Cintrifuse is Hiring! Marketing & Communications Specialist


Cintrifuse Overview

Cintrifuse’s mission is to lead and accelerate the continued development of Greater Cincinnati as a disruptive, tech-based innovation economy. Our vision is to establish Greater Cincinnati as the #1 startup hub in the Midwest and among the top innovation hubs in the nation. To do this, we connect and catalyze startups, corporate innovation champions, and high-impact venture capitalists to attract talent, technology and capital to our region. We are nationally known with strong relationships among founders, venture capitalists, Fortune 500 executives and brand builders, tech-sector leaders, and political leaders at the city, state and national levels.

Cintrifuse plays a unique role in our community.

  • •  We are the only institution focused on Cincinnati’s entire startup ecosystem and the curator of #StartUpCincy, which is both an annual week-long event – hosted at our historic Union Hall home – and an invigorated community of entrepreneurs
  • •  We are the only institution directly funded by the region’s largest corporations, with Board representation including CEOs and other C-Suite leaders from its largest investors
  • •  We manage the largest syndicate fund in the region, with more than $115 million in assets under management that attract the engagement of venture capitalists from throughout the nation, including Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and other VC hubs
  • •  We have aligned Cincinnati’s diverse startup community to focus on key strategic pillars where the region has critical advantages to win. This includes Sustainability, Supply Chain, and FinTech/InsureTech

Cincinnati has been touted as the “absolute best model for startup success” by Inc. Magazine – and its influence is growing. It is playing a highly collaborative leadership role in the region’s post-pandemic revitalization, along with VC partner CincyTech, and is bringing urgent focus on sustainability innovation as a game-changer for the region and for Cincinnati’s startup ecosystem. To get a sense for the momentum we’re building, check out “Inflection Point by Cintrifuse” and Greater Cincinnati: Our Queen City is a Green City.

Marketing & Communications Specialist

As Cintrifuse’s Marketing & Communications Specialist, you’ll support developing, executing, and monitoring marketing programs and communications with the goal of acquisition of high-potential Cintrifuse member and client prospects. Reporting to the Director of External Relations and Development, you’ll execute against the holistic editorial and programming calendar in support of a cross-functional Cintrifuse team via paid, owned and earned media. Superb communication skills, the ability to track and analyze marketing performance data, and the ability to leverage technology-based marketing tools to create and execute content is essential.

Key responsibilities:

  • •  Create and deploy strategic communications, including targeted email, webinars, website content, social media, presentations, reports and case studies across Cintrifuse functions.
    • •  Key Message/Outreach: Execute against editorial calendar for distribution via key media outlets, social channels and targeted Cintrifuse communications
    • •  Programming & Events: Development and deployment of content and communications supporting key Cintrifuse programs and events (live and virtual)
    • •  Cintrifuse Development: Assist in the design and production of materials supporting grant and sponsorship acquisition
  • •  Manage and leverage Cintrifuse marketing database and branding assets
  • •  Ongoing management of revisions, edits, maintenance and updates to content for Cintrifuse website properties.
  • •  Manage a small number of vendors, contractors, and interns for specific creative execution and production needs.

 Characteristics of Successful Candidates:


  • •  Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications, or a related field
  • •  Outstanding communication and project management skills
  • •  Ability to learn and use preferred marketing tools (e.g., Canva, Pardot, Salesforce, etc.)
  • •  Experience with social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
  • •  Agility and flexibility to adapt to changing needs of the organization and serve multiple stakeholders
  • •  Skilled at marketing database utilization and performance tracking


  • •  Analyze market data and identify trends
  • •  Simple video editing and production
  • •  3 – 5 years of experience in related field

If you have a passion for startups and marketing we’d love to hear from you!   This is a full-time, Cincinnati based position with a hybrid flexible work schedule.  Salary range is $52,000-$78,000 based on experience.  Competitive benefits including full Health benefits, HSA/FSA, Go365 Wellness program, 401(k) match, Parental leave, PTO in a collaborative, dog friendly, casual dress co-working space at Union Hall.  You’ll also have access to all Cintrifuse and Union Hall events.  To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to


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