Remote job description
Strava is the leading subscription platform at the center of connected fitness, with more than 100 million community members in over 190 countries. The platform offers a holistic view of your active lifestyle, no matter where you live, which sport you love and/or what device you use. Everyone belongs on Strava when they are pursuing an active life.
Strava is looking for an experienced and passionate Executive Creative Director to join our leadership and Creative Design team in achieving our mission to motivate the world to be more active. You will lead a talented team of 15 brand designers, copywriters, production artists while partnering closely with marketing (growth, product & brand) and external agencies. We need a leader who will create stand-out and memorable experiences that engage and inspire active people off and on platform – existing users, subscribers and prospects.
We are a subscription-based, consumer business, so this role requires empathy and understanding of people who embrace physical activity and movement to lead healthier, happier, lives. As an Executive Creative Director, you’ll be involved in driving every aspect of the brand creative process, leading a cross-functional team and numerous creative agencies from concept to execution. We are looking for someone who has experience in evolving our brand expression and guidelines as well. The role will also involve the evolution of the brand expression and corresponding identity guidelines.
This role will report to the Chief Design Officer and is critical in building a broader creative function at Strava. Close collaboration with marketing leadership will also be a critical aspect to the success of this role.
You are an established Executive Creative Director (or [Senior Director] of Brand Creative) who is excited to join our Design team. You’ll quickly make your mark on the work and the performance of the team.
You will be a vocal leader, advocating for your vision and your team and helping the organization see the power of creative work that can deepen the audience’s connection with the brand and propel the business forward. Collaborating with experts in the marketing team, you’ll find new ways to weave the brand into culture and fuel conversations both on and off our platform. You will evolve a team of creative designers, copywriters, and product artists to drive relevance and distinctiveness with our core audiences (runners and cyclists) while also expanding to new, more diverse audiences, especially women and young people. This role will play a critical part in bringing the company’s commitment to anti-racism to life by explicitly attracting BIPOC athletes to the Strava community and via brand actions that expand the inclusivity of sports and fitness.
You will work cross-functionally with leads across Design, Marketing (Brand Marketing, Country Marketing, Product Marketing, and Global Communications), and Product to bring the brand to life across all consumer touchpoints. As a Global leader, you connect personally with Strava’s mission and have a passion for understanding what motivates people to be active and how to translate those insights into brand actions and stories. As one of Strava’s most senior leaders, you are driven to contribute to the greater health and success of your team and the broader company by cultivating a culture of inclusivity, living a commitment to anti-racism, and championing creativity in the organization.
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Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. With billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and adventurous vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.
Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. Just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community. We are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.
In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and well-being, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture, and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives ?” now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!
Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Company name: Strava
Remote job title: Executive Creative Director
Job tags: marketing, Brand Marketing, Movement