OUR VALUES SET OUR COURSE



BUILD THE TEAM

Motivate by creating a positive impact; bring others along; have ownership mentality


GROW WITHOUT LIMITS

Continually learn and improve; embrace the unknown; be open-minded


ACT WITH FOCUS

Manage time well; execute


GET AFTER IT

Exemplify passion; be exceptional; deliver game-changing results



JOIN US

Do you want to work in a fast-paced, non-bureaucratic, energetic start-up environment that also has the financial stability of a later-stage growth company? Do believe that work should be fun, and you’re not having as much of it as you would like right now? Do you want the freedom to grow and take on more responsibility without the rigidity of traditional corporate roles?

3S Ventures is a fast-growing start-up, and we’re always looking for the talent to help us get better. Interested in working with us but don’t see the perfect opportunity? Send your resume and cover letter to info@3s.ventures.

CURRENT OPENINGS


VP & General Manager, 3S Ventures

Raleigh, NC

3S Ventures is looking for a leader with a proven track record and entrepreneurial spirit to serve as General Manager of our client performance business. In this business, 3S Ventures makes direct marketing investments in websites, content, and advertising to drive incremental leads and sales for our partners, who pay us on a revenue share basis. This exciting business line has grown 3x in the last 12 months due to its unique win-win economic structure.

  • The VP & General Manager will own the investment strategy of our digital marketing investments for a book of blue chip clients.
  • The VP & GM will run the P&L for the overall commercial performance of the client portfolio -- making calls to adjust advertising investments in real-time.
  • The VP & GM will define where our client partnerships can go -- leading Quarterly Business Reviews and pitching new ideas to grow our business and their business.
  • The VP & GM will manage the team to deliver best-in-industry digital work.

The ideal candidate comes to the table with a track record of running something successfully. You are hungry to immerse yourself in our clients’ businesses and drive performance in a business where there is a daily P&L. You possess strong quantitative and financial analysis acumen. You thrive in a rapidly-paced, performance-based culture where you’ll be rewarded for strong achievement. You are comfortable reporting to C-Level professionals and understand how to measure and achieve revenue goals. You enjoy being hands-on and working, collaborating with, and providing strategic direction across various technical and creative teams. You are passionate about (and will have fun!) owning the success of our team and business.

A Day In The Life:

  • Own our commercial strategy. Through close collaboration with our executive team, you will run the research and build the projections to find the commercial potential of new initiatives. You’ll analyze and track performance on current projects to ensure they live up to forecasts. Leverage learnings from our mature organic portfolios to improve how we approach our new investments. Be in front of our clients, mastering their businesses, funnels and economics to uncover pockets of potential.
  • Execute your vision. You’ll manage the daily operations of our performance team. You’ll oversee our functional teams (client management, content production and performance paid media) who will execute your plans. You’ll develop solutions and see them through as they are implemented. Get hands on to ensure all projects match our vision and all technology works perfectly. Run technical audits, review code with developers, and wireframe pages with our graphic designer.
  • Measure and be accountable for your success. You’ll obsessively track the performance of your projects and marketing efforts. Own your budget. Establish internal revenue and invoicing systems. Report on ROI through measuring internal inputs and vendor relationships. Live your performance analytics.
  • Be a leader. You’ll build the culture of a growing and fun company. Make an impact on our team!

Why You Should Join Us:

  • Results – At Three Ships, we have eight consecutive years of profitability and a track record of successful growth in the digital marketing space.
  • Stability – We are privately owned, have a holding period of “forever,” have no debt, have significant cash to invest – we’re “rock solid” financially.
  • Exposure – You will have a front-row seat in growing a business. Your teammates have built and sold companies, managed 100s of employees, and run campaigns with Fortune 500 brands.
  • Career Growth – There is no cap on growth, promotions or the opportunity to own and put your stamp on important projects. Prove your value and you will be rewarded accordingly.
  • Learning – We are a small and mighty team but also have the advantage of tapping into the Three Ships ecosystem and working with subject matter experts in creative, branding, content strategy, SEO, paid media and more. The opportunity to grow new skills and learn from smart people is endless.
  • Fun – Our team has a high bar for excellence, but also a real interest in each other and making work fun.

What My Resume and Background Shows:

  • Bachelor’s degree (business, marketing, statistics, or economics is a plus) and 4+ years of experience in performance marketing, consulting, data analysis, computer science or a related field. While an MBA is not required, many candidates have earned an MBA from a top-tier program and have a track record of success in strategic development and execution of business operations.
  • All about the results. You understand that the buck stops at the bottom line. You are proud of the inputs in your past projects (for example, optimized websites with well-written, SEO copy and great UX) – but the results (traffic, conversions, ROI) are even more impressive. You’re not interested in excuses – just the results.
  • Rooted in analytical decision-making and reporting. You are fluent in Excel, have strong analytical abilities, make data-driven decisions and identify worthwhile opportunities. You have experience managing business metrics where your actions have direct impact on results. You take ownership of budget and consistent evaluation of ROI for each campaign seriously. You are comfortable developing and delivering marketing plans and results to senior executive management.
  • Direct marketing or digital marketing experience preferred. Ideally you have run marketing for a company, worked at a direct marketing business, or have worked at a digital agency.

GM & Executive Editor of HouseMethod.com, 3S Ventures

Raleigh, NC

House Method seeks a highly motivated entrepreneurial leader to serve as its General Manager & Executive Editor. In this newly-created role, the GM & Executive Editor will own the content strategy and execution to maximize overall revenue growth for House Method.

Launched in the fall of 2017, House Method is a media destination for home enthusiasts, combining high quality journalism and trustworthy reviews to help customers find their method of creating the home they imagine. In the past six months, this site has published nearly 300 indexed articles, generated triple digit monthly growth, activated digital advertising to the website and built direct relationships with top national brands in the home services vertical.

We are pleased with our momentum, and want to accelerate this -- becoming the top home lifestyle media property on the web by 2021. The General Manager & Executive Editor will lead this charge.

  • The GM will run the P&L to maximize performance for our advertising partners.
  • The GM will develop the organic search strategy to grow the commercial audience.
  • The GM will manage and quarterback the execution of the content strategy, CRO, technical SEO, site structure to maximize our full growth opportunity.
  • The GM will lead and manage the House Method team and its vendors.

The ideal candidate has leadership experience at a profitable digital property focused on affiliate monetization with revenue-based KPIs. You’ll work closely with our executive team to develop and deliver a strategy to create a best-in-industry site that generates a compelling return. You’ll manage operations, including content production, content promotions and development/design. You enjoy working hands-on in a rapidly-paced, performance-based culture where you’ll be rewarded for strong achievement. You are passionate about (and will have fun!) owning the success of our site and participating in a high-growth business.

A Day In The Life:

  • Set the strategy. Through leveraging existing affiliate relationships and direct partnerships with top brands, you will create a market-based commercial strategy to drive House Method’s organic traffic and revenue. You’ll work closely with our executive team build the site into the gold standard in the home products and services industry.
  • Bring it to life. You’ll manage the House Method team and run the operations. You’ll oversee a content production and promotions staff, who will execute your plans.
  • Problem solve. When you hear about an issue (“we lost rank on ‘best home warranty’”) you will pull it up in Google, see what’s happening with competitors, and have 5 ideas to make our page better.
  • Hands on. We are hands on and full contact. You have a producer-mentality. You’re not afraid to personally draft the newsletter, edit articles before they are published or wireframe pages with our graphic designer.
  • Measure and improve. You’ll analyze and track performance on current projects to ensure they live up to forecasts. Where is traffic up? Where is it down? You are constantly connecting your team’s actions to House Method’s results.
  • Build our team. You’ll build the culture of a growing and fun company. Make an impact on our team!

Why You Should Join Us:

  • Results – At Three Ships, we have eight consecutive years of profitability and a track record of successful growth in the digital marketing space.
  • Stability – We are privately owned, have a holding period of “forever,” have no debt, have significant cash to invest – we’re “rock solid” financially.
  • Exposure – You will have a front-row seat in growing a business. Your teammates have built and sold companies, managed 100s of employees, and run campaigns with Fortune 500 brands.
  • Career Growth – There is no cap on growth, promotions or the opportunity to own and put your stamp on important projects. Prove your value and you will be rewarded accordingly.
  • Learning – We are a small and mighty team but also have the advantage of tapping into the Three Ships ecosystem and working with subject matter experts in creative, branding, content strategy, SEO, paid media and more. The opportunity to grow new skills and learn from smart people is endless.
  • Fun – Our team has a high bar for excellence, but also a real interest in each other and making work fun.

What My Resume and Background Shows:

  • Bachelor’s degree (journalism, business, marketing or a related field is a plus) and 4+ years of digital marketing experience, with an emphasis on SEO, e-commerce or CRO.
  • Ownership mentality. You understand that the bucks stops at the bottom line. You don’t check out because it’s 5pm or a weekend. You seize an obstacle as a chance to improve and are motivated to exceed expectations. You possess a strong sense of urgency and commitment to get the job done quickly, efficiently and excellently. You are accountable for your budget and ROI of each campaign. You’re not interested in excuses -- just the results.
  • Master of digital. You are obsessed with trends in digital content. You are highly creative and have a passion for driving performance. You have a strong understanding of evolving e-commerce and the digital landscape as it relates to digital media, user design, website engagement, analytics and overall digital marketing strategy.
  • Metrics and reporting. You have strong analytical abilities, make data-driven decisions and identify worthwhile opportunities. You are comfortable developing and delivering marketing plans and results to senior executive management.

About 3s Ventures

3S Ventures is housed within Three Ships, a digital marketing holding company that operates a family of digital businesses. We started as a digital advertising agency. Since then, we have launched five other digital businesses, including HouseMethod.com and MattressAdvisor.com. Our mission is to unlock growth for our clients through digital marketing. Three Ships was named the 2016 North Carolina Small Business of the Year by Business North Carolina.

Our Values:

  • Build The Team: Motivate by providing a positive, impactful example; have ownership mentality
  • Grow Without Limits: Embrace continual learning and improvement; be open-minded
  • Act With Focus: Manage time well; execute
  • Get After It: Exemplify passion; be exceptional; deliver game-changing results

Benefits:

  • Competitive healthcare options including both high deductible and PPO options, 100% of employee health premium paid by 3S Ventures
  • Vision and dental coverage
  • Long-term disability insurance paid by 3S Ventures
  • 401k with company match
  • Free housecleaning once a month or monthly gym membership reimbursement
  • Stocked snack cabinets and beverage refrigerators
  • Casual dress code

All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other discriminatory factors. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this role. All offers for employment at 3S Ventures are subject to a background check.

Interested? Send your resume and cover letter to:

Growth Manager

Ashley Irvin

ashley.irvin@three-ships.com