Careers at Runway
We're a team of diverse minds working together with a shared passion for innovation. We're hiring in our NYC and SF hubs, as well as remotely across North America. Join us to shape not just our product but the very fabric of Runway, and contribute to our continued growth.
We believe that making business accessible and understandable will lead to smarter decision-making, better-aligned teams, and a greater sense of purpose for everyone. Our mission is to make this a reality at every company.
Trust by Default
We want people to enjoy working at Runway, and we want to move fast. Trust by default helps us do both, because people can own their outcomes, and we aren't blocked on reviews and decisions. However, if we take that trust for granted and consistently don't meet our commitments, avoid difficult conversations, and fail to listen to opposing points of view, we damage our ability to trust globally. This will slow us down and make Runway a less fulfilling place to work.
A plane doesn't start at takeoff speed, but what it does do is accelerate at a constant rate until it hits takeoff velocity. We should do the same. We can't run at top speed all the time, but we always want to move a little bit faster and work a little smarter. If we focus on acceleration rather than speed, we'll be able to continually move faster, work smarter, deliver more as a team, and do so in a sustainable way.
When people use our product, they are experiencing a story that we've built, but Runway is also a tool for people to tell their own stories. Stories about how to understand their business better, how their crew can better work together, and how they can be more successful. If we want to be remembered, if we want people to pay attention, and if we want to make a real impact in the world, we have to go the extra mile and then some, not just in volume but in creativity too. In other words, we must Create Magic.
We don't believe in operating by consensus at Runway. We want people to be free to make decisions at Runway without being blocked by a bureaucratic machine. At the same time, we also want to work well with each other as a team and have high standards for our work. When we take into account the perspectives of people who aren't us, and truly seek to understand them, not only will our other crew mates feel heard and understand, the products that we build and the decisions that we make will be more resilient for it.
High Standards, Low Egos
We are transforming an incumbent market that hasn't changed in centuries. This is a mission of massive impact if successful, but it will be incredibly difficult to execute. Only by having the highest of standards for our crew and our processes will we have a chance at achieving our mission. At the same time, in order to accomplish ambitious things, we have to each put our mission and our crew mates ahead of ourselves. We actively seek to work with people who can do so, and that means we want to find people who drive our standards ever higher, and have low ego.
"At Runway, I cherish the teamwork, customer engagement, and shared innovation that turn challenges into opportunities, keeping my weekly enthusiasm high."
"At Runway, we're a tight-knit crew that pushes each other to be our best while always having each other's backs. It's the perfect blend of high standards and support, giving you room to grow while keeping your sanity intact."
"Customers' excitement for our vision and collaboration with a team of kind, brilliant individuals committed to excellence affirms our innovation—it's truly amazing."
Runway pays 90% for you and 50% for your family, with plan options to suit your needs.
3 weeks minimum vacation
Unlimited vacation days, with 3 weeks per year minimum 🙂 + holidays.
Competitive salary and equity
Outsized equity compared to BigTech™, along with competitive pay.
$6,000 home office budget
Get everything you need to work from home comfortably and healthfully.
CPA & fiduciary reimbursement
$200 to speak to a finance professional about any personal tax/finance questions.
Gigabit home internet
We cover 100% of your blazing fast home internet subscription.
Paid parental leave
Fully paid time off for parents to spend quality time with family.
Mental health & wellbeing
Monthly mental health days and $150 for wellness to rest, relax, and recharge.
Flexible saving options through Guideline, with industry-leading fund options and low fees.
Corporate credit cards
We trust you to spend company dollars as you would your own with your company card.
At Runway we are committed to building a diverse team with a rich diversity of backgrounds, experiences, skill levels, and perspectives. We're dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, disability, citizenship, political affiliation, marital status, and veteran status.
Runway is remote-first with hubs in San Francisco and New York city (and more as we grow). You can choose to work remotely full-time, meet up with colleagues in your area, or travel to a hub every so often, on us. We currently don't require employees to come into any office. We benefit from the focus and flexibility of remote work and the energy and creativity that comes from collaborating in-person. Runway supports you in doing the best work of your life, however you work. We also host two destination off-sites per year, with tons of activities, great food, creative swag, and memorable bonding experiences with your colleagues.