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POSITION AVAILABLE: Junior Graphic Designer & Marketing Assistant

Established in Southern California in 1993, we’re a premium eyewear brand with a deep heritage in action sports – surfing, snowboarding and motocross. We aim to amplify and enhance people’s experiences outdoors, focusing on innovating through technology and design, and taking inspiration from our world class team of athletes. See for yourself here.

A unique opportunity has come up to join the Dragon team.

If you have creative flair, a passion for design and marketing, and find yourself supremely in-tune with the world of surfing and action sports, then we want to hear from you.

The role is Junior Graphic Designer & Marketing Assistant. This is a full-time position based out of Dragon’s South Pacific office in Torquay, Victoria. You will be responsible for the direct management of graphic design and contributing to the execution of marketing plans and communication across all areas of the brand.

You’ll have:

  • A Graphic Design degree or equivalent professional qualification, and strong understanding of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Technical marketing skills
  • Passion for and deep knowledge of surfing and its associated lifestyle
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to innovate and formulate creative ideas
  • Ability to follow/interpret brand guidelines for multi-output design requirements
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook and Excel
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with the professional use of digital & social media channels, as well as paid social and content marketing

Some nice-to-haves but not essential:

  • Photography/filming/editing experience
  • Web design experience

How to apply:

This is the fun part. We’re leaving it up to you. Your application can arrive in whatever creative form you think will spark our interest. Please respond to the following questions and include a copy of your CV, and Portfolio of up to 6 works (provide link or attachment under 5MB). Keep your  response to the below questions to no more than one page or equivalent.

  1. Tell us what Dragon is to you and what opportunities you see for the brand.
  2. Why would you be an awesome addition to the team?
  3. You have free reign of all of Dragon’s marketing platforms (think in-store, digital/social media, print, team etc.), what do you do?

Applications can be emailed to: recruit@dragonalliance.com.au

Or posted to: ATT: Human Resources, Dragon Alliance, PO Box 424 Torquay Victoria 3228

Dragon South Pacific Company Values:

To be challenged, have a positive attitude, respect and value both colleagues and customers whilst working within a fun environment.


POSITION DESCRIPTION | JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER/MARKETING ASSISTANT

Summary: 

Responsible for the direct management of graphic design and providing assistance with the execution of marketing plans to meet organisational objectives, as directed by the Marketing Manager and General Manager.

The main focus areas will include:

  1. Support Marketing Manager with graphic design requests for Australian and New Zealand marketing activities.
  2. Deliver and maintain consistent visual company branding in line with global directives.
  3. Work alongside Marketing Manager to grow and strengthen Dragon’s voice across all platforms (online, social, print and in-store).
  4. Implement marketing activations in key accounts (both chain and independent) to drive sales-based outcomes.
  5. Assist in the development and execution of Nike SB sunwear marketing initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Create graphic content/artwork in alignment with global campaigns for custom in-store POP, signage, print, digital and social outputs, as directed by the Marketing Manager.
  2. Create graphic content for product launches and events across surf, snow and MX categories in alignment with global directives.
  3. Work with printers to ensure deadlines and quality is met.
  4. Responsible for actioning tasks and ensuring productive workflow as directed by the Marketing Manager.
  5. Assist with development and implementation of local digital and social media content that aligns with marketing KPIs and seasonal campaign focuses.
  6. As directed by the Marketing Manager and General Manager, assist in the development and execution of marketing activities to drive sales within key retail chain and independent accounts.
  7. Assist the Marketing Manager and General Manager with the development and execution of specific marketing initiatives to drive product awareness for the Nike SB sunwear collection.
  8. Develop and grow relationships with South Pacific region surf and snow athletes to support Marketing Manager in ensuring athlete activity is consistent with global objectives (ensuring all communication includes the Marketing Manager and General Manager).
  9. Assist with execution (direction of filming and visual content) of retail sales training program.
  10. Ensure consistency in online brand guidelines, look and feel of creative.

Additional Responsibilities:

Daily:

  • Manage all tasks on creative/marketing workflow and discuss priorities with the Marketing Manager.

Weekly:

  • Update status of the Aus Workflow activities for both Dragon and Nike and report to the Marketing Manager.
  • Complete in-store artwork requests as directed by the Marketing Manager.
  • Update the Marketing Manager on weekly objectives/tasks.

Monthly:

  • Communicate updates and results relating to Key Account Marketing activations and Nike SB sunwear projects.

Occasional/as required:

  • Provide support for event/product launches through artwork creation as directed by the Marketing Manager.
  • Provide support for Trade Show artwork (stand design and visual branding).
  • Contact with regional snow and surf team to determine their activities in season.

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Graphic Design degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Technical marketing skills
  • Strong understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Ability to design and create basic graphics and demonstrate exceptional file handling and organisation
  • Must have a passion for and deep knowledge of surfing and associated culture and ability to establish rapport with professional athlete team
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to innovate and formulate creative ideas
  • Ability to follow/interpret brand guidelines for multi-output design requirements
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with the professional use of digital & social media channels, as well as paid social and content marketing
  • Visibility requires maintain a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to public

Nice to have (but not essential):

  • Photography/filming/editing experience
  • Web design experience

Working Conditions:

Work requires some limited travel across Australia – and is based out of the Torquay Head Office. It will require occasional overnight travel and weekend and/or evening work.