FirstMark | 01.27.17

Join the FirstMark Team as our Community & Content Lead

*** Please note that position has been filled as of March 1st, 2017. We are always looking for extraordinarily talented people for companies in the FirstMark community, so please join our Talent Network if you are looking for your next career challenge. ***

FirstMark is looking for a superlative candidate to join our Platform team as our Community & Content Lead. You will own all of our in-person and online experiences that inspire and educate individuals around the world. You will bring people together in meaningful ways, both in person and online, to learn from the most prominent minds in tech (and from each other.)

As an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York City, our mission is to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs. We have been proud to work alongside the founders of remarkable companies like Pinterest, Shopify, Riot Games, InVision, Tapad, and dozens more. And since our founding, we have been deeply committed to “platform”, a set of resources, events, and technology designed to make a material impact on our entrepreneurs, their teams, and the tech ecosystem at large.

As part of this broader mission, you will own the end-to-end execution of FirstMark’s Driven Series, as well as our private calendar of 60+ annual events we host for our portfolio. This begins with crafting in-person experiences that educate and delight. It also means owning and expanding the online presence for each of our events – across FirstMark’s sites, social, and beyond – to bring insights to entrepreneurial individuals across the world. This effort includes:

  • Our flagship “Driven” Series, a series of four monthly events that educate and inspire a community of 25,000 members and growing: Data Driven, Design Driven, Hardwired, and Code Driven
  • Tentpole annual Summits for founders/CEOs, CTOs, CMOs, and CROs, all designed to connect FirstMark portfolio companies with expertise and with each other
  • Dozens of private, portfolio-only events in addition to our Summits, like “Office Hours” organized around tactical and strategic issues, and private peer networking groups for executives across our portfolio of 60+ remarkable companies

We are seeking a candidate with prior experience in event coordination (whether organizing a Meetup or running a commercial conference), experience managing or scaling online communities, and a demonstrated ability to write clearly and effectively. A few additional qualities that define you:

  • You thrive on connecting people in meaningful ways
  • You are highly independent and self-directed, with an ability to create and execute on your own roadmap
  • You are able to effectively juggle many projects simultaneously
  • You have grit; you are willing to go above and beyond to succeed
  • You have the ability to think both strategically and tactically

If this sounds like a challenge you are ready for, we’d like to hear from you. Contact us at Please submit three things:

  • A short overview of what you’ve done in the past that prepares you to succeed in this role
  • Links to your online presence (social accounts, blog, etc.) to help us get to know you better
  • A writing sample that accurately reflects your own writing style, and is also indicative of the work you’d like to do at FirstMark