Careers

Director of Content (San Francisco)

We’re looking for a top-notch Director of Content to oversee the vision, content development, and speaker recruitment for VentureBeat’s industry-leading events.

The position is a key part of the leadership team at VentureBeat as the company takes the next step in its mission to help people make better decisions about the technology impacting their lives and professions.

This person will curate the overarching themes for each of VentureBeat’s events and interface with external content advisers and a number of internal teams including sales, marketing, and editorial.

You will be responsible for proactively reaching out to top tier executives and speakers in addition to reviewing, ranking, and securing speaker submissions for each of VentureBeat’s events.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of industry experience, with a strong background in the technology space.
  • Extensive personal network of executives, PR agencies, and representatives at top technology companies and brands.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 Head of Research (San Francisco)

We’re building something cool in a funded startup environment. We need a senior research leader of our Insights division who is going to lead a small team in changing how the world creates, buys, and uses research.

The person we’re looking for has a great deal of experience in the traditional research industry, ideally with one of the big three firms, and has seen the strong points and the weaknesses of that model up close and in detail. But you also need to be able to distance yourself from that existing paradigm and be able to reimagine how this essential process of generating insight, packaging insight, and selling insight works.

You should have huge Rolodex, although if you actually have a Rolodex, you’re not the right person for us, if you catch our drift. You have great relationships with analysts, with small analyst firms, and experts in SaaS and technology categories. You also have strong ties with media and journalists, ideally, and are a quote machine on topics that matter to us.You’re willing to do what it takes to win, including working in a 10-person startup division, even if there isn’t someone to peel your grapes for you.

We want to disrupt a $10B industry. Do you?

Qualifications:

  • Have a Master’s degree, perhaps an MBA
  • Understand research inside and out
  • Know the research industry, especially the big three, very well
  • High-level strategic thinker, but not unwilling to get your hands dirty
  • Able and willing to do original research
  • Significant connections to analysts and media
  • Good insights into how technology can disrupt the current research model
  • Very strong writing skills; prolific writing capability

Analyst/Product Manager – 2 positions (San Francisco)

Our Insights division is ramping up quickly, changing the game plan for tech-focused research.

We need two product managers to lead key vertical business segments.

You could have a background as an analyst in a research firm or as a journalist focused on technology and business. Either way, you have the ability to talk to anybody, from independent analysts, to VPs at medium-sized firms, to CEOs of large publicly-traded companies. Your role will be to own a vertical like marketing automation or mobile advertising, find the best experts in the field, source reports and insights from them, and make them available to our buyers. You may also help in writing news briefs announcing those new reports.

As your category succeeds, so will you.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Good understanding of research and insight
  • Ability to work in a startup environment with minimal oversight and supervision
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Problem-solving: don’t whine, but find a way
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Writing experience a major asset

Research Analyst (San Francisco)

To help build out our game-changing Insights division at VentureBeat. we need research analysts who are interested in changing how the world creates, buys, and uses research.

The person we’re looking for has experience in the traditional research industry, and has seen the strong points and the weaknesses of that model up close and in detail. But you also need to be able to distance yourself from that existing paradigm and be able to reimagine how this essential process of generating insight, and packaging insight works.

Our goal? Everything we produce is future-focused and predictive. Can you do that?

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Good understanding of research and insight
  • Ability to work in a startup environment with minimal oversight and supervision
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Able and willing to do original research
  • Significant connections to analysts and media
  • Very strong writing skills; prolific writing capability

Junior Designer (San Francisco)

Overview

VentureBeat is seeking a Junior Designer to help manage and produce high-quality interactive experiences (ad units, custom site skins, event signage, and marketing materials). This position works closely with the Design Lead and Marketing department to create unique and delightful visual solutions by infusing the VB brand across all products and platforms.

Duties

  • Collaborate with the Design Lead and Marketing team to grow the VB brand with innovative and eye-catching designs.
  • Conceptualize and execute various design deliverables, including: custom ad units and website skins, social media campaigns, and event signage.
  • Work closely with the Design Lead and Marketing Director to update sales and marketing materials, including: VB style guide document, VB Media Kit, presentation templates, and sales sheets.
  • Assist with brainstorming, sketching, and wireframing web and mobile user experience design solutions.
  • Help ensure quality and consistency across all projects and VB products.

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, Communications Design, or related field.
  • 2+ years of professional experience.
  • Strong desire and interest in joining a startup company.
  • Experience designing for print, web, mobile, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn).
  • Expertise with Adobe CC Suite (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; bonus points for After Effects).
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS (bonus points for WordPress).
  • Ability to sketch and wireframe web and mobile UI/UX solutions.
  • Experience conducting design case study research.
  • Understanding of file preparation for pre-press and print vendors.

If interested, please include a link to your portfolio in your email application.

Director of Sales (San Francisco)

Overview

VentureBeat’s sales team is growing! With the recently announced VB Insight, we have even more to offer our clients. We are seeking a Director of Sales who will work with clients in identifying their needs and problems in order to promote the best selection of company products and services.

Duties

  • Manages and grows existing accounts
  • Sells additional services to clients
  • Builds and maintains effective professional relationships with clients
  • Contacts and visits clients to help them better understand company products and services
  • Handles queries about company products and services
  • Meets customer needs, offers options, resolves problems and follows up with customers
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field
  • 7-10 years of experience required, with 10+ years preferred; or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Deep understanding of display media
  • Understands how to sell Events
  • Relationships with marketers within the technology ecosystem

Skills

  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to actively engage in conversations with clients
  • Ability to present oneself as well as the company in a professional manner
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills and customer service skills required

Account Executive (San Francisco)

Overview

VentureBeat is expanding our sales team! Besides our world class online advertising and events, we are changing how the world creates, buys, and uses research. Are you looking for a new opportunity that will allow you to grow and succeed as never before?

The Account Executive works within a team to manage and develop clients, to identify their needs and problems in order to promote appropriate company products and services.

Duties

  • Contacts and visits clients to help them better understand company products and services
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs and objectives
  • Operate as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to your customers
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships
  • Develop a trusted relationship with key customer stakeholders and executive sponsors
  • Communicate clearly the progress of weekly/monthly/quarterly initiatives to internal stakeholders (i.e. marketing, events, editorial)
  • Builds and maintains effective professional relationships with clients
  • Create proposals, contracts, and delivery timelines with approval from internal teams and the client
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field
  • 2 – 5 years of experience required, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in delivering client-focused packaged solutions based on customer needs
  • Demonstrated ability to set up, scope, and manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail using project tracking tools
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills including Keynote, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Understanding of display media
  • Understands how to sell Events

Skills

  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to actively engage in conversations with clients
  • Ability to present oneself as well as the company in a professional manner
  • Experience with Salesforce, Eloqua, or similar platforms
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills and customer service skills required

Event Intern (San Francisco)

Overview

We’re on the hunt for a detail-oriented, self motivated individual with an interest in event planning to support and learn from the VentureBeat events team. This position will support various projects across several departments, getting exposure to events, marketing & sales/sponsorships. This is a great opportunity to get some office & on-site event experience for a well-known brand and top technology news site.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the events & content team to process speaker applications, manage outreach to speakers and add to our database
  • Working with the events content team to research companies covering marketing & mobile technology.
  • Data entry related to attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • Must be able to juggle multiple last-minute changes and problem solve
  • Extracting and sorting attendee data
  • Manage and update data in Google Docs/Spreadsheets, and Box
  • Coordinate any incoming speaker submissions and event applications
  • Organize multiple invitation lists including responses and RSVPs
  • Update event websites with speaker names, bios, headshots, session descriptions and logos
  • Assist with requests from the sales and marketing teams as needed
  • Assist Event Coordinators and Event Director with on-site day of event logistics

Requirements

  • Must be a current undergrad preferably a junior or senior working towards a major in marketing, business, journalism, or English
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Highly detail-oriented – position will include data entry so attention to spelling & details is essential
  • Must be able to work from the VentureBeat office in downtown San Francisco at least 20 hours/week
  • Must have own laptop and cell phone
  • Must know Microsoft Office specifically with experience in Excel, as well as Google Docs.
  • Experience in any of the following programs is a plus, but is not required:
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Salesforce
    • EventBrite
    • WordPress

Start Date & Timing

  • This position is paid hourly and we are looking for someone to work 20-25 hours a week.
  • Benefits are not included
  • We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible and continue through June 2015 (this role might be able to be extended if the candidate is still in school).