Head of Storytelling and PR

Austin, TX /
Marketing – Marketing /
Why OJO? 
OJO Labs was founded on the belief that complex decision making could be made better through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. Our company has developed a unique, AI-based technology that combines natural language processing, machine learning, and human support. The offering allows for consumers to gain a better understanding of the market as well as their own wants and needs prior to interacting with an expert.

The first big decision we’re tackling is homebuying and selling. We are building an end-to-end real estate platform which provides consumers personalized guidance throughout their journey, readying them to make meaningful connections with experts. In addition, we provide brokers, agents, and loan officers warm and informed introductions to consumers, along with the tools to support a best-in-class experience.

As part of our team, you’d be helping to build technologies that will significantly advance the world’s largest consumer industries while setting a new standard for engagement between people, information, and companies.

About the Marketing Team
The OJO Labs Marketing team is creative, analytical, and passionate about our business, our craft, and our pets; we’re a small and growing high-impact team. We aim to always keep the needs, wants, and goals of consumers at the forefront of every decision we make, through insightful, compelling storytelling, that fuses the head and the heart. We influence with deep, quantitative analyses, wrapped in the context of qualitative insights. Every member on the team has their own domain knowledge and subject matter expertise, creating the opportunity and responsibility for ownership and deep collaboration on company-wide initiatives.

The Role
OJO Labs is looking for a Head of Storytelling and PR to bring a new level of insight and humanity into the stories we tell about our customers, our offerings, and our company.  As a member of the Marketing Leadership Team, you’ll craft the master narrative for OJO anchored in purpose while collaborating with our PR agency on data PR, ‘story doing’, awards and recognition, and thought leadership. You’ll spearhead a new content area with more immersive storytelling that brings emotion and humanity to the stories we tell about homebuyers, sellers, and owners along with the talented agents and industry professionals that are at the core of our end-to-end experience. In this role, you’ll also work closely with the executive team on investor and industry communications. 

We are looking for a strategist and storyteller who finds inspiration in both the data and the individual anecdotes that bring it to life. You’ll tap into society and culture while deftly weaving the origin story, brand purpose, and tremendous ambition of OJO Labs into a differentiated and compelling narrative. We seek an experienced leader who brings empathy and insight into the grand challenge of leveling the playing field for all homebuyers and sellers and is inspired to create signature stories to illustrate our progress. As a practitioner, you’ll be working alongside marketers in insights and brand; product marketing; and creative – including design, copywriting, and social media – and partnering frequently to bring your ideas to life. You’ll collaborate day-to-day with our PR agency, CMO, and work consistently with members of the executive team.

What we need from you:

    • 10+ years of relevant experience
    • Excellent communicator who is seen as a go-to in the development of strategic narratives
    • Data-driven and insights-inspired track record of telling new stories to new (and existing) audiences and bringing fresh perspective to traditional narratives
    • Experience partnering cross-functionally with teams including PR, Insights, Design, Marketing, Customer Success, and Product to develop outstanding and differentiated expressions of story
    • Proven ability to make the complex simple, digestible, and compelling
    • Track record in setting the strategy and objectives for your functional area -- including existing programs and projects, thought leadership, and greenfield areas
    • Bachelor’s degree

What do we have to offer?
●      You get to work with the best of the best
●      A collaborative, respectful environment where your voice will always be heard
●      Competitive Salaries 
●      Equity 
●      Unlimited/Open PTO Policy
●      Dog-Friendly Workplace 
●      Commuter Stipend or Free Parking 
●      Optimum Workspace Subsidy
●      70% Coverage of Employee and Dependent Health Premiums 
●      Promote from Within Philosophy 
●      Volunteer Program 
●      Many More – We have a whole team dedicated to making OJO an awesome place to work! 

Who is OJO?
We are an Austin-based, technology startup focused on fundamentally improving the way people make their most important decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. With offices in Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, San Mateo, CA, Chicago, IL and Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, we have over 300 employees globally. We are continuously named a Top Place to Work and have recently been named to the Inc. Best Places to Work list for the second year in a row. Backed by top-tier VC’s and industry veterans, we have managed to hire the best technical, product and operational minds to pursue this incredible opportunity. We know we’re onto something big and everyone on our team has a significant impact on our evolving product, team and culture. 

Virtual Life at OJO
At OJO, we care and listen deeply to the needs of our team to ensure they are comfortable and have the necessary tools to be productive while working from home during the pandemic. We  strive to allow a balance and separation between home and work life, and provide support and a flexible working schedule so that employees are able to focus on what’s important to them. The leadership team at OJO has decided that we will work from home through September 2021, and will continue to monitor and respond to COVID-19 proactively.

OJO is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.