Marketing Manager
Request for Proposals

Contractor / Agency

About Make it Mariko

Make it Mariko (pronounced MAH-ree-ko) is a San Francisco experiential events agency led by women of color that creates magical, meaningful moments for the community. We are experience curators, community organizers, corporate planners, nonprofit advocates, and event enthusiasts. 

We are committed to curating creative, inclusive, and diverse spaces in the events industry to challenge the status quo and pave the way for a new generation of event experience curators. Our company was founded in 2015 by Gina Mariko Rosales and we have a wide network of creative partners, vendors, and clients that we work with throughout the Bay Area and beyond. 

We do Experience Design, Planning & Production for:

  • Events & Curated Experiences
  • Brand Activations
  • Launch Campaigns
  • Corporate & Community Conferences
  • Corporate Leadership Summits & Internal Events (like Holiday Parties)
  • Community Festivals (like UNDISCOVERED SF, our flagship event)
  • Social Impact Events

Through our wedding collective, POC Wedding Party, we also curate wedding experiences. Learn more about our company values and hear our origin store here:

The Opportunity

Make it Mariko is looking for a talented contractor / agency to join the Make it Mariko team managing event marketing for various Client events and self-produced events throughout the year. Make it Mariko is entering a new and exciting phase as a creative events agency taking on larger client events, bigger budgets, and launching a new POC Food & Wine Festival next year! We’re looking to build a talented marketing arm of our business so we can focus on self-producing more of our own ideas and deliver high quality experiential design to our clients.

Another Make it Mariko project, POC Wedding Party is the wedding arm to our business as we aim to curate inclusive, non-traditional wedding experiences centered in community, love, and family. This role would also help with building this brand.

We’re looking for folks that can respond to marketing needs quickly (and sometimes suddenly), who feel excited about coming up with and developing new ideas, and take command of the role to make it their own, while still staying true to Make it Mariko values, mission, and guidelines and expectations we’ll set forth together. In essence: this is a role where you take the ball, and you run with it.

Women of Color are highly encouraged to apply.

Scope of Work 

The ideal candidate/agency would be able to take on the full scope of work, but we’re open to folks submitting a proposal for just part of the work.

Social Media
  • Managing social media posts (content, images, and captions) for these accounts via Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn using existing templates.
  • Lead on creating and maintaining an editorial calendar each year
  • Building community through commenting and sharing community events and partner posts on Insta Stories.
  • Collaborate across the team to develop creative campaigns for promotion
  • Monitor relevant social discussions about the company, competitors, and industry
  • Stay abreast of trends and identify opportunities that are aligned with Make it Mariko’s mission
  • Create reports to outline impact and reach
  • Attend onsite events and take photos & video to create IG Reels
Location for Work
SF Bay Area: Remote + In Person
  • Manage website updates via WordPress for and
  • Creating new web pages as needed for client events via WordPress templates or using Splashthat
  • Create new Portfolios for completed events
  • Use Google Analytics to generate reports on impact and reach
Location for Work
Newsletter & Blogs
  • Monthly newsletters via Mailchimp
  • Write impact-focused monthly blogs in partnership with Event Team, at a minimum of 2x/month
  • Gather photos and event info as needed to create content
Location for Work
Event Design, Experiential Installations & Signage
  • Manage design & production of experiential event installations
  • Work with our in-house graphics designers and oversee graphic design needs for client events
  • Manage and track signage & swag needs for events including working with designers and printers
  • Manage onsite install at events and breakdown
  • Create creative briefs for graphic designers
  • Manage signage and production timelines, including communication with printers and maintaining a detailed list of signage order and specifications
Location for Work
SF Bay Area: Remote + In Person
  • Can delivery content with a quick turnaround depending on the need and urgency
  • Come up with creative event concepts, themes, and design lookbooks
  • Coordinate with photographers & videographers as needed for events and marketing content while onsite at events
  • Attend weekly team meetings and check ins
  • Use Clickup to track weekly tasks
  • Respond to messages within 48 hours and escalate as needed
Apps used: Google GSuite, Clickup, Canva, WordPress,, Mailchimp, Google Analytics, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
Why you might be excited about Make it Mariko:
  • We are working on BIG, high impact projects this year like launching a POC Food & Wine Festival and building a new wedding company POC Wedding Party, and eventually buying our own venue!
  • You will be constantly surrounded by and introduced to amazingly talented and inspiring creatives and artists. 
  • You will get invited to a lot of awesome industry parties, events, happy hours, and karaoke of course 🙂 These events are the best way to build your network in this industry.
  • We believe in REST. You’ll be able to work remotely and set your own schedule for the most part.
Why you might *NOT* be excited about us:
  • We operate like a lean, mean startup. Everyone pitches in and helps as needed. No one is too good to clean up garbage or carry barricades, even our CEO.
  • The work moves fast and changes happen frequently in this industry. If you don’t manage change well, this is not the company for you.
  • We like working in person when we can, and we’re San Francisco based (and proud!). Most industry parties and community events happen in SF as well. 
  • We often deal with complex challenges and ambiguous goals. The pace changes often, clients often don’t know what they want, and they pay us to figure that out for them.

How to Apply

Please email with subject line “MIM Marketing Manager” and include the following:

  1. Portfolio of past relevant work (links or pdf)
  2. What scope of work listed here you’re able to take on (we will prioritize candidates that can take on all or a majority of the work, but we’re open to bids from people who want to propose working on only part of it)
  3. Your rate for taking on that scope of work. Ideally this should be presented as a monthly package rate, but we’re open to custom proposals.

Tips for Applying

  • Your Email to us is part 1 of your interview. Make sure you are communicating to us the way you would communicate with our clients and that your email formatting also represents your aesthetic. 
  • Your Portfolio is part 2 of your interview. Make sure it fully represents your design aesthetic and the level of work that you would be delivering to our clients. 
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
NO CALLS. Questions are encouraged during the interview process.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the right candidate is found. Interviews will begin immediately.
Thank you for your interest!
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