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Marketing Associate, Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands and organizations on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Musically, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Past winners include Cardi B, Tyler Oakley, Casey Neistat, Hannibal Buress, Malala Yousafzai, Jenna Marbles, J.K. Rowling, Gaten Matarazzo, DJ Khaled, HBO, AT&T, NFL and NASA.

The Shorty Awards are looking for a Marketing Associate to join the team to help support the growth of the brand & organizations competitions. The ideal candidate is interested in social media, customer service, PR, marketing, advertising and the tech-startup lifestyle.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead generation, pipeline maintenance and entry outreach
  • Setting up meetings and calls with agencies, brands and organizations to encourage them to enter in the Shorty Awards
  • Identify, invite and recruit various high level individuals and executives to join our Academy
  • Work with various partners to create a stronger academy membership program, including but limited to speaking opps, thought leadership pieces, networking opps, etc.
  • Develop and grow our entrant community, increasing the value proposition for those entering the competition
  • Oversee and review all entries to ensure correct categorization, helping entrants with formatting, etc.
  • Research, write and/or source various content pieces for Shortys blog and social outlets to increase inbound interest from potential entrants
  • Contributing to creative development within the brand including social media content, video content and more
  • Building relationships within the advertising, marketing, PR, entertainment and social media industries


  • 1-3 years of experience working in customer service, digital marketing, sales, social media or business/community development
  • Social Media experience managing accounts for a brand or organization (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram)
  • Very well-organized
  • Interest in writing short-form across social channels, blogs, emails and more/li>
  • Polite and professional manner exercising patience and diplomacy in high stress environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience using Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets), Dropbox, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Self-starter, hungry to help make an impact at a growing tech startup
  • Ability to wear multiple hats, jump into projects where needed and ready to do whatever it takes to achieve goals

Additional useful skills:

  • Experience using Photoshop, InDesign, and/or similar software
  • GitHub and Trello
  • Ability to find the perfect GIF for any situation


  • Health insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Gym membership
  • Typical startup office with a large snack supply
  • Flexible work from home policy
  • Working with a fun and dynamic team with plenty of opportunity to make your creative mark on a massive, global event

How to apply

If you’re interested in working with brands, agencies and some of the leading individuals in the social and digital media field then please reach out to rob@shortyawards.com with your resume, LinkedIn link, Twitter link and 300 characters about yourself! Make sure to mention Marketing Associate position and your referral site in the subject line.



We offer eligible employees the opportunity to participate in our 401k plan with employer contributions.

Health benefits

You’ll be able to join our health plan which has one of the largest networks of providers in the tri state area. Sawhorse will cover half the cost.


We encourage taking real off-the-grid vacations.

Personal development

We encourage everyone to grow their skills and networks and will enable you to attend relevant events, conferences and meetups. We believe in the need to get out of the office and see the world, experience the market and learn from peers.


We’ll provide you with a high-end Mac laptop, second screen monitor and anything else you might need to do your job (software, drawing tablets, adapters, etc.).

VIP Shorty Awards Ticket

Whether or not you’re working on the Shorty Awards, you’ll score a VIP invite to the annual Shorty Awards show. We promise it’ll be a blast!


We have an ongoing FreshDirect order that everyone can add to to make sure there are delicious and healthy snacks in the office throughout the week.