Social Media Manager (part time) for Hardware start-up // mitte

January 10, 2017
We believe that water is fundamental to human well-being and health. At mitte ( we are building a water purification machine. Our goal is to (1) leverage the latest technology to purify and enhance water to a globally unmatched quality degree, and (2) create social impact by preventing the use of plastic bottles and supporting water projects in least developed countries. As mitte moves closer to its launch date, marketing and communications becomes more important. We’ve been prototyping for months, now it’s time to tell the world what we are doing. This is where we hope that you come in. The exciting part is that we are just getting started, so there is an opportunity to shape our strategy from the beginning. Our first major marketing milestone is a crowdfunding campaign in early Q2 2017.

In a first step we target households in developed countries where the technology can be applied in a kitchen countertop appliance. We are currently moving from prototype stage towards building a ready-for-mass-production home-use machine, aiming to hit the market second half of 2017.

We previously co-founded Coffee Circle ( and ShareTheMeal ( The core technology was initially developed at Cambridge University, England, and is currently submitted for patent. Our team consists of 9 engineers and 2 business people. Our experiences include strategy consulting (BCG, Roland Berger), start-ups, academia, the United Nations, TechnoServe, the Clinton Foundation, amongst others. We love to build things, be entrepreneurial, and learn. Generally, we aim to build something that creates value: to our users, society, and our business.


  • Social media management (mainly Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Run ads campaigns to grow social media following and email subscribers
  • Analyse results and iterate to improve
  • Occasional content development for our blog
  • Implementation of various activities aimed to increase brand awareness and inbound traffic
  • SEO optimization
  • This role has strong development potential (i.e., as we grow our team, we can add activities, if wanted)


We hope to find what every good start-up needs: people with passion and the ability to learn quickly

Must haves:

  • Full English proficiency
  • Track record of exceptional academic and/or work results
  • Strong value set and team player


  • Experience in start-ups
  • Experience in branding, marketing and communications
  • Experience in consumer goods brands / hardware / tech
  • Experience in crowdfunding campaigns


  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Start date: as soon as possible

We think this is a great learning and growing opportunity – skill- and networking-wise

If this interest you, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to get in touch with Please send your CV, and a couple of lines why you want to join the team at mitte and your social media credentials ;)

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