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Company: Jhana
VP Content & Research for early stage
San Francisco, California
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $140,000 to $160,000


About Jhana: The mission that gets us out of bed in the morning is simple but not easy: Help people be more successful at work.

To achieve this goal we’ve assembled a high-performing team of entrepreneurs, sales and customer success champions, and deep thinkers who get really excited about ideas and learning. Together, we’re creating and supporting an online resource to help new managers become good managers — a result that not only benefits them, but also their teams and organizations. With over 20 delighted customers (including Facebook, Groupon, Eventbrite and Modcloth) we’re well on our way to building a sustainable company. To learn more check out our team and product.

Job Overview:

As Jhana’s VP of Content and Research, you’ll lead all content research and development. That’s a big deal, because at Jhana our content is the heart and soul of our business. We’ve spent the last 2 years developing a substantial content base (500+ original articles; 100+ original videos) across many general management and business topics. And we’re just getting started. Now we need your artful stewardship to expand and refine it into the most practical collection of management guidance out there. 

To do this, you'll need to build and lead a team with two ambitious mandates. First, your group will be responsible for relentlessly researching all the practical, day-to-day realities of management and general business, seeking solutions to tough and nuanced questions like:

  • How should a manager help a direct report who wants a promotion but isn’t ready?
  • What’s the best way to tame an out-of-control inbox?
  • What are the most common mistakes people make when running meetings?
  • What should someone do if their boss micromanages them?
  • How should a manager handle gender issues in the workplace?

Second, your group will need the creative firepower to turn that expertise into helpful, enticing advice articles, worksheets, videos, weekly tips, weekly newsletters, blog posts and more. Our learners (primarily new managers at tech companies) are incredibly busy and demanding. They want practical help — with no fluff — as quickly as possible and in a voice that speaks to them. Producing Jhana content is one part magazine article, one part instructional manual and one part content marketing.

A Position You’ll Love:

  • Helping thousands of managers (and their teams and organizations) be more successful at work
  • Building and managing a team of full-time and freelance writers, researchers, editors, video producers, graphic designers and content experts
  • Producing and providing quality control for all Jhana content (excluding marketing content)
  • Collaborating with our product team on new product ideas
  • Being a core member of the Jhana leadership team
  • Competitive pay, generous stock options, health/dental/vision benefits, a learning budget and a terrific work environment with a supportive team and a strong, values-driven culture

A Candidate We’ll Love:

  • An outstanding manager of full-time writers, researchers and other creatives
  • Exceptional developmental editing / critical thinking skills
  • A strong writer able to capture the Jhana voice
  • Someone who lives our values


Great, mission-driven team that will push you to grow and be your best. Competitive compensation package and generous equity. Full medical/dental/vision benefits. Based in San Francisco.


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