Head of Sleep Stories

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Posted 3 days ago
Main Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
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The heart of Calm is digital but the brand is expanding offline into a variety of products and services that bring more peace, clarity and perspective into people’s busy lives. We are building Calm into the Nike of the Mind. We believe Calm can become one of the most valuable and meaningful brands in the world.

Over 50 Million people have downloaded the app and we are growing by 85,000 new downloads a day. The company is profitable and headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Calm was co-founded by Alex Tew (Million Dollar Homepage) and Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy, Moshi Monsters, Firebox).

One of the the most raved about and utilized features in the Calm app is our Sleep Stories. We are looking for someone who is passionate and has a bias for action to own Sleep Stories from start to finish. This role will be responsible for managing all areas of Sleep Story production, from overseeing authors and editing Sleep Stories, to securing top narrators and managing remote recording sessions.

What you will do:
  • Assign and approve Sleep Story ideas
  • Recruit and onboard new authors
  • Recruit and assign narrators for each Sleep Story
  • Negotiate with talent agents and copyright holders
  • Coordinate relevant performer agreements with legal team
  • Edit/finalize draft stories and create pronunciation guides
  • Coordinate with narrators and schedule recording sessions
  • Remotely direct all Sleep Story recording sessions
  • Write/approve Sleep Story in-app descriptions
  • QC/preview all final Sleep Story audio (and try to stay awake!)
  • Work cross-functionally with design, content, legal, engineering, marketing, and PR to ensure successful Sleep Story launches
What skills will be most useful in this role:
  • You love being creative - not just only from an artistic point of view, but also creative problem solving
  • You describe yourself as a self-starter
  • Experienced writer (preferably fiction)
  • Experience directing voice over talent
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experienced negotiator
  • You find dealing with ambiguity fun and you can thrive in that environment

Benefits

- Competitive salary and equity

- Unlimited PTO

- We pay your medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums

- 401K

- Commuter benefits

- Life insurance and disability benefits

- Apple equipment

- Fun, energetic work environment, and daily perks - snacks, drinks, catered lunch twice a week

- Opportunity to work with a product focused on making the world happier and healthier

And much more!

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