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Sr Product Marketing Manager  |  Sr Content Developer  |  Content Marketer  |  Sr/Lead Full Stack Engineer


Reforge Mission

At Reforge, our mission is to help experienced professionals fulfill their potential.  Professional development and masters level education is a lifelong endeavor but there is a growing gap of what professionals want/need and the existing options available.  We aim to redefine masters level education by providing our members:

  • Highly relevant, applicable, and engaging knowledge.
  • Meaningful relationships with other experienced practitioners.
  • Examples, inspiration, and anecdotes from the world’s top practicing leaders.

We’ve built a community of experienced professionals from leading technology companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Uber, HubSpot, Atlassian, and many more.  Here are just a couple examples of the impact that Reforge has had for members:

“I got my MBA at Berkeley, but this program has been more transformational for me then the entire two years I spent there.  Thank you!”
“Reforge is easily the highest quality professional skills program out there. If I had to choose between attending an unlimited number of industry conferences, versus going only to the Reforge, I'd choose Reforge without hesitation.”
“Reforge has easily been one of the best investments of time and money I've ever made in my professional development. I love how the course codifies what I've been doing for the last four years as VP of Marketing.”

Content isn’t just a sideshow to us, it is at the core of our business.  Our goal is to build the most talented team of content professionals in the industry that will help define the future of the company.  We are a profitable company led by experienced entrepreneurs such as Brian Balfour (2X venture backed founder, former VP Growth @ HubSpot) and advisors such as Andrew Chen (Uber), Noah Kagan (Sumo, Mint, Facebook) and Russell Glass (Founder of Bizo, Acq by LinkedIn).


Sr Product Marketing Manager

Goal This Role Will Own
As part of the Reforge mission you will own the success of bringing new courses to market. This is an opportunity to learn something new every day, build relationships with industry leaders, and be at the center of an influential community.  

Responsibilities
Here are some potential responsibilities we foresee contributing to achieving this goal:

  • Understand and lead analysis to determine new course offerings by executing in-depth research of our customers, competitive environment, and product metrics.
  • Develop the positioning and messaging for new course offerings by and clearly communicate it using our existing digital marketing channels.
  • Develop an end to end outline new course experience by mapping and managing all of the needs of a user throughout their entire lifecycle of a course.
  • Gather in depth feedback and iterate quickly on course format and offerings.
  • Contribute to defining our new course creation process to be used by multiple teams across the company.

Skills Required For This Role

  • Experience as a Product Marketer, Product Manager, Content Manager/Editor, or User Experience Designer.
  • Proven track record of executing in depth customer research and translating it into actionable insights and improvements.
  • You can create, segment, and optimize engaging email marketing campaigns. 
  • You are able to take new ideas/hypotheses and ruthlessly prioritize, form efficient ways to test, and measure results.  
  • Highly analytical and able to effectively use data to identify areas of opportunity.  
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to manage and lead across highly cross-functional teams.

You Are Someone Who:

  • Focuses on impact over activity.
  • Is a lifelong learner interested in self development.
  • Embraces the struggle of creating something new and interesting.
  • Seeks out ruthless feedback and iterates quickly.
  • Has experience working in an early stage startup environment.
     

Sr Content Developer

What This Role Will Own
As part of the Reforge mission you will own the development of new course content and exercises. This is an opportunity to learn something new every day, build relationships with industry leaders, and be at the center of an influential community.  

Responsibilities:

  • Doing in-depth primary and secondary research with target customers and industry experts. 
  • Take a comprehensive amount of information and break it down into easily understood and interesting content segments.
  • Develop in depth written and visual content for a new course end to end. 
  • Develop engaging online/offline exercises, case studies, and workshops to reinforce the core material
  • Working with a cross functional team to deliver an amazing end experience to our customers.

Skills Required:

  • Proven track record of creating high quality, comprehensive, engaging, and educational content.
  • Ability to think visually by translating written content into a visual explanations.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth interviews and primary user research in addition to comprehensive secondary research.
  • (Bonus) Experience in teaching others either in person or online.

You Are Someone Who:

  • Focuses on impact over activity.
  • Is a lifelong learner interested in self development.
  • Embraces the struggle of creating something new and interesting.
  • Loves to spend the bulk of their time researching, writing, and creating multi-media content.
  • Able to respond to feedback and iterate quickly.
  • Has experience working in an early stage startup environment.

Data-Driven Content Marketer

In a crowded world of low quality and repetitive content, you know how to break through the noise with 10X content. Particularly content that involves data analysis and visualization.

Who you will be working with

We believe who you work is the most important thing.  We’ll go through ups, but we’ll also go through downs and in the downs you should at least love who you work with every day.  You will work closely with:

  • Brian Balfour - Brian is the founder and CEO of Reforge.  You would work closely with Brian to execute the content creation process and pipeline.
  • Reforge Collective - The Reforge Collective is a group of top leaders from companies like Uber, Dropbox, Wealthfront, LinkedIn, Facebook, and more that participate in our programs.  You would interact with them on a regular basis to figure out how to highlight them in our content presence.
  • Reforge Community -  You would interact regularly with participants in all of our programs to highlight their work and knowledge to the broader community and Reforge presence.  

GOALS + AREAS YOU WILL OWN

  • Content Experience - Content to us is more than just words on a page.  It is about the entire interactive content experience. 
  • Monthly Active Email Subscribers  - Subscribers are meaningless unless they are actively engaged.  We optimize towards monthly active email subscribers.  You would own the goal of increasing our monthly active subscribers.
  • Social Accounts -  Own the management of all social accounts across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Slideshare, and Medium

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES TO ACHIEVE GOALS

  • Create high quality, comprehensive, and analytical content
  • Work with our community to source guest posts
  • Identify promotion and other content distribution opportunities
  • Leverage our existing distribution of 100K email subscribers
  • Create highly engaging and unique emails to our subscriber base

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Experience in creating high quality, comprehensive, and analytical content
  • Ability to analyze data, write about insights, put together compelling visualizations of that data.
  • You know how to research, create, and optimize content to capture SEO traffic
  • You know how to leverage other content platforms like Medium, LinkedIn, and Slideshare
  • Email marketing experience including creating, segmenting, and optimizing for email engagement
  • Resourceful when you need design and technical help

Sr/Lead Full Stack Engineer

You are interested in being the first full time technical hire at profitable company lead by experienced tech entrepreneurs looking to grow exponentially.  As a result, you are versatile, want to have direct impact on product decisions, and excited to shape the foundation of a high performance team.

WHO WILL YOU BE WORKING WITH?

We believe who you work is the most important thing.  We’ll go through ups, but we’ll also go through downs and in the downs you should at least love who you work with every day.  You will work closely with:

  • Brian Balfour - Brian is the founder and CEO of Reforge.  You would work closely with Brian on product strategy and goals.
  • Reforge Community (Customers) -  You would interact with the Reforge community (customers) to understand user problems and needs.
  • Designers - You will work closely with our contract designers.

Goals/areas you will own

You will be the first full time technical hire and therefore contribute to the foundation for the future including:

  • Create and Implement Product Roadmap  - We don’t write word for word product specs.  We work quickly to define user problems, outline rough solutions, but then will leave it to you to take it the final mile. 
  • Engineering Culture - You will be critical in helping define the engineering culture for the future.
  • Technical Infrastructure - You will be defining the platform and technical choices we will use.

you are..

  • A full stack generalist with deep experience building web applications
  • Work fast, know how to prioritize and make critical decisions
  • Excited to talk to customers to better understand use cases and decide what is next on the roadmap
  • Interested in working with growth individuals to come up with technical solutions that create leverage
  • You have started/created something on your own (side project, open source, startup, etc)
  • Mentor and develop future more junior software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities