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About Us

Codeword is a communication design agency that helps brands create breakthrough comms, content, and community experiences.

We’re a fast-moving team of writers, editors, designers, strategists, videographers, PR mavens, and even a few traditional marketers.

Our incredible roster of big and small tech clients trust us to launch their startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow their user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives. We’re storytellers and brand engineers, and we love big ideas that serve a real purpose.

Codeword is a remote-first agency, though we have physical offices in NYC and SF that we won’t make you visit.

About You

  • 6+ years of experience in graphic design, UX/UI design, content creation, and creative direction.
  • Proficient in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Figma.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the capability to produce and oversee compelling content and strategic communications.
  • Able to work cross functionally across multiple teams and orgs.
  • Autonomous and self-drive, a real go-getter – you work hard, and recharge hard!

About This Role

This embedded role will be based remotely and will work closely with Google’s Economic and Community Development (ECD) Content team under the Energy and Location Strategy (ELS) team. The role will interact cross-functionally with many teams across the Google Data Center (GDC) organization and the broader Google organization, such as Sustainability, Climate, Strategic Negotiators, Public Affairs, Policy, Public Relations/Communications, and more. 

The Creative Director will manage and directly engage in the creation of digital and print content for Google’s strategic initiatives. The ideal candidate will bring a hands-on approach to graphic design, content strategy, and multimedia production, while also providing leadership in project management and team collaboration.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Leading design and creative production by creating visual content using Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, and other design tools, driving the visual direction of websites, marketing materials, and multimedia content.
  • Leveraging content strategy, developing and occasionally writing engaging content that aligns with strategic objectives for various platforms, including economic impact reports, marketing materials, and social media.
  • Leading and executing  the full lifecycle of projects from conception through execution. Including managing deadlines, budget constraints, and quality standards. 
  • Producing and scripting video and other multimedia content that supports storytelling and communication goals across Google’s various initiatives.
  • Designing and implementing digital and social media strategies to maximize engagement and effectively communicate Google’s community and environmental efforts.
  • Coordinating with Public Affairs Managers, designers, and content teams to ensure a cohesive and unified branding across all outputs.

Your Compensation

People –  that’s you! – are the heart of our business, and we believe in pay transparency.

Our budget for this role is $125,000 – $160,000 depending on experience.

Codeword Benefits

  • Flexible work hours
  • Minimum 20 days paid vacation annually
  • 401k + financial wellness support
  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, life, pet, mental health services)
  • Home office allowance
  • Bi-annual Wellness Credits
  • Monthly Technology Credit (to offset internet / phone costs)
  • Comprehensive Parental Leave Policy

A few more things you should know about Codeword

  • The Codeword dream: Make good money doing work you care about with people you like.
  • We love our clients (they write the checks!), which means maintaining a high bar for the creativity, smarts, responsiveness, and communication skills we offer them.
  • We’re around 100 people, big enough to handle large-scale marketing programs, small enough that you’ll have an impact on our culture.
  • We’re a friendly team, we look after each other, and we grow our careers together.
  • We respect everyone’s personal life. After-hours emails are strongly frowned upon, night and weekend work is very rare, and employees are encouraged to pursue their side-hustles.
  • We’re all grownups here, and we trust each other to get the work done, whether at home or in an office or a time zone on the other side of the world.
  • We believe in defaulting to openness. Our calendars, our salary tiers, and our doors are open for all to see. (Except for secret client stuff, which we guard with our lives.)
  • We’re a proud member of the global WE Communications family.
  • Equal Opportunity: Codeword provides equal employment opportunity and doesn’t discriminate against employees or applicants because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Codeword works hard to foster a diverse team and an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

We aren’t a traditional agency, so we like to hire people who don’t necessarily fit the agency mold or check all the “right” boxes. If you’re on the fence about applying, please do!