Director, Calm Kids


Remote / Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 05/26/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Calm

Calm is working to bring the amazing benefits of meditation to a busy world. Calm operates an online portal which allows busy and information loaded web workers to reduce stress.

Job Description

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 100 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).


The Director, Calm Kids is responsible for leading all areas of Calm Kids programming, partnerships, licensing, and growth. They’ll be the primary driver behind a rapidly expanding division that seeks to make the lives of children (and adults) happier and healthier all around the world. 


  • Manage & lead the Calm Kids team, overseeing the programming slate, driving the growth strategy, and inspiring the development of beloved original kids content
  • Develop a creative environment that helps spark a wide range of new ideas and a healthy content pipeline
  • Work with creative partners/external brands to forge new partnerships that transform Calm Kids into a household name
  • Identify licensing opportunities that bring popular kids properties into the world of Calm and secure impactful celebrity narrator talent for original audio programming
  • Work cross-functionally with design, content, legal, engineering, marketing, and PR to ensure successful and streamlined kids content launches
  • Monitor industry trends, identifying new opportunities within kids entertainment and expanding Calm Kids’ footprint beyond the app and internationally


  • Experienced kids content executive with a strong track record of building, leading, and inspiring highly-creative teams
  • Strong creative who’s also commercially minded and accustomed to evaluating new business opportunities, guiding investment, and making data-driven content decisions
  • IQ/EQ balance and strong interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to build meaningful relationships and maximize strategic partnerships
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfort working in a fast-paced, scale-up environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Passion for kids content and the category of mental health & mindfulness

Calm is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, both in our hiring practices and in our experiences as a Calm employee. We strive to create a mindful and respectful environment where everyone can bring their authentic self to work, and experience a culture that is free of harassment, racism, and discrimination. 

Calm is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Calm is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. Please inform Calm’s Recruiting team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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