Director, Marketing

San Francisco, CA


The Wildest is a team of super-savvy editorial and marketing professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Our diverse set of experiences allows us to collaborate with open minds and puppy-like curiosity. And we are fun, like really fun! By joining our team you’re guaranteed to LOL IRL, plenty of cute pet videos, and some hilarious virtual happy hours.

In this role, you will be responsible for creating, developing, and implementing The Wildest marketing strategy. You will have the vision and ambition to grow and evolve The Wildest brand. You will work cross-functionally and influence decision-making at all levels of the organization. 


  • Create, develop and execute the Wildest consumer marketing strategy
  • Regularly conduct channel analysis to evaluate current activities and potential opportunities to ensure we're achieving our growth goals.
  • Proactively partner with Brand, Product, and marketing counterparts to develop, lead, and execute world-class marketing campaigns
  • Use data to make informed decisions about where and how to focus marketing efforts, overseeing experimentation to test hypotheses about customer acquisition and brand awareness
  • Support and evolve the Wildest’s brand identity, voice, and tone across all channels and customer touchpoints
  • Identify the opportunities most important for growth including raising awareness, effective messaging, paid and conversion funnel optimization
  • Drive consumer marketing KPIs and ensure we have robust customer & marketing insights to inform our strategies and programs
  • Create and manage the media strategy with our PR agency
  • Manage the Wildest marketing budget and activities to maximize growth - to include PR, events, partnerships, affiliates, performance marketing, content & SEO, and social media
  • Exhibit exceptional attention to detail and be an enthusiastic self-starter with a willingness to be both strategic and hands-on


Technical Skills

  • 7+ years of marketing experience; ideally 3+ years consumer-focused
  • Commerce and editorial marketing is preferable, with an emphasis on specifically targeting millennial consumers
  • Experience building and managing a team
  • Experience in marketing at a tech company, preferably a start-up
  • Experience with paid search, paid social, display advertising, marketing partnerships, affiliates
  • Experience managing ad agencies to drive optimal acquisition performance.
  • Detailed understanding of link-building and consumer acquisition strategies
  • Strong understanding of the internet, passionate user of digital technologies, and curious about the evolution of this space. 
  • Knowledge of social media, content strategy, and influencer marketing tactics.
  • Experience with analytics tools such as Google Analytics
  • Experience analyzing and manipulating data with Excel and Google Sheets

Leadership Competencies

At Kinship, we have three pillars that set out how we aim to be--in our everyday work, and in how we approach each other. We call these our Cultural Pillars. In all of the roles that we hire for, we look for people who are Optimistic, Purposefully Inquisitive, and Open to All. And for this role, you’ll need these skills to knock it out of the dog park:

  • You Have Courage : a willingness to bring forth a new idea, engaging others across Kinship to support you, and taking risks and action will full accountability
  • You Learn at Pace: a consistent and fast work ethic to meet growth goals, and the ability to evolve and pivot quickly from what you’ve learned
  • You Value Difference : a genuine belief in inclusion and diversity is in your DNA, and it shows up in your work, and how you work.


  • Opportunities to impact and grow the business on a day to day basis
  • Dog-friendly workplaces 
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for you and your family
  • Unlimited paid time off 
  • Hybrid work environment 
  • Parental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child (and fur baby)
  • Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary wellness plans
  • An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our leaders across Kinship

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