Paragon One

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Product Marketing Director

Location
New York City / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Matt Wilkerson
Matt Wilkerson
CEO

About the role

Paragon One (www.ParagonOne.com) connects large numbers of students to employers through industry relevant projects called Remote Externships. We make it easier for students to build professional experiences while also engaging with company employees. For enterprise customers who need to scale and engage their early talent pipeline, Paragon One’s platform saves companies like Facebook, PwC, Hewlett-Packard, National Geographic, Snapchat, and Cargill time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Paragon One has served thousands of students with externships. Paragon One was founded by a team out of MIT and backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, University Ventures, and Learn Capital.

We are looking for a strategic product marketing leader who combines a product mindset with business development and marketing experiments.

Ideal candidates will have a combination of product, marketing, and content development skillset. More important than experience is a strategic mind and creative problem solving ability. We seek aspiring leaders who are passionate about solving extremely hard problems in the education-to-workforce movement.

Competitive startup salary with equity.

#####Responsibilities

Product positioning and messaging

Go-to-market strategy

Storytelling – developing a series of persona story arcs that we want to tell with our users (students, company employees, company leaders) that match with researched user/stakeholder pain points

Customer/stakeholder definitions and segmenting

Website (with Product)

Case studies, testimonials, and sales support materials

Manage content writers

Project manage PR agency (in collab with Product and BD)

#####Skills and Experience

Grit and perseverance to tackle the hardest problems

6+ years of product management, marketing, and/or growth experience

Strategic thinking and problem solving skills

Exceptional writing and editing skills

Collaborative teamwork and multitasking skills

Understanding of B2B marketing strategies

#####Media

Yahoo! Finance TV clip: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6797983228197257216/

Forbes article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/annaesakismith/2021/10/04/how-college-students-who-build-employability-can-win-the-race-to-land-internships

HP extern highlight video: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paragon-one_hp-hptechventures-work-activity-6856711255571390464-NV75/

Why you should join Paragon One

Paragon One makes it easy for students to build professional experience with Remote Externships -- industry relevant projects that scale between companies and students. Paragon One’s platform saves companies time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Unlike traditional recruiting or workforce platforms, Paragon One is turnkey – we do the heavy lifting of engaging more student talent at the top of the funnel so companies can focus on building. In 2021, Paragon One is reaching thousands of students and hosting remote externships for Facebook, PwC, Pfizer, National Geographic, HP, Snapchat, Cloudflare, and The Nature Conservancy.

Paragon One is backed by Y Combinator, Foundation Capital, Learn Capital, and University Ventures.

Paragon One
Founded:2016
Team Size:15
Location:New York
Founders
Byron Hsu
Byron Hsu
President, CTO
Matt Wilkerson
Matt Wilkerson
CEO