Social Media Content Developer at Axon

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Our mission is to protect life.
We’re out to make the world a safer place by solving big problems and taking on the public safety challenges of our time. From our company's inception building the TASER device to a full suite of hardware and software solutions, we are focused on providing police agencies with the state-of-the-art devices and services they need to successfully serve and protect us. In the next few years, we're going to eliminate the burden of paperwork in policing, so officers can increase the time they spend building relationships and serving in their communities. We’ll put video at the heart of the police record so our justice system can get to the truth faster. And we won't stop innovating until the bullet is rendered obsolete.
It’s a big mission, but it’s one we’ll pursue relentlessly every single day. 
The Mission
Imagine this. You work at a company whose goal is to make the bullet obsolete. I know. It's nuts. It's controversial. But solving really hard problems isn't easy. It is, however, terribly exciting. Axon is is diving hard into storytelling at the mass level to educate, inspire and propel public safety into the 21st Century. Short films, documentaries, fantastic social content...whatever it takes. We're creating VR to provide empathy training so officers are empowered to de-escalate situations in nonlethal ways (Yes!). Our creative team is growing and we're doing some of the craziest work you are ever likely to try in your career. People think they have to sacrifice sufficient pay for being a part of a mission, or vice versa. We disagree. You are valued, and your talents are valuable and are desperately needed. If you are a mission-driven social media talent with a steep career trajectory, read on.
Your Impact
Axon is looking for a bright, experienced Social Media Content Developer who is ready to work directly with Axon’s CEO and the Axon brand team to capture the complete, controversial and unvarnished mission of protecting life and making the bullet obsolete. The ideal candidate will showcase an in-depth understanding of major and emerging social media platforms, their participants and how each platform can be leveraged to gain unique marketing value. We’re looking for a self-starter who is obsessed with building engaging, authentic and provocative content to drive meaningful conversation and build awareness with the expertise to monitor, analyze and test to deliver on goals.

Your Day to Day

  • Study the company history, culture, products, mission and personalities to capture the authentic voice of our social presence
  • Drive ideas and work with our CEO to develop content that engages an audience and grows follower base
  • Personally write content for all channels to achieve reach and engagement goals
  • Influence and inspire great social-first creative by collaborating with the executive, communications and creative teams as new content is being briefed and ideated
  • Deliver results within an agile, iterative, data-focused environment
  • Present regular updates to senior executives with confidence

Basic Qualifications

  • TENURE: Minimum of 3 years of experience in a social marketing role, for a mid-size to large brand or agency.
  • PLATFORMS: Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios
  • COMMUNICATION: Stellar written and verbal communication, with the ability to capture and replicate an authentic voice of a brand and individual.
  • RESULTS: Demonstrated ability to develop social media/online community plans and drive engagement strategies that deliver results through testing, iteration and metrics.

Preferred Qualifications

  • EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Communications or related field. Focus on journalism, social media and/or advertising a plus. Equivalent years of experience will also be considered.
  • PACE: Energized by a continuous stream of high-speed, high-stakes challenges. Startup experience a big plus.
  • STRATEGY: Fascinated by understanding what drives customer loyalty and participation. Ability to look at data, analyze, and draw valued insights.
  • COLLABORATION: Self-starter with ability to work both independently and collaboratively across teams, functions, and agencies, driving alignment and managing deadlines.
  • BREADTH: Knowledge of online community sites and groups (Reddit, Quora, Facebook Groups, etc.)
  • PASSION: Experience with technology, public safety and/or political brands a plus. Personal curiosity and knowledge of these sectors also valued. 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and 401K with employer match
  • Discretionary paid time off
  • Robust parental leave policy
  • An award-winning office/working environment
  • Ride along with police officers in real life situations, see them use technology, get inspired
  • And more...

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Downtown Seattle: easy opportunities to get outside, enjoy south lake union, popular bars & restaurants, workouts, multiple transportation options

An Insider's view of Axon

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Healthy work environment, tons of snacks and drinks, laid back attitudes with performance aspirations. I am astounded at the culture that has been grown here.

Beth

Sales

What does your typical day look like?

There isn't one person who isn't passionate about the work the company is doing. Whenever there might be a slow or grueling day/project, you quickly become reminded of the importance of your work. Leadership cares about the employees, and ensures a healthy/fun environment. Values are well defined and drive the culture.

Suraya

Program Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Co-workers care about your well being, and want to win together. Very strong company mission that makes it easy to buy into. Long established company that is entering a massive growth spurt. With massive change comes some uncertainty. But Axon has shown more proactive coaching and training than any company I've seen in my short tenure.

Cliff

Inside Sales

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is bigger than just cameras or weapons. We're working every day to make the bullet obsolete. To make this a reality, we live and breathe six core values that serve as guiding principles: BE OBSESSED. AIM FAR. WIN RIGHT. OWN IT. JOIN FORCES. EXPECT CANDOR.

Rick Smith

CEO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast-paced. Large company with a small company feel.
High decision velocities. Empowered, small, high-performance teams doing intellectually stimulating work with a purpose. It’s a great combination of doing good and doing well.

Sahil

Finance

What are Axon Perks + Benefits

Axon Benefits Overview

We take care of your health, mental & physical wellbeing, paid parental leave. More than that, we encourage you to take care of yourself, your families and remind you to take breaks. We work hard, yes, but we want to sustain your health, creativity, and drive.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Axon hosts company sponsored family events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Orca Pass
Company Outings
Star Wars premiere movie night, annual Grand Canyon trip, summer time BBQ's and much more!
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Monthly happy hours and town hall meetings with leadership
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
GymPass discounts
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

plus --> financial wellness programs, locker rooms & showers, discounted entertainment tickets, discount mobile phone plans, stocked fridge & pantry, embedded customer learning, annual company trip.

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