Content & Product Marketing Manager

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Content & Product Marketing Manager
Reports to: VP Marketing

Who You Are

Your bar is higher than most, and you take great pride in producing quality work in an agile fashion

You love imagining new ideas, but understand that in order to be truly effective, you must marry creative ideation with strong execution and prioritization. What’s best for the business (and you) may sometimes be 110% effort to knock something out of the park, or 85% effort to get something to baseline good -- and you’re an excellent judge of which scenario you’re facing at all times.

You’re capable of driving product marketing, content, and messaging strategy with a customer perspective and a deep understanding of Ascent’s position in the market. At the same time, you’re excited to get into the trenches and execute on a tactical level because getting your hands dirty is a big part of the fun. 

You’re a master wordsmith, able to transform seemingly complex concepts into written form that is memorable, engaging, and reflective of Ascent’s innovative and disruptive personality. You have bold ideas. It’s more likely that we’ll have to reign you in, rather than pull you out of your shell.

Lastly, you thrive on collaboration and appreciate that feedback (giving and receiving) is an integral part of the creative process. The prospect of building something from the ground up doesn’t scare you, it excites you.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Bring significant awareness to Ascent’s brand and solutions, with a focus on growing demand 
  • Serve as lead writer and chief storyteller; create compelling content that provides value to our target audience and gets hand raises (including web content, thought leadership articles, educational blogs, case studies, tear sheets, etc.)
  • Lead and develop product positioning and messaging by understanding the market, our brand, customer needs, product roadmap, market trends, and competitive landscape
  • Lead efforts in refining and articulating how we create value in a bold and innovative way
  • Launch messaging that moves people, enables our sales team, and drives forward our innovation narrative
  • Take a major role in coming up with content + campaigns that will create opportunities
  • Build a winning value proposition framework for use across our key industry segments and personas
  • Own and evolve our buyer personas and solution use cases
  • Help create compelling presentations to both internal and external audiences
  • Help define and manage plans for product launches, coordinating efforts across Product, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Experience teams
  • Leverage your ever-growing market and customer expertise to contribute to the development of our go-to-market strategy

Experience:

  • 6-8 years' of experience in product marketing or content marketing for a B2B product
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • At home in a fast-moving startup environment
  • Working knowledge of content/inbound marketing concepts and principles
  • Demonstrated understanding of results-based planning that will help Ascent achieve its objectives in generating demand and generating/nurturing leads

Preferred:

  • Experience in the finance, legal, risk, and/or compliance space
  • Experience marketing B2B technology
  • Experience in planning and producing video content and/or other visual formats

*Writing samples will be requested as part of the interview process.

Benefits

Ascent employees enjoy many benefits and perks, including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance; premiums paid 95% for the individual 
  • Medical premiums paid 50% for covered dependents
  • Medical HSA/FSAs
  • Life insurance 
  • 401K 
  • Disability benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Dependent Care FSA 
  • Flexible PTO
  • Professional development stipend
  • Charitable matching gift program
  • The opportunity to work with smart people on challenging problems!
Who We Are

Ascent is a Reg-tech startup that closed its Series B funding round of $19.3M in Fall 2019. Founded only four years ago, the team has since grown to almost 50 full time employees, led and supported by an executive team and board of directors with extensive experience in technology, regulatory compliance, sales and business operations. Ascent serves global financial institutions such as ING and CommBank, and is also working directly with regulators around the world in order to continually improve and advance our product.

A first mover in building proprietary RegulationAI™, Ascent delivers market leading regulatory knowledge as a groundbreaking new way for financial firms to manage compliance. It is our mission to help our customers protect their business from regulatory and reputational risk while reducing their overall cost to comply. 

We prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion and believe strongly that a team with different backgrounds and perspectives produces better results. Together, we are solving a $64 billion global problem in regulatory compliance. Watch this video to learn more about what we do.

Ascent is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

Our neighborhood is your neighborhood! Ascent has embraced a remote culture with a collective commitment to virtual teamwork and open communication.

An Insider's view of Ascent

What are some social events your company does?

Our leadership really believes in building and strengthening our community here at Ascent. We have regular, non-work-related opportunities to connect virtually, including social breakout sessions, lunch & learns (including cooking demos and magic shows!) and games.

Shubhangi

Regulatory Intelligence Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team coordinates work that needs to be done by both people and machines. We do this by creating delightful interfaces/experiences for our users and by augmenting our workflows with machine learning to produce work that’s intuitive and efficient. This means my team gets to play with fun tech from the frontend all the way to the back.

Conrad

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Prior to joining Ascent, I used to believe "brilliance is evenly distributed but opportunity is not". Here at Ascent, irrespective of your gender, race or color, the opportunity to impact and change the world around you is evenly distributed and all anyone would require to succeed is the passion and desire to solve problems.

Sunkanmi

Software Developer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our job as a leadership team is to provide context, not solutions. The people working directly on a project are in the best position to make decisions, so we hire smart people and then trust them. We're here to support our teams and to make sure efforts are aligned across the company.

Chris

CTO

What are Ascent Perks + Benefits

Ascent Benefits Overview

Everyone brings a unique set of skills and talents, and we want to take advantage of everything you have to offer. We also want to make sure you get as much out of this opportunity as you put in, and we’ll give you the support you need for Ascent to be a transformational period of growth in your career.

Our team enjoys a number of benefits and perks, including:

- Competitive compensation
- Medical, dental, vision, mental health insurance – with individual premiums 95% paid by Ascent
- 401K offered
- Unlimited PTO and Paid Holidays
- Flexible work schedule
- Charitable Matching Gift Program
- Professional development stipend
- Remote work stipend
- Commuter benefits
- The opportunity to work with smart people on challenging problems!

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Charitable Matching Gift Program - annual match of employee donations to organizations of their choice
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Employer-paid Long Term Disability provided, covering up to 60% of annual salary. Voluntary Short Term Disability is also available.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Multiple plan options with Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well an HSA (Heath Savings Account).
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
There is an on-site gym in Prudential Plaza which is free to employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Ascent offers Dependent Care FSA
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Ascent also provides 3 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Ascent offers a completely flexible scheduling and work from home policy.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ascent offers a generous professional development stipend per year.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Ascent hosts bi-weekly lunch and learn meetings with internal and external speakers.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We want to create an environment where people can do their best work. That means supporting our employees in their careers, in their health, and in their lives. We're always looking for ways to concretely demonstrate these values. For example, we pay 95% of our employees' individual health premiums!

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