Marketing Designer (contract position)

| Greater Denver Area
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Bear with us, we are word people trying to describe a design gig. Verblio’s marketing team is seeking a curious and creative visual designer to assist us on a cornucopia of cool projects.  Are you someone who loves collaborating with super smart and enjoyable people? Someone who’s interested in working with a startup that actually treats people well? Someone who won’t hate us when we utter the dreaded words, “Can you just make it pretty?” (jk, we know better than to say that.) In the words of Aaliyah, Are You That Somebody? If so, HI! We’re excited to meet you. Let’s talk details. 
First, a little bit about us

Verblio is a content creation platform based in Denver, CO. We are content marketing enthusiasts with an amazing brand and platform. We’re in full-tilt growth mode with grandiose plans for world domination (the friendly kind) and show no signs of slowing down. Content in all its forms—blog posts, web pages, newsletters, ebooks, the list goes on—it’s all  vital to modern marketing. But it’s really hard to do well and at scale (think how hard it is to do anything great in  large quantities, that’s why wedding food is often so bad.)  To help companies make it happen, Verblio nurtures a network of over 3,000 writers—plus a marketplace business model and an easy-to-use platform—so our customers can create great content and get the attention of something that rhymes with shmoogle. If you’re reading this and thinking, “Cool, but how do I fit in?” Stay with us. Verblio’s marketing team needs you.


We’re looking for a designer who…
  • Enjoys marketing design
  • Has serious visual design chops
  • Has excellent typography skills and nerds out about it 
  • Is comfortable with WordPress & Beaver Builder (or other page-builder tools)
  • Is a strategic and conceptual thinker
  • Is comfortable working on multiple projects and tracking progress/updates in Asana
  • Knows how to communicate the pros, cons, and options in their work so that non-designers can understand
  • Has fantastic verbal and written communication skills 
  • Loves to brainstorm and riff with other collaborators of all levels 
  • Is excited about the opportunity to make cool stuff, get experimental, and bring their unique perspective to an incredible team
  • Wants to tackle lots of different marketing projects — designing webpages, one-pagers, visualizations for data, social media graphics, slide decks, and more.

What you’ll need to be successful in this role:
  • 5+ years of professional experience creating beautiful, usable design solutions. 
  • Strong English language skills
  • Ability to listen to an idea and put it into action 
  • Comfortable working in WordPress while using page builders to build new pages & designs
  • Quickly create and implement Verblio’s brand voice into new designs while making suggestions on ways we can improve current website design 
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Comfortable working with google docs, slack, and asana 
  • Effectiveness when working remotely and collaborating with remote teams. We’re based in Denver, CO, but the Verblio team spans multiple cities and continents
  • Cool or unexpected skills we haven’t mentioned? Let’s hear them.

As a contract designer on Verblio’s marketing team, you’ll be part of a hand-picked, highly efficient marketing machine that includes 7 full-timers and 4 very involved contractors.

Fun and fluffy details you might care about:

  • Working withVerblio is more fun than most other companies We are drama free. We don’t tolerate egos and genuinely like each other.
  • Did we mention we’re growing like mad? It’s way more fun to be on a rocketship than riding in circles on a model train set. (No disrespect to model train enthusiasts.) We made the Inc 5000 list for the second year in a row, won our sixth Mercury 100 award as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Boulder Valley, and just made the Colorado Companies to Watch list.
  • If you like cool socks, we can send you cool socks:
  • Have you read our website? That’ll give you a good idea of our energy.
 Contract Details 
  • You are an Independent Contractors who operates their own business, provide their own tools & software, and work on their own schedules.
  • We expect this contract work will take about  10-20 hours per week,and last for 6 months.   
  • This is a remote, 6 month contract (but we are a communicative and engaged team)
  • Periodic meetings with Verblio team to align on quality goals and progress, generally conducted during Mountain Time over Zoom
  • Compensation pay $30- $60/hour (based on experience)
  • Contractor must have access to reliable internet connection

 

Please apply with the following:

  • Resume
  • Portfolio 
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • A couple of sentences about why this job description speaks to you

This contractor will be required to sign Verblio’s standard independent contractor agreement.


Phew! You made it to the end. Thanks for taking the time to read this whole thing. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • RubyLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • GraphQLFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

1700 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203

An Insider's view of Verblio

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Verblio values YOU. In addition to encouraging time away from work, they encourage your personal development goals within the company as well as support your hobbies and passions in your personal life. I’m so thankful to be a part of this team and couldn’t imagine working through covid with anyone else!

Jessica

Operations Associate

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We're trying to solve the problem of how do use the power of skilled freelancers in the modern gig economy to deliver end solutions that could never be achieved before. Marketplaces to find top talent exist. As do lower-skill platforms - like Lyft/Grubhub. But how do we bring the distinct benefits from each into a new skilled gig solution?!?

Steve

CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

One of the coolest things about Verblio is that success isn’t necessarily linked to an ideal background or education. If you’re curious, resilient, and legitimately interested in solving problems, you’ll not only find success but also endless opportunities to explore your own strengths.

Alexa

Director of Enterprise Operations

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Verblio prioritizes 1:1s with team members. I spend 15% to 20% of my week in 1:1s with my team. Our CEO meets at least quarterly with every Verblion. Frequent 1:1s is a key way we identify how best to support employees & teams, how to advance people's growth, & make efficient progress on critical projects. And we just love spending time together!

Zoe

Sr. Director of Operations

What's something quirky about your company?

Verblio embraces quirkiness in all of its forms. Gamers, musicians, foodies, avid readers, skiers--we come together to make a melting pot of weird awesomeness. We have a slack channel called the #puppy-channel, where colleagues show off pictures of all of their “puppies,” including iguanas, kittens, fish, and even the occasional pet chicken.

Caroline

Head of Customer Success

What are Verblio Perks + Benefits

Verblio Benefits Overview

We offer a competitive salary, stock options, health, dental & vision insurance with a generous monthly company contribution, 401k, family-friendly benefits, including generous parental leave, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, last Friday of every month off, and an unlimited vacation policy.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
HSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
We have an optional weekly team-member led meditation session via Zoom (called Breathlio!)
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Verblio hosts company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month.
Pet Friendly
Verblio's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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