Marketing Associate

| Chicago
Send a short email pitching what you’d bring to the role and to Paro, along with your resume, to [email protected] with "Marketing Associate/Built In" in the subject line.
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Why Paro

Vision: We are creating an alternative employment model for the future of work. By capitalizing on the rise of the freelance/gig economy, we are disrupting the $150bn antiquated accounting industry.

Through technology, we bring work directly to the highest quality finance and accounting professionals and provide them with the tools they need to manage and grow their own books of business. At the end of our day, our purpose is simple: Empower people to do what they love.

Culture: Collaboration is key to the Paro Home Team. Together, we curate an open environment and encourage constant feedback to create great experiences for our freelancers and guarantee success for our clients. We live and breathe our values and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

What we do

We help growing companies gain confidence in their finances. Paro matches businesses with the highest vetted bookkeepers, accountants, financial analysts, and CFOs who provide remote, on-demand, hourly support when clients need it. We only accept 2% of applicants into our highly curated network of experts, so clients know they’re working with the best of the best.

Position Overview

Paro is seeking a self-starting, collaborative Marketing Associate to join our growing team and help build Paro’s brand through exceptional content marketing. You are excited about working in a fast-paced and super friendly entrepreneurial environment, where you are responsible for a broad array of marketing activities, including: creating newsletters and email campaigns; testing landing pages; writing case studies, marketing emails, product communications, and other marketing content; updating the website; coordinating content development processes, etc. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to learn and do quickly and gain exposure to all aspects of marketing.

Who You Are

You work hard, but also enjoy a good mid-day laugh, group coffee outing, or attempting a cross-office basketball shot (no prior basketball skills required). You thrive in an open, collaborative environment where consistent feedback and flat hierarchy are valued. You are a team player and look forward to close collaboration with the Sales, Operations, and Product teams.

If you’re: passionate about startups, pumped to be a part of growing something amazing, the kind of person who never settles and is always up to try something new, then we want you to join our team.

You also:

  • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a strong willingness to learn and test different marketing strategies and tools
  • Shift gears quickly and are able multi-task
  • Are self-motivated: you look for opportunities and take the initiative to improve what you’re working on
  • Ask great questions and are naturally solution-oriented: you excel at solving problems, particularly in team settings
  • Have an aspiration to learn, grow, and succeed in marketing
  • Think fast, work hard, and laugh a lot
  • Majored in marketing, interned in marketing, or have 0-2 years of experience working in marketing

What You’ll Do

  • Create and send monthly client and freelancer newsletters
  • Coordinate content development with Paro’s finance talent and freelance writers, making sure we have a consistent pipeline of content in the works
  • Publish and share blog content in various channels and publications
  • Work with social media vendor to ensure they are publishing quality content and come up with new ideas to get in front of the right audiences
  • Track and report on key metrics
  • Set up and test landing pages, messages, ads on the website, Facebook, and other media
  • Work closely with Sales on creating new marketing collateral and updating existing collateral for new audiences
  • Develop email marketing campaigns for leads and prospects at various stages of their customer journey
  • Have an aspiration to learn, grow, and succeed in marketing
  • Add to the culture and change the trajectory of our growth by being your awesome self
  • Work efficiently while dodging soccer balls and shooting Nerf hoops

Nice to Haves

  • A working knowledge of Hubspot, Google Analytics and AdWords, and Facebook Business Manager
  • An eye for design
  • Basic understanding of financial terminology


  • Competitive salary
  • Fun and challenging environment that propels career growth
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Unlimited PTO – we trust you
  • Opportunity to grow into a leadership role, within Operations or shifting to a different function
  • Monthly happy hours and team outings
  • Catered breakfast on Mondays and Fridays
  • Great office location in Gold Coast, steps away from public transportation (Clark and Division)

Our values

At Paro, we pride ourselves on our strong value-system--which we created together as a team--and look to bring on new team members who also embody these values.

Enjoy the journey
We bring energy to an antiquated and stale industry
We embrace fun
We don’t take ourselves too seriously

Have each other’s backs
We are a team; we win together and lose together
We can handle anything
We feel confident to take risks because we serve as each other’s safety net
We are a community, not just a workplace

Do the right thing
We don’t cut corners; we take a long-term view of success
We deposit in the Karma bank
We are loyal to clients and freelancers
We are transparent and don’t hold ulterior motives

Take Smart Risks
We believe that trying and failing is better than not trying at all
We think creatively about obstacles
We challenge assumptions
We are nimble

Never settle
We invent new ways to do what we do
We want to be comfortably uncomfortable and encourage each other to take on new and more challenging projects
We are each accountable for every team member being their best and push each other and give others permission to push u

Be yourself
We bring our whole selves to work; we're cool with who you are, professional and otherwise!
We recognize that everyone brings something important to the table and that conflict helps us grow
We are sensitive to our differences; we value being yourself while making space for others to be themselves
We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion as we grow

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • PHPLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • CodeIgniterFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Boostrap 4Frameworks
    • WebpackFrameworks
    • TypekitFrameworks


We are located right above the Clark & Division Red Line stop in the Gold Coast, steps away from many Division street and Old Town hangouts.
1165 N Clark St. Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60610

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Energetic! There are sales team members on the phone coaching business owners all over the office, small impromptu meetings are happening at standing desks and Poang chairs, someone is taking a break to attempt a cross-office nerf hoop shot or stretch out on a foam roller. There are snacks and breakfast is brought in on Monday and Friday!

Kristina McMenamin

Director of Content Marketing & Brand

What makes someone successful on your team?

They never settle, take smart risks, and do the right thing (always). We look for people who align with our values, who work hard and love being part of a team, who aren't afraid to take on a lot and learn as they go, who are scrappy and resilient. Oh, and big perks if you can grow an avocado pit into a plant.

Jon Rekpa

Director of Growth

Perks of working here

Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Dental Benefits
Fitness Subsidy
Flex Work Hours
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet-Friendly Office
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited Vacation
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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