Marketing and Partnerships Manager

EdSurge - CA - Full time

EdSurge - CA - Full time


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EdSurge, the leading source for edtech news, research, events, and community, is looking for a Marketing and Partnerships Manager to increase the size of our audience, drive traffic and leads, and support revenue growth.

You’re the kind of person who:

  • Loves creating, analyzing and executing on marketing campaigns
  • Geeks out on finding new ways to reach people
  • Enjoys creating and maintaining relationships
  • Thinks creatively about partnerships
  • Enjoys working in a cross-functional role
  • Is a self-starter with their own ideas but also is able to work collaboratively with a team

In this job you will:

  • Design & implement a digital marketing strategy which may include SEO, Google AdWords, PPC (pay-per-click), marketing automation, coordination with Social Media Manager etc.
  • Plan, execute and analyze campaigns across multiple EdSurge products and services (comfort with Marketo is a plus!)
  • Foster and maintainexisting partnerships that bring traffic to our website and various products
  • Cultivate relationships with prospective partners and collaborate across teams to design the best strategy for each partnership
  • Write and develop engaging marketing content (some design experience would be a plus)
  • Work cross-functionally with many of the teams at EdSurge including editorial, sales, jobs and events
  • Be an integral part of an ambitious, fun and close-knit team within a mission-driven start-up

What makes you a great fit for this role:

  • You have 2-3 years of professional experience in marketing and/or partnership development
  • You have experience developing and implementing digital marketing strategy in traditional and digital marketing
  • You have experience managing and like owning projects from start to finish with minimal guidance - that includes scoping and diagnosing problems, developing testing methodologies, finding creative solutions, and then implementing changes
  • You enjoy relationship and network building and have experience fostering and maintaining external partnerships
  • You’re passionate about education
  • You are comfortable analyzing data, using analytics tools and making decisions based on data
  • You understand the education space and can communicate with and make informed decisions about our audience
  • You have strong written and communication skills
  • You’re able to move at a fast pace and change course when necessary!
  • You love working collaboratively with others and finding ways to solve problems
  • Content production skills a plus!


  • Three weeks mandatory vacation
  • Employee health care
  • Laptop and and your choice of desk setup (e.g. monitors)
  • Locations in both Oakland and Burlingame (reasonable commute anywhere from Palo Alto to Berkeley)
  • Work from home one to two days a week

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Experience Level

Mid Level


EdSurge is a venture-backed news and information resource organization with a mission to deliver insights and connect those exploring how technology can support equitable opportunities for all learners. 

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