Jo’s job mainly consists of coming up with ideas and vaguely bossing people around, as well as writing, sourcing content and proofing the mag. In her spare time she plays air guitar, watches The Colbert Report, eats Lebanese food and collects ugly 1960s furniture. Has been known to play Led Zeppelin in the office.
Holly is the snappiest dresser at frankie HQ, and a proud New Zealander – two facts that may or may not be related. As Lara’s official sidekick, Holly spends her time making and designing cute things for all our frankie projects – and is a bit of a whiz with the camera, too.
Sophie is the nearest thing frankie has to Augustus Gloop – she would happily get sucked up a pipe and maimed by Oompa Loompas if it meant she got to swim in a river of chocolate and gulp down as much as she could eat. Our ed assistant is an all-round writer, interviewer, researcher and helper-outer for the mag, as well as being in charge of all blog posts, e-newsletters and social media shenanigans. She likes early ’90s music, crosswords and unicorns.
frankie’s token male, part-time rock ‘n’ roll drummer and Don Draper aficionado lists his hobbies as looking after ad clients in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, cracking bad jokes and collecting sneakers from brands no one else has ever heard of. Is also seriously obsessed with Gumby.
As sidekick to the publisher, Vanessa is across all areas of frankie press business, from marketing to circulation to subscriptions and loads in between. A bit like a magazine ninja. Or Transformer, if you will. She has a lot on her plate, but gobbles it all up with a smile. Also on the Vanessa menu: tall bearded men, camping, op-shopping, balcony gardens, puns. Off the menu due to her not liking them: cats, tea, eggs, waking up early.
We’re lucky to have Di about, because she takes nerdy delight in lots of things that make other people shudder: like spreadsheets, budget forecasts, contracts and hiring policies. She also enjoys lounge singers (in a non-ironic way), pretending to be shocked by rude jokes and making the rest of the office jealous with her mum’s handmade Croatian sweets. Can be bribed with mixed lolly bags, pretty scarves and shiny baubles.