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Associate, Communications and Content Strategy


Associates are the primary service providers at High Street Equity Partners. Your work is key to implementing our vision of equitable investing.

High Street Equity Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in high-growth seed stage technology companies led by diverse founders. We leverage our operational, financial, and policy expertise ensuring our portfolio companies reach their full potential.

As a Venture Associate with a focus on communications and content strategy, you will play a critical role in shaping and executing our firm's branding and messaging, as well as supporting our portfolio companies in their communication efforts.

Culture Fit Requirements

  1. A compelling hunger and passion to achieve something great in life and change the world - remember that experience can be gained over time but your passion and drive are what will lead to success via sheer mental fortitude.
  2. Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, are humble and have a trainable mentality, and able to learn on the job - we're looking for partners that can not only operate in the chaos of a startup but thrive in it and earn a place on our team.
  3. Hyper-organized, resourceful, and truly enjoys working in a team to achieve the vision- able to proactively reach out for guidance, offer and receive guidance from your fellow team members, and solve roadblocks on your own.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive communications and content strategy for our firm, including creating and managing content across various platforms such as social media, email marketing, and our website
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key media outlets, journalists, and influencers to increase our firm's visibility and credibility in the industry
  • Support portfolio companies in their communication efforts, including creating and distributing press releases, coordinating interviews, and developing messaging and branding strategies
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify trends and opportunities in the industry, and develop insights and thought leadership content to position our firm as a leading voice in the space
  • Collaborate with our investment team to develop compelling investment theses and marketing materials to attract new investors to our fund
  • Thorough data collection and tracking to ensure reporting to our LP stakeholders.
  • Draft meeting notes, capture key takeaways, and manage action items to effectively manage partnerships and accomplish content strategy annual goals, utilizing fellows to assist where necessary

Performance Requirements & Benchmarks

  • 150 deals (10% total goal) across our desk from comms efforts
  • 4 new investors driven from comms efforts
  • 1,000 organic followers on each social channel (twitter, linkedin, instagram, facebook). Total audience reach of 4,000.

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in communications, content strategy, or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling messaging and stories
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing successful content strategies across various platforms
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to use data to inform decision making
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for startups, venture capital, and emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated experience of ethical leadership and strong social-emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills that build relationships with a team of consultants with varying skill levels, stakes and perspectives, and partners
  • Technical knowledge of the venture capital industry such as fundraising rounds and valuations
  • Experience interpreting data such as pitch decks, financial statements, business metrics, and making decisions based on this type of information
  • Experience with, Typeform, and Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, and Calendar)
  • Experience working in diverse communities and across social, economic, and cultural differences

While all of these skills would be excellent, these are only preferred. You are encouraged to apply regardless of whether or not you meet all the skills below.

If you are a self-starter with a passion for communications, content strategy, and the startup ecosystem, we want to hear from you. Join our team and help shape the future of our firm and portfolio companies.


Our Associates are compensated in two ways: Fund Management fee and Carried Interest fee.

<$50m fund: Annual Stipend (5-10% of annual fund management fees) plus 1.2% - 6.2% of Carried Interest fees.

>$50m fund: $132,000 - $291,000 Base Annual Salary (from annual fund management fee) plus 0.0% - 0.95% of Carried Interest fee.

Associate, Communications and Content Strategy

Washington DC
Full Time