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Planet Labs // commercial satellite network
United States, Remote    Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022
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Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, & operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, & humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company & data company all rolled into one.

Customers & users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, & solve our worlds toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, & software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture & community & we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first & prepares our company for growth. Join Planet & be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide & joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, & The Netherlands.

About the Role:  

The Marketing team at Planet is seeking a new Apprentice to act as our Science Publications Manager!  Your mission will be to keep track of the ever-growing list of publications coming out of Planets various Science Programs & helping to translate them for non-academic audiences. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, creative thinker, & a great communicator. You will utilize your good working knowledge of remote sensing combined with communications skills to unlock scientific advances with Planet data for our Sales, Product, & other relevant teams.

Impact Youll Own:

Our Marketing team is looking for an enthusiastic Science Publications Manager who will: 

  • Monitor for new scientific publications that use Planet imagery to populate a running database of articles for internal & external use
  • Flag articles of particular interest to Planets mission & products for further review
  • Help to maintain metrics on publications across Planets Science Programs
  • Perform literature review across the publications database to help understand where & how Planet data is being used across the global research community

What You Bring:

  • Basic knowledge or strong interest in remote sensing 
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor/Master degree course for another year
  • Fluent in written & spoken English
  • Tech savvy: able to learn new software without much instruction
  • Self-starter who works on own initiative with strong communication skills
  • Highly organized; able to prioritize & work under tight deadlines
  • Team-player with strong interpersonal skills

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Knowledge of database management tools
  • Fluent in written & spoken languages other than English (priority: Spanish, Portuguese, German, French)

Some Press About Us: 

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog

Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth

Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News

Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace Planet Blog

Why we care so much about Belonging. 

Were dedicated to helping the whole Planet, & to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices & on all of our teams. Thats why Planet is guided by an ultimate  north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity & inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but youre thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply!  At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description.  We dont just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill peoples careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts.  We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope youre excited to come along for the ride. 

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs & we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, & committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth & breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, & local laws. 


Planet is an inclusive community & we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the interview process, please call Planet's front office at 669-214-9404 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential & we will be happy to assist you.

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