Product Marketing Specialist at Spark Hire

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Spark Hire is an award-winning video interviewing platform (Software-as-a-Service) used by more than 6,000 customers in 100+ countries. Our industry-leading platform is recognized as the gold standard by esteemed software review site G2. We’ve also recently been recognized as one of the best startups to work for nationally and a top 5 B2B tech company in the Chicago area.

As we continue to expand our platform and feature set and our customer base grows exponentially, it's critical that we bring on our 1st Product Marketer - and that's where you come in! 

In this role, you’ll work collaboratively with the marketing, customer, success, and sales teams to empower our customers to be more successful with Spark Hire, enable our internal team to best position Spark Hire in the market, and engage our prospects with content that highlights the power of Spark Hire.

What you'll do

  • Develop B2B product marketing campaigns and materials for external audiences
  • Develop content for internal audiences including product positioning, features/benefits, resources for sales enablement, and other materials
  • Directly write and edit external and internal content above, adapted to a variety of formats, audiences and tones-of-voice
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams and subject matter experts on concepts, themes, campaigns, requirements, and design
  • Ensure quality and consistency of message and brand voice in all marketing materials
  • Develop expertise on Spark Hire’s platform, market and competitors
  • Conduct competitor analysis and relate findings to internal stakeholders 
  • Build out demo videos and webinars to showcase every aspect of our SaaS platform

What we're looking for

  • Strong written and communication skills to inform or persuade diverse audiences
  • Strategic marketing mindset that guides crafting of themes and content to the objective
  • Must be detail-oriented, have high standards of quality, and be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Previous experience with B2B marketing for software or other technology solutions
  • Curiosity to understand competitor’s mindset and ability to apply research to sales enablement collateral such as battle cards, training materials, or sales scripts
  • Collaborative team player with goal-oriented attitude
  • 2+ years previous experience within B2B marketing team either for software or other high-technology solutions
  • Experience working in marketing automation platform such as HubSpot, Pardot, or Marketo is a plus
  • Experience working in a CRM such as Salesforce is a plus

What You’ll Love About Spark Hire

Great Culture – We have in and out of the office activities going on all the time. From celebrating birthdays, happy hours, Cubs games, holiday parties, picnics, friendly competitions, and more!
Health Benefits – Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
Paid Time Off – Employees receive paid time off which start accruing on day one of employment and paid holidays. Plus, you get your birthday off as PTO!
Work/Life Balance – We pride ourselves on having a great work/life balance.
Gym Subsidy - We contribute a significant amount towards a gym membership at the nearby Lifetime Fitness.
401(k) - Start saving for your future retirement!
If you're looking for an exciting place to work and to be an integral part of a growing marketing/partnerships team, apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We require all candidates that receive and accept employment offers to complete a background check before being hired.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • CodebaseManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • IntercomEmail
    • MailgunEmail

Location

Spark Hire is located in Northbrook, a suburb of Chicago. There are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks to explore!

An Insider's view of Spark Hire

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The people I work with are just the best. There is never a dull day.

Jason

Technical Support Manager

What does your typical day look like?

My typical day starts off with responding to inbound emails and going through my tasks for the day. I spend a lot of time on the phone with customers, walking them through the platform and answering any questions that they may have. I enjoy conversing with customers while balancing out banter between coworkers and a fun work environment

Ryan

Account Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Accountability is king! To be successful you need to be dependable. Being proactive and facing challenges head-on with a positive attitude is crucial. Someone who is adaptable, available to help each other & our processes improve, & thinks swiftly. Having fun is paramount. Successful team members walk in each day passionate about contributing.

Jeremy

Sales Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Spark Hire should be part of every organization's recruiting process. We're at 4,000 customers now, but believe there's nothing stopping us from 40,000, 400,000, or 4 million customers! We want Spark Hire to be the norm for any company, anywhere in the world.

Josh

CEO

What are some social events your company does?

A company who values culture is important to me, and I found that here at Spark Hire. Some of the social events we have are holiday parties, potlucks, dress up days, and team outings.

Elyse

Administrative Assistant

What are Spark Hire Perks + Benefits

Spark Hire Benefits Overview

Spark Hire constantly strives to improve the benefits and perks it provides to its employees. As the company grows, the leadership team seeks opportunities to give back to the individual team members in as many ways as possible. We take a lot of pride in ensuring the Sparktans are happy and enjoy coming into work. This definitely includes offering quality benefits, but more importantly, Spark Hire is focused and invested in the continuous improvement of the company culture and atmosphere.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on your role within the company, work schedules are flexible with opportunities for remote work.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Spark Hire offers all employees paid time off to observe major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Spark Hire offers paid time off for vacations and sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Spark Hire stocks fridges in the office kitchens with a wide variety of beer. Enter the kitchen on a Thursday after work and you'll likely find a few Sparktans enjoying a cold one.
Casual Dress
Spark Hire's casual dress code allows employees to be comfortable while they work. Jeans and casual tops are the norm!
Company Outings
Spark Hire has regularly planned company outings including holiday parties, Cubs games, bowling, company BBQs, and more!
Stocked Kitchen
Spark Hire has a stocked kitchen including your favorite Keurig cups, La Croix, beer, and more!
Some Meals Provided
Spark Hire provides free breakfast on Wednesdays and catered lunches once per month.
Happy Hours
Spark Hire hosts monthly happy hours at local bars and restaurants to bring the team together. The happy hours usually follow our monthly all hands meetings.
Parking
Spark Hire employees don't have to worry about parking as our building has a private lot.
Fitness Subsidies
Spark Hire contributes $120 per month per employee to a LifeTime fitness membership which is right next to the office.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Spark Hire offers employees extensive training and encourages learning and development. Spark Hire participates in many conferences throughout the year.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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