Community & Social Media Manager





Job Description

At Antler (www.antler.co), we invest in the next generation of founders who address the world’s greatest opportunities and challenges. Antler is one of the world’s fastest growing VC firms, with a portfolio of over 400 startups across 6 continents and several hundred million dollars of assets under management across funds.

Antler India is the global pre-seed partner for India’s top founders and iconic startups. We are a sector-agnostic fund, select companies with ~$200k pre-seed investments and make larger standalone investments across seed stage and beyond. We plan to deploy $100 to $150m in India across funds in the next 2 years.

To know more about Antler plans in India, we recommend you go through our Partner, Nitin Sharma’s interview here. Rajiv Srivatsa, Partner has also spoken in length on the AngelList podcast here. You can read more about our values, team and platform here: www.antler.co/india.

Last year we invested in 16 startups - a majority of them have a focus on "building from India, for the world" across blockchain and Web3, fintech, consumer and social, and travel. We launched India's boldest initiative for college founders, with the inaugural cohort underway currently. We also aim to be one of the most active funds in shaping Web3 from India, an announcement that is getting covered prominently in the media.

We are now hiring an exceptional self-starter as a Community & Social Media Manager within our Marketing Team.

The Role:

As Community & Social Media Manager, you will work as a part of the marketing team to bring the brand alive by:

  • developing our community strategy, and execution plan from scratch + building and engaging founder, to-be-founder and the broader startup ecosystem community.
  • developing content (across formats!) that influences, educates, and sometimes entertains 🙂
  • launching, managing and growing Antler India’s social media channels
  • working on cool ideas, activations and marketing campaigns/ thoughtfully planning and executing unique experiences for the startup ecosystem

In this role, you will operate at the bleeding edge of startup ecosystem developments, future trends and interact with some of the smartest minds in the country.

Your role is a combination of a community builder, explorer, storyteller, social media manager, networker and mission control. This role would push your craft in a variety of ways, from building high-value communities, exploring new mediums and storytelling formats (text, audio, video, memes, tweetstorms, graphics, NFTs and more), building partnerships, to developing new-age marketing activations.

This is a hands-on, multi-faceted, challenging role that involves working closely with the Partners and core marketing team. While your primary focus will be India, you will be part of a larger global team with access to work with top founders and companies in the Antler portfolio.

This role is based in Bangalore but can be remote in the interim period.

You will be a good fit if...

  • You are intellectually curious and omnivorous in interests; someone who loves tech, people, and innovation. You are curious about the future, and closely follow developments.

  • You have deep expertise as both social creator and strategist (big bonus: you have created a strong personal brand online, or are actively working towards one). You have spent 3-6 years managing or marketing high-visibility accounts/ brands/ startups OR you have experience with community building and network engagement.

  • You are in on the latest social media trends and strategies and enjoy building community. You live on twitter/ reddit/ discord groups and online communities.

  • Bonus: You have a background in or knowledge of crypto, fintech or the startup ecosystem.

  • You are a natural storyteller and can adapt style and voice across different platforms. You can make high-value/ cool content in a variety of formats - from written, to audio, to video; from podcasts, to newsletters to tweetstorms. You have a solid body of work to showcase your content creation abilities (in any format or medium).

  • You are a people-person. You enjoy networking and building relationships. (Bonus: you already have a strong network in the startup ecosystem)

  • You are highly creative, and can think outside the box!

  • You are passionate about working with founders, operators and within the Indian startup ecosystem + committed to the spirit and intent of the company's core values

Note: Even if you don’t check off everything in the list, but you think you have what it takes to flourish in the role - we encourage you to apply. We are also not hard-fixed on hiring someone with a particular number of years of experience - if you fit the archetype and have the skills, let’s have a conversation!

In this role, you will:

  • Research and identify growth opportunities across new platforms, niche communities and groups.

  • Develop a social media strategy from scratch + plan, produce, distribute social media content (Antler India doesn’t have an official social media presence currently, beyond team members’ profiles. With you on the helm, we will create something highly valuable for the audience + cool + differentiated!)

  • Develop a community strategy for Antler India.

  • Come up with and execute original, clutter-breaking ideas for targeted marketing campaigns, experiences and activations.

  • Measure weekly channel performance, share insights and learnings with marketing and investing teams

  • Produce immersive, multimedia expressions of stories and content - either on your own or by working with designers or external agencies

  • Coach Antler team members on their messaging and media opportunities.

  • Work closely with Antler marketing colleagues in other parts of the world to exchange ideas, content and repeatable models.

  • Learn and deepen your skills by working at an organization that aims to put content and community at the core of its strategy.

  • 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

What can Antler India do for you?

At Antler India, we strongly believe in diversity of ideas and people. We believe that there is immense potential in the India ecosystem for entrepreneurial talent to thrive and succeed. We want to be at the forefront, helping and enabling this success across diverse sectors, people, ideas and products. If you feel similarly, you will enjoy working at Antler India. 

We foresee multiple ways to grow as a professional at Antler. We believe this opportunity can significantly fast-track a career in VC, startups, marketing and more. Antler India also provides a terrific launch-pad for entrepreneurship, e.g. operations at an early-stage firm or founding a startup. We also enable our team members to grow as intrapreneurs (owning and scaling a product within Antler). For candidates who are very passionate about VC, each Antler India role has a potential opportunity for partner-track growth. Being a global-first organization, we also provide significant access to opportunities in a wide range of geographies.

Additionally, you are eligible for:

  • Carry from the Antler India Fund
  • Antler India Profit Sharing Pool
  • Group Medical Insurance 
  • Any other org. wide perk for Antler India


The Process

  • Please fill the application form on this page (see top-right). You will receive an automated acknowledgement of your application

  • We will send you a short assignment, which will be the first screening round.

  • We will review your submission, post which we will schedule a conversation with you.

  • We will be scheduling a few rounds of conversations with our partners and members of our team. We are a small team, so having multiple conversations is helpful to us and for you to get a sense of the firm.

  • This is a full-time role, with competitive compensation (based on your experience and expertise).

  • All the best :)

What you can expect from joining Antler 

  • Be part of one of the most active venture capital firms globally, which invests in and supports hundreds of new portfolio companies every year

  • Work in a fast-growing global organisation with a lot of responsibilities from day one, in a supportive culture with colleagues across all continents

  • A fun and highly-qualified  team, all dedicated to making Antler and our portfolio companies a huge success

  • Opportunity to create a legacy and have a large impact: be part of a company that will invest in and support thousands of disruptive companies over the coming years and support exceptional entrepreneurs from around the world who are making a difference