Marketing & Communications Associate

Job description

About the role

For our Marketing and Communications team, we are looking for a creative Marketing & Communications Associate to join our team in the Netherlands. As a Marketing and Communications Associate you will have the opportunity to help us tell the Rockstart’s story and that of the ambitious founders we invest in. You will be responsible for creating comprehensive content marketing strategies and plans across digital and offline media while adhering to our brand tone of voice and guidelines. You will play a pivotal role in providing consistent content marketing across the board.


Our Marketing and Communications team is small, but already able to work closely with our teams in Copenhagen and Bogota and therefore communicate Rockstart from a global perspective. This means you’ll get a chance to work on various types of content e.g. writing blog posts, creating newsletters and social media content, managing our website, managing analytics and reporting, supporting with video scripts etc. for various markets. All of these while working side by side with our global head of marketing and communications and closely with our Events Manager, Heads of Relations Europe & Latam and also our program and fund teams.

Since we communicate in English and writing skills are key for this position, we are looking for someone that loves writing, with copywriting skills in English and has preferably managed a blog, website or other type of content platform.


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead marketing content strategy and execution together with the team and partners

  • Branding - position Rockstart as the leading accelerator-VC in agrifood, energy and emerging tech

  • Lead and execute compelling content marketing formats such as blog posts, articles, press release, social media content, newsletters

  • Publish and ensure engagement on the Rockstart website and social media channels

  • Participate in creating marcom plans and support in executing launches and campaigns

  • Support in measuring and keeping updated all metrics and KPIs

  • Collaborate with all Rockstart teams, to ensure excellent communication and integration of the overall Marcom planning

  • Monitor the ever-changing world of startups, investments, VC, funds etc.


About you

You are a startup fan who knows how to stay on top of things and find smarter ways to do them. Your analytical brain can identify areas where optimization is needed, while your creative brain loves to think along with, support and guide the startups and your team. You love improving content and efficiency. And last but not least you love building strong and meaningful connections because you enjoy working with people.

Required skills:

  • You’re an excellent writer. Smart with language, as we need a versatile wordsmith. Superior control of language: grammar, stylistic variety, and accepted conventions of writing

  • You have analytical writing foundations and content review

  • SEO Copywriting and Blogging

  • You have a proactive, entrepreneurial, results-oriented attitude with an ability to work effectively in a fast-paced organization;

  • You are fluent in English (Dutch and Spanish are a plus)


Required experience:

  • University Degree (preferably Master’s) in Marketing, Communications or similar

  • 1.5+ years of experience proven experience in content marketing in house at a startup or scaleup, Venture Capital, accelerator and/or agency side

  • Experience with Wordpress, Copper, Mailchimp or similar

Further information:
This is a new role, so you will have the opportunity and room to implement your bright ideas together with your team.

An impactful role with growth potential for yourself, your team and the company, we have a great working environment with flexible hours, remote-first, international colleagues, and lots of team activities.

Start: September 2022
Weekly Hours: 32-40 hours per week

Duration: This is a a 7 months contract with the possibility of extension to a long term contract
Remuneration: Based on experience and knowledge

We also offer

- a personal development budget 

- remote work allowance

- home office set up 

- flexible working

Location: Amsterdam or Remote Netherlands (under a Dutch contract)

Do you want to join us and contribute to a sustainable and cleaner future? Please contact Veronica Fresneau, Head of Marketing & Communications, Rockstart at


A bit about Rockstart
Rockstart is a global accelerator-VC that empowers purpose-driven founders on their way to success across three domains: Energy, AgriFood, and Emerging Technologies. Since our inception in 2011, we have invested in more than 260 startups and our alumni value to date is €1bn.

With a global network and offices in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Bogotá and an international team of +45 professionals, we’re on a mission to empower founders to drive positive change on a global scale.

We have an entrepreneurial mindset, we are open and honest, we work together and we're committed. What we value most are the startup founders, their big, bold dreams and how together we can create a better future.