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2020-03-05T13:18:39-05:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Marketing + Creative Storyteller

Marketing & Communications

Mountain View, CA

Marketing + Creative Storyteller

X is a moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, sustainable agriculture powered by artificial intelligence, and new solutions for ocean health are developed and taken out into the world. X projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible.

We are looking for a bold and creative marketer/storyteller who is both a fountain of ideas, and hungry to turn them into reality and business impact. In this role you will:

  • Help moonshot teams articulate their narrative in a way that’s easy for non-experts to understand 
  • Help shape awareness and perception of X among key audiences though unconventional and scrappy creative experiments, iterating to find what resonates. 
  • Hunt for stories that reflect the reality of life at X: weird and wonderful, wildly ambitious, sometimes funny and sometimes heartbreaking. 
  • Help X build and nurture a community of like-minded moonshot takers and allies.
  • Help Xers to share their stories (about the technology they are building, their journey of innovation) 

The scope of this work may include:

  • Diving deep into complex technologies to surface with compelling ideas and stories
  • Developing creative and scrappy campaigns and multimedia assets (e.g. content programs: social media, videos, graphics, booklets, blogs, websites etc) to inspire various audiences
  • Managing agency partners to produce excellent creative work. Conduct initial briefing, budgeting, creative ideating, evaluation and refinement of ideas, and execution of final production.

This role requires you to be both a clear-sighted entrepreneur as well as a supportive member of a cross functional team. X combines the speed and non-linear path of an early stage startup with the reach and impact (and occasional complexity) of a global company. Your job description/role definition will likely change with some frequency; folks who do best at X tend to think that sounds like a ton of fun vs. frustrating and/or confusing. 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Love of ambiguity.
  • 5 years of experience in marketing or communications.
  • Startup experience (whether that’s in tech, the nonprofit sector or somewhere else.) Love of entrepreneurs/innovators and their intense creativity and audacity and determination; patience with the resulting messes and other side effects of early stage innovation/entrepreneurship
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience managing/producing/making media (from gifs to installation art) that creates a strong emotional connection and sense of awe with the intended audience, and/or reaches them in unexpected ways.
  • Humble, open-minded, and committed to finding the human story and impact behind new technology.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, fluency in English.
  • An optimistic and resilient spirit.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willing to flex between higher level strategy and detailed executional work.
  • Ability to demonstrate creative thinking across both digital and physical worlds to deliver a rich storytelling experience
  • Comfort with complicated technology and science topics, a knack for explaining them simply to a variety of audiences, and a constant curiosity and a learning mindset.
  • Unusual hobbies/obsessions/eclecticism welcome

At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: x-accommodation-request@x.team.


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