Design

Art Director - Video

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – Full-time

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 look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. So, even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed or tick all the boxes, 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 86 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

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.


Working at Canva 

Our culture is unlike anywhere else and 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, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 

Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey. 

We have a hybrid work model (in-office & from home), with our offices are always open to you balancing flexibility and connection

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.. 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 and Fitness & Meditation Classes.

Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations, Force for Good leave (3 paid volunteering days) 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.