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Creative Project Manager

Canva, Manila

Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software


At Canva, we’re transforming the way the world designs. A vital part of this mission is the content that users can add to their designs - photos, illustrations, fonts, videos (soon), and more that live within the editor.

Behind all of these design ingredients is the Content Team, whose mission is to ensure that every type of 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.

About the Role

You’ll be joining the Photos Team (within the Ingredient Studio) as a project manager, to help us on our mission to create a diverse, fresh and inspiring photo library for Canva users. You will be working as an integral part of the team (at times we all collaborate on tasks to make them happen faster), as well as taking on unique projects to help us achieve our season goals.

What you’ll be doing...

  • Work with direction from Creative Director to manage project(s)
  • Researching relevant content and styles and apply that research to creative briefs
  • Research the project topic(s) and determine the most high value content (most usable content for certain Canva users)
  • Liaise with other internal teams (e.g. Templates team) to receive and action requests 
  • Work with team members and team processes to ensure relevant docs updated
  • Liaise with photographers to address questions they may have, and if necessary, carry out basic admin tasks related to production and acquisition (contracts, invoices etc.)
  • Work within the appropriate team tracking (Google Sheets, Monday.com etc.)
  • Reach out to Creative Market (or similar) photographers and negotiate acquiring distribution rights to images
  • Curate images into collections

You’ll love this job if ...

  • You work quickly and efficiently to make sure we are bringing new and relevant content to our users in a timely way
  • You champion diversity and inclusion that reflect in the work you do
  • You have a passion for improving and streamlining processes
  • You enjoy collaborative working environments and idea exchanges

We'd love it if you have...

  • A natural eye for design and/or photography. Need to be able to determine if images meet the requirements laid out in a creative brief or a written request from another team
  • Flexibility and adaptability. Projects will differ each season, and as mentioned earlier, there are times when all team members may be called on to help out with broader team goals (e.g. out-of-the-blue company wide initiatives, ingestion, review, metadata etc.)
  • Research and investigation skills:
  • For content: Trends, most usable content, subject matter related to the project
    For photographers: Seek out new freelancers and/or contact information for acquisition purposes
  • Excellent written communication skills. A large effort within reaching our subgoals is acquisition, which will require first touch contact and back and forth negotiating (with support from Creative Director)
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

What you'll love at Canva..

  • Free breakfast and lunch meals prepared by our in-house chefs!
  • A 7am – 4 pm schedule in Makati (Win-win situation: fewer people on the road!)
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Fun and quirky celebrations
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.

We have two in-house chefs that whip up amazing breakfasts and lunches for the whole team - check out what's cooking at: https://instagram.com/canvalife

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.

About Canva

About us At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our platform combines a drag-and-drop design tool with a stock library of over 1 million photographs, illustrations and imagery. You can also choose from hundreds of professional templates to create social media graphics, presentations, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Our mission is to make design simple for everyone. Driven 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.

Want to learn more about Canva? Visit Canva's website.