About Nuclear


Nuclear Media is a young Australian publishing house publishing nine national titles: MAXIM Australia, Harmony of Colour, Sydney Airport COMPANION, Jamaica Blue Escape™, Post Modern Ink™, It GiRL, KRASH™, Adventure Time and Aussie Pools.

More than just a magazine publisher, Nuclear Media & Publishing also work with companies on all manner of publishing matters from ad design, to print and distribution of products.

At Nuclear Media we are passionate about the development and growth of our clients. We look at our client’s business as if it were our own therefore taking care to gain an intimate and comprehensive understanding of your goals and objectives.

Nuclear Media is constantly building and looking for new opportunities and has a ‘can do’ team that is full of both creative flair and business know-how.

Nuclear Media's human resources are immense with people on call who are experts in fields as varied as health, music, travel, film, languages and much, much more. Our staff have worked on some of Australia’s top magazines from Foxtel, TV Week, NW, Cleo, Cosmo and more.


  • The entire process: We can take care of an entire publishing job from development of ideas and sourcing of images, through to advertising, print and distribution of the finished product. We always prefer this option as it maximises the control we have over the process and ensures a more seamless production.
  • Subbing, printing and distribution. We can also just take care of subbing, printing and distribution of finished designs if you have your own design team.
  • Printing and distribution: If you have your own publishing team, Nuclear are also happy to just print and distribute magazines. The client need only provide finished high res PDFs.

We can offer our services in a number of ways:

  • As a joint venture where we share costs and revenue with our client.
  • As a licensing arrangement where we pay the client to use their brand.
  • As a custom job where we produce the magazine on behalf of a client and offer the client final approval on all layouts.


  • Promotional conception and implementation
  • Creative strategy and execution
  • Full studio and art direction services (incl. graphic design & copywriting)
  • Print logistics


  • We’d be your most cost effective option – by a long way!
  • We understand retail, advertising and what your customers want.
  • Our Managing Director, Michael Downs, has worked at Australia’s top publishers over the last decade and has a great understanding of the publishing landscape on all levels.
  • Publishing magazines is our core business and we've all worked on many top circulating magazines at Australia's top publishers. We have a better understanding of this market than other publishers. That includes knowledge of distributors, external advertisers, retailers and readers.


Nuclear’s current and past retail publications, Jamaica Blue Escape and ULTIMATE have been well received by both clients and customers. Some feedback on Jamaica Blue Escape:
  • "This is fantastic - customers, staff, everyone is loving it!“
  • "This is great, can we get some more, customers are coming in and asking for copies"
  • “It’s bright, colourful, great articles - perhaps thicker paper, but other than that -great"