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Growth Marketer

Hi there! We’re looking for a passionate superstar to join The Venue Report team and help us scale fast. The Venue Report is a marketplace that connects millions of users with extraordinary venue spaces across the globe. We are transforming the way people find spaces for their celebrations, gatherings and group experiences and how the hospitality industry is marketing their spaces to this user base.

Our Company Is:

  • Venture backed
  • Fast growing
  • Developing innovative technology


Why us?

We are so glad you asked! Finding and booking event spaces is one of the last segments to adopt to online distribution. Think about where the travel industry and room bookings were about 20 years ago, that is where booking event spaces is today! In a digital age it's more important than ever to gather together, which is why our mission at The Venue Report is to inspire togetherness by connecting people with incredible venue spaces across the globe - we’d love for you to join us!

The next 12-18 months will be transformational for growth marketing at The Venue Report, and you will be leading our strategy and execution around it. You’ll work closely with the Engineering, Sales and Product team leadership to align on strategy around paid growth, and ensure we’re building the right tools to enable successful execution.

You Are:

  • Passionate about performance marketing that delivers large and measurable results
  • Constantly looking at and measuring results while pushing new initiatives to drive growth and optimization across channels
  • Have built large performance marketing programs, and have built successful performance marketing teams.


At The Venue Report You Will

  • Grow and optimize current channels while building out new channels to drive future growth
  • Track e-newsletter and email marketing performance metrics and user behavior trends; conduct A/B and multivariate tests to optimize e-newsletters and email marketing efforts
  • Advise on keyword optimization and identify new growth opportunities to inform content strategy including recommending and implementing new tools to enable SEO best practices
  • Drive strategy around attribution, tracking, and landing experiences for all paid marketing
  • Work closely with the Creative team to develop high performaing ads
  • Provide weekly reports to team on key growth and conversion metrics with a clear takeaways for the team and a plan of action on how to further optimize these funnels
  • Create and execute growth strategies for The Venue Report’s social platforms and manage all corresponding budgets.
  • Leverage data from our analytics platforms to define, analyze, and communicate key cross-platform user metrics and user behavioral trends


Requirements

  • BA/BS in a relevant field
  • 7-10+ years in this role with proven experience creating and executing a multi-channel audience development strategy
  • Strong digital knowledge, connections/contacts, and passion for the industry
  • Strong analytical skills, including expert experience in Google Analytics, spreadsheets, SQL, analytics and bid management tools
  • Experience at a high growth tech company
  • Experience marketing to both consumer and business audiences
  • Strong communication skills, especially the ability to demystify the more complex elements of product marketing and wrap them into solid stories.


Details:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance
  • An office that is mere blocks from the ocean
  • Endless amounts of coffee, soda and snacks
  • An amazing, supportive and hardworking team
  • We are located in Carlsbad, CA., named by many publications as one of the startup communities expected to see the most growth in the coming years.


Career Type

Full Time

Location

Carlsbad, California
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Account Sales Representative

The Venue Report is a marketing platform that connects celebrators, companies, planners and travelers with extraordinary venue spaces for their next meeting, event, gathering and group experience. As an Account Sales Representative, you'll be responsible for working with venue spaces to help them achieve their goals through The Venue Report’s various membership and advertising opportunities. This role requires excellent sales and relationship building talents as well as effective time management skills. You are results-driven, customer-oriented, proactive, organized and interested in developing the skills to grow a successful career in sales. Success in this role will be measured by hitting and exceeding sales goals and your ability to thrive in a fast paced, team-focused start up environment.

At The Venue Report You Will:

  • Become an expert in The Venue Report’s membership & advertising offerings and educate potential venue members on how The Venue Report can grow their business
  • Apply and hone your selling skills to generate leads, identify prospects and drive revenue by converting prospective venues on paid memberships and marketing packages
  • Achieve and exceed agreed sales targets monthly and quarterly on revenue, conversion of new clients & other related KPIs
  • Utilize online and offline resources to cultivate new leads and develop/maintain your pipeline
  • Work with Marketing to create sales campaigns that will increase awareness of The Venue Report to qualified venues around the world to generate interest and grow new business
  • Collaborate with The Venue Report’s Account Management and Ad Ops teams to ensure strong client experiences and program performance post-sale
  • Listen to the needs of the market by asking questions and handling objections; share feedback with Marketing, Sales, Editorial and Product teams to develop recommendations that suit client needs while also growing The Venue Report’s business


Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in relevant field
  • 1+ years of sales experience in a fast-paced sales environment
  • Confident, compelling and persuasive communication style both on the phone and in person; you’re an excellent listener with a knack for uncovering client needs and presenting them with strategic solutions
  • Target driven and ambitious goal setter that can be held accountable for your commitments
  • Resourceful self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and without constant supervision
  • Aptitude for gathering and using data to inform decision-making and persuade others
  • Coachability, openness to feedback and dedication to consistent self-improvement; you are interested in building a career in sales and will turn training and feedback into action


Job Type

Full Time

Location

Carlsbad, California
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Senior Editor, Social + Content

As The Venue Report Senior Editor of Social & Content you have a passion for storytelling, content and an effortless ability to tell stories about gatherings, celebrations, travel, culture and human connection. You are an excellent writer who is able to able to craft both long format articles and short, attention-grabbing social media one liners. Working closely with the photo editor, sales and marketing you will be responsible for translating The Venue Report voice across social media, videos and online articles. You know what makes a pun work and have a friendly inclusive voice for users.

At The Venue Report You Will

  • Lead the quarterly brainstorm meetings, briefing and delivery of all seasonal content for The Venue Reports social media channels and online magazine
  • Pitch unique story ideas, stay on top of seasonal trends and identify opportunities to work with key brands, influencers, hotels and venues in unique ways
  • Create and forward-plan compelling publishing calendar (words, images and video assets) optimized for cross-platform channels and manage those projects end to end with both external freelance writers and the internal sales + marketing team
  • Be responsible for defining, refining and implementing the content strategy across all channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest), the online magazine and Youtube.
  • Write engaging, catchy article titles and one-liners for social media channels
  • Ensure that the weekly newsletter is copy perfect
  • Conceptualize and assign TVR magazine articles using SEO best practices and audience analytics to inform your content decisions
  • Obsessively measure performance and optimize against KPIs.You will identify audience behavior content trends and report them to the sales team to arm them with data and knowledge for sales opportunities
  • Report on and interpret site, social and SEO analytics to inform future content-making decisions
  • Manage and edit freelance writers while assigning pieces to the photo editor in a timely manner
  • Lead and create facebook ad sets for non paid content
  • Drive video content ideas (travel, celebration and gathering focused) and write copy/scripts


Requirements

  • You have a + BA/BS in a relevant field
  • You have 5+ years of copywriting/editorial experience in a digital and social media environment
  • You have strong experience in digital media with a proven track record of finding new, interesting ways to tell stories on both social media & digital spaces
  • You understand how to create and optimize ad sets on both Facebook and Pinterest
  • You are well-versed in the digital world, including content marketing best practices (SEO)
  • You have strong organization and project management skills
  • You are audience behavior focused - always working to put out work that resonates with the TVR audience and you are obsessed with data and identifying audience behavior trends
  • Social video script writing a significant advantage +
  • Being comfortable on camera is a plus ++


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Audience Development Manager

The Venue Report is a marketing platform that connects celebrators, companies, planners and travelers with extraordinary venue spaces for their next meeting, event, gathering and group experience. We’re looking for a top notch communicator to identify complex trends, and implement strategies to drive growth for The Venue Report through a variety of platforms and traffic channels.

The Audience Development Manager will be a hands-on leader of strategic oversight, guidance, and support in efforts to grow and retain digital audiences, including determining and owning departmental KPI, metrics, and models for growth and identifying trends to deliver real-time, actionable insights to drive user acquisition, engagement, and long-term retention. This person will be tasked with improving existing infrastructure for data and growth monitoring and well as driving key decisions for company-wide alignment.

At The Venue Report You Will:

  • Advise on keyword optimization and identify new growth opportunities to inform content strategy including recommending and implementing new tools to enable SEO best practices.
  • Provide weekly reports to team on key metrics including search traffic growth, keyword ranking updates, and high-performing content from search.
  • Create and execute growth strategies for The Venue Report’s social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and manage all corresponding budgets.
  • Set and own social growth KPIs; spearhead social reporting to editorial teams and wider team.
  • Leverage data from our analytics platforms to define, analyze, and communicate key cross-platform user metrics and user behavioral trends, providing regular reporting and site performance data support along with proactive recommendations to the team.
  • Manage timely reports of varying size and complexity, including preparing regular (spot, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly) written analysis and presenting findings and proactive recommendations to team.
  • Report on incoming organic leads and provide strategies for optimizing and improving quality and quantity of leads.
  • Report on monthly messaging volume through our site and provide optimization strategies for getting celebrators through the funnel.
  • Review updates and improvements to our sitewide search, including analytics of most searched places.
  • Analyze paid ad sets on a daily basis and optimize where necessary to ensure that goals are being hit; assist sales team with reporting needs and analysis post campaign completion
  • Track e-newsletter and email marketing performance metrics and user behavior trends; conduct A/B and multivariate tests to optimize e-newsletters and email marketing efforts


Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in relevant field
  • 5-8 years proven experience creating and executing a multi-channel audience development strategy
  • Strong digital knowledge, connections/contacts, and passion for the industry
  • Ability to use Google Analytics and similar data platforms to extract actionable insights from data
  • Well-versed in SEO and social tools
  • Adept with numbers, MS Excel, and reporting data in effective formats, including visually
  • Strong communication skills, especially the ability to demystify the more complex elements of digital marketing


Job Type

Full Time

Location

Carlsbad, California
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Senior Product UX Designer

The Venue Report is looking for a talented and driven Senior Product Designer to help define and execute the user experience of our web and mobile products. As a senior product UX designer, you will design engaging user experiences, lead the full lifecycle of your designs, collaborate with our project manager on strategy, integrate UX research and design into our development process, participate in research to test and validate designs, and work with graphic design and engineering to bring them to life. You will mentor and provide design leadership and assist in product organization and processes.

At The Venue Report You Will

  • Think in terms of design systems and turn complicated problems into simple solutions
  • Advocate for the customer (enterprise / consumer) and their needs, back up decisions with data, user motivations and behaviors while balancing the goals of the business
  • Quickly and efficiently produce solutions using sketches, wireframes and prototypes while understanding the proper level of detail to present to communicate your point of view
  • User test your designs and iterate based on insights
  • Integrate UX research and design into our development process while defining and communicating good UX / UI design best practices with a disciplined approach
  • Collaborate closely with product team members to brainstorm new products, identify user needs and transform them into user stories, functional specifications, wireframes, UI prototypes and end user documentation
  • Discuss your designs with engineers, and have a well established understanding of how your designs are built, and what their technical limitations are
  • Create, maintain and enforce the brand book, templates, style guides and toolkits and define best practices for design


Requirements

  • You have 5+ years experience in product design
  • You have a BA/BS degree in relevant field
  • You are passionate about product design, comfortable in a fast-paced environment and can expertly communicate with cross-functional teams
  • You can take a project from ideation to completion, while meeting tight deadlines
  • You have design expertise demonstrated through mockups, wireframes, and final product implementations
  • Your portfolio showcases your design chops and demonstrates clean, modern forward-thinking design trends, innovation, and strong problem-solving skills and technical background
  • You have strong knowledge of design tools such as Sketch, Principle, Zeplin, InVision


Why Join The Venue Report You will be part of a fun, exciting startup team where you will be able to lead and make large, meaningful contributions and impact on a regular basis.

We have many exciting products in the pipeline, and will also continue to iterate/improve our existing experiences

Location

Carlsbad, California
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Senior Web Developer

Are you passionate about development, design, culture, events and travel? Are you looking to solve software challenges and build products that consumers and businesses rely on every day? We’re looking for web developer to join The Venue report to help us scale rapidly and create products that our users love. We’re re-thinking how the travel, hospitality and events industries market spaces for groups, and how people gather together in the digital age- we’d love for you to join us!

Our Company Is

  • Venture backed
  • Fast growing
  • Developing innovative technology


What You'll Do

  • Collaborate on design, development, testing, deployment, maintenance and improvement of software systems
  • Make key technology decisions to build our core web capabilities
  • Build foundational web components that can be reused and extended
  • Improve and rethink all aspects of our user and venue experience
  • Work closely with the Venue Report Product & Marketing teams to execute new product launches and paid campaigns
  • Mentor junior engineers through code reviews and coaching


You Have:

  • 4+ years of professional experience
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or similar technical degree
  • Responsive web development skills
  • Strong collaboration skills- you thrive working cross functionally with with designers, project managers, sales teams and other developers
  • Experience working closely with small teams - Startup experience preferred
  • Technical Expertise in:
    • PHP
    • Symfony MVC Framework and Twig Templating
    • Cross-browser and cross-device responsive Web development (Desktop/tablet/mobile)
    • HTML5
    • JavaScript and jQuery
    • CSS3 and SCSS
    • MySQL and ORM (we use Doctrine)
    • Redis


Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working on the Linux command line
  • Experience with version control in Git
  • Experience working with Web services (e.g. Web APIs, REST, SOAP)
  • Experience with AWS or Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Experience with issue tracking and issue tracking software (e.g. Atlassian Jira)


Job Type

Full Time

Location

Carlsbad, California
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Mid-Senior Level Front-end Developer

Are you passionate about development, design, culture, events and travel? Are you looking to solve software challenges and build products that consumers and businesses rely on every day? We’re looking for an excellent communicator to join The Venue report to help us scale rapidly to create products that our users love. We’re re-thinking how the travel, hospitality and events industries market spaces for groups, and how people gather together in the digital age- we’d love for you to join us!

Our Company Is

  • Venture backed
  • Fast growing
  • Developing innovative technology


What You'll Do

  • Own front-end development for customer-facing areas of our site including marketing activities, blog, admin tools and data reporting platforms
  • Work with our design, content and sales teams to develop infrastructure for landing pages, funnel conversion testing, and user flows
  • Develop reusable front-end libraries and components
  • Find and address performance issues
  • Identify and communicate front-end best practices
  • Mentor junior engineers through code reviews and coaching


You Have:

  • 4+ years of professional experience
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or similar technical degree
  • Responsive Web development experience
  • Strong collaboration skills- you thrive working cross functionally with with designers, project managers, sales teams and other developers
  • Ability to work with a small team- startup experience preferred
  • Experience integrating front-end code into the themes of PHP based Web sites
  • Expertise developing UI/UX components and using open-source front-end libraries
  • Cross-browser and cross-device responsive Web development (Desktop/tablet/mobile)
  • Technologies:
    • Cross-browser and cross-device responsive Web development (Desktop/tablet/mobile)
    • JavaScript and jQuery
    • CSS3 and SCSS
    • HTML5
    • PHP


Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Symfony MVC framework and Twig templating language
  • Experience working on the Linux command line
  • Experience with version control in Git
  • Experience with issue tracking and issue tracking software (e.g. Atlassian Jira)


Job Type

Full Time

Location

Carlsbad, California
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Content Intern

As The Venue Report’s Content Intern, you have a passion for storytelling, celebrations and gatherings. You will work closely with our editors, social media teams and content specialists to implement The Venue Report’s voice and aesthetic across social media and online articles while helping to grow our audience through authentic content that connects with our celebrators. We’re looking for an intern who has excellent communication skills, can catch a typo from a mile away and thrives in a fast-paced startup environment. Are you the first to the party, love organizing and are obsessed with details? If so, come join us!

At The Venue Report You Will

  • Assist the content team by curating roundups and editorials, including creating back end links to inputting all images, copy, and links.
  • Assist in the venue curation process, including proofreading venue submissions and sourcing imagery for venue profiles.
  • Contribute to TVR’s social media management including managing Pinterest.


Requirements

  • You are currently pursuing a BS/BA in a relevant field
  • You have experience with Adobe Creative Cloud Applications: InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom
  • You have an eye for photography and creating visually appealing content
  • You have strong organization and time management skills
  • You understand the importance of communication and maintaining transparency within a collaborative environment
  • You have interest in and knowledge of the digital media industry


Start Date

February 1st 2018

Job Type

Part Time - Paid Intern

Location

Carlsbad, California
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