Director of Content, EMEA

Director of Content, EMEA

About Calm

We have a simple mission at Calm: To make the world a happier and healthier place. 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. Calm is passionate about helping people take care of their minds and we believe that Calm can become one of the most valuable and meaningful brands in the world. 

  • Improving Concentration and Awareness
  • Reducing Anxiety
  • Improving Memory and Creativity
  • Higher EQ
  • Increasing Happiness
  • Getting Better Sleep

Calm is the #1 consumer brand for digital health, with over 90 million downloads (100K new per day). We weren named Apple’s App of the Year and the world’s first mental health unicorn. Inc. 5000 cited Calm as the 19th Fastest Growing Private Company in America and we were voted the ‘World’s Happiest App’ by the Center for Humane Technology. 

Check out the Calm Careers Page to learn more about the mission, our values, and hear personal stories from our employees. 

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

About the Role

At Calm, we are dedicated to bringing mental health content to the entire world. As such, we’re expanding our team globally and hiring a Director of Content (EMEA) as one of our first leadership roles in-market. In this role you’ll be responsible for scaling our slate of original programming across the EMEA region: defining content strategy, guiding content investment, identifying local talent partners, and leading a creative team responsible for producing extraordinary audio and visual content designed to make the world happier and healthier. As one of the first executives to be hired in-market, you will also establish Calm as a destination for talented professionals and coach/guide the people we add to the team. You will also be working closely with the Marketing and Product teams, and influencing Calm’s co-founders/CEOs, Management Team, and functional leaders. In addition to experience producing extraordinary content and leading globally distributed teams, the ideal candidate needs to have a passion for the mental wellness and well-being space and a deep understanding of Calm’s mission in order to inspire the development of content that makes the world happier and healthier.

Outcomes

  • Build and lead a world-class team of creative producers, writers, and editors; developing a creative environment that helps spark a wide range of new ideas and a healthy content pipeline across multiple markets
  • Provide short- and long-term strategic direction for our EMEA content business, defining evolving priorities in the context of a highly-dynamic ecosystem and market, helping guide global content investment, and developing/deploying region-specific strategies as needed
  • Create exceptional audio content across our primary content categories (mindfulness, music, sleep, wisdom) while also leading the exploration of new verticals and formats
  • Cultivate external relationships, helping identify local partners (e.g., agencies/vendors as well as talent & IP partners) that allow us to scale our slate of original, licensed, and localized programming
  • Develop strong cross-functional partnerships across the organization (Marketing, Partnerships, Operations, Legal, Product, Data) to inform content development, inspire innovation, and fuel user growth across the EMEA region

 

Competencies

  • 10+ years experience in content development, production and/or programming, including experience building and leading high-performing, cross-regional creative teams
  • Strong storytelling sensibilities and demonstrated success originating and producing extraordinary audio and/or visual content
  • Commercially minded and strategic thinker accustomed to evaluating new opportunities, guiding content investment, and making data-driven content decisions
  • Proven leader, motivator, who is unafraid to roll-up sleeves and "lead from the front”
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfort working in a fast-paced scale-up environment 
  • IQ/EQ balance and strong interpersonal skills, including comfort working with talent and interfacing with external partners
  • Sharp communication skills: verbal, writing, presentation
  • Passionate about the category of mental health & mindfulness
  • Experience in audio industry a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • “Take the time you need” approach to time off 
  • Home office stipend 
  • Supportive wellbeing benefits 
  • Commuter benefits
  • Remote-first environment that allows you to work flexibly
  • Opportunity to build a brand that makes the world happier and healthier

Calm is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, both in our hiring practices and in our experiences as a Calm employee. We strive to create a mindful and respectful environment where everyone can bring their authentic self to work, and experience a culture that is free of harassment, racism, and discrimination. 

Calm is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Calm is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. Please inform Calm’s Recruiting team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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