing the day to day workflow of assigned client’s business and Marketing Communications projects by understanding and contributing to effective client management, budget control and managing external vendors to ensure the optimal profitability on projects and maximum client impact.

 

The key responsibilities of this role will be the strategic creation and management of campaigns on time and within budget whilst maintaining strong client relationships. You will work with the marketing strategy team to develop strategies for core creative ideas and manage an internal team, creatives and external suppliers to bring the concept to life across sponsorship, print, digital, consumer promotions and events, among other channels.

 

A little about you

 

You will have tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, PR or Events and ideally have experience in an agency role. Having graced the corridors of advertising agencies, your excellent communication skills, organisational skills, attention to detail and negotiation skills will set you apart from other applicants.

 

You will thrive in a fast paced, busy environment that will see you work across a multitude of tasks at any one time. An energetic personality is important; we are seeking a hardworking, diligent marketing professional, but you must have the ability to let your hair down and have a laugh with the fantastic team that surrounds you.

 

More specifically, you will have:

 

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in managing the execution of marketing communications (i.e. Content, Advertising Production, Sponsorship, Events, Digital, Content, Social) from creative brief to production delivery
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing Account Management teams
  • Proven experience in key stakeholder management including liaising with clients and other external agencies
  • Experience in managing large budgets (in excess of $1.0 Million) and negotiating with external vendors
  • Strong understanding of the communication planning process
  • Highly developed skills in content, events, experiential, advertising or media
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A valid ‘Working with Children’ check and a current driver’s license

 

During activations and specific projects, you will need to be prepared to work outside of normal office hours.

 

This is a great opportunity to join the Gemba team who are well respected as thought leaders in the exciting and dynamic Sports and Entertainment category.

 

How to apply for this job?

 

Written applications including a CV and COVER LETTER should be addressed to Barbara Skanavis, Talent Acquisition Manager and emailed to careers@thegembagroup.com

 

Applications close Friday 25 October 2019

 

Note: You must hold the right to live and work in Australia

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Vocational Placements

Kick-start your career at Gemba.

Vocational Placement

Gemba offers third year university students who are currently studying an undergraduate degree the opportunity to complete their Vocational Placement at Gemba. If you are required to complete a set number of placement hours as part of your course, then come and get the best S&E experience with us, …

  • The placement must be done as a requirement of a tertiary education or training course.
  • The placement is unpaid
  • The placement will be for a set period of time depending on the requirement of the course.

To apply, please send your CV/Resume to careers@thegembagroup.com

Unfortunately we are unable to offer work experience placements to secondary school students or to graduates who have completed their university degree.

For 3rd year tertiary students who are not required to complete placement hours as part of their degree but are still studying, we will consider applications pending an official request from your University.

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