Chief Marketing Officer
Brave is on a mission to save privacy on the web. We make a web browser which protects privacy by blocking tracking by default, right out of the box. We offer completely private ads (opt-in!) as an alternative to the invasive surveillance online so that you can directly contribute to the sites you visit and appreciate. Brave is a brand that stands for privacy and provides a platform to launch multiple offerings to users that they can trust with their data and security.
Brave just passed 25m monthly active users and we are growing at more than one million per month -- the bulk coming organically.
Our roughly 120-person team orbits a “main” office of about 30 in San Francisco with smaller clusters or individual contributors spread around the world. Our work style combines an in-person culture in the SF office with remote-inclusive practices emphasizing live conversations by video call and fast and slow chat on Slack. Brave’s technical life is centered around GitHub, where we design, deliver, and document our work.
Brave is a start-up, and we have the ability to change plans quickly in response to new information or circumstances. This means that new needs can emerge on short notice, and projects are often re-mixed and adjusted in response to new input.
About the Role
Brave is looking for an accomplished Chief Marketing Officer to join our marketing team in San Francisco, reporting to our Chief Business Officer. The right candidate will have experience creating a world class consumer brand. As we grow our brand, message and communications will set the standard for the next wave of privacy centric products. Brave will continue to be a leader in online privacy but also have a product that is accessible to everyone.
Some of the attributes we are looking for in candidates:
Leadership. We are going into uncharted territory and are looking for a leader that can galvanise a team to reach extraordinary goals.
Brand building and storytelling. To date our brand has been associated with privacy and tech savvy users. Going forward Brave is a product for everyone. Online privacy has come of age. Users can now get privacy with a better user experience.
User growth. In 2020 our user growth accelerated, reaching 25 million monthly users in January 2021. The right candidate will have a track record of explosive consumer adoption in competitive markets. Goal: Lead the team to 100m MAU.
Mission. Brave is a mission lead company and online privacy is in our DNA. We are looking for someone that can evangelise our mission and make it accessible to the masses.
Passion for online privacy and the future of the internet. By its nature online privacy is a technical topic, but the ramifications affect everyone. Passion goes a long way in helping Brave realize a better, more private web.
- Ability to build a world class consumer brand
- Can articulate the Brave mission and vision to a mainstream audience
- Proven track record of outstanding user growth
- Superb analytical skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
- Flexibility and creative problem solving
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Passionate about online privacy and the future of the web
You don’t need to have experience doing all of these things already. But you should be excited about getting to work on these sorts of projects.
- Turn the Brave brand into a household name globally
- Drive Brave’s user growth in all geographies
- Lead and develop our talented marketing team
- Communicate Braves mission and core message to a mainstream audience.
- Work closely with our engineering and design teams to keep our marketing and communications in lockstep with our product
- Work closely with our C-team to develop innovative marketing strategies
This is a full time position based in our office in SOMA, San Francisco. Your compensation includes a competitive salary, comprehensive medical, vision, and dental benefits, as well as a generous 401(k) contribution. Working hours are flexible and a certain degree of working from home (or otherwise outside the office) is expected. Brave does not put a limit on the total amount of personal time off you take in a year, but expects that any particular vacation/recreation will be limited to two continuous weeks or less. We offer a pre-tax commuter benefit program and regular in-office lunches, coffee & tea, and a generous array of catered snacks.
Please submit a resume or CV along with a cover letter articulating your interest and experience. Please attach a selection of clips demonstrating your writing range and showing the work most relevant to this role. The application process for this position includes some take-home writing assignments and tests.