At Josephmark, we believe a better future happens by design. We are a venture studio, specialising in design, digital product, and venture strategy. We partner with passionate people and like minded companies to envision a better way to work, live, and play – whether that’s bringing a pre-seed startup from 0 to seed through our VaaS model, breathing new life into legacy brand identities, or crafting new digital products and brands that propel the world forward.
About the Team
JM is made up of designers, developers, strategists, writers, storytellers, shapers, and technologists. We are a mission-driven team looking to build the future we want to see. Our studios work collaboratively across Australia (Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast) and Los Angeles.
Where could you fit in?
As Senior Copywriter, your mission will be to develop, design, and evangelize JM's approach to editorial, voice, and messaging for strategies for our clients, our ventures, and our own studio. You will be Josephmark's messaging custodian across all our touchpoints, from venture to marketing, UX, social, blog, and brand strategies.
You’re a word nerd and a bookworm, with an all-consuming passion for building the perfect sentence. With a strong background in copywriting for brand or advertising, you can interpret project needs across a range of editorial, brand and product applications. You live, breathe, eat and delete all things language, resulting in flawless copy that resonates. As we're a venture studio with an ever-growing portfolio of brands, you're versatile in writing for chalk-and-cheese-different tones of voice. Bringing brands to life with incredible storytelling, your formidable knack in framing problems is outweighed only by your ability to make people feel deeply connected to their solutions. Your words will stimulate conversation, entice clients, or simply make JM shine. Often, they’ll do all three.
In this role you will:
You should have:
What’s in it for you?
Equity: We believe in the ventures we work on so much that we invest in them ourselves. Ultimately, we want our legacy to be a portfolio of ventures that make the world a better place. As a JM employee, you have the opportunity to think and act like an investor by participating in our unique equity scheme, JM Tokens. The hours you work are tallied into tokens that you can invest into our ever-expanding venture portfolio. In a liquidity event for a venture, your tokens will pay cash dividends (and your tokens remain yours for life).
Growth: We can promise that you'll be challenged and intellectually stretched by the projects you work on. In an industry filled with shifts and changes, the sky’s the limit for your career progression – and we offer generous personal and professional development grants to help get you there.
Balance: We know you have a rich personal life outside of work (and at JM we love hearing about and celebrating your side hustles). We offer enhanced annual leave benefits, your birthday off, gender-equal paid parental leave and fully flexible working.
A sense of purpose: Every project we work on is heavily vetted to ensure it’s aligned with our mission and values. Unlike many other business models, we don't say yes to every brief that comes through the door. You’re guaranteed to work on world-class products, brand new startups, and your very own ideas to create a better future by design.
Belonging: At JM, we know better products start with diverse teams. We are an inclusive workplace committed to fostering a sense of thriving and belonging for all. That's why we strongly (see bold and underline usage) encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you share our values and our venture mindset, you’ll find a home (with your work bffs) at Josephmark.
Fun: We host events, retreats and field trips on the reg both URL and IRL (when it's COVID safe).
P.S. If you’re reading this and thinking, “Oh no, I only tick a few of those boxes so I’m not going to apply...”, don’t be silly. If you’re a standout human, we want to hear from you!
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve worked on at JM? Wheel of Foreplay. Self-explanatory.
How long have you been in the industry for? I’ve been a working content writer for about 8 years now.
What’s the best thing about working at JM? The trust and integrity. Everyone holds themselves (and each other) accountable for delivering the goods, learning fast and performing at their best. It’s energising. If you take risks, try new things and show JM what you’re made of, JM will show you right back.
What’s the worst thing about working at JM? When you’re working in a growing venture studio, there’s this constant flow of really awesome opportunities piling up around you, all of the time. Content ideas I’d love to bring to life, projects I’d love to do rather than delegate, internal initiatives I’d love to drive… it pains me to not take every single one of them up! In saying that, “too many great opportunities” is a problem I’ll always want to have – and I’m grateful to have become a disciplined prioritiser.
What’s something people might not know about working in content and marketing at JM? You have to know how to do a lot with a little! Scrappy resourcefulness will get you such a long way. Waiting for permission usually won’t.
What advice do you have for anyone looking to work in content? If you’re based in Brisbane like me, get comfy with wearing a lot of hats at once. The word ‘content’ covers all manner of things in a growing city, so embrace the avalanche and get acquainted with as many of them as you can.