Senior Content Strategist

Sydney – Full-time

At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.

Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 40 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 2 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!

About the subspecialty

We're on a mission to help our users fulfil their goals with clarity and joy.

We’re looking to achieve this by building an amazing team with a culture of clear and crisp writing. Our focus is on systems, not just sentences. We create and improve flows, not just the words. We seek to have deep impact on key areas, not just shallow impact everywhere. 

If you’re looking to practice your craft with a mandate to do proper content strategy – with a lot of independence – this is the role for you. You’ll be the very first Content Strategist at Canva, so there’s huge potential to revolutionize how we do things. You’ll get lots of support from the diverse content team across the business. As soon as you arrive, we’ll be saying “Thank goodness you’re here!”

Content Strategy will sit alongside Content Design as a small and growing part of our Design specialty. Canva sees content as a crucial part of its ongoing success – and we’re really focused on improving our content experience. We’ve got a lot of content, but we need to do a better job of delivering the right content to the right people at the right time – and fixing silos.

The content design specialty collaborates closely with PMs, Designers, Engineers and Design Researchers to identify solutions that prioritize our users’ needs.

What we’re looking for 

  • You’re a senior Content Strategist who’s got a proven track record of solving complex problems.
  • You have experience delivering content strategy solutions
  • You’re not afraid of complex problems – in fact, that’s where you thrive. You like look deeply at the issues that contribute to content problems, and make strategic solutions, not tactical, piecemeal ones. 
  • You know how to get buy-in from key stakeholders, including large and diverse customer support teams. You’ve got a track record of bringing people through periods of change with compassion and enthusiasm. 
  • You like to move quickly, and aren’t afraid of fast growth and rapid change. Canva is growing faster than you can imagine – which means solutions that worked 6 months ago might break. You’re up for that challenge.

What the candidate will learn and how will they develop at Canva

  • The opportunity for growth is huge – leading teams, creating company-wide solutions, and seeing them through long-term.
  • You’ll be able to work in a fast-moving environment and see how your ideas work at scale. 

Canva Information

  • Canva is currently one of Australia’s hottest technology startups and has been ranked Australia’s #1 place to work.
  • We mean it when we say we want to create a workplace that you love coming to. Our culture is unlike anywhere else and our offices are designed with workspaces for every mood, to help you do great work. At Canva you can be part of a company that is growing rapidly, building a product that users really love.
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Being a Force for good

  • One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.