Sr. Writer, Narrative and Insights

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Department: Marketing

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Inspire is on the hunt for a Sr. Writer, Narrative and Insights to synthesize Inspire’s unique perspective as a thought leader in the smart home and clean tech categories.

Sound like your jam?

ABOUT YOU

You’re a storyteller with a unique talent for translating insights into perspectives. You geek out over smart homes and you’re no stranger to the energy biz. You find joy in hearing people’s stories and pay homage to them in ink. You’re observant and curious: a news ninja. Though you eat up tech specs, policy jargon, and developer lingo, your writing always shoots straight. You project relentless imagination and passion in everything you write. You are a creative who wants to change the world with words.

You’re tapped into relevant media, and constantly ideating new opportunities. You don’t shy from taking a stand. Your writing presence fills rooms. Your grammar feels comfortable at podiums and kitchen tables. You can make a group’s ideas swim synchronized.

You self organize with vigor and discipline.  You balance conviction with levity, geek-speak with plain-speak, thoughtfulness with responsiveness. Your work is made to be shared.

ABOUT INSPIRE

We’re making it simple for everyone to have a smart home. Our groundbreaking subscription is the first to seamlessly combine smart home control and clean energy. Powered by a proprietary analytics engine, the Inspire app allows members to create and control a completely personalized home experience. Inspire empowers people to live more purposefully and sustainably everyday, moving us all towards a brighter energy future.

Inspire launched in January 2014 and we’re driven by a team of mission-driven Avengers. We pride ourselves on a culture of ownership, teamwork and an obsession to crush it.

ABOUT THE GIG

Responsibilities

  • Craft company responses to relevant current events and industry news
  • Ghostwrite speeches and op-eds on behalf of senior leaders  
  • Interview leadership to create “founder’s stories” and full repertoire of company lore
  • Edit executive and product-specific blogs
  • Pen and curate thought leadership for company social channels
  • Craft “Inspire Perspectives” member communications
  • Support development of public affair positioning
  • Interview and highlight industry experts  
  • Track political, energy and tech industry media
  • Workshop communications stance on current events
  • Write video scripts for brand, positioning and training videos
  • Support product marketing positioning and development

Required

  • Experience in clean energy and tech industries
  • Energetic writer
  • Agile mindset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extremely organized and deadline driven
  • Responsive to feedback, humble
  • Doesn’t settle for anything less than great
  • Has strong editorial chops
  • Experience with translating complex industry-speak for external stakeholders
  • Experience with thought leadership and corporate positioning
  • Grammarian, Editor
  • Technical understanding (HTML, CSS, javascript, etc.) and ability to effectively communicate with engineers and product managers

Bonus

  • Have experience working at a startup
  • Has written on behalf of executives
  • Published writing: extra bonus if energy or tech related
  • You want to leave the world a better place
  • Down to grab a beer (or a root beer if that’s your thing)
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Perks

  • Unlimited vacation
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • 2 blocks from the beach in sunny Santa Monica
  • Lots of cupcake smashing

 

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