We hire the best people for each position and embrace qualified and responsible remote staff, regardless of location. If this opportunity screams that’s me! – we should talk.

  • Do you love and have providen success with digital marketing and online media?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to grow into an established inbound marketing professional? 
  • Are you looking to work with really bright people who respect you for your contributions and your character?
  • Do you want to dominate your career without killing your personal life?

If so, you should consider becoming one of our Associate Consultants.  Associate Consultants at SmartBug Media are hands-on production positions where you will deliver inbound marketing services while you acquire the necessary skills and experience to advanced to the level of Consultant.

We’re looking for responsible, accountable and driven marketers who want to be a long-term, respected contributor to our team. You’ll combine your existing skills and a world-class training program into success in an exploding market for inbound marketing, analytics and marketing automation. You will be challenged every day and you will develop the skills and track record that will make even your mama proud!

We’re building a different kind of agency at SmartBug Media – one where you can deliver great results, have a great time with people you respect and still embrace the things that matter in life.

Growth Opportunity

Throughout your time as an Associate Consultant you will learn introductory to advanced inbound strategies, be stretched, and grow professionally at a fast pace. You will work hand in hand with SmartBug Consultants to create revenue-impacting inbound marketing program, gaining valuable experience that will help groom you to move into the Consultant role. 

SmartBug offers a significant training opportunity to ensure you have the skills and the practice required to ensure success for both you and our clients. Your first assignment will be to complete your Inbound Marketing Certification and HubSpot Certification. From there, you’ll complete our comprehensive consultant training to prepare you to hit the ground running.

The Day to Day

Each Associate Consultant has the opportunity to make an impact on the success of SmartBug's clients. This means you’ll gain valuable experience in the strategy behind inbound marketing, grooming you to move into this role.  You will own, lead and priortize the execution of inbound marketing plans exceeding the expectation of your Consultant and client while staying on budget. Additionally, you will be at the forefront of sourcing content and developing compelling offers for clients. You will be responsible for managing writers, designers, developers and other key team members that help make our inbound plans successful.You will quickly become a HubSpot ninja and will spend part of your time ensuring you stay up to speed and utilize the newest tools.

Our Commitment

We’re a flat organization and we’re hiring you because you’re smart, driven and want to win – just like us. That’s why you’ll have a seat at the table and your ideas heard in making SmartBug Media the most rewarding inbound marketing agency on the planet.

Will your success as an Associate Consultant make you our next rock star? We hope so.

Job Responsibilities

  • Become an expert at inbound marketing tactics including blogging, social media marketing, search engine optimization, e-book/white paper/video content creation, website updates, email marketing, and others.
  • Become a HubSpot ninja and keep up with software updated and best practices, educating your teammates as required.
  • Project manage a team of content creators, developers and designers to execute campaign deliverables.
  • Take the lead in creating monthly performance reports to highlight wins, areas of improvement and recommendations for future programs.
  • Collaborate with Consultants on on-going strategic plans.
  • Stay informed about inbound marketing industry developments.
  • Become the resident expert on your clients industry and marketing.
  • Contribute to client and internal content development.
  • Continually stay on top of inbound marketing trends and industry advancements.
  • Practice your craft by contributing to SmartBug Media’s blog and social media presence
  • Have fun and make some great friends!

Experience and Education Required

  • 2-5 years experience with online marketing and social media
  • B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Journalism and/or strong writing skills are required
  • Inbound certification or HubSpot certification a plus


  • Provide a real-life example of inbound marketing success either personally or professionally
  • Very strong attention to detail and ability to manage projects
  • Tenacious belief in hitting deadlines and meeting commitments
  • Strong work ethic with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively based on customer requirements
  • Passion for the Internet and marketing with a strong understanding of inbound marketing
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking and independent management skills
  • Strong communicator with excellent customer service and relationship building skills
  • Understanding of major social media platforms
  • Basic knowledge of search engine optimization
  • Basic knowledge of email marketing best practices and CAN-SPAM compliance
  • Desire to learn on your own and keep up with inbound marketing and Internet marketing developments and best practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • Proficiency in blogging platforms and/or content management skills 

About Us

SmartBug Media is a fast-growing and nationally recognized inbound marketing agency based in Orange County, California. We’ve built our name and client base by delivering game-changing marketing campaigns that increase traffic, leads, customers and brand value. That’s why we are recommended by some of the biggest names in inbound marketing and have a client roster that’s growing by the day.

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