Opportunities for employment, freelancing, work experience and internships

We turn potential into powerful, and regularly have full-time and part-time career opportunities for new team members, contractors, interns & work experience students. And, we’ve been doing this for 15 years.

We seek to employ kind, genuine and driven people who are passionate about what they do,a commitment to delivering excellence, and who have the agility and expertise to keep delivering and evolving.

We are professional, but fun.  We are grounded, straightforward and direct. We are there for each other – in good times and in challenging times and situations.

We value diversity in people and in perspectives, and will always consider each others point of view, whatever they may be.

We offer strong professional development & career opportunities, and training can be provided to applicants who have gaps. 

Our team of full-time and part-time staff are split evenly across our Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) and Newcastle offices (Wickham), however we offer flexibility and are open to remote working. We are always on the look out to add to our team of staff or our wider network of contractors, many of whom have worked with us for 10 years or more, and who relish the opportunity to receive a constant flow of work from someone who pays on a timely basis, without the need to go out and drum up new business or chase clients for bills unpaid.

Working for us as a contractor means you can get the best of both worlds – you get to play on your strengths and bury yourself in what you do best whether that be SEO, PPC, social media, PR, copywriting, graphic design or otherwise. We supply you with a steady stream of work and you bill one person who pays on a timely basis – us! There are also sometimes opportunities to work with our sister companies – The Training Collective &

Please note we do have high expectations, and will only hire people who can commit and have proven experience, or who can demonstrate initiative, are reliable, able to communicate well and adhere to our systems and procedures. If this sounds like you, see some of our current career opportunities below.

Please note that due to the volume of applicants we receive on a weekly basis, we are unable to respond to every one we hear from. If we are interested in progressing your application, we will be in contact. Please do not turn up at our offices without an appointment, or contact us to follow up your application.

Given we specialise in digital marketing, we are most interested in hearing from the following disciplines, and specifically we are most interested in hearing from people who have current industry credentials such as:

  • Facebook Blueprint certifications
  • Google certifications

Please note we have current needs for people with:

  • Social Media Ads skills
  • Graphic designers who have web design experience including responsive design

We do not currently have any requirements for illustrators, photographers or videographers.

Don’t know where your skills sit? Need to upskill? Take our test and we can connect you to up-to-date digital skills training through our sister company, The Training Collective!

The end goal for anyone who works with us is to keep our clients expectations exceeded, their businesses kicking marketing goals and our competitors envious. If you are driven, ambitious and love the sound of all of this, apply below.

Current Positions Available

The Creative Collective is an award-winning SEO agency which is launching into its next phase of rapid growth. 

Founded in 2007, The Creative Collective operates two offices: one in the Sunshine Coast, QLD, and one in Newcastle, from which they service clients nationally. 

With 17 staff and a training arm of the business (The Training Collective of which has had 2 of just 10 official Facebook Community Boost trainers), The Creative Collective is focused on being a leading agency at the forefront of trends and have a very loyal team of 30+ Creative specialists for clients and staff to also tap into.

The Creative Collective are in need of a SEM (SEO & Google Ads) Professional to oversee the SEM Pod of their business.


 Manage and retain SEO/PPC client portfolio

  • Qualify prospective clients looking for SEO/PPC and prepare proposals
  • Prepare high level SEM Campaign plans
  • Coordinate SEM Audit projects in the team
  • Track, analyse, and report on results via monthly SEO/PPC reports and lead monthly meetings with the client to present results.
  • Keep across industry trends, technologies and developments to identify and assist in implementing new opportunities
  • Maintain Google Ads certifications through our Google Ads Partner account
  • Able to complete competitive analysis of competitor’s SEO or PPC strategy
  • Efficiently communicate with other marketing professionals to align goals
  • Ensure projects are consistently delivered on time and within scope and budget.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Successfully manage multiple concurrent projects, including planning, estimating and resource allocation.
  • Translate discovery findings into clear project requirements & quotes (business, functional, technical)
  • Develop briefing/scope documents with clear assumptions and manage change requests & scope creep
  • Effectively identify and manage project issues, risks and escalate where required
  • Collaborate with our in house and subcontractor network
  • Ensure any projects are completed as intended in scope/brief and within time and budget


  • Report to the GM and oversee x1 Junior SEM Specialist + numerous contractors
  • Responsible for the training and development of  x1 Junior SEM Specialist
  • A positive outlook and a strong can do attitude
  • Manage the ongoing delivery of projects for SEM clients; from consultation through to estimating, allocating resources and managing campaigns
  • Must have proven organisational skills in order to coordinate the team and multiple clients all at the same time
  • Convert specialists findings into a plan for clients, in order to develop budgets and the best functional outcome for their business needs and desires
  • Contribute to the teams continuous improvement and outstanding culture
  • Manage the teams reporting and ensure the profitability of the pod
  • Develop briefs for clients
  • Collaborate with all staff and contractors
  • 3+ years agency experience and at least 2+ years working with SEM.   
  • Excellent communication and leadership qualities
  • Industry qualifications in SEO and/or Google Ads


  • Great base salary + super + bonuses + commissions
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Great culture


If you think you’ve got the goods, email or APPLY NOW ON SEEK and tell us in your cover letter why you think you’d rock this role and how foolish we’d be to overlook you. 

Work from our Sunshine Coast office, work from Newcastle or work from home. The choice is yours.

We are currently looking for social media ads specialists to work with us part time or freelance.

Initially, successful individuals should have capacity to take on around 10-15 hours a week (1.5-2 days), but with potentially for up to full time as we onboard new clients.

In this role you will work closely with account managers taking a brief from them or joining for the briefing session with the client, and then using our proprietary templates & systems (we will give you training) to prepare campaign plans then present to client, with the account manager.

You will then be responsible to mobilising the ads in Facebook Ads Manager if a FB/IG campaign, or in Linkedin Ads or in Pinterest Ads, subject to the type of campaign being run.

You will monitor and manage ads throughout the month switching off any non performing ads and mobilising new ad campaigns as required.

You will then be responsible for conducting analysis and preparing reports and taking the client through results, again with the support of an Account Manager.

You will have access to regular training opportunities through our excellent relationships with most of the major social networks, and also internally via our sister company The Training Collective.

If you have social media content preparation & boosting experience, and/or Google Ads experience this would also be favourable.

This is a role highly suited to individuals with a proven track record in social media content and ads and who are efficient and confident (not learning) given you may be working with national clients with high expectations (and some small ones too).

As a self driven and efficient individual, you will need to be able to juggle many tasks and projects at once. You will have demonstrated experience with several social media platforms and have experience preparing posts for a range of brands and businesses and be able to adopt the right tone of voice, create relevant and impactful content (without typos & with correct grammar!), source and create appropriate imagery or videos in Canva, and who be able to add value to a social client’s account, as well as potentially collaborate with other team members i.e. team responsible for social media advertising/SEO/PPC or other services the client has engaged us for.  You will be confident enough to bring strong strategic ideas and recommendations to the party and achieve results.

We are a fast paced company and though we can provide training you will be expected to hit the ground running.

You should have high energy and passion for the role, a commitment to working with us for a minimum of six months or more, and a hunger to prove yourself.


Due to a continued demand for our training and consultancy services, we are seeking digital marketing consultants and trainers based around Australia to provide on demand and scheduled training via one on one consulting, and group training to both members of the public and private corporate clients.

To be considered you will have proven experience in either a specialised niche of digital marketing or social media, OR be a good digital marketing You may be experienced in a business sense in one or more of the following topics:

— Social media strategy
— Digital marketing strategy
— Google Apps
— WordPress
— Instagram
— Twitter
— Facebook business pages
— Facebook Ads
— Mailchimp
— Linkedin
— YouTube & video marketing
— Google Adwords & remarketing
— Coding

Ideally you will have experience in executing successful social media or digital marketing campaigns that drove a growth in audience, engagement and/or business results, and have a good online presence. In short you will be able to demonstrate that you practice what you preach.

To be successful in this role you will be comfortable adjusting your training and consultancy style dynamically by setting clear expectations and meeting them. You will always work with the unique needs of the individual or group being trained — whether it is a person learning to use Facebook for business for the first time, or a sophisticated corporate client looking for feedback on their existing digital marketing or social media strategy, or for feedback on launch strategies for new networks or campaigns.

Successful individuals will have high energy and passion for their topic matter, and a commitment to excellence in delivery, as well as a pulse on digital & social trends and a hunger to work with a collaborative team to constantly innovate and improve the product offering.

You must also be well presented, have good communication, time management and organisational skills, and be able to adhere to pre-defined course outlines and client briefs.

This is not a job, it is a freelance contractor position and work will adhoc, in line with our level of enquiry for various training and consultancy in different locations.

You may gain a lot of work, you may gain a little. If you’re good at what you do you’ll get requested for repeat business.

The amount of work you receive will depend on where you live, what you train on, how far you are willing to travel and what demand comes in through our various marketing channels. We’re looking for people in the following locations:

— Brisbane
— Gold Coast
— Sunshine Coast
— Auckland
— Wellington
— Canberra
— Perth
— Darwin
— Mackay
— Melbourne
— Sydney

To apply send your resume, and samples of your training materials and/or video content to show you in action training.

Submit your expression of interest on the form below!


The Creative Collective are proud to have hosted dozens of work experience and interns over the years.

Our robust internship program requires you to:

1/ Apply & be accepted

2/ Complete a trial work day

3/ Commit to 100 hours of work experience or interning at either our Maroochydore or Newcastle offices. Some people do this by working one day a week over several weeks, while others condense their hours into working daily over a few weeks during school holidays.

Careers Form

The Creative Collective are always on the look out for top notch talent. Complete the form below for us to consider you to be a part of the team. Please note that we do receive a very high level of enquiry and as such cannot get back to everybody who completes this form. If we are interested in progressing your application, we will be in touch within the month.

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