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Senior Motion Creative Producer (Localisation)



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • You will create design briefing processes Canva/Figma/Adobe design templates that make it easy for HQ creatives to produce localisation-ready creative.
  • You will deliver localised mixed-media assets including on-platform media formats, animation, live action, and mobile-first video in collaboration with our creative agency partners.
  • You will lead regular communications with key stakeholders within the design specialty across multiple channels.
  • You will manage the performance and quality of creative agency partners.

Goals that you'll achieve:

As with any business experiencing fast growth, your role and its core areas of focus are likely to evolve significantly over time. We empower our people to adapt their own role for scale. Some of the key goals that you should be seeking to achieve over the coming 12 months and beyond to facilitate this are:

  • Create briefs for agency partners which incorporates existing insights about creative best practices and preferences in key international markets
  • Curate regionally relevant photography, graphics, and other design elements to make them easily available to agency partners and internal design teams
  • Scale creative guidelines and best practices documentation for localisation and internationalisation at several levels of depth and with many diverse stakeholders in mind
  • Establish a review process for localised creative produced by our agency partners
  • Establish a templated approach for the design specialty to follow that enables efficient localisation

You're probably a match if

  • You have 5+ years professional experience in producing creative video and motion content within a creative agency or client-side marketing team or similar organisations, with strong proficiency in design tools including Canva, Figma and Adobe AfterEffects
  • You have experience in all aspects of content creation, including pre-production, production, and post-production. Bonus points for having worked in a highly international marketing organisation or creative localisation role.
  • You have exceptional cross-functional communication and stakeholder management skills with experience working in a fast-paced, often ambiguous environment. For this reason client-side experience, or client-facing agency-side experience, is preferred.
  • You have a strong motivation to build and work within a collaborative and respectful team dynamic. You lead by example and you’re able to give as well as receive effective feedback in a highly supportive manner.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is a bonus but not critical to the role.

About the Global Services group

The Global Services subgroup is responsible for the localisation of Canva’s product and marketing as well as the tools, processes, and assets that make this mission possible. We sit within the Marketing supergroup but service the whole organisation — from customer support and sales through to our AI features and the core editing product. Global Services is made up of localisation specialists, designers, and language managers (native speaker language experts) who work across the business to achieve our mission of equipping all Canvanauts with the best practices, insights and processes they need to go global. As a key part of Global Services, the Marketing Localisation team has a mission to supercharge global growth with scalable systems and inclusive international creative that engages Canva’s diverse audience.

About the Localisation sub-specialty

Every month, more than 90 million Canva users create a design in one of the 100 languages other than English that Canva supports. The localisation specialty is made up of three teams of linguists, project managers, and designers distributed throughout the company with a mission of celebrating the diversity of our growing base of global users and making their Canva experiences delightful.

This mission involves creating moments that celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our customers. If you join us, you’ll be helping bring Canva to a broader audience by creating delightful moments for people from all corners of the world.

Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions to engage contractors based on your experience, skills and passion. When you signify interest in the Project, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the contractor-accreditation interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that contractor-accreditation meetings are conducted virtually.

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