United States, California, Palo Alto, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-03

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Sr. Lead Storyteller

About the company:

Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to our mission is building a team of adventurous individuals determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves constantly. Stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking. Reframing old problems. Seeking new solutions. And operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty. While our backgrounds are diverse, our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. Do you like doing the impossible? We’d love to hear from you.

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

The Rivian Brand team is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced multimedia content creator to craft authentic, compelling stories for our social media and blog. The right creator will collaborate with stakeholders across the company, from communications and marketing to engineering and customer service. The right candidate can also expect to get to know our customers well as we work to build our community and to find and share the stories of their electric adventures.

You: Live and breathe multi-media storytelling and excel at finding great stories and noticing captivating characters – at work, on your personal social media, at dinner, in line at the grocery store, on road trips. Excel at working independently but thrive on collaboration. Deadline- and detail-oriented. Idea-rich and innovative. Passionate about the power of storytelling to have a meaningful impact on both an audience and a business.

What You'll Do:

  • Create stories in multiple mediums, including but not limited to photography, video and written narrative
  • Work independently to produce engaging, accurate, high-quality work on fast-moving deadlines
  • Collaborate closely with the team and stakeholders inside and outside the company to create stories about a wide variety of topics, milestones and moments
  • Source compelling stories that help define our products, people, customers and mission and deciding the best and most compelling medium in which to bring them to life
  • Interview and report stories inside and outside Rivian that will appear on a variety of channels and platforms
  • Develop and produce stories to publish across Rivian platforms and social channels
  • Partner and collaborate with cross-functional teams: PR, product marketing and integrated launch teams on strategizing, brainstorming, and creating new content for real-time engagement opportunities


  • 10-12 years of experience in social media, digital communications or journalism
  • Ability to write compelling copy, take photos, and film and edit video
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator 
  • Wild creativity, but paired with practical sensibilities and a knack for strategy
  • An above-average sense of curiosity and wonder
  • Hustle and deadline-mindedness
  • A learn-it-all mindset
  • Self-motivated with excellent reporting and research skills
  • Enthusiasm for (and mastery of) existing and emerging social platforms
  • A strong audience-centric mindset and gift for delivering content that provides audiences value
  • Experience with social media monitoring and identifying emerging narratives, trends, and stories
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task stories, projects, priorities and schedules
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Desire to help build the future of an exciting and transformative company
  • Passion for making the planet better for us and for future generations


Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at [email protected].

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 

Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.