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.

VP Research (San Francisco)

We’re building something cool in a funded startup environment. We need a senior research leader 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

Salary:
High. Details when we chat.

Analyst/Product Manager – 2 positions (San Francisco)

We’re building something cool in a funded startup environment, changing how the world creates, buys, and uses 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

Salary:

Significant.

Head of Marketing, VB Insight (San Francisco)

We’re building something cool in a funded startup environment, changing how the world creates, buys, and uses research.

We need an experienced marketer with high-level vision and low-level execution capability. You have to know modern marketing and marketing technology inside and out. You’re going to help us build the funnels for our SaaS service, fill them, and ensure that we convert well in them. And you’re going to do that via continuous optimization, plus nurture programs. At the same time, you have a good strategic vision and are able to keep us pointed in the right direction in terms of brand and messaging.

You also understand product and its relationship to marketing, and that marketing a crappy product is a losing proposition, and that a great product, optimized for sharing and connecting, plus one that is useful on a daily or weekly basis, is going to be much easier to market … and maybe will market itself.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Exceptional marketing vision and abilities
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in marketing technology
  • Ability to help design a product that is inherently marketable
  • Knows how to multivariate test and optimize processes, funnels, and offers

Salary:

Generous.

Lead PHP/Drupal Developer with VP Engineering aspirations (San Francisco)

We’re building something cool in a funded startup environment. We’re looking for an experienced Drupal developer who is smart and gets stuff done … and who knows how to lead a team.

You also should be interested in a VP Engineering style job in the near future, as we plan to expand and will need a technology leader to help build out our platform. But make no mistake, you’ll be a hard-core daily developer from day one, leading the vision and execution of a SaaS platform and helping to guide the evolution of our product, including regular data-driven improvements.

You need to be a PHP expert, with significant Drupal expertise, and front-end HTML/Javascript chops too. You work agile, and you’re comfortable being independent, making decisions, and living with the consequences, but you play nicely with others and can communicate well verbally as well as in writing. You need to care about creating something awesome, and having a pretty high degree of attention to detail while making that happen.

You’re also good at being brutally honest without … being brutal.

You will be designing, developing, and maintaining a high quality web app primarily using Drupal and LAMP. You will be a key member of a 3-4 person development team building an addictive SaaS product.

Qualifications:
  •  CompSci degree
  •  Leadership experience
  •  Cool side-projects and/or innovative work and/or open-source contributions essential
  •  Creativity and persistence
  •  Playing nice with others
  •  Very good understanding of Drupal and PHP
  •  Strong experience with key web technologies – Javascript, CSS, HTML/HTML5
  •  Integration and API experience
  •  Give a damn about awesome user experience
Bonus:
  •  Sense of humor
  •  Calm under pressure
Salary: 
  • Lots. 6 figures. We’ll talk about details.

PHP/Drupal Developer (San Francisco)

We’re building something cool in a funded startup environment. We’re looking for an experienced Drupal developer who is smart and gets stuff done.You need to know PHP and Drupal (duh) and have front-end HTML/Javascript chops too. You need to be capable of independent as well as collaborative work, comfortable with agile, and while quick on your feet to get urgent stuff done, smart and wise about setting up and maintaining the right architecture that will not bite us in the ass in the future.

You will be designing, developing, and maintaining a high quality web app primarily using Drupal and LAMP. You will be a key member of a 3-4 person development team building an addictive SaaS product.

Qualifications:
  •  CompSci degree or similar would be nice
  •  Cool side-projects and/or innovative work and/or open-source contributions essential
  •  Creativity and persistence
  •  Playing nice with others
  •  Very good understanding of Drupal and PHP
  •  Strong experience with key web technologies – Javascript, CSS, HTML/HTML5
  •  Integration and API experience
  •  Give a damn about awesome user experience
Bonus:
  •  Sense of humor
  •  Calm under pressure
Salary: 
  • More than yo daddy

UI/UX Designer (San Francisco)

We’re building something cool in a funded startup environment. I’m looking for an experienced UI/UX designer who has some technical chops too.

You rock at building experiences and optimizing processes, making using a SaaS service more of a pleasure than a chore. You can translate your vision of how a site works into visual design that supports user goals. And you can help implement that in HTML/CSS. In other words, you’re a unicorn.

You will be designing and optimizing an awesome web app, and by optimizing we mean listening to users, using data to help us understand what people are doing, what they want to do, and what we’re sucking at letting them do, and using that to improve how our service works.

Qualifications:
  •  HCI experience
  •  SaaS product experience a big plus
  • Cool projects and/or products in your portfolio
  • Superior design chops
  • Ability to translate vision into visual design
  • HTML/CSS is a bonus
  • Technical knowledge, including PHP experience, is a bonus
  • Playing nice with others
Salary: 
  • Highish. Let’s talk.

Event Coordinator (San Francisco)

VentureBeat hosts some of the hottest events in Silicon Valley. You name it, we’re hitting the big trends — data, health, games, and mobile. Billion-dollar deals can be done at these conferences. We’re looking for an Event Coordinator based in San Francisco to help us manage this growing roster of events.

The Event Coordinator position requires a highly organized and experienced self-starter who is project-oriented and can work on multiple events and tasks simultaneously and efficiently. The Event Coordinator is responsible for the logistical management of events, focusing on conferences and private dinners, though they may work on other events as needed. The Event Coordinator handles all logistical details for events, including catering, meeting-room setup, A/V requirements, pre- and post-event duties, and sponsor support. They work as a team with the Director of Events to execute all VentureBeat events.

Event Planning and Production

  • Handle pre-event details such as venue research, site selection, and venue booking. Some contract negotiation where applicable.
  • Primary manager of all event websites (uploading speaker bios, headshots, session descriptions, and agenda updates) and responsible for updating content in a timely manner.
  • Serve as liaison with vendors and event contractors (where applicable) on event-related matters.
  • Work with audio visual production team.
  • Handle onsite event details such as meeting room setup, overseeing registration team, and helping to manage event flow and onsite sponsor management. Secure and manage volunteers on day of the event.
  • Create sign plans.
  • Assist with managing onsite setup, production, and cleanup for events as necessary.
  • Prepare nametags, materials, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, etc.
  • Organize speaker logistics, coordination, and communications.
  • Organize post-event surveys and team postmortems.
  • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.

Event Administration:

  • Assist with creating pre-event budgeting and event financial analysis. Support Director of Events with budgeting process both before and after event, submitting invoices and preparing final budgets.
  • Coordinate department appointments for site visits to see venues, take meetings with vendors, schedule team meetings with the other business teams (Sales, Business Development, Marketing).
  • Take notes during event team meetings on deliverables and circulate to rest of business teams after each event.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proofreading, and speaking.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, planning for several events simultaneously.
  • Experience working with staff, external vendors, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism.
  • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
  • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 2 years’ event coordination or project management experience preferred
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and mail merges; familiarity with Google Docs and Box.
  • Experience with WordPress and Salesforce is a plus but not required.
  • Graphic design experience (knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Pages, and InDesign) is a plus but not required.