Matter is looking for some smart, scrappy teammates to help us tell our stories and scale our impact better.
Over the past six months Matter has added four new media partners and launched six more startups. Now, our incredible media and tech partners are helping us expand the scope of what we do, starting with our team. Apply today to join us as an Associate, a Storyteller, or an Executive Assistant.
If you are…
- Mission-aligned and have a demonstrated passion for our mission of supporting entrepreneurs to build the future of media and create a more informed, connected, and empowered society;
- Interested in design thinking, media, and entrepreneurship;
- A self-starter who biases towards action with an entrepreneurial drive;
…then join us. Help us build a better Matter.
Here’s what you can expect if you join our team.
A Mission-Driven Community & Culture.
We are growing a close, collaborative community of entrepreneurs, mentors, and partners who are all joined by the same values — changing media for good. And that makes us an incredibly powerful and united force to achieve our common goal of better informing, connecting, and empowering society through scalable technology and business.
Design Thinking 101.
We are firm believers in a human-centered, prototype-driven process. Corey Ford, Managing Partner at Matter, taught design thinking and entrepreneurship at the Stanford d. School, bringing it to the program here in our San Francisco office. It has roots in the methodology that world-renowned design firm IDEO uses. Our 6000 sqft space is built to be conducive to creativity, taking risks, and collaborating.
65% of venture backed startups fail due to preventable team dynamics issues. We teach our startups to be human-centered not only in their approach to designing product, but in building their teams. Each week, our team engages in feedback sessions to give constructive criticism and to celebrate individual wins. We strive to be a place of open-mindedness, communication, empathy, and creativity.
The Matter Associate
If you are ready to help us find the next great media startups and scale our operations to enable our mission to reach further, this is an opportunity to do hands-on work with entrepreneurs every day.
This is an opportunity to be join our team as a jack of all trades in early-stage media investment.
One of your many hats will be to source and manage deal flow. We have four accelerator classes under our belts, 65 entrepreneurs in our portfolio, and we’ve just announced a new seed investing initiative to expand our investment scope. We’re looking for someone to help us unearth hidden investment opportunities.
You will also work closely with the rest of the team to help run the accelerator program, organize Matter events, develop investment hypotheses, and strategize expansion of our program.
Our ideal candidate has strong intellectual curiosity about the direction and pace of innovation in media, and expertise in the relevant markets, technology, and people. You have a history of working well in small teams and you thrive in self-structured environments. Past experience in venture-backed startups and/or media is a plus.
The Matter Storyteller
If you love media, design thinking, and entrepreneurship, this is an opportunity to contribute and define insightful, unique content for the media tech world.
We have a highly respected accelerator program, a community of smart, mission-driven entrepreneurs, and a culture of human-centered, prototype-driven design. There are a ton of potential stories waiting to be unleashed. That’s where you come in.
Our ideal candidate has storytelling experience across varied forms of multimedia, and a proclivity for creating content. We want you to lead the editorial effort at Matter, take control of our content strategy, and measure the impact of the content you create. You will be the editor and a core contributing writer. You will collaborate with our network — the Matter team, entrepreneurs, media partners, and Matter community to contribute content.
You’re also a scrappy detective when it comes to discovering trends and movements in the industry. We should be able to leverage your research to develop investment hypotheses, and share insights with the rest of the media-tech universe.
You might be a traditional journalist background, or an experienced blogger with multimedia experience. You might also have a background in researching trends internally for company or doing more content marketing. What we are interested in is how you plan to tell the Matter story. How might you launch a Matter podcast or showcase a video series?
Here are a few examples of content we’ve published from our Medium Collection, A Matter-Driven Narrative:
The Matter Executive Assistant
If you live and breathe logistics and want to help create excellent experiences for our entrepreneurs and community, this is an opportunity to dive into the day-to-day operations of our accelerator.
The Executive Assistant is responsible for ensuring that our entrepreneurs and community members receive an extraordinary experience by managing and executing on the details of our day-to-day operations.
You will be the point person for the Matter innovation space, welcome experience, team and program calendars, and our administrative processes.
To succeed in this job, you’ll need to be scrappy, resourceful, detail-oriented, comfortable with ambiguity, and focused on doing whatever it takes to help deliver amazing experiences for anyone who comes through our door.
This is an excellent opportunity to be exposed to early-stage entrepreneurship, media innovation, venture capital, and design thinking.
Inspired by what we do? Know someone who is?
Matter. supports entrepreneurs building scalable media ventures that create a more informed, connected, and empowered society. We invest seed capital and provide intensive support through our human-centered, prototype-driven start-up accelerator in San Francisco. Learn more by reading stories from our entrepreneurs, partners, and us.