Nightjar Creative/Full-time

Sydney

Posted 27 Apr 2022

Closes 27 May 2022

Junior Digital Producer JD.

Who We Are

Nightjar is an experience design and technology company based in Sydney, specialising in UX strategy, design, and innovative tech. We partner with brands and startups across the world, to build engaging design-led solutions which make a global impact. Our clients include Destination NSW, EVENT Entertainment & Hospitality, House of Heat, Sonoma, Armadillo, Lifeline, MAMA, Redsbaby, Two Good and ilume to name a few.

Nightjar is a close knit team and you will be relied upon to be a contributing and involved member in terms of both your work output but also your attitude, work ethic, and sense of adventure! The Nightjar team is truly global and you’ll enjoy a mix of face to face interaction in our Surry Hills studio, as well as virtual workshops and the ubiquitous video conferences. (“You’re on mute!”)

Nightjars are a special breed; we push ourselves to create work that gets results, and as a team we break through the barrier of convention to deliver original, impactful experiences.  We are passionate above all else, and you will need to demonstrate an energy and enthusiasm for solving problems and the work that goes out the door. This unwavering dedication to quality means we were named B&T’s Emerging Agency of the Year in 2020, and have been nominated for Awwward’s Studio of the Year in 2020 and 2021. We also just nabbed a Webby for our ilume platform launch in January 2022. 

 

Your Role

As a Junior Digital Producer at Nightjar, you will work with the Senior Producers to understand the opportunities and constraints of a given project. You will support the Senior Producers with setting and managing expectations internally and with Partners, to deliver on time, within budget and against agreed objectives. You will develop your full lifecycle experience from scoping through delivery and so you can confidently navigate and prioritise business needs, resource manage, schedules and financials to successfully navigate and deliver all aspects of the project.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Provide overall account support, developing strong relationships internally and externally
  • Key resource manager with guidance and direction from Senior Producers
  • Prioritise studio priorities/ deliverables and ensure quality of work meets The Nightjar standard and Partner objectives
  • Manage account P&L by negotiating scope of work, ensuring work is delivered on budget and Partners are invoiced correctly 
  • Working with 3rd parties, assist in the management of highly complex technical deliveries ensuring foresight on delivery issues and creating mitigation plans
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership team to deliver robust scope of work documents and price options for all engagements.
  • Enlist specialists to collaborate on deliverables beyond the Nightjar capabilities
  • Constant, clear communication with our Partners with a focus on managing expectations on schedules, deliveries and budgets, never compromising on quality and always being inclusive.
  • Collaborate with the wider team to constantly refine the Nightjar process quarterly
  • Short to medium term forward planning and resource management. Explore new tools to facilitate this daily task as the Nightjar studio grows in size, keeping in mind speed and ease of use.
  • Bring a firm sense of urgency to the studio with a view to deliver as promised to Partners.
  • Scope definition and scope creep management, working to a value-based model 
  • Understand how to identify and manage risks within a project, working with the Head of Ops to perform pre-mortems where viable and leverage other ‘plays’ accordingly. 
  • Contribute to the day-to-day running of the office (calendaring, hospitality, logistics, supplies, studio environment), in a hands-on manner. Corral other team members to help daily.

 

Skills

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills 
  • Smart, proactive leadership, consistently displays initiative  
  • Is a confident presenter and comfortable interacting with senior level clients
  • Isn’t daunted by the task of leading small-med projects and taking responsibility for their success
  • Manages project fatigue, particularly for enduring engagements, keeps the team on track and inspired daily 
  • Solutions-oriented, entrepreneurial mindset with a strong bias towards action

  

Required Experience

  • 1+ years of relevant experience delivering web, mobile, and/or gaming platform projects
  • Track record of shipping on time
  • Experience with small-med budget projects 
  • Experience in risk management 
  • Experience adapting project management methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Lean, Kanban) to the needs of a given engagement/Partner
  • Experience working with common project management tools such as Asana, Jira, Confluence, Slack, etc.
  • Excellent working knowledge of design processes, methodologies and principles
  • Can do attitude with a smile – because no problem is too big to solve 

 
Nightjar Perks

  • Leafy and lovely studio environment in a cool hood
  • Friday team lunches
  • Monthly Nightjar excursions
  • Annual Nightjar trips away
  • Birthday day off
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Friday afternoon ‘Wine & Refine’ sessions to discuss what we did well and what we can improve with drinks to follow at our local
  • Performance reviews and development plans to enable you to shine ✨
  • Personal tax returns completed for you
  • Training budget for whatever tickles your fancy, we’re always here to help you grow
  • A team surrounding you who is dedicated to doing the absolute best that can be done on any given opportunity
  • Work on Award-winning projects and learn from Awwwards and Webby judges
  • A grumpy office Griffon by the name of Graeme ????

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – Nightjar’s commitment to protecting our team and our partners

Please note, to be on-site during the recruitment process and if successful in the role, you will need to be triple-vaxxed. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know during your application process.