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Making the world happier and healthier through the superpower of Calm

Head Writer - Calm Kids

$80k – $115k AngelList Est.
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About Calm

We have a simple mission at Calm: To make the world a happier and healthier place. The heart of Calm is digital but the brand is expanding offline into a variety of products and services that bring more peace, clarity and perspective into people’s busy lives. We are building Calm into the Nike of the Mind. We believe Calm can become one of the most valuable and meaningful brands in the world. Over 75 Million people have downloaded the app and we are growing by 100,000 new downloads a day. The company is profitable and headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Calm was co-founded by Alex Tew (Million Dollar Homepage) and Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy, Moshi Monsters, Firebox). Mission This head writer position is responsible for managing all areas of kids Sleep Story script creation, to include onboarding writers, brainstorming and guiding story ideas, managing writer assignments, and editing draft scripts. They’ll work closely with our Head of Calm Kids and Calm Kids Producer to create exciting new kids content that’ll be listened to by millions of kids around the world. Outcomes

  • Recruit and onboard new kids authors
  • Manage remote contract writer team
  • Assign and approve story ideas
  • Work directly with outside creative teams on story ideation
  • Assist writer team with plot and story development
  • Edit and finalize draft stories
  • Provide creative notes to design and audio teams
  • Write/approve in-app descriptions
  • Provide production notes to Calm Kids Producer Competencies
  • Experienced kids writer
  • Experience working with beloved kids IP
  • Creative juggernaut
  • Detail-oriented
  • Highly organized
  • Independent/autonomous
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience managing writing teams/head writer
  • Strong communication/feedback skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Impressive work ethic
  • Efficient
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Take what you need PTO policy
  • We pay your medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums
  • 401K
  • Commuter benefits
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Apple equipment
  • Fun, energetic work environment, and daily perks - snacks, drinks, catered lunch twice a week
  • Opportunity to work with a product focused on making the world happier and healthier
  • And much more!


100% covered medical, dental & vision insurance

401k plan

Competitive salary & equity

Unlimited pto

Apple equipment

Downtown sf office

Calm at a glance

Making the world happier and healthier through the superpower of Calm

Calm focuses on Mobile, Personal Health, Apps, Health and Wellness, and Leisure. Their company has offices in San Francisco. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Calm has raised $115.993M of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2019 at a valuation of $1B.

You can view their website at http://www.calm.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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