10 Jobs for People Who Want to Work Hard and Play Hard
There are a number of items to consider when looking for a new job. Whether the job will fit into your career narrative, whether it will be professionally satisfying, and whether it’s challenging enough (because getting bored after a month would be quite the downer).
Apart from these career-oriented questions, however, it’s just as important to ask yourself whether the job you’re considering will let you have the life you want outside of work. Does the company encourage not just work-life balance but work-life integration? And are there programs supporting employees’ physical and emotional wellbeing?
If you’re looking for openings at companies that believe playing hard is just as important as working hard, look no further. Here is a list of positions at companies that make sure you put in the hours without sacrificing a fun and relaxed lifestyle.
1. Communication Designer
Asana, San Francisco
Are you a multi-disciplinary designer with experience in interactive design? If so, Asana would love to chat with you about its Communication Designer position. In this role, you’ll be doing everything from leading branding to designing and documenting visual systems. Aside from work, you’ll be enjoying plenty of downtime with co-workers: As employees define and create Asana’s future together, they celebrate each win with incredible food and even more incredible company.
2. Content Marketer
If you’ve ever wanted to be on a marketing team that loves to kick butt, AppSumo could be your next destination. The company has grown SumoMe to reach one billion people in just a year and is looking for someone to help grow the business even faster through content marketing. Want another reason to join AppSumo besides its rapid growth? The company takes “word hard, play hard” seriously and hosts a range of activities ranging from Monday morning calisthenics to annual trips to Vegas.
3. Director of Engineering
Social Tables, Washington, D.C.
Delivering an award-winning guest management platform to more than 3,000 clients around the U.S., Social Tables envisions a world where people come together to achieve great things. The company is currently seeking a Director of Engineering who loves products, customers, and building high performance engineering teams. Outside of your work responsibilities, you’ll have a chance to join diverse clubs formed by Social Tables’ own employees, including an adventure club, a running club, and a “restaurant of the month” club.
4. Business Development Executive
DOOR3—the company specializing in building superior, custom products for its clients on a variety of tech platforms—is hiring a business development executive to grow its client base in the Southeast region. If you’re experienced in building existing relationships to surface new engagements and boast a record of setting and exceeding sales targets, then you’re highly encouraged to apply. In this position you’ll be relaxing as well as working, since team bonding happens regularly through happy hours and lunches with co-workers.
5. Director of CRM and Email Marketing
Balsam Brands, San Francisco
Are you an email and database marketing guru hoping to join a fun and fast-paced work environment? The Director of CRM and Email Marketing position at Balsam Brands could be your calling. Your responsibilities will include leading strategic planning, implementing CRM marketing initiatives, and developing a dynamic customer segmentation strategy. Balsam Brands value employees’ rest and encourage them to step away from their desks to take breaks—whether that’s by playing foosball or by trekking to downtown Redwood City.
6. Public Relations Director
Button, New York
Button is defining the future of mobile commerce by unlocking experiences and connections between applications that were before impossible. The company is looking for a Public Relations Director to develop a PR strategy, foster relationships with influencers, and generate awareness for Button’s products and services within target partner groups. At Button, you’ll never have to worry about being bored since, apart from daily ping-pong games, the company hosts quarterly retreats that range from skiing trips in Park City to fishing trips in the Hamptons.
7. Senior Java Developer
Core Digital Media, Los Angeles
Core Digital Media—the top online marketing and lead generation company—is seeking a proactive, self-motivated, and hands-on Senior Software Developer to join its engineering team. You’ll be playing a huge role in the design, development, and delivery of mission-critical web applications. Employees at Core Digital Media take work and play very seriously. Laughing, joking, and poking light-hearted fun at one another throughout the day creates a jovial, relaxed mood in and outside of the office.
8. Sales Executive
iMedicare, New York
Want to join a fantastic team of enthusiastic hard workers? Now’s your chance. iMedicare—the company turning pharmacists into health superheroes—is hiring dedicated individuals to join its growing sales department. You’ll be in charge of generating new businesses and executing territory-based sales strategy while prioritizing targets within market verticals. With an office in New York’s trendy SoHo area, iMedicare sits in a prime location for a team that plays as hard as it works. Employees step outside to eat at any number of great restaurants, shop at world-famous stores, and bond in fun bars for happy hour.
9. Office Manager
ZestFinance, Los Angeles
ZestFinance is looking for a proactive, upbeat, and highly organized Office Manager to support administrative functions at the company’s Hollywood headquarters. Your primary responsibilities will include scheduling, gatekeeping, and a host of facilities-related tasks. ZestFinance takes pride in its culture that is defined by freedom and flexibility. Personal interests, not strict requirements, determine what features people work on, and employees are encouraged to work at their own pace.
10. Technical Account Manager
Does the idea of putting your stamp on the digital customer space and building a product that’s reaching hundreds of millions of users excite you? If so, check out the Technical Account Manager position at Lithium. The company is seeking someone who will be entrusted with customer relationships in addition to being the primary technical point of contact for Lithium’s marquee customers. You’ll join a team that works hard and plays hard: Lithium’s employees take time to unwind almost every night of the week—whether that’s with ping-pong, video games, or races up the stairs.
A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author