VENTURE Magazine APAC Office


Job Vacancy - Business Development Expert - Melbourne, Victoria

Do you want to spend your day pitching boring services to a boring audience, in a boring office building?
Or do you want to spend your workdays talking to C-Suite execs, about an exciting brand, with a waterfront view!

If you prefer the latter, then please apply!

The Venture Magazine (a Digital Ink Brand) is a premier media company based in the heart of the Melbourne Docklands. If you consider yourself a top-level relationship builder, interested in B2B on-line executive magazines, then we want you on our team.
You will have the opportunity to negotiate directly with senior-level executives and be part of our fast-paced growing company in a fun, energetic, and competitively commissioned company.

Only those with prior experience selling on-line products and services need to apply.

Are you the ideal candidate?

You are a career salesperson.
Motivated by $$ — you must be commission-hungry!
You have a fun and hardworking attitude.
Ability to hold down articulate and controlled Senior Level conversations.
Experienced in successful networking campaigns using the following tools:
high call volume, SalesForce, LinkedIn, Twitter, email.
Proven ability in exceeding sales targets.
The ability to adapt to new systems and processes.

This is a base + commission position. We are looking for driven confident salespeople. With an aggressive percentage, the average candidate can expect to earn $50k – $60k the first year, highly successful results can earn in excess of $100k!! The sky is the limit to your earning potential so if you are ready to join an innovative, vibrant, and technology-driven media company with the ability to earn an open-ended amount, then dust off that resume and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Access to Virgin Active, Collins Street
Walking distance to bars and restaurants
Collins Street Tram on your doorstep and Southern Cross Station
Great training program

Venture Magazine offers a comprehensive benefits package and a killer office environment.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to:

• We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster. •Do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

Write for us - Contributor Guidelines

Thanks for your interest in writing for Venture Magazine (a Digital Ink Brand)

Before you submit, please run through this checklist. Have you…

  •  Added your name, email, website, Twitter handle, and Google+ profile link to the top of your post?
  • Included your two-sentence bio at the top of your post? (HTML, please, if you know how!)
      • Turned your post into an editable Google Doc? (Because Google can be finicky, that means creating your post as a Google Doc — cutting and pasting if you’ve written it in Word — rather than uploading a Word Doc to Drive.)

If so, you’re ready to submit!

Please share your doc with

No need to send us an email, too; we’ll get a notification when you share (and you can also include a message when you share the Doc by clicking “Add a message”).

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I write about?

To get a sense of the type of work we publish, read our magazine! We like practical, actionable advice, posts that will help writers on their own writing journey. Please write in the “you” voice as much as possible, then support your advice with personal experience or stories.

Do you pay?

Typically, no, aside from the occasional assigned post. When you contribute, you’ll get a byline and two-sentence bio that includes a link or two to whatever you’d like to promote — your website, Twitter feed, latest ebook, etc. We’ll also share your post in our newsletter, and on Twitter and Facebook, to help you reach as many readers as possible.

How long should my posts be?

Aim for 600-900 words.

Why do I need to submit via Google Docs?

We use Google Docs because it allows us to easily collaborate with several people without passing around new versions of a Word Doc. If you’ve never shared a Google Doc before, here are easy instructions. (Don’t forget to give us editing power.)

Tip: It’s best to create your post as a Google Doc, rather than uploading a Word Doc to Google. Sometimes if you take the latter route, we can’t edit even if you tell the doc to allow us to do so.

Should I pitch you my idea before writing the post?

If you’d like to, go ahead. But we’re happy to consider a draft as well.

Should I include links within the piece?

Yes. Please include links that will be helpful and relevant for the reader – they can be to appropriate posts on your site or on any other news site or blog. When you can link to other posts on The Write Life, that makes us happy, too.

Insert links in your copy via anchor text or keywords, for example, like this if you’re writing about networking. No HTML, please!

Should I write a headline? 

That’d be great! We reserve the right to tweak it for SEO, style or just to make it more attention-grabbing. But if you want to suggest one, that makes our job easier.

Will you edit my post?

We’ll edit for content and clarity, doing our best to preserve your voice. You’ll be able to see our edits in your Google Doc.

Anything else I should keep in mind?

Posts should be written in blog style, with short paragraphs and lots of white space. Including a few sub-headings is much appreciated, and please use only one space between sentences!

Should I include a photo?

No need. We’ll add one.

What should I do after I submit my post?

When it runs, we hope you’ll be active in the comments, responding to readers’ questions or thoughts.

We look forward to your contribution!