Jobs

Posted by Linktree
Location
Melbourne
Salary
$100,000 - $130,000
Closes
5 March, 2021

Studio Manager

A Studio Manager for a tech startup with designers distributed globally. You're not a unicorn, because they don't exist. But you're a rare breed, more like an Elephant Shrew. Rare, but you exist.

A Studio Manager for a tech startup with designers distributed globally. It’s a mouth full but it’s no ordinary studio manager role. You’re not a unicorn, because they don’t exist. But you’re a rare breed, more like an Elephant Shrew. Rare, but you exist.

The team is currently small but will grow rapidly and smoothly, due to the efficient ways of working and processes you put in place. Your finger is on the pulse of modern process, you’re like an old hat with new tools. Just like a surgeon, you have an operational mind and are precise as you slice up the work so nice. You will know that sprints aren’t just something you do for fitness.

We plan on having designers and marketers in different time zones, which means we need asynchronous ways of working when we are producing social media content, new websites, custom themes and any internal design requirements.

This role does not encompass our product design team and is very much digital and social marketing focused.

As there are lots of different types of Studio Managers out there, we will set the must-haves for this role early on:

  • Experience in setting up and managing design teams across multiple time zones as a Studio Manager
  • Experience as the admin level user of cloud-based project and workflow tools
  • Not be named Nicky or Nicko (we also have another Nick, Nicolas and a Nicola so it’s really quite out of hand)
  • You need to be at just the right level of friendly to work with and firm enough to push back when required. Not too friendly that you can’t say no to anyone. Not too pushy that everyone is afraid to say no to you. Right in the middle. 5 out of 10. 24 degrees.

If you can tick those 4 boxes, we are off to a very good start.

Role responsibilities:

You will be the bridge between our marketing and social teams and designers to free up the marketers to do marketing and the designers, to design. You will make sure our processes are clear, understood, and followed by all. Make sure briefs are clear and detailed, entered, assigned, and moving through the studio on time.

We use tools like Asana, Slack, and Trello but it will be your responsibility to audit and refine the tools we use and processes we follow. If we are double handling and being bogged down somewhere, you’ll find ways to unbog us.

Where is this role-based:

Most of our design team is based in Melbourne and Sydney, so either of those would be a slight preference for some face to face time sometimes. But we are also a hybrid remote and in-office company, with staff spread across Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Ireland, The US, Brazil and soon to be Indonesia.

With our plans to have a distributed team, this means this role probably won’t be 9-5pm. Not that we expect you to work 18 hour days but instead we call it mutual flexibility. If you need to do an early call with the US on Friday, we don’t expect you to still be working at 5pm. You’ll need a high level of autonomy and self-drive to get the work done when it needs doing but if you need a break or want that flexibility back, no problem. We measure on output and not hours clocked and understand everyone has life outside of work.

What is your company culture like?

While every company will say their culture is amazing, we think ours really is. Linktree’s company culture and values are based around collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and flexibility. Those are all nice words but to give you some more specific examples:

We are a family-friendly and flexible work environment with our team with a number of our team working hours around their school and home commitments.

We have several diversity and inclusion initiatives underway, including a D&I council, training for all staff on neurodiversity and the incorporation of a transgender inclusion policy.

Our team is diverse across age, gender, and race and we are very proud of that.

Due to COVID we are all remote but even when COVID is behind us, we will be a mixed remote and in-office company. With our team already spread across 8 locations and 3 countries, we will always be some form of remote.

We prioritise our team’s mental health, with all employees have free access to https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ & https://uprise.co/, including 1:1 coaching sessions from qualified psychologists or counselors.

The Linktree story…

We have grown quickly in 2020, from a team of 15 people to 60 and our userbase from 3 to 10 million with even more growth projected in 2021.

The Linktree journey begins in 2016 when co-founders Alex, Anthony and Nick were running a digital agency and using Instagram to make announcements about the artists they managed. Created as a side hustle to solve a simple problem, Linktree has well outgrown its roots, with over 10 million users worldwide, 28,000 new signups every day, and over 120 million unique views per month. Paired with rapid growth, Linktree has recently garnered much attention in the tech world, earning 4th place on Fast Company’s “10 most innovative social media companies of 2020”.

The Linktree audience is broad, spanning publications, artists, celebrities, fashion and beauty influencers, YouTube stars, sports teams and household brands, right the way through to individuals with a side hustle and micro-influencers. Linktree subscribers include Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, Pharrell, Jamie Oliver, Vice, Red Bull, Adult Swim, Patreon, Naomi Campbell, Comedy Central, Gordon Ramsay, Billabong…and many more!

Are you still reading? That’s exciting! Please apply or email your CV to alaina@linktr.ee and we will go from there.

Employment conditions

Job Type
Full-time
Salary
$100,000 - $130,000

For further information

Contact
Alaina Virag