Apr 01, 2022

Art Director - Video

  • Canva
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission
At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We mean it when we say we want to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where we value all different types of experiences and want to create a space and culture where you feel like you belong.

We know it can be a tricky time applying for roles, wondering if the role is right for you and if you and your experience are right for the role too. Many people won’t apply for roles unless they feel that they tick every single box. At Canva we look for many different skills and abilities and we’re always looking for how new team members can add to Canva and our culture. So if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 80 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 2,800 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Be a Force for Good
We’re driven by our values, with our ‘Be a Force for Good’ value supporting everything that we do. Through your work on our product or team, and our community initiatives and sustainability programs, you’re given the opportunity to come to Canva and make a tangible difference to the lives of others in your day-to-day life. In addition to our Founder’s 30% Pledge, Canva is committed to Pledge 1% and actively encourage our team to participate in many ways, including taking paid volunteer leave.

Your journey with Canva could take you to places that you might not even imagined yet. There’s opportunity around every corner and the support to help you achieve your goals.

Join us and design your future.

About the Elements Creative Content Team:

The Elements team is responsible for the management of Canva’s content library and all the tools we use to ingest, sort and produce content.

The Content Team’s mission is to make sure that the content in Canva is the best overall quality library of resources available. Its mission is to create high-quality, highly usable, on trend and super relevant content to fulfil a user’s need and to become the go-to place for all things related to design, for both our in-house designers and our users. 

Our Production Team is further divided into smaller teams that work on specific parts of the library.

About the role:
You’ll be on a mission to ensure that content within the Canva editor is high quality, fresh, inspiring, and caters to every user. In addition to sourcing and managing content, the team is dedicated to improving the contributor experience as well as promoting the best content to Canva users.

We’re looking for someone with exceptional organisational skills and a strong design/creative background to help produce content and direct production for the Canva library, manage some administrative tasks and provide artistic direction and quality assurance when necessary.

This role is vital to allow the team to function smoothly and assist the team hit their project goals efficiently and effectively.

What you'll do

  • Leading project based work, producing all types of content based on content gaps, user requests, trends, etc. from pre-production planning to post production
  • Researching relevant content and styles
  • Creating detailed briefs
  • Liaising with creatives during the entire production process
  • Coordinating with in-house teams and making sure their content requests are being produced
  • Working closely with Creative team leads in ensuring goals for the season are met
  • Sourcing, screening and managing our global network of creatives
  • Tracking and reviewing submissions/applications to ensure we get the best content for our users
  • Producing and creating in-house content

Who you'll be

  • 5+ years experience as a Mid-Senior Creative creating a diverse range of Video Content
  • Experience working in and leading a small team of creatives, and providing professional support and development for junior creatives
  • A passion for writing simple and clear briefs, with demonstrated experience in commissioning all types of creatives
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating your passion for designing clean, elegant, and beautiful designs
  • Have a good eye for composition and are up to date with styles and trends
  • Have in depth technical knowledge 
  • The confidence to try new things, and a passion for big ideas and storytelling
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a creative team environment;
  • Diligence to hit deadlines, and offer suggestions to streamline and improve team processes.
Canva is currently one of Australia’s hottest technology startups and has been ranked Australia’s #1 place to work.
We mean it when we say we want to create a workplace that you love coming to. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed with workspaces for every mood, to help you do great work. At Canva you can be part of a company that is growing rapidly, building a product that users really love.

Working at Canva 
Our culture is unlike anywhere else and together we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, we recognise that every single person is unique and our Canvanaut benefits aim to ensure we cater for all.  

Our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 
Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey 
Hybrid work model (in-office & from home) coming together for 8 days a year. The rest, you choose where you work best. 
Flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.
Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development. It could be anything, from a Masterclass subscription to an electronic stand-up desk, a pilates membership, or dinner out with a teammate. Because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.
Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs, Fitness Classes and other benefits to support your physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in.  

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.