Edition Six

Uluwatu, Bali.

Uluwatu, Bali.


Today is Labor Day in the United States. To celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers, Edition Six is dedicated to something Americans don’t do enough of, take time off.

According to this study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the EU requires countries to grant workers at least 20 working days of paid vacation, but many nations go well above that number and have a heap of paid holidays too. France requires at least 30 paid workdays off (not including paid holidays) while the U.K. mandates 28, followed by Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Spain and Sweden at 25. The United States is on the complete flip side of this coin, mandating no paid vacation or paid holidays. We are the only country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, made up of the world’s 36 wealthiest nations, that doesn’t require paid leave.

About a quarter of working Americans have no paid vacation or holidays. Another 52% of American workers had unused vacation days in 2018. The good news? Americans used an average of 17.2 days of vacation in 2018, which is up from 2017. Let’s keep encouraging people to take time off, see the world, experience different cultures and beliefs and recharge.


Hipcamp is an online marketplace that helps people discover and book unique camping experiences, offering a fully stocked campsite option for those who don’t have their own gear. After recently locking in their $25 million Series B that both Jay Z’s Marcy Venture Partners and Will Smith’s Dreamers Fund participated in, with Andreessen Horowitz leading the round, they are expanding on their goal of getting more people outside. They currently offer camping, glamping and RV options on private land but also real-time availability and review data for federal lands like national parks. They are aiming to add state park campground listings soon and their Founder happens to be one of the loveliest people on the planet. See more from Fast Company here and Cool Hunting here. They have also recently been covered by Dwell, Smithsonian, CNTraveler and many more.

LOCATION: San Francisco + Remote

OPEN ROLES:

  • Head of Engineering

  • Head of Storytelling + Content

  • Photographer (contract, field scout)

  • React Native Developer

  • Data Engineer

  • Full-Stack Software Engineer

InVision helps companies around the world collaborate to design and build better products. They made this editions list because their workforce is completely remote. By providing employees with the option to work from wherever they choose, they can move between different destinations all over the world, making long weekends easier to take and freeing up people to experience more during downtime. They also offer employees free gym memberships and insurance that is flexible internationally to keep people healthy and happy as they bounce around the world.

LOCATION: Remote

OPEN ROLES:

  • Director of Product Marketing, Invision Studio

  • Head of Learning and Development, Sales

  • Engineering Manager

  • Principal Engineer

  • Product Marketing Manager

  • … And many more

Turo is a peer-to-peer carsharing company that allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles and is now in 5,500+ cities and 56 countries around the world. Guests can choose from a unique selection of cars nearby, including vehicles to help with moving day or a convertible luxury car for a weekend getaway, while the hosts earn extra money to offset the costs of car ownership. With backing from Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures, they have grown their business 10x over the last two years and made their way onto the “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” list this year with a 98% approval rating of their CEO. They also offer employees complimentary travel credit each month to grab a car and go explore.

LOCATION: San Francisco

OPEN ROLES:

  • Growth Marketing Manager

  • Senior Government Relations Manager (New York based)

  • Engineering Manager

  • Senior Backend Engineer

  • Senior Data Scientist

TripActions mission is to deliver the best experience in business travel. For those of us who have to travel often for work, the idea of traveling for pleasure can feel more draining than anything, so TripActions made the list for removing the friction that consistent work travel can cause when we want to travel for our own enjoyment. Last year, they raised $154 million in a Series C round that was led by Andreessen Horowitz with Lightspeed Venture Partners and SGVC also participating, taking them to unicorn status with a $1 billion valuation. Their platform currently allows business travelers to arrange flights, hotels and transportation with 24/7 global support and have created unique ecosystems for executive travel, group travel and recruitment travel for candidates interviewing.

LOCATION: San Francisco + Amsterdam + Chicago + Sydney + Seattle + London + Dallas + New York

OPEN ROLES:

  • VP, Customer Success

  • Director of Product Marketing

  • Director of Talent Acquisition

  • Senior Technical Recruiter

  • Business Development Manager, Special Projects

  • Senior Android Engineer

  • Senior iOS Engineer

  • Senior Counsel, Privacy

  • Design Manager

  • … And many more

Sailing Collective creates sailing vacations worldwide while also providing professional captains and personal chefs. Each trip is carefully curated for either a group-based journey or a private charter, depending on your budget and preference. They welcome solo passengers, friends, couples and small to large groups on their vessels. Sailing Collective focuses on hard to reach port towns and raw ashore beaches avoiding cruise ships and large crowds of tourists. They are also a proud member of 1% For the Planet, pledging 1% of their annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment. The best part? Their captains all have unique experience and sailing backgrounds, ranging from artists to astrophysics, adding another layer of personalization to each voyage. See more here from here from Vogue and here from WSJ.

LOCATION: New York

OPEN ROLES:

  • Project Manager, Sales + Marketing + Operations

Edition Five

Patagonia, Chile.

Patagonia, Chile.


Taking a different approach. We’ve received dozens of requests to start making editions theme driven, showcasing like-minded companies rallying around a certain mission or cause. To kick off this new series, we are starting with an issue looming over all of humanity despite our geographical location, climate change. With less than ten years left to correct decades of human environmental recklessness, we are running out of time to make it right. If you are interested in joining any of the teams below, please get in touch as soon as possible. We all depend on it.


The 5 Gyres Institute is fighting plastic pollution in our oceans through science, education, art and adventure. Together with the Break Free From Plastic movement, they are leading the charge towards a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals and the environment. In 2017, they received special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and are now on the hunt for an Executive Director to help them take their mission, goals, fundraising efforts and programs to the next level. This role will report directly to their Board of Directors.

LOCATION: Los Angeles

OPEN ROLES:

  • Executive Director

Impossible Foods recently raised $300 million in its latest round of funding ahead of what seems to be preparation for an initial public offering. More importantly though, they recently announced their plans for global expansion as their product lands in 7,000 restaurants worldwide, and will soon be in all Burger King locations across the United States as well as local grocery stores. Impossible Foods has nailed plant based meat replacement without sacrificing taste, texture or the juiciness of animal meat. Even though humans have been consuming meat since the caveman days, it is now time for all of us to cut down on our dependency, as animal agriculture takes up almost half of the land on earth and consumes a quarter of the freshwater we have left on our planet.

LOCATION: Redwood City + Oakland

OPEN ROLES:

  • VP, Product Management

  • Director of Communications

  • Director of People Ops

  • Director of Account Management

  • Recruiter

  • HR Business Partner

  • … And many more

Plenty landed the largest agricultural technology deal ever in 2017, when SoftBank’s Vision Fund led a $200 million Series B round in the company. Plenty uses a vertical growing plane primarily for leafy greens and said the investment would fuel their expansion and help build more farms across the globe. They’ve stood by that promise over the last couple of years rolling out in Seattle, China, Japan and the middle east. Their team recently debuted their most efficient and automated farm yet, called Tigris, designed to grow flavor-rich produce completely hydroponically with LED lights year-round. As drought, population growth and lack of arable land continue to fuel concerns about food shortages and instability, this team is focused on helping nations in all parts of the world grow enough food to support their local populations. Oh and they recently hired Twitter’s former CFO so it’s sure to be one hell of a ride.

LOCATION: San Francisco

OPEN ROLES:

  • Senior Machine Learning Engineer

  • Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

  • Senior Designer

  • People Operations Generalist

  • Senior Recruiter

  • Firmware Engineer

  • Director of Business Development

  • … And many more

Jupiter Intelligence sells climate change impact data to governments and private industries to help them assess the risks of ensuing severe weather and recently raised $23 million in their Series B. As our planet warms, there is an increased chance of devastating natural disasters and Jupiter wants to predict the structural and displacement effects of these disasters before they happen, but they also want to put a price tag on them to encourage people to take action. WIRED recently featured Jupiter saying, “Hurricanes and storms are going to get more severe, heat will get more extreme, wildfires will burn farther and faster, diseases will range across more populations, and sea levels will rise. The remaining fights are not about ‘if’ or even ‘when.’ They’re about ‘how bad.’” While Jupiter may not be focused on saving what’s left of our world, they are painting a realistic one about the societal implications that are coming turning the conversation from a political one to a financial one, because in the end someone is going to have to pay to fix this. More here.

LOCATION: San Mateo + Boulder + New York

OPEN ROLES:

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Business Development

  • Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

  • Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Software Engineer

  • UI Engineer

  • Marketing

  • Product Manager

  • … And many more

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been bringing scientists, students and communities together to promote global climate literacy since 2008. Their goal? For the general public to understand their individual role in global climate change in hopes that they make more informed decisions in the future. For the last decade, JPL has hosted nation-wide Climate Day programs comprised of NASA resources related directly to climate science and NASA trained Earth Ambassadors, encouraging public outreach and awareness. They’ve also built climate mobile apps, climate time machines and images of change to make the information more digestible for all of us.

LOCATION: Pasadena

OPEN ROLES:

  • Producer

Edition Four

Mallorca, Spain.

Mallorca, Spain.


…And we’re back! It’s been two years since the last edition of this journal was written. During our initial sprint, 1500+ people started following along. The code that supported it was written as part of a school project, then it crashed, and life got in the way. By relaunching here, we are hoping to support our initial following and anyone else who decides to join us as we continue highlighting a diverse set of companies and roles. The landscape for opportunity is greater than ever with the amount of available jobs at one of its highest peaks. This journal focuses on opportunities to collaborate with compelling companies working across social, cultural, technological and scientific endeavors who also have the creative integrity and resources to solve unique problems globally. Our goal is to make the landscape of opportunity easier to digest whether you work in software engineering, human resources, creative, film production or business development.


Modern Fertility is democratizing women’s access to their fertility information before they want to have a family. Their at home kit tests for nine hormones aiming to arm women with more knowledge, so they can consider things like freezing their eggs and in vitro if they need to, before it’s too late. See more from Vogue here. Their Co-Founders, Carly and Afton, are wicked smart and they are building a brand that is dedicated to giving women more access to make informed decisions about their reproductive health during an important moment in history. They also happen to be one of the companies we are working with at First Round Capital.

LOCATION: San Francisco

OPEN ROLES:

  • Software Engineer

  • Business Development/Partnerships Lead

  • Growth Marketer, Community

  • Head of Growth

  • Customer Experience Lead


Pachama is restoring the forests to solve climate change by building technologies that accelerate the Forest Carbon Offset marketplace. By using aerial data to create precise measurements of potential carbon capturing capabilities for forests globally, they can then get an estimation of the income potential these forests can generate through carbon offset projects. They were recently funded by Y Combinator (they came out of YC W19) and have developed technologies that predict future deforestation as well so preservation efforts can begin before it’s too late. More from Fast Company here.

LOCATION: San Francisco

OPEN ROLES:

  • Business Operations Manager

  • Chief of Staff


Crooked Media is dedicated to creating more meaningful conversations about politics in the United States. They promise a no-bullshit conversation about politics and culture and happen to be led by Obama’s head speechwriters, National Security spokesmen and Communication Directors. Their team started producing podcasts in 2016 and now have multiple traveling live audience shows with guests like Nancy Pelosi and Van Jones. Jon Lovett, one of their founders, also hosts a weekly comedy show at the Hollywood Improv. They provide a refreshing mix of information, jokes and insights but also strategies for assembly and message unification. Crooked donates money to defunded groups like Planned Parenthood, helps register voters and promotes civic engagement both online and offline. Oh, and they recently won a Webby Award.

LOCATION: Los Angeles + Detroit

OPEN ROLES:

  • Product Manager (Contract)

  • Producer

  • Senior Producer

  • Associate Producer

  • Human Resources Manager


Forward, focused on building a new operating system for health care, has opened a clinic in San Francisco that takes patients through an “Apple store like” experience with infrared body scanners and in-office speech algorithms to transcribe what is happening in the examining room. More here from TechCrunch. They have an on-site pharmacy and built an app that relays biometric data to its clinic where medical staff monitoring patients can respond to text messages around the clock. They are aiming to treat 10,000+ people out of their San Francisco location and are already scouting their next locations. Forward is being led by Adrian Aoun, a serial entrepreneur who once led special projects at Google for Alphabet CEO, Larry Page. Check out more from Forbes here. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Peter Thiel’s Foundation Fund, First Round Capital, Marc Benioff, Co-Founder of Uber’s Garrett Camp among others.

LOCATION: San Francisco

OPEN ROLES:

  • Senior Product Designer

  • Creative Producer

  • Head of Expansion

  • Head of Talent

  • Product Manager

  • Front-End Engineer

  • Full-Stack Software Engineer

  • Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • … and many others


Instagram, is well, Instagram. They made some significant announcements at the most recent F8 keynote that include being able to raise money via your IG story for causes you care about like GLAAD and the Malala Fund. The theme was that “the future is private.” Instagram is rolling out private tests in Canada where like counts on videos and photos will only be visible to the user, not their followers, to promote more authentic content and user behavior in a less pressurized environment. They also mentioned a handful of other ways they are updating the app to facilitate more creative efforts aka anything that isn’t an image. See more here from The Verge.

LOCATION: San Francisco

OPEN ROLES:

  • Business Affairs Lead (Contract to perm)

  • Creative Director (Contract to perm)

  • Creative Resource Manager (Contract to perm)

  • Designer (Contract to perm)