Content Strategist and Writer





Job Description

Looking for a strategic, creative and editorially-savvy writer and content manager who will help capture, craft and tell impactful stories to engage with the Indian startup ecosystem.

Antler is a global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. One of the world’s fastest growing VC firms; to date, Antler has invested in over 300 companies globally across 30 different industries.

Earlier this year, Antler announced a full-fledged launch in India, with the goal of deploying $100M in India in the next 3 years.

Learn more about Antler here

As Associate-Content at Antler India, you will work as part of our Marketing team to help build our brand, bring defining content to Indian founders, launch and manage Antler India's social media channels and craft PR communications.

You will work with founders, domain experts and VCs to create thought leadership content and opinion pieces. In this role, you will operate at the bleeding edge of startup ecosystem developments and future trends.

Your role is a combination of a journalist, an editor, a publisher, researcher, social media manager and mission control. This role would push your craft in a variety of ways, from deep research, broad narrative development, thesis writing, copy editing, developing marketing materials, crafting case studies, to writing high-value thought leadership pieces.

You might be a good fit if…

  • You are a natural storyteller. You and adept at boiling down complex concepts into simple, human-centered, and impactful stories.
  • You can weave magic with words. You obsess over grammar, and find joy and beauty in well-crafted sentences.
  • You can think critically, and research deeply.
  • You are passionate about telling stories in a variety of formats, from written, to audio, to video; from blog posts, to editorial columns, to tweets.
  • You are omnivorous in your interests.
  • You dig deadlines.
  • You are big on reading!
  • You are clued in to the startup ecosystem.
  • Bonus: You have created or are working towards creating your personal brand (on any social or other platform)

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with top thought leaders, founders, startup operators and VC partners
  • Be at the bleeding edge of Indian startup ecosystem developments, future trends
  • Learn and deepen your skills by working at an organization that puts content at the core of its strategy.
  • Try new storytelling formats and challenge the boundaries of your craft
  • Be part of an optimistic, close, high-performing team that works and plays hard. We consistently score an average of 4.9/5 on our team barometer/ work-happiness quotient and are proud of our respectful, collaborative and learning & result-oriented work culture

In this role, you will:

  • Be the lead writer and steward the creation of all editorial and other content for Antler
  • Create and execute the overall content strategy, and deliver messages in a variety of ways using both owned (e.g. blogs, newsletters), social and earned media (PR, SEO)
  • Conduct research and information gathering initiatives in the development of content
  • Work with designers or external agencies to produce immersive, multimedia expressions of select stories
  • Plan, track, implement and evaluate all communications efforts.
  • Launch and manage Antler's social media presence across key channels
  • Coach Antler team members on their messaging and media opportunities.
  • Craft compelling stories/case studies/thought leadership pieces for sharing across a variety of channels and mediums (online, publications, events, and other content-driven marketing initiatives)
  • Work closely with Antler marketing colleagues in other parts of the world to leverage news and stories from other geographies as well as promote Antler India’s work to global.
  • Edit, critique and proof-read content written by your colleague
  • Craft press releases and other PR material for media.

Relevant experience and mindset:

  • Experience as a writer, editor, or journalist for creative and forward-looking brands, companies, or media that has business audiences. We are flexible on the number of years of experience, if the candidate is the right fit.
  • A solid body of work to showcase exceptional writing and editorial skills in English.
  • Have excellent proofreading skills and eye for detail.
  • Familiar with Twitter, and other social media channels
  • Self-directed and organized
  • A curious mind that thrives on the process of deep research and information gathering and is passionate about a wide variety of good content and stories -- someone who geeks out on everything from startups to technology to social change.
  • Super-connector who loves supporting people and is happiest when bringing stories and editorial initiatives to life as part of a team
  • Multi-tasker capable of producing, managing and editing high volumes of content and juggling several priorities at once.
  • Strategic thinker capable of connecting content priorities with business goals.
  • Passionate about working with founders, operators and within the Indian startup ecosystem + committed to the spirit and intent of the company's core values
  • Multimedia skills a plus (experience with creating video and audio stories)

Process & Other details:

  • Please fill in the application form on this page
  • We'll get back to you with an assignment, and follow it up with 2-3 rounds of interview with various team members.
  • Please note that it would not be possible for us to get back with feedback on every assignment/ chat. However, we will let you know on the decision on your application soonest!
  • This is a full-time role, with competitive compensation.
  • We're all working remotely, for now. (We haven't decided whether we will work from office after the pandemic, or opt for a hybrid model. We are based out of Bangalore, so please apply only if you are in a position to either relocate at some point or are already in the city.)
  • All the best!


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