Executive Assistant, CCO and CSO

  • Planet
  • San Francisco, CA
  • May 19, 2020

Job Description

Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, and 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, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.

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

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

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

Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth.

About the Role: 

We are seeking a driven, passionate, and strategic Executive Assistant to support Planet's Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Our team of executive operations partners are the critical ties that bind our organization and you would be one of the squad to help our execs scale their impact. You think five steps ahead, and catch those details that might get missed. After all, executives are humans too! These two executives are brilliant, visionary...and they are very different people. You will have the fun of both the yin and the yang as part of your day to day!  

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Heavy calendar management and predictive support in a fast-paced, fluid environment 
  • Brief and prepare CCO for important meetings like All-Hands, Board Meetings, Customer Visits and Conferences in partnership with Chief of Staff and other key leaders
  • Plan and execute the logistics behind Annual Sales Kickoff and other internal team events (which will not likely be virtual(
  • Develop and prepare critical content including agendas, presentations, briefing reports, and trainings that help create cohesion and consistency 
  • Manage domestic and international travel for execs and their directs with detailed itineraries to ensure their comfort and timeliness (once were back in flight)
  • Routinely engage with external stakeholders in person, by email, and yes, often times by picking up the phone with the utmost respect and care
  • Collaborate with other executive operations partners and Chief of Staff so all know exactly how to divide and conquer 
  • Dig in to special, sometimes uniquely weird special projects to execute moonshots 
  • Be a pulse for culture and sentiment amongst your orgs, helping each exec tap into the humanity required to lead during tough times

What You Bring:

  • A passion for people and space tech
  • 3+ years progressive experience supporting executive leadership at a fast-paced growth company, preferably revenue and/or sales teams 
  • Demonstrated ability to respond and thrive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Advanced executive support capabilities ranging from travel and accommodations, heavy calendar management, business partnerships and creating presentations 
  • Maturity, resilience and professionalism working people internal and external high profile people alike
  • Extremely organized with the ability to ensure others around you are
  • Strong command for both the fine details and the big picture, keeping priorities in constant shuffle
  • Unparalleled verbal and written communication 
  • Ability to find solutions with minimal direction
  • Experience working with software and technologies that create for greater efficiency and resilience 

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Expert in Google Suite for Work, Zoom, and Powerpoint
  • Familiarity working at a global business with multiple offices and timezones
  • Deep understanding of Inclusion and ways to support our execs in their personal learning journey
  • Strong relationships and leadership within the local EA community for braintrust support 

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Wellness program and onsite massages
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Recognition Programs
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave
  • Offsites and Happy Hours
  • Volunteering Benefits


Some Press About Us: 

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and at a recent Dreamforce Talk

“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”

"The All-Seeing Eye in the Sky video" Bloomberg Businessweek video

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


Why we care so much about Belonging. 

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate  north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but you’re 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 don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s 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 you’re excited to come along for the ride. 

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Organization type



51-200 employees  


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