Are Media

Are Media

Are Media is Australia’s leading omnichannel content company for women. We create content, experiences and eCommerce opportunities across digital, magazine, social channels, customer review sites, video and events. Our aim is to inform, inspire, influence and enable our audiences to connect with the things they are passionate about.

  • Website
  • Company Size 501 – 1000
  • Primary Location Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
  • Categories Internet Publishing & Broadcasting, Motion Picture & Video Production, Newspaper & Magazine Publishing


We have been influencing women across Australia and New Zealand since the 1930s when one of our most well-known brands, The Australian Women’s Weekly, began publishing.

Since that time, we’ve grown to become Australia and New Zealand’s leading multi-channel publisher, connecting with 6 in 10 Australian women. Our audience relies on us for entertainment, inspiration, information and escapism.

Our story first started in 1932 when Sir Frank Packer and Edward Theodore came together to form Sydney Newspapers Ltd, which would later merge with Associated Press and eventually become Australian Consolidated Press. European publishing giant Bauer Media acquired ACP Magazines in 2012 and expanded further in 2020 by merging with Pacific Magazines and welcoming iconic titles such as Marie Claire and Better Homes and Gardens.

A new chapter has recently begun under our new owners, Mercury Capital as Are Media. Under their ownership, along with our bolstered portfolio across lifestyle, entertainment, fashion, beauty, homes and food, we now have unparalleled opportunities to connect with more women than ever before.

Like our new owners, we will continue to be future-focused and push the boundaries to ensure we’re delivering the best content to all Australians and New Zealanders.

Benefits & Perks

We offer excellent people programs including:

  • A day of leave for your birthday,
  • 4 days of volunteering leave each year,
  • An inclusive parental leave program that supports all parents, families & carers,
    FREE digital access to all our titles, and
  • Our unique Are Media Learning Academy (Digital Academy, Lunch N Learns, Mentoring and much more).

We support flexible ways of working through our Activity Based Working (ABW) model. We encourage a balance of working in the office and remotely and we believe this enables our people to do their best work.

Parental Benefits

12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

Flexible Work Arrangements

Activity Based Working (ABW) model

Health & Wellness

Holistic Wellness Program

Meet the team

Our workforce is dynamic and diverse. We bring together editors, journalists, social media experts, designers, developers, photographers, account directors, marketers, sales executives, accountants and more to produce some of Australia’s best-loved brands.

Anyone who joins us will be among some of the most creative, talented people in the media industry. We move fast, embrace change, unearth opportunities, celebrate the wins and have a lot of fun together! Each day is an opportunity to grow and learn, and you will have the chance to challenge yourself, develop your skills and drive change.

Our Executiuve Leadership Team is committed to leading on the delivery of our 5-year strategic plan, fostering strong connections with our People Leaders and teams, and ensuring that we meet our financial goals. Core to our approach is effective communication and appropriate management of Are Media’s resources, whether it’s people, time and money.


One of our values is ‘Go for it’ and in my experience Are Media demonstrates it every day - we support each other to be the best we can be.
Sophie Craig, Marketing @ARE Media
Our five-year ambition is to transform Are Media from a print media company to an omnichannel media company with strong content commerce capability.
Jane Huxley, CEO
Working in digital is incredibly rewarding. I love working with our talented audience development team and analysing data to deliver the high quality content our readers really want.
Rebecca Lowrey Boyd, Digital managing editor, Better Homes and Gardens


With purpose at Are Media’s core, our ‘Change AREgenda’ program has created a better future for Australian Women through legislative change on issues like coercive control, elder financial abuse and Unhoused, which calls on the government to provide better long-term housing solutions for Australia’s homeless women.

CHANGE AREGENDA FOUNDATION: UNHOUSED – Are Media is pleased to contribute $1 million in pro bono advertising space across our portfolio of magazines to be shared amongst homelessness, family violence sectors and women’s organisations working to solve women’s homelessness. Click here to learn more.

Our Values

Our Brands

Since 1902, Are Media brands have been one of the go-to sources of truth for women in Australia. We stand for authenticity, empathy, and integrity. Our brands sit within four key verticals: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty and Homes.

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Copy Editor - Part-time
Sydney, NSW
22 Feb - 09 Mar
Are Media is one of the biggest puzzle publishers in Australia, and as a copy editor you will be responsible for ensuring we maintain the high level of accuracy and fun our readers enjoy. This is a permanent part-time opportunity, 2 days per week. 
Subscriptions Campaign Executive
Sydney, NSW
22 Feb - 16 Mar
The Subscriptions Campaign Executive is responsible for the implementation of the subscription marketing strategies for acquisition and retention across Are Media as well as the Magshop commerce digital marketing strategy across all platforms. The role reports directly to the Senior Subscriptions Marketing Manager with a key focus is to drive revenue, manage costs, increase profitability and grow & retain customer base.  The role is also responsible for collaborating with cross-functional partners to manage campaign activity, budgets, reporting, analysis, logistics and administration.
Feature Writer - Take 5 (6 Month Contract)
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
19 Feb - 20 Mar
In this rare and exciting opportunity, Australia’s best real-life magazine, Take 5, is looking for a hardworking and talented Feature Writer to join its friendly team on a six-month contract. You’ll be responsible for sourcing, interviewing and producing real-life stories for Take 5 and its sister publication in New Zealand, Lucky Break. Writing in our house style, you’ll make our readers laugh and cry with your engaging copy. You’ll be in your element coming up with unique and jaw-dropping feature ideas, and thrive off of seeing them appear on the cover.
Cloud Operations Engineer
Sydney, NSW
17 Feb - 09 Mar
The Cloud Operations Engineer will play a key role in ensuring the availability and optimization of services on our AWS cloud platform. You will have a Microsoft & infrastructure background, with deep knowledge across Windows servers and Active Directory. Knowledge of Linux is beneficial. You will be a team player and enjoy engaging with delivery teams and other parts of the business to solve problems.