Narrative Strategist Position
Communications, change, culture

About Get Storied

Get Storied is a leadership communications firm. We work with heads of strategy, product, innovation, and design that need to sell the future and deliver on the promise of business transformation. As a pioneer in the field of storytelling for 15 years, we offer a unique narrative-driven approach to gain executive sponsorship, align teams, and create cultural buy-in at all levels of an organization. Our clients range from Facebook and Google to venture-backed startups, innovation design labs, CX practice groups and global change-makers. We serve anyone in the business of change with a platform of influence and a story worth telling.
Your Role
As a Narrative Strategist, you will meaningfully contribute to our client advisory and consulting practice. You are passionate about complex world-changing ideas and helping to frame big visions in support of business execution. You will bring a unique set of talents as an experienced journalist/writer, with editorial excellence and operational discipline. You will manage client deliverables and engagement arcs, with a fine tuned approach to crafting world-class strategic narratives. The ideal candidate is a natural storyteller with a journalistic, publishing, and/or corporate communications background. You embrace the digital age, are fascinated with the tech sector, and are comfortable and productive in a virtual office environment. Despite the big challenges of our times, you maintain a faith in the future. You will be mentored by our CEO and founder, and become deeply immersed in his breakthrough pioneering approach. You will begin with a competitive start-up salary with high potential for growth in responsibilities and compensation. You are looking to build a career with Get Storied and willing to demonstrate your skills, value, and contribution as we scale.

What you’ll do everyday:

  • Develop strategic messaging for world-class clients and their high-stakes initiatives
  • Manage, write, edit, and produce client deliverables – slides, articles, white papers
  • Drive client editorial process — outlining, storyboarding, review/revision cycles
  • Participate in client video sessions and synthesize output summaries
  • Support client services with proactive communications, expectation management, etc
  • Identify opportunities for internal process improvement — and implement them
  • Work alongside Chief of Staff to manage advisory engagements – end to end
  • Shadow CEO and founder, and absorb everything he knows re: Narrative Strategy

Capabilities – The experience and skills you’ll need:

  • Natural-born storyteller with demonstrated ability to express, create and “ship” ideas
  • Journalism training with 3-5 years experience in newsroom or publishing
  • Fast-twitch muscles for writing, editing, interviewing, synthesizing in expedient manner
  • Experience managing client relations with diplomacy, empathy, and professionalism
  • Ability to process complex stacks of information without getting lost down a rabbit hole
  • Talent for zooming in/micro-stories: crafting emotionally-rich and detailed vignettes
  • Refined skills for interviewing, active listening, and a peer consultative approach
  • Deep comfort with online productivity and project management tools (no luddites)
  • Ability to suspend judgement and agendas, and serve from a place of equanimity
  • Maturity — you must have an active contemplative practice

Other Key Attributes

  • Passionate about disruptive technology and humanizing its potential in people’s lives
  • Obsessed with the craft of storytelling – all the ways to frame, shape, present a story
  • Inherent optimist, with faith in the future despite the immense challenges of our time
  • Mission-driven with a desire to do meaningful work that makes a real difference
  • Discerning and thoughtful about the wise use and potential impact of narratives
  • Experience in industries such as publishing, creative agencies, professional services
  • Experience in leadership development, organizational change, and transformation
  • A student of timeless truths, ethical inquiry, and the existential issues of the future
  • Insatiable curiosity, humility, and commitment to your continued growth
  • Strong preference for candidates based in SF Bay Area or the U.S. west coast. If not, at a minimum you must be available most days M-F till 3pm PT.

This is a full-time position, with rapid onboarding and immediate impact opportunities. You will work in a virtual office environment, with occasional travel ~ 5-15 days/year.

Qualified candidates can apply here.