3 March, 2021

Head of audience

We are recruiting for a Head of audience to join our commercial team in Sydney on a 12 month contract (parental leave cover).

Guardian Australia ( launched in May 2013 as part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), one of the largest English language newspaper websites in the world (

We are recruiting for a Head of audience to join our commercial team in Sydney on a 12 month contract (parental leave cover).

The Head of audience will be responsible for maximising the commercial potential of our digital assets by ensuring that the Guardian’s commercial team has market leading audience insights and targetable audience segments, leveraging proprietary and licenced research tools.

This broad role encompasses commercial insights, primary and secondary research, ad product development, audience and analytics reporting, planning knowledge-sharing and training.

The successful candidate will be highly numerate, organised and creative, with the ability to approach the interpretation and analysis of media research strategically. They will have proven media research/media planning experience, be proficient in Google Analytics or similar analytics tool, an understanding of advertising effectiveness research and the media and advertising landscape, knowledge of Internet and mobile planning/trading currencies and a basic understanding of digital analytics systems. Knowledge of ExactTarget and Tableau will be an advantage.

For more information please view the full job description here.

To apply for this position please click here and follow the prompts. You will be required to upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document. Applicants should be legally eligible to work in Australia. Guardian Australia is unable to sponsor prospective employees’ visa applications.

This role will ideally commence from late March/early April 2021 and is being offered on a full-time basis on a 12-month contract (replacement cover).

Closing date for applications: 3 March 2021.

If you require an adjustment to be made during the recruitment process, please email

We believe that our role in the Australian media is to give a voice to the most marginalised people in society and value and respect all differences in all people — including people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from different social classes and people with disabilities (seen and unseen). We believe that these communities must be centred in the work we do, bringing a new perspective and a diversity of thought. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and/or marginalised groups.

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