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This isn’t a ‘normal’ week (as if any week is normal these days), so I’ll scrap an attempt at a ‘normal’ column.

Here are the limited words I could muster on Twitter as Russia invaded Ukraine around midnight my time:

For Ukraine.

For the people of Ukraine.

For democracy.

For this to be the last, fruitless gasp of one of the world’s most ruthless tyrants.

For peace, justice, wisdom, and righteousness prevail to once this is behind us.

If you have any thoughts about how marketers and other business professionals can best support the people of Ukraine right now, I’d love to hear them.

For a good starting point of who to follow, my Ukrainian American friend Dora Chomiak has invaluable perspective.

This list from Gavin Sheridan shared by Justin Hendrix also looks comprehensive.

Meanwhile, in Texas…

There is no word but “cruelty” to describe the approach of the governor toward families with trans children. Read more here.

I texted someone I know in such a family. They’re packing up now and fleeing the state.

This is not a drill.

Again, please share thoughts on ways to help. We can circulate them in the community and newsletters, and beyond.

One other note on Texas…

I’ll be in Austin for SXSW March 11-15. Perhaps, as we all get together, some good can come out of it.

We’ll have a community get-together. I’m still firming up the exact time and place, but if you want to RSVP and get updates, visit https://sxsw-marketers.eventbrite.com. The password is ‘marketers’.

Drinks will be covered, so if there’s a cause or other events you think we should be involved with, let me know.

For those going through a lot right now, whatever “a lot” means to you, if you’re reading this, there is someone who is here for you, and there are probably many more.

The community tagline is “marketers need marketers, too,” but it’s never just about marketers. We’re not marketers at our core; we’re people.

Trans or cis, Ukrainian or American, red or blue or pink or polka dotted, there’s so much good we can all keep doing for one another.

Peace to Ukraine, and love to all the multifaceted families of Texas.

David

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Keep checking out the #jobs channel in Serial Marketers for more. Better yet, subscribe to get updates from our job listing board. Here are some great opportunities shared in these places or sent to me directly.

HLK
Marketing Analytics Manager
Remote
Via Alexander in the community
“We are looking for an Analytics Manager to join our team. As a manager here at HLK, you’ll need to be part marketing savant, data strategist, platform expert, and data detective as this position is responsible for measurement, analysis, reporting, and insights across a range of clients. The performance analytics manager will work closely with other teams (Media, Planning, Tech, etc) to gather strategic and tactical input, understand objectives, and define the appropriate analytics approach to a range of marketing and business challenges.”
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VISIONARIES CLUB 
Platform Intern / Entrepreneur in Residence
Remote, Berlin
“We are looking for a curious and driven high-potential to join our Visionaries Club Platform Team as a full-time Intern / Entrepreneur in Residence in Berlin or remote. This role will allow you to work in a young and highly entrepreneurial European venture firm and interact with our outstanding portfolio companies (e.g. Personio, Choco, Xentral, Taxdoo, etc.) as well as backers from the old and new economy (e.g. Founders of UiPath, Flixbus, Swarovski, Bitburger, etc.).”
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MOCKINGBIRD
Influencer Marketing Manager
Remote
“You’ll be tasked with taking our influencer program from the small test it is today (started in July 2021) to making it one of our most impactful growth marketing channels. In terms of social platforms, our main priority is Instagram, while secondarily incorporating TikTok, YouTube and blogs. From expanding our volume of influencers to testing new social platforms to optimizing the process, there is a ton of opportunity for both the program, and for our future Influencer Marketing Manger.”
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GLADLY
Director of Customer Lifecycle Marketing
Remote
Via Melissa in the community
“Gladly is the Radically Personal Customer Service Platform that puts people at the center of a single, lifelong conversation. We enable companies to talk to their customers the way people talk to their friends: seamlessly across voice, email, SMS, chat, and social media. As Director of Customer Lifecycle Marketing, you will shape a sustainable engagement model with new and existing customers across their entire lifecycle. With a focus on automation and creation of reciprocity with the Gladly brand, you’ll deliver a new customer pipeline and existing customer expansion.”
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GLADLY
Senior SEO Specialist
Remote
Via Melissa in the community
“Gladly is the Radically Personal Customer Service Platform that puts people at the center of a single, lifelong conversation. We enable companies to talk to their customers the way people talk to their friends: seamlessly across voice, email, SMS, chat, and social media. As Sr. SEO Specialist, you will own our search engine optimization strategy and be responsible for executing said strategy for new and existing customers across their entire lifecycle. With a focus on automation and creation of reciprocity with the Gladly brand, you’ll work closely with the content team to deliver new customer acquisition journeys in search and drive organic growth.”
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Also, check out the Serial Marketers job board.

Other job resources:

  • AMA Job Board: Listings from the American Marketing Association (maybe you can also ask them anything)
  • Beeler.Tech: Job listings for ad operations, programmatic account management, sales operations, and more.
  • Braintrust: A freelance platform where you are the owner and where freelance talent keeps 100% of the bill rate.
  • Built in NYC: Jobs at a range of levels and functions, as long as you’re okay working in this quaint, backwater hamlet.
  • Content Writing Jobs: Content marketers, enjoy
  • Creative Women of Color: List yourself in the database and find talent, via Women Who Create
  • Demand Curve: Growth and marketing jobs
  • ExecThread: Senior roles spanning a range of verticals and cities; membership is free but fully vetted (this uses my referral ID to get you in faster)
  • Gently Ventures: Helps scale businesses by finding the right talent
  • Growth Collective: Apply to join this network of notable freelance marketers
  • Grace Blue Transitions: A portal for hirers and seekers with resources from this exec recruiting firm
  • The Hired Guns: An array of jobs in marketing and related fields at brands, agencies, and media companies
  • Hue: Amplifying voices of people in color working in marketing
  • Lunch Club: Match 1:1 around predetermined goals with accomplished professionals (free)
  • NYC Ad Jobs & Networking: A popular Facebook group
  • One Club for Creativity: COVID-19 jobs Board
  • #OpenToWork: There’s a channel in Serial Marketers where you can share what you’re looking for
  • Pangea: Hire college freelancers (and college students can get gigs)
  • Pocit: A platform connecting people of color with jobs in the tech industry
  • Questions to Ask for a Marketing Role: What questions should you ask when starting a new marketing role or job?
  • Serial Marketers Job Board: Post regular and featured listings and subscribe for updates.
  • Startup.Jobs: There’s a section for marketing jobs
  • Teal: One place to organize and manage your job search.
  • TechNY Daily: While more technical, there are also some sales and marketing jobs at NY startups.
  • VC Job Boards: AlephEniac VenturesPearSequoiaUnion Square Ventures
  • VentureLoop: Free startup job listings; their paid option is $15/month and might surface more leads (but it might not).
  • Venwise: Submit your job interests here and get in front of their roster of hiring leads; select “Serial Marketers” under “How did you find us”

Do you run or enjoy other job listing sites? Let me know, and I’ll share them.

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