Sports Content Strategist

Axiom Zen HQ (Vancouver), Axiom Zen USA (San Francisco and Remote)

Axiom Zen is an award-winning venture studio; we build products and experiences at the cutting edge of technology.

Our products have made “Best of the Year” lists (Apple; The Next Web), and are used by the world’s leading companies – including Adobe, Sony, Starbucks, Phillips, and SEGA – and the majority of NFL teams. In 2015, TIME, The New York Times, USA Today, and Wired all featured our work. Last year, our founder made the cover of Canadian Business' 2016 "Most Innovative Companies in Canada.”

Our next project is one of our most exciting: we're launching a well-funded international sports media property that will be experienced by millions. If you want to be a foundational member of the team, read on!

 

The Role

The Sports Content Strategist will leverage their sincere passion for all things sports to pursue partners, manage vendors, and create pitch-perfect proposals.

Numerous titles could apply to this role – Content Curator, Content Manager, Digital Producer, Editorial Manager, and even Editor-in-Chief – but whatever you call yourself, you will play an active part in shaping the content that defines our groundbreaking product.  

 

Does this describe you?

You care about sports beyond the points scored in a game. Not only do you have proven experience reaching a sports-centric audience, you're excited about the future of sport and how you can help create it. Ideally, you have a network of contacts and vendors tied to this audience.

 

Responsibilities

Working with a world-class team of engineers and designers to create a new digital home for sports, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining content quality standards for our platform.

The Sports Content Strategist will:

  • Define and execute on a content strategy for both standard and highly-specialized formats
  • Work with Axiom Zen's external stakeholders and internal team to ensure we deliver the best possible content for users
  • Pursue and foster vendor relationships while finding new sources of content for the platform
  • Recommend approaches and processes to improve the content experience for users

 

Requirements

We're eager to find the right person – as opposed to a specific set of qualifications – for a role this fundamental to our project's success.

That said, the Sports Content Strategist must possess:

  • A deep passion for all things sports – meaning more than one sport!
  • Experience managing a team that creates and sources content for a popular digital property
  • A thorough knowledge of how to reach sport audiences and the kind of content that succeeds in this space
  • A knack for working with diverse stakeholders and managing the challenges that come with that experience
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to influence

 

How to Apply

Please apply via the form below with your resume, links to your social media profiles, your website (if you have one), and anything else you’d like us to see. We’d also like to see an article you have written about sports. Alternatively, send us your thoughts on how future sports content will be consumed (~200 words).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

About Us

Axiom Zen is a startup that builds startups. We specialize in new venture creation, taking ideas from paper to product-market fit. We have developed the people, processes, and perspectives necessary to successfully navigate the nexus where the latest advancements in design, engineering, and business intersect.

We believe traditional approaches to innovation have stopped working; the strategic landscape is changing too fast. By the time carefully-laid plans are implemented, they are already outdated. A successful endeavour doesn’t play catch-up!

Optimizing for impact often means working with emerging technologies (like VR and AI), but also includes advances in product, visual design, and even storytelling. Our team of fifty founder-quality engineers, designers, and product leads combine a wealth of experience from fast-growing startups as well as companies like Apple, Google, and SpaceX.

 

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary, exceptional benefits, and generous stock / equity.

A few highlights:

  • Premium Insurance. Axiom Zen provides full health, life, and AD&D insurance as well as premium vision, dental, and extended health benefits.
  • Active Professional Development. We actively participate in the development of our team. You have access to a Professional Development budget allocated separate from your compensation to be spent on conferences, classes, books, and any other resources to maintain and expand your skill set, industry knowledge, and professional growth. Or take someone interesting to coffee for in-person learning.
  • Speaker Travel Budget. We believe strongly that all our team members should have the opportunity to become thought leaders in their fields. To support this, we have a standard policy to cover travel + accommodations for speaking engagements anywhere in the Americas and are very willing to support speaking engagements elsewhere around the world as well.
  • Mandatory 15 Off Days Per Year. We have a high standard for impact, but we insist on work-life harmony and believe in balance. Minimum of 15 off days every year, with no hard limit.
  • Transport Reimbursement. We cover public transport to work and back. If you bike to work instead, we set aside $1000/year for bike maintenance. If you walk to work, we’ll bonus you the same amount as a rental subsidy.  

Thank you for applying to Axiom Zen!

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