Chief Creative & Brand Officer (Pittsburgh, PA)

| Pittsburgh, PA
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Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we’ve got more left to do — and that's where you come in!

Duolingo is the most popular language-learning application in the world, with over 500 million learners and over half a billion exercises completed daily. Beyond our core learning product, we have also entered into literacy with Duolingo ABC and English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test.

We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. We offer meaningful work, limitless learning opportunities, and collaboration with world-class minds. Come brighten your life and over half a billion more!

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We are looking for a Chief Creative & Brand Officer who will marry deep consumer insights and sharp creative craft to build love for Duolingo’s products and our World characters. This leader is inspired by the ever-evolving landscape and motivated to develop a high-performing team of experts.

You Will...

  • Lead all of Duolingo’s Marketing capabilities across the globe: brand marketing, public relations, social media, media and performance marketing, marketing analytics, marketing operations, go-to market strategies
  • Lead all of Duolingo's Design and Studios & Content capabilities: Product Design, Animation, Illustration, Production Design, Creative Production, 
  • Lead a diverse global team of 100+ in delivering operational and creative brand excellence
  • Inspire deep (and fun!) cross-functional relationships that ultimately build stronger products for our learners
  • Launch marketing strategies and campaigns that resonate with our learners in-market
  • Elevate the status of Duo and our World characters to global icons, driving learner attachment to the Duolingo brand
  • Ensure a strong balance of brand marketing, creative craft, and content production
  • Utilize consumer insights and data to drive decisions across the organization

Requirements:

  • 15+ years of international experience across multiple dimensions - brand marketing, public relations, performance marketing, media, creative development, content production
  • Consumer technology background and track record of strong creative brand output
  • Experience leading marketing at a company in hypergrowth
  • Demonstrated understanding of Duolingo’s business and future growth opportunities
  • Demonstrated track record of achievement in fast paced entrepreneurial work environments
  • Experience developing strong collaboration across design, product, and engineering
  • Sharp eye for creative excellence, detail, and taste
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally

Exceptional Candidates Will Have...

  • Significant experience with subscription services
  • Experience living and working outside of the United States
  • Proficiency in multiple languages

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We will do everything we can within reason to make sure that your interview takes place in an environment that fairly and accurately assesses your skills. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Because Duolingo intends to require all employees to return to work from an office, all employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received any booster doses as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to remain employed unless they have an exemption to vaccination pursuant to a required reasonable accommodation. This is so that our employees feel safe in the office.

Take a peek at how we care for our employees' holistic well-being with our benefits here.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Frameworks
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DocuSignCRM

An Insider's view of Duolingo

What are some social events your company does?

I've really appreciated the high-touch, fun social activities that we've gotten to take part in – especially events like a virtual cooking class. I was so pleasantly surprised to get a personalized apron in the mail with my name on it, and learn how to make tacos from Duolingo's in-house chef!

Charlotte

Product Designer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

The team I work on has a few unique technical challenges. We use a wide variety of programming languages, so it takes a good amount of time to ramp up. Secondly, we are part of a business unit (The Duolingo English Test) that was recently spun off into its own product. We brainstorm and try various ideas until we have a working solution.

Basim

Senior Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

When I first joined, I had no prior experience with iOS development. But I was eager to learn, and Duolingo was willing to invest in me. Duolingo provided me with the mentorship and resources to not only learn iOS, but become proficient enough to now build a new app from the ground up.

Sammi

Senior Software Engineer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Duolingo feels like a family. “Duos,” as we call ourselves, are these great people who strongly believe in our mission of creating free and accessible education. They are fun-loving people, and it’s the kind of company where you feel comfortable enough to hang out with people after hours to play games or just joke around.

Andre

Director of Engineering

What are Duolingo Perks + Benefits

Duolingo Benefits Overview

Duolingo ensures that all employees are taken care of and have the best experience possible while working here.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Fully paid parental and adoption leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We also have an additional two-week winter break for all employees. Duolingo also has an annual international retreat for all full-time employees.
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Breakfast and Lunch are provided every day, cooked by our in-house chef!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
We also offer a first-time home buyer bonus for employees in Pittsburgh
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yearly stipend for professional development
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns

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