Hi there! We’re gugu, a startup of social entrepreneurs that wants to bring good sleep to Japan and beyond. Currently we are selling mattresses (in-a-box, direct to consumer) but in future we want to be the first point of contact for anyone wanting to improve their lives through the power of good sleep.
We’re a commercial business, not a charity or non-profit. But we want people to sleep longer and better, never mind whether on our products or on others. We believe that as a business we will be doing well by doing good. And that’s our purpose as a company: to fight for good sleep.
When it comes to sleep, Japan is the world’s worst performer, averaging 6h per night, 1h too short according to sleep experts. Sleep is being frowned upon in Japan, carrying a stigma. Japan needs an awakening to the awesome power of good sleep and gugu wants to make that happen.
Please have a read through our good sleep manifesto which gives you a better idea what gugu wants to achieve.
You have several years experience running social media channels, both scheduling, creating and posting content, planning and buying media. You might have done this for your own business or for an organisation.
You are generally interested and very active on social media; you might have your own profile and followers. You have made sufficient experience with commercializing social media. You are also a ‘bigger picture’ person, realizing how social media plays into other activities within a company, like brand and eCommerce. You have led teams to work together and have achieved objectives together.
You are used to working with other departments and joining efforts. You feel comfortable within a startup environment which can be chaotic and unstructured. You counter that by focusing on getting things done. And of course, you are generally a nice person!
If the above tickles your interest, we should have a chat! If our description doesn’t fit you 100%, don't worry. At gugu, we like to meet people and explore how we can work together. So, don’t be shy and drop us a line! One never knows where the journey brings you. Speak soon!
We are looking for a Social Media Director/Editor-in-Chief who likes to engage with other people on social media and enjoys helping people learn about and realize how sleep can improve body, mind and soul. Did you know that women who sleep less than 6h have a 15% lower fertility rate? And that dementia rates go up when sleep time goes down? Research has discovered many new insights into why we sleep. But outdated views prevent people from putting these insights into action.
We need someone who leads our social marketing efforts, to build a community around sleep and encourage others to stand up for their good sleep. That will require a small team and/or partners to manage (freelance or agencies).
・Energetic, curious and strong sense of purpose
・Good communication skills in both in English and native Japanese (speaking/writing)
・Strong team spirit and integrity
・Ability to work independently and flexibly, detailed oriented and result oriented
・Enjoy start-up phase and building things out with the team as company grows
9am-6pm *flexible hours
Possible to work from home
Full-Time (Perm with 6 month probation period)
・Various Social Insurance Securities
・Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays
・Other special leaves (Year-end, Marriage, Condolences etc.)
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