Producer, Storytelling and Content Marketing

San Francisco/Remote, CA /
Content /
Full-time
About Brilliant

Brilliant is a tight-knit team of scientists, educators, engineers, designers, storytellers, and illustrators who are redesigning education at scale. 

We believe that math and science are fascinating and beautiful, but that the tools widely used to teach it are dry and ineffective. Brilliant makes learning STEM fun, through problem solving and interactive explorations – from foundational math and science to cutting-edge computer science and professional topics.

Brilliant helps over 9 million students, professionals, and lifelong learners around the world cultivate problem solving skills, build intuition, and master concepts rather than memorize them. To understand more about our approach, see our learning principles.

You can see all open roles and learn more about our team culture on our Careers page.

Brilliant is seeking a creative person with a strong STEM background and a passion for storytelling to highlight the wonder and awe of math and science to our global audience.

Much of our content marketing and ad campaigns center on telling a story or explaining a concept with delightful visuals and compelling copy. Most days your job will be to write and storyboard for 2 hours, and the rest of the day, to look for things to write about. You will do this in a variety of ways, including – taking lots of Brilliant courses, talking to course creators, seeing what ideas the art team is generating, and reading widely, especially popular math and science in books and on social media. 

Once a week, you’ll present your ideas, and each month you’ll execute a few of those ideas into a final piece, in collaboration with artists, animators, designers, and content experts as needed. Your concepts will be disseminated through our social media channels, in our web and mobile product, and alongside a rich course library to drive interactive learning at a massive scale.

Additionally, you will help set the strategy, voice, tone, and content for our social media presence, email content marketing, and “how it’s made” or “about us” videos and blog posts, working as a creative partner to our marketing operations lead.

Your responsibilities:

    • Breaking down big concepts into small chunks, and communicating intuitive explanations
    • Make things people want to watch, that don’t look like advertising
    • Be generative – play with lots of divergent creative ideas before picking a direction
    • Write compelling storyboards that make STEM learning larger than life, and entertain people or give them something of depth
    • Tell a story with a beginning, middle, and end in creatives that are typically anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes
    • Adeptly shift registers between funny, serious, and beautiful, for different creatives
    • Collaborate with artists, animators, designers, and context experts to bring your best ideas to fruition
    • Set the strategy for and oversee the execution of our social media posts, email campaigns, and videos and blog posts about Brilliant
    • Use data to inform what’s resonating and what isn’t

You:

    • Have a B.S. degree or above in math, science, or computer science
    • Are intellectually curious and a problem solving enthusiast
    • Are hungry to learn and grow, and have the work ethic to follow through on your ambitions
    • Are excited to learn about the craft of marketing and the history of iconic advertising; experience is a plus
    • Are a keen observer of the world, and a student of popular culture
    • Read widely, ideally across genres
    • Understand the mechanics of storytelling and are a great storyteller
    • Have impeccable editorial judgment for short-format visual and written communication
    • Have a flair for showmanship
    • Collaborate well with other creative people
    • Comfortable meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Regularly use at least one social media platform
To give you an idea of some of what you’ll be doing, here are some sample creatives we’ve made. You may choose to use some of these as inspiration, or take us in a new direction.

To apply, send your resume, a brief introduction of yourself, and a short non‐academic creative sample to jobs@brilliant.org.