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2020-03-03T10:19:06-05:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Communications Manager (Everyday Robot project)

Marketing & Communications

Mountain View, CA

The Team

We are the Everyday Robot Project at X, a moonshot that brings together people with varied skill sets and backgrounds to build a future where robots can be as helpful to people in the physical world as computers now are in the virtual world.  We believe that the future of robotics and AI can unfold in a way that has lasting positive impact in our everyday lives and our wider communities.  Our mission is to build learning robots that help people everyday and everywhere live better lives. Creating robots that can learn in different ways  involves navigating some of the hardest challenges in robotics today. It’s an ambiguous and iterative process, so we’ve worked hard to create a team environment where collaboration and creativity can flourish, and where people always feel comfortable bringing their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.

 

Role

This role requires you to be a self-starter, successfully navigating ambiguity and making things happen in an environment where we combine the speed and focus of startup life with the reach and impact of a global company. This will not be like any job you have had anywhere else. If you don’t like mess and chaos this probably isn’t your jam. We are basically looking for a writing and communications athlete, a generalist who can:

 

  • Help the Everyday Robot Project engage with roboticists, influencers, thought leaders and journalists with authenticity, clarity and inspiration
  • Craft compelling narratives that will help our Everyday Robots land in the world and attract like minded people, partners, and allies
  • Help build and nurture a community of like-minded technologists, roboticists and allies
  • Lead our internal communications strategy, galvanizing the team and bringing voice to our unique lore, culture and voice

 

All of this means that you’re a creative, passionate and compelling storyteller.  You’re innately curious to learn the why so that you can help craft how we talk about ourselves both internally and externally.  You bring to life the nuances of what makes our team and our project unique. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Help to craft and share our stories (about the technology we’re building and the journey of our innovation) to both internal and external audiences
  • Dive deep into complex technologies to surface with compelling ideas and stories
  • Develop creative and scrappy campaigns and multimedia assets (e.g. content programs: social media, scripts, booklets, blogs, websites etc) to inspire various audiences
  • Own and execute media relations strategy and partner with PR agency to execute
  • Guide and refine our conference / speaking narratives, partnering with the team to customize personal stories that bring life to our mission and vision
  • Manage agency partners to produce excellent creative work. Conduct initial briefing, budgeting, creative ideating, evaluation of ideas, and execution of final production.
  • Go-to resource for internal communication needs

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8+ years of direct experience in copywriting, marketing or communications.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, fluency in English.
  • An optimistic and resilient spirit.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Startup experience ideal, startup mentality a must; a cross-functional leader with the ability to bring together cross-functional teams in a coordinated way, even in a very fast-moving and ambiguous environment.
  • Can successfully 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.
  • Expert storyteller with the ability to shape narratives from ideation to delivery.
  • 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.
  • Media relations and/or community relations experience a big plus!
  • Experience working with robotics / hardware technology preferred.

 

ABOUT X, THE MOONSHOT FACTORY

X creates radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. We believe that a culture of psychological safety creates the foundation of trust and respect necessary to build moonshots. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of Alphabet.

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