Hiring: Marketing Associate

We’re Motion Math. We make learning games that let kids play with numbers. (Watch the 2-minute TV piece at http://bit.ly/abcmotionmath for a great overview.) If you want to work really hard, make education more effective and more joyous for kids worldwide, and learn a ton about marketing, mobile, gaming, and education, keep reading.

Responsibilities:
You’ll lead a component of our marketing efforts, strategizing and mostly implementing. We’re a small startup, so we’re looking for people who can work independently and hustle. The exact channels/customer group you target will depend on our current needs and your skill and interests.
Potential media/channels: Our blog, FB and Twitter feeds, live events, PR, SEO, SEM, Facebook ads.
Potential customer groups: A particular geographic area or country, home-schoolers, schools with iPads, tech-savvy teachers, principle, parent bloggers, science camp customers, tutoring center customers.

Requirements:

  • Proven marketing skill.
  • Proven hustle and ability to work independently.
  • Outstanding communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Abundant energy.
  • Creative, ambitious, and curious about new marketing strategies, technologies, and channels.

Bonus points:
Experience in education, PR, creating strong visuals, mobile apps, gaming, math, email/web analytics, developing customer insights, SEO, SEM, pricing.

More details:
This is a part-time paid position, starting with 10 – 20 hrs/week depending on experience and availability, with lots of room for growth. Some of the time, you’ll be working from our downtown San Francisco office, one block from Montgomery BART. Other times you’ll be able to work from home or a cafe or wherever you get in “the zone.” Qualified candidates should send an intro email and resume with subject “Marketing Associate” to careers@motionmathgames.com.

More about us:
Motion Math creates fun learning games that let kids play with numbers, the “gold standard for mobile learning games,” according to the President of Scholastic. Our first product, conceived at the Stanford School of Education, made fraction estimation fun and physical and won a Serious Play Gold Medal. A rigorous efficacy study (the first for an iPad educational app) found the game improved test scores 15% and attitudes towards fractions by 10% – watch a two-minute TV piece at bit.ly/abcmotionmath to learn more. Our four subsequent learning games have received rave reviews, promotion by Apple, #5 rankings in the Education category, and over 2,000,000 total downloads. We’re backed by a world-class group of angel investors, including Mitch Kapor, Dave McClure, and Mike Wood (the founder of LeapFrog), and we’ve been featured in TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wired, WSJ, Forbes, PBS’s NewsHour, Time, and the NYT. Most importantly: kids, parents, and teachers love our products.