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Contract Design Specialist

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90k USD

Job Description

M13 is not your typical venture capital firm. We’re a full-service “venture engine” with a platform of experts and resources to help our founding teams proactively navigate risks and excel at execution.
Founded in 2016 with offices in Los Angeles and New York, M13 is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in disruptive software startups. Founders benefit from access to M13’s full-time operating partners in strategic areas such as brand, talent, data, and operations to enable better day-to-day decisions.
We seek a Contract Design Specialist to join the M13 Brand and Communications team. The team is responsible for setting and executing the brand strategy, producing digital and physical content for tentpole events for our ecosystem of tech founders and investors, and amplifying investment thought leadership across our owned and earned channels. The Contract Design Specialist supports all M13 Brand and Communication initiatives by contributing to our human-centered approach to data and visual storytelling.
With our Creative Director’s guidance, the Contract Design Specialist will execute concepts and strategies in support of a wide range of projects for M13 and our portfolio companies. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to develop, grow, and learn from a seasoned team. You will be able to wear many hats, including web development, UX/UI, design, and more.
This is a 3-6 month contract position with the possibility of conversion to full-time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design support
  • Support production efforts to deliver final assets of:
  • Digital assets - blogs, social graphics, email, and newsletter templates via our email marketing tool.
  • Decks - pitch decks, annual meeting slides, annual and quarterly reports.
  • Printed materials – reports, books, agendas, signage, name tags, merchandise.
  • Support organization and management of assets within our shared drive.
  • Update and distribute assets across the firm.

  • Website management
  • Maintain and update the M13 website on Webflow. Including troubleshooting custom CMS needs (blogs) and converting designs into functional Webflow templates.
  • Manage and prioritize a high volume of initiatives.

You will love this job if you:

  • Are passionate about joining a group that invests in founders building disruptive software that will make transformational changes in our world.
  • Have high attention to detail and the ability to thrive, adjust, and handle large numbers of requests in an agile environment.
  • You value collaborating and sharing feedback with multiple stakeholders. You are willing and able to help your teammates grow by providing (and receiving) respectful and constructive feedback and sharing your unique insights with everyone.
  • Thrive in connecting the dots when others cannot and simplifying complex issues and questions.
  • Enjoy a fast-paced and demanding environment, possess a high intellectual curiosity, and demonstrate strong judgment in the face of ambiguity.
  • Are happy to fill in the gaps to reach a goal where necessary, even if it does not always fit your job description.
  • Are curious about all facets of venture and M13 and excited to identify ways to improve.

Please get in touch if you:

  • Have a strong portfolio that highlights examples of your past work experience bringing brands to life.
  • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Have 3-5+ years of relevant experience in web production design.
  • Are proficient working in Adobe Creative Suite, Webflow, Figma, HTML, and CSS scripting languages like Javascript are a plus.
  • Have experience managing marketing campaigns in an email marketing tool.
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, web design, or a related field.
This contract position will pay $45/hour.
Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend only to apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes but don't necessarily meet every point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.
M13 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We deeply understand the value of bringing together a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Advice from our career coach

To succeed as a Contract Design Specialist at M13, it is crucial to showcase your creativity, attention to detail, and ability to collaborate effectively. Here are some tips to stand out as an applicant:

  • Highlight your portfolio with examples of past work bringing brands to life.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills, essential for managing multiple design projects.
  • Emphasize your 3-5+ years of experience in web production design.
  • Show proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Webflow, Figma, HTML, and CSS; knowledge of Javascript is a plus.
  • Showcase your experience in managing marketing campaigns in an email marketing tool.
  • Have a Bachelor's degree in graphic design, web design, or a related field to demonstrate your educational background.

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Apr 20, 2024


90k USD

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