We are Private Media

We are an independent digital media company. We are ambitious and growing quickly. But most importantly, we are a place where smart people want to work.

Join us as we grow.


Are you really good at what you do? Are you motivated by doing work that makes a positive impact? Do you love working in a nimble environment where ideas are acted upon and innovation encouraged? Do you want to take on big challenges to grow, not just for the team or your customers, but for your own career trajectory?


Private Media is Australia’s leading independent media company with three main publications,  Crikey, The Mandarin and SmartCompany. Entirely digital from the start, we’ve spent over 20 years investing in Australia’s best journalism. We employ over 50 people across offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and the Gold Coast, and have a network of over 100 contributors across the globe

What makes you a Private Media person?

Some incredibly smart and talented people work with us. These are the values that brought them here, and inspire their best work.


We want Crikey to hold more people in positions of power to account; we want SmartCompany to champion more small businesses; we want The Mandarin to give more public sector professionals the support they need. To do this, we have a strong cultural focus on growth. We are always looking for ways to reach more people and positively impact on them.

High Standards
High Standards

We are a customer focused business. That means we need to create amazing content, products and advertising opportunities that are better than anything else in the market.

Thinking Deeply
Thinking Deeply

We are a small, yet rapidly growing, challenger company. We are not weighed down by the weight of a colossal organisation. But, because of our competitors’ massive resources, we need to be smarter to win. So you need to think how we can beat the competition in the short and long term.

Six reasons to join us

Diversity and Inclusion

We are serious about inclusion and diversity, and we know we need to do more. That’s why it’s a bigger focus for us now. We want fantastic talent to join us, and do their best work, regardless of age, gender, religion, race, sexuality, education or physicality.

Flexible Work

We champion flexible work and will preserve this as we grow and working habits change. While we have cool office spaces, we encourage hybrid working or whatever it takes to work productively.

Great Leave Options

On top of usual leave, we have staff birthday leave and flexibility to take extra unpaid leave when needed. There’s also generous parental leave for all parents – mothers, fathers, same sex couples or parents adopting.

Our People

We are a team of creative, hard working, deep thinking people, but most of all, everyone is kind and supportive. We encourage cross-team collaboration, and like to have fun whether it be our #tunesday themed playlist or the Friday trivia quiz.

Your Growth

We want to invest in your personal growth, whether it’s through a personal development plan with a training budget, or getting you to work with the leadership team to collaborate on company strategy.

Free Subscriptions

Of course, you’ll get access to all our publications, and free subscriptions you can give to your friends or family.

“I think the people who work here are whip smart, we take risks in our coverage, we do quirky alternatives to just straight boring news stories, I think we maintain a good loyal community, honestly I’m proud to say I work here.”

Emma Elsworthy
Newsletter Editor

“I am given the freedom to do my work where and how I choose which gets the highest level of productivity and performance out of me.”

Richard Austin
Associate Publisher