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Cic // Cambridge Innovation Center
Marketing, Part Time    Tokyo, JP    Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Do you enjoy building & maintaining strong innovation communities? Are you comfortable with  all things social media? Are you developing yourself as a creative marketer & do you wish to do so within a growing company? CIC Tokyo is looking for Part-Time Marketing Associate to join our team.  

Founded in 1999 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, CIC's mission is to improve the world by helping exceptional entrepreneurs innovate better & faster. We offer carefully curated working environments that combine private, secure offices alongside shared amenities in locations across Boston, Cambridge, Miami, Philadelphia, Providence, Rotterdam, St. Louis, & Warsaw & are growing into other cities, within the US & abroad. We currently serve 2000+ startups, growth companies, & branches of larger organizations, representing for-profit, mission-driven, & non-profit sectors across a wide array of industries. The spaces are purposefully designed & built for innovation, featuring tailored workspaces such as biotech & robotics laboratories, & bring together frequent, large gatherings of the best & brightest innovators & entrepreneurs. 

CIC currently has over a million square feet of space under lease & is actively pursuing campuses in additional cities globally, including Dublin, Tokyo, Bilbao, London, & Sydney, with plans to grow to 50 cities over the next 10 years. CIC Tokyo will officially open its doors in the summer of 2020 & is located in central Tokyo. We pride ourselves on displaying a high degree of care & accuracy in everything that we do, & we work to ensure that our clients thrive every day that they are in our space. 

We believe that our ability to support world-changing entrepreneurs is only as good as the people who make up our teams, & as such we are looking for people who are interested in contributing to--and improving--the way we work. We invite you to explore all our openings & learn more about our teams here.


This role focuses on growing as well as strengthening our existing community through marketing. CIC is not your average space, so we require a not-your-average marketing approach. Our marketing & social media are aimed at providing the world a sneak peek of the awesome innovations going on at CIC. It's about sharing the message & mission of our strong innovation community.

Your day to day work

You will work independently but will also frequently engage with the local team & CIC's Global Marketing team, based in the US. The position will be part-time and the exact working days & hours can be set in consultation with your manager. 

In addition to the above you will:
Work with the Relationship Management & Sales Team to create & execute marketing campaigns to attract new CIC clients.
Create content for & maintain  CIC Tokyo's social media channels (sponsored & regular campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter), AdWords campaigns, newsletter & internal Client Portal, as well as some light Squarespace website upkeep.
Identify publicity opportunities for CIC Tokyo (events, media, partnerships) & act as a mini-PR firm to celebrate & promote the good news from our clients.
Coordinate & execute special projects such as our yearly Impact Report.
Design creative marketing materials for CIC through posters, newsletters, social media campaigns, etc.
Develop & maintain a positive & collaborative working relationship with new & existing partners in the innovation ecosystem working with them to create events of interest for the CIC community.
Cooperate with PR agencies to plan strategies, create videos & press releases; execute PR events & work towards an opening party! 

About you

You are a professional,organized individual who can coordinate & execute marketing, social media, & community events. You are reliable, sharp, & able to work independently

You have: 

Minimum of a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
One to two years of professional experience with marketing and/or events, including social media (experience with professional event coordination, the innovation ecosystem, or community building strongly preferred)
Experience with paid social media campaigns, Google AdWords, SquareSpace, Adobe Creative Suite
A natural interest in learning & for new technologies, new media applications & devices
An interest in a long-term role, we are a growing company & we like to hire people who can grow with us over the years
Solid time management skills & strong attention to detail
Excellent communication skills & you are a good  listener
Creativity & a desire to experiment & try new things
Ability to be effective in a fast-paced  environment & you are confident when dealing with uncertainty & last minute changes
Strong verbal & written communication in English & you are able to communicate ideas clearly & concisely

Our offer:

Annual salary at 4,500,000
Laptop & mobile phone as your working tools
Regular evaluation of your work, & salary raises every year based on performance

What's in it for you: 

Ability to work in a world-class interdisciplinary innovation ecosystem & international community of exceptional entrepreneurs.
Stylishly-designed & sophisticated office space office in the center of Tokyo.
Fully equipped kitchen with fresh fruits, snacks, cold drinks & ice-cream in the office.
Access to amenities like a nap room, game room, & more.
This is a great opportunity to learn & develop skills within the innovation community at a growing company while contributing to a new site by helping to hone existing practices & processes & creating new ones.
Access to Venture Cafe, the largest networking event in the entrepreneurial community.
Personal growth. This is a great opportunity to learn & develop skills within the epicenter of the innovation community.

If you are interested, please send your CV in English.

CIC is committed to building teams that reflect the fabric of the cities we support. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer & consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation please let us know.
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