Hiring: Social Media + PR Guru
Fundable.com is hiring Social Media Gurus to help startups
The Job in a NutshellFundable.com is a crowdfundingplatform for startup companies. Entrepreneurs post great ideas for startup companies and then reach outto the public to solicit funding.
A big part of this outreach is basedon leveraging social media and the press. We help startup companies by building off existing relationships that wedevelop and pitching their story far and wide.
Your job would be to help craftcompelling pitches to the media, identify media outlets that correlate to thestartup's story, and pitch their story effectively.
Four Key Ingredients
The job comes down to doing fourthings really well:
Craft Compelling Stories. Each startup on Fundable has an interestingstory to tell. Your job is to translatethese stories into compelling and newsworthy pitches to journalists. How well you communicate the value tojournalists is vital to the success of these campaigns.
Research Media Outlets. Many of our startup companies cover aparticular niche market, from cyclists to gadget geeks. You'll need to be able to identify lots ofmedia outlets in a particular niche to build relationships with.
Develop Media Relationships. Creating meaningful andrewarding relationships with journalists and media contacts is the mostcritical part of this role. You will bein constant contact with the media to convey the amazing stories of thestartups on Fundable. It's importantthat they trust and like you, and that you develop a strong, mutuallybeneficial relationship.
Rock Social Media. Outside of pitching to journalists, you willneed to be everywhere at once on the social media front, from your tweet streamdown to the comment streams in random forums. Pitching media is only the seed of the conversation - you need to followit and participate as it grows.
$35,000 starting for junior levelcandidates.
Up to $70,000 for significantly moreexperienced candidates.
Stock in Fundable is also part ofthe compensation package.
This job requires the ability tomanage a high volume of ever changing requests as new startups come indaily. Beyond that we're looking forpeople that share a few of the following traits:
A ridiculous passion for startups. Preferably as a founderyourself. You're a self-describedstartup nerd just like us.
Outstanding communication skills. You'll be dealing directly withvery smart entrepreneurs who need to know you can play at the same level.
Impressive writing skills. You can draft a press releasewith the best of them, but more importantly you can find the most newsworthyaspect of any startup story.
Full grasp of social media. We've all used Twitter. You'reusing tools and techniques that we haven't even heard about. Tell us about it.
Demonstrated Ability. You've donesome impressive work in promoting on the Web through social media. You've gotten great results. Brag to us about it.Our Environment
We work in a casual, fun atmosphere. Not the kind of 'casual, fun atmosphere' that a bigcorporation tells you about and then sticks you in a cubicle and ties you tosome horrible middle manager.
Our offices are located in Powell, nestled over a beautifully woodedravine with floor to ceiling windows of natural light. You can literally see chipmunks playing whileyou're on the phone.
We've just finished a complete remodel of our offices to create evenmore open spaces, as well as accommodate significantly more caffeinated beveragesin our kitchen. Most days we don't evenneed to turn the lights on because each room is lit by 2 stories of naturallight. Yay, sunlight.
An outdoor patio surrounds the building with deck chairs and picnictables which is great in the Spring and totally useless in the Winter.
The team is experienced and highly energetic. We are all entrepreneurs ourselves. We want to conquer the world, and we look forpeople who share our passion.
What We Do
Fundable.com is an online platformfor startup companies to crowdfund their companies. Crowdfunding takes advantage of the new JOBSAct that allows startup companies to publicly raise money from individualinvestors like you and me.
Startups can list their idea onFundable and use the platform to attract investors to back theircompanies. Until now, this was a longand painful process that kept millions of great founders and ideas from everseeing the light of day.
Fundable takes the friction out ofthe process by connecting startups and backers online, saving significantamounts of time and frustration.
About Our Founder
Fundable.com was built forentrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. OurFounder, Wil Schroter, has built 8 startup companies in the past 18 years frompure startups to companies surpassing $2 billion in sales. His startups include Blue Diesel (nowinVentiv), Swapalease.com, Go BIG Network, Bizplan.com, GotCast.com,Unsubscribe.com, Affordit.com, and Virtucon Ventures. Wil has been recognized by the Ernst &Young entrepreneur of the Year Award and the U.S. Small Business AssociationYoung entrepreneur of the Year Award.