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Senior copywriter (Melbourne)

You're the Josh Lyman of the web. Thoughtful, articulate, witty but not arrogant. We're looking for a copywriter, one that believes words are like rhythm. They move to a beat you create and dance on a page in various forms - sometimes digital, taglines, prose or even poetry. No matter what you’re writing, each word has a purpose. They’re the tools you lean on everyday but they’re also your art.

You’re someone with a strong background in writing, editing and proofing. You have a fastidious eye for details and a love for making things better.
A well-crafted sentence to you is like seeing someone wear a beautiful tailored suit. Perfection.

The August team is smart and nimble; working together to build innovative projects, committed to learning and sharing something new every day. Copywriters work within our talented team to ensure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to delivering a great experience for our clients and their audiences. The copy you write will need to help achieve our clients’ outcomes.

The job in 55 words or less

  • Creating articulate and engaging marketing copy for client projects.
  • Editing and proofreading client copy as part of the Content team.
  • Assisting with editing and proofreading articles for the August blog.
  • Contributing articles to the August blog.
  • Assisting with editing and proofreading August marketing copy.
  • Keeping up to date with emerging, relevant technologies and trends.

Does this sound like you?

  • Advanced editorial and proofreading skills.
  • Impeccable eye for detail.
  • An insatiable appetite for writing - long form copy (eg articles, website copy) and short form (eg landing page copy, social media copy, ad copy etc), persuasive, and informative styles.
  • Ability to conceptualise and take ideas and solutions from concept through to implementation and execution (copy-related).
  • Experience as a copywriter or writer with marketing experience (minimum 5 years).
  • Digital marketing experience or some understanding of the digital environment.
  • Would prefer to take initiative and solve a problem rather than wait for someone else to give you a hint.
  • Loves a good deadline.
  • You're all about owning your results - especially the ones you realised you needed to learn something from.

You get extra credit for

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign.
  • Experience with online content tools.
  • A sound knowledge of SEO techniques and principles.
  • Making a mean coffee (or indulgently divine hot chocolate).
  • A love for burritos and Bubble Soccer.

What you will get

A creative, dynamic and fun work environment – while we take our work seriously, we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You may notice spontaneous basketball playoffs, table-tennis matches, heaps of laughter around the office and a few fun surprises that we’ll tell you about on your first day.

You will also get:

  • A competitive salary package with various incentives and rewards.
  • Work within a highly motivated, talented and technology–driven team.
  • A team of people who invest in your career progression
    and development.
  • Many other perks we will discuss when we meet you.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position, you need to:

  • Mention one of our clients in your application.
  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Write a blog? Please provide a link in your application; we’d love to check it out.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for this role.

About August

August is an award-winning independent digital agency based in Richmond. We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

Internships with August (Melbourne)

Just like work experience, internships can be valuable to your career, particularly at the start of your working life. An internship at August is full on. You become part of the August team and that means you’ll be given responsibilities that you need to collaborate with the team on. You’ll be sitting in on client meetings, contributing to client work and to internal projects.

We offer a summer internship during the months of November to January as well as through Swinburne University’s Professional Placements program which is a 12-month internship. If you’re currently undertaking your degree at Swinburne, it might be worth checking out this program.

If you’re not attending Swinburne, then you’ll need to work hard to get our attention. That’s not to say don’t try, in fact, be brave and try hard. But make it count. Look at the tips we’ve listed above for work experience opportunities that may help you stand out.

The job in 55 words or less

  • Work across different parts of August to understand how the business functions.
  • Assist the Engagement team with various client and production related activity.
  • Use your initiative and curious nature to help solve problems in the business.
  • You'll be treated like an Augie from day one - you decide what you make of it.

Does this sound like you?

  • Curious and keen to be challenged.
  • Loves a good deadline.
  • Demonstrates initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • An insatiable appetite for all things digital.
  • Can work independently as well as collaboratively.

You get extra credit for

  • Going above and beyond in your application - show us your personality.
  • Working on becoming Google Adwords certified.
  • Makes a mean coffee...or an indulgent hot chocolate.

What you will get

A creative, dynamic and fun work environment – while we take our work seriously, we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You may notice spontaneous basketball playoffs, table-tennis matches, heaps of laughter around the office and a few fun surprises that we’ll tell you about on your first day.

You will also get:

  • Work within a highly motivated, talented and technology–driven team.
  • A team of people who will invest in your career progression
    and development.
  • Many other perks we will discuss when we meet you.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position, you need to:

  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Attach a copy of your academic transcript to your application.
  • If you write a blog, have your own website, or other online platform you’d like us to check out, please include the URL in your application. We’d love to take a look.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for this role.

About August

August is an award-winning digital agency based in Richmond. We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

Senior user interface engineer (Melbourne)

August is looking for an awesome Senior User Interface Engineer to join our Melbourne-based build team. You’re someone who has a strong background in HTML, CSS and jQuery, a fastidious eye for detail and a love for making things better.

The August team is smart and nimble; working together to build innovative applications, committed to learning and sharing something new every day, and known to own more than a few code-related t-shirts. User Interface Engineers work within our talented team to ensure that the work we produce today is better than what we put out yesterday. This is a great opportunity for a bright, pragmatic User Interface Engineer with strong collaboration skills.

We are fixated on improving our clients’ outcomes and the experience for their audiences. We expect you to join us in our obsession.

The job in 55 words or less

  • Develop and document beautiful front end code for projects.
  • Provide enhancements for various existing projects.
  • Provide technical support, solutions and recommendations.
  • Work closely with production and design team members to ensure projects follow technical and production processes.
  • Keep up to date with emerging, relevant technologies and trends.

Does this sound like you?

  • Creator of clean, simple, yet blindingly brilliant interface development.
  • An insatiable appetite and excitement for new web technologies and techniques.
  • Experience working as part of a development team (minimum 6+ years).
  • Advanced understanding of HTML5, CSS3 and JS Frameworks (jQuery, Backbone.js, etc.).
  • Some programming in PHP, with 'hands–on' capabilities.
  • Experience working with AJAX and services/ API's to serve up dynamic and data-heavy content.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to think clearly and logically.
  • Solid knowledge of and passion for W3C web and accessibility (WCAG) standards.
  • Experience with source control (Git and/or SVN).
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of usability issues.
  • Experience with MVC frameworks.
  • A good eye for design detail and high standards.
  • Can work to deadline and juggle competing priorities.
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects.
  • Available to work on site.

You get extra credit for

  • Experience using node.js based build tools (Grunt, Less, etc.).
  • Some programming in .NET, with 'hands–on' capabilities.
  • Experience with mobile web and application development.
  • Integrating major third party APIs, like Facebook Open Graph, Twitter, Google Maps, etc.).
  • A track record of working with Expression Engine, Magento, WordPress, Symfony and/or Drupal.
  • A sound knowledge of SEO techniques and principles.
  • Making a mean coffee.
  • A love of Bubble Soccer.

What you will get

A creative, dynamic and fun work environment – while we take our work seriously, we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You may notice spontaneous basketball playoffs, table-tennis matches, heaps of laughter around the office and a few fun surprises that we’ll tell you about on your first day.

You will also get:

  • A competitive salary package with various incentives and rewards.
  • Work within a highly motivated, talented and technology–driven team.
  • A team of people who will invest in your career progression
    and development.
  • Many other perks we will discuss when we meet you.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position, you need to:

  • Mention one of our clients in your application.
  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Please provide a URL or GitHub account in your application; we’d love to check it out.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for this role.

About August

August is an award-winning digital agency based in Richmond. We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

Digital art director (Melbourne)

You understand design principles but aren’t constrained by them. While you’ve built your skills on exciting projects, you still maintain a flexible attitude when it comes to making stuff happen. And making it happen fast. You’re someone who has been in the industry for a while, at least eight years.

We are looking for a digital art director. Imagine a spectrum of designers. On one end, there are designers who are all about the aesthetic – pure aesthetic. On the other end, there are designers who are all about the user experience. The digital designer we’re looking for is towards the former end of the spectrum. You love creating beautiful designs that help solve problems.

The August team is smart and nimble; working together to build innovative applications, committed to learning and sharing something new every day. As a digital art director, you’ll work with clients who are digitally focused and you’ll help bring their ideas to life. This is a great opportunity for a bright, pragmatic digital art director with strong collaboration skills. This role is a chance for you to build.

We are fixated on improving our clients’ outcomes and the experience for their audiences. We expect you to join us in our obsession.

The job in 55 words or less

  • Design beautiful digital interfaces for client projects
  • Work with the August Engagement and Delivery teams to come up with concepts quickly – in other words, you’ll be jammin’ and you love it
  • Help production to realise design requirements during build and provide useful feedback
  • Keep up–to–date with emerging, relevant technologies and trends

Does this sound like you?

  • Advanced understanding of ux/ui principles
  • Flexible and collaborative attitude
  • Insatiable appetite and excitement for new web technologies and trends
  • An eye for detail and a curiosity to make things better
  • Some understanding of HTML5 and CSS
  • An understanding of and experience with mobile app interfaces
  • Experience working as part of a design team (minimum 8 years)
  • Can work to deadline and juggle competing priorities
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects
  • Available to work on site

You get extra credit for

  • Experience with Google Material Design
  • Public speaking experience and a willingness to do more
  • Sound knowledge of WCAG standards
  • A sound knowledge of SEO techniques and principles
  • Making a mean coffee
  • A love of Bubble Soccer

What you will get

A creative, dynamic and fun work environment – while we take our work seriously, we really enjoy the company of the people we work with and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. You may notice spontaneous basketball playoffs, table-tennis matches, heaps of laughter around the office and a few fun surprises that we’ll tell you about on your first day.

You will also get:

  • A competitive salary package with various incentives and rewards.
  • Work within a highly motivated, talented and technology–driven team.
  • A team of people who will invest in your career progression
    and development.
  • Many other perks we will discuss when we meet you.

Apply Now

Applications for this role are open now. To apply for this position, you need to:

  • Mention one of our clients in your application.
  • Provide your CV, outlining your skills and experience.
  • Include a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role.
  • Please provide a URL or GitHub account in your application; we’d love to check it out.

Are you a recruiter?

We understand you work in a competitive industry and you will be tempted to contact us with potential candidates for this and other listed roles. We respectfully request that you do not contact us regarding applicants for
this role.

About August

August is an award-winning digital practice based in Richmond. We aim to nudge the world just enough to make a change. Help us to make it happen.

Work experience at August

If you’ve landed on this page, you must be interested in work experience. That’s great. But if you’ve come straight here, perhaps go back and have a look around before reading further. Trust us, it will help. Why? Because before you apply, you need to understand what we’re about.

We are big advocates of learning and pushing yourself to be better. Work experience is valuable in the formative years of your career or as you’re nearing the end of high school. It gives you the opportunity – however brief – to be immersed in a company you admire, learn how the company operates, gain an insight into working life and meet people that could help influence your career.

Work experience placements at August are available in June each year.

We take work experience seriously. You’ll be assigned tasks that have a direct impact on the business. Whether it’s assisting with client projects, internal work or being part of team discussions – you’ll be doing much more than just filing or getting coffee.

With that in mind, opportunities here are rare. We don’t advertise, but we do welcome applications from people who push the boundaries with their application.

We want you to stand out. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done work experience before. Show us why you’re different and why we simply shouldn’t say “no” to you.

Things to consider when approaching us about work experience:

  • If you submit online, follow up with a phone call.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, it’s okay to try again at a later date.
  • Be brave and make contact yourself – don’t ask someone else to call on your behalf.
  • Research interview etiquette and tips – it could just help you stand out.
  • Show us that you’ve learnt about August as a company and what we stand for.
  • Be creative in your approach to us.

Please note: Applications open April-May.

Why August?

Because
we’re different.

Everyone that works at August has one goal: create amazing experiences and products that delight and surprise people. If we achieve that on a daily basis, we think we’re doing all right.

Whatever your role, you’ll partner directly with clients to help them achieve their business aims.

You’ll collaborate with a smart, nimble team that excels at building innovative, technology-led solutions. And you’ll bring along your own personal brand of talent, skills and awesomeness to the mix.

What you get It’s the little
things that count.

  1. Training Professional development

    Courses, seminars and conferences, and other ways to make you think and grow.

  2. Flexible hours Flexible working hours

    We won’t tell you how to manage your time, we just expect that you’ll own your situation.

  3. Our Office The office

    We work side by side in an open plan space that fosters collaboration, communication and plenty of laughs.

  4. Interview Shoes A thorough interview process

    There’s a reason why our interview process is intense. We work hard to choose the right people.

  5. Tickets to events Events and conferences

    It’s important to us that you stay informed of what’s going on in your industry, so we’re here to help you develop those networks.

  6. Pizza and Beer No forced fun

    We’re friends as well as colleagues and like to hang out after hours. We often see a movie, do trivia, or just head to the pub for a cold one.

  7. Maggie and Suki Pooch-friendly zone

    Nine out of 10 doctors recommend pets for relaxation and stress-relief. We made that up, but Suki and Maggie, the office dogs, make us smile.

  8. Table Tennis Ping Pong challenges

    Bring. It. On.

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Life at August Life at August

Love what you do ‘Work’ is only one part of it.

‘Augies’ is the collective noun for the group of individuals that come to work each day at August. We are Augies because we love what we do, we work hard to make things better and we never stop learning.

Roll the August way At August,
everyone contributes.

Our peeps are a bunch of cross-disciplinary stars that shine across all areas of the business.

You’ll find thinkers and doers in marketing and advertising, software and systems development, graphic, multimedia and interactive design, management consulting, publicity, content, publishing and, logistics management.

Everyone works together, everyone shares knowledge.

Work together We trust
our team.

Everyday, our people are entrusted with every element of August’s operations and we are proud of the results they achieve.

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