Job Description

Note from FlexJobs Staff: Please note the employer has stated: Currently, employees can not be located in: Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Delaware and Rhode Island.

Title: Creative Lead, Design, Marcom

Location: United States

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb’s various functions embody the company’s innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

Marcom is a multi-disciplinary creative team within Airbnb’s Marketing group, spanning visual design, brand identity, copywriting, art direction, motion and interactive. In partnership with Advertising and Product Design, we are stewards of the brand whose objective is to help current and future guests and Hosts understand what Airbnb offers, and why it’s meaningful in their lives.

We are looking for a Creative Lead who can ensure conceptual and executional excellence across our Host communications, with their scope including merchandising, direct marketing, evergreen landing pages, SEO and SEM.

Airbnb’s Hosts are at the core of the business. Sharing anything from a private room, a vacation home, or an experience they’re passionate about, our Hosts are as diverse as the 191 countries in which they operate. In order to advance our purpose of connection and belonging, we need to grow our community of Hosts and make sure they have what they need to be successful.

This role will report to the Host Communications Creative Director, Design, and be based in the United States (see details below). Candidates must demonstrate the ability to lead a creative process from its strategic start to its executional finish, and will have a strong track record of developing breakthrough platform ideas, managing and developing creative talent, and being hands-on when projects demand it.


  • Hands-on execution of world-class communications from strategy and concept, to point and pixel-precise artwork.
  • Reviewing work and providing constructive feedback to peers and more junior team members across multiple disciplines: visual design, copywriting, art direction, motion graphics and interactive.
  • Champion the craft of design and visual storytelling, and help elevate them throughout the department’s output.
  • Partner with Brand Creative to ensure the brand’s creative direction and voice is consistent across all touchpoints and surfaces.
  • Work closely with product and engineering to uplevel the experience of our interactive surfaces.
  • Collaborate with various departments, producers, program managers, photographers and illustrators to achieve the finished product on time and on budget.
  • Support external creative and production agencies to execute work that is of the highest quality and consistency.
  • Train and mentor junior team members.
  • Champion Airbnb’s mission of connection and belonging at every step. Be a guardian for Airbnb’s values of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance.


  • 10+ years experience overall within a creative agency or in-house at a leading brand.
  • A diverse portfolio of integrated and innovative interactive comms work.
  • A passion for the craft of their discipline, and for being hands-on with teams and the work.
  • A passion for technology, and experience working closely with technical partners to translate creative intent into scalable, impactful solutions.
  • Strong presentation skills, with an ability to convey complex concepts in compellingly simple terms.
  • Skilled in multitasking to manage a high volume of creativity and content.
  • A willingness to collaborate and debate with strong creative thinkers, at all levels, in all corners of the company from junior creatives to business leads to the CEO.


This position is US – Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. Airbnb,Inc. can employ in states where we have registered entities. Currently, employees can not be located in: Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Delaware and Rhode Island. This list is continuously evolving and being updated, please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.

The starting base pay for this role is between $155,000 and $195,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: education, experience, and skills. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.