Hearken Managing Director - Europe
Hearken is looking for a Managing Director to join our dynamic team as our company expands. The Managing Director will serve to open up new business in Europe, build and manage the team, and help grow Hearken's presence in line with the company's strong, collaborative culture.

Please read the full job description for more information about what we're looking for:

Think of this application as a replacement for a cover letter. It's part of our screening process, and if you're selected to continue we'll reach out for more in-depth interviews.

After you fill out this application, please send an email *with your resume attached* to careers@wearehearken.com with the subject line "Managing Director - Europe"

We encourage you to get your application in as soon as possible as we will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Basic Info
Your name *
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Your email *
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Your phone number *
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Where do you live (please include city/town and country) *
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Are you looking to stay living in that location, or are you open to relocating if needed? *
Best times of day/week to schedule an interview *
Initial interviews are likely to happen end of February / early March for selected candidates
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Writing Section
For the following questions, please keep your answers short; they should be about a paragraph or two in length (seriously!). The purpose of these questions is to get a sense of your personality and perspective, the way you communicate and think. Feel free to interpret questions broadly and be creative.
What most excites you about Hearken and the work we do / make possible? *
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Everyone on this team wants to help the journalism industry change for the better, whether that’s fixing a broken hiring system or adapting as technology evolves. What is one way you’re motivated to change the field, or one issue related to journalism that you’re passionate about helping to fix? *
Note: Even if you don't have experience in the journalism industry, we're curious about your perspective. We're not looking for lightning bolts of genius — just want to know what makes you tick!
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Describe your experience(s) managing people and teams *
What's your experience and responsibility level for managing individuals and teams toward their best performance? How many people have you been responsible for?
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Describe any experience you have in building a business, or finding paying clients for a service. *
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Our company is distributed - with employees living in a variety of cities and time zones. Do you have experience managing distributed teams? If yes, please tell us about strategies you use to do that successfully. If no, please give us an idea of how you would approach that challenge. *
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How do you think others would describe your managing style? *
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What are your favorite aspects of managing? *
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What aspects of managing do you find most challenging? What skills / qualities are you looking to cultivate in yourself? *
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Why is *now* the right time in your career to take on this role? *
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What experience would you like to highlight for us that could contribute to your strength as a coworker and leader? *
These can be experiences obtained through your professional experience or personal life.
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Rank your experience in the following domains. 0 = no experience, 3 = deep experience / expertise.
Use your best judgment to characterize your experience level. We don't expect candidates to be experienced in all of these domains.
Developing strategy
Responsibility for financial outcomes
Project Managing
Resolving Conflict
Discipline / firing
Running meetings
Public speaking
Product development (not coding)
Creating equitable pay structures
Conducting reviews and 1 on 1s
Communicating with remote employees
Collaboration across teams and functions
Reviewing legal documents
Managing employee benefits
Managing travel
If you were to take this Managing Director Role, what evidence would you be looking for 6 months into the job to know it's a great fit for you? *
This could be personal - such as you're sleeping great at night for the first time in a while, professional - such as you're excited to tell people at parties what you do for a living, or any other metrics that would tell you that you're in the right place.
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Tell us about an ongoing system or process you've developed to solve a problem in your workplace. What was the problem, how did you solve it, and how effective was the adoption of the process or system? *
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Things that we’re curious about but won’t influence the strength of your application
If you are selected for this position, how soon could you start?
We anticipate we'll make an offer sometime in February or March 2019.
How did you hear about this opening?
Check all that apply
Notes if you selected "other" in the question above:
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Do you identify as a member of a population that is underrepresented or marginalized in the news or startup industry?
This is just to assess whether we’re recruiting and hiring a wide spectrum of candidates. We do not use this to make a judgment on the strength of your application. If you'd like to share more about how you identify, you may use the space below (but it's not required).
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Reminder: After you fill out this application, please send an email with your resume attached to careers@wearehearken.com with the subject line "Managing Director - Europe"
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