Merlin is Looking for a Marketing Director

About Merlin’s Director of Marketing

We are looking for someone special to join the Merlin team as Director of Marketing. You will possess a rare combination of traits including creativity, initiative, humor, original thinking backed by a broad marcom skill set, mixed with a can-do-attitude that won’t let obstacles get in your way. And, you need to be excited about the opportunity to build a relatively new company’s marketing department (with technology ready to hit the market) from scratch.
You are passionate about your work and eager to help tell a big story about a cloud technology startup filled with experienced industry leaders who intend to change the world of document search the way Pandora revolutionized finding great music.
At the start, you will report to Merlin’s CEO and COO and be an important member of the company’s management team, helping us with messaging, lead generation, public relations, marketing communications and implementing a strategy for our web and social media sites.  Working with others, you will help support our sales and partnership efforts. 

This is an important job and will take a special person to help us get things rolling. Your mission will be to  tell a big story about Merlin’s search technologies. 

Here are some of the things we need your help to accomplish over the next year:


  • Develop Merlin’s initial marketing strategy and key messaging.
  • Design and execute our marketing and communications strategy to grow revenue across all global business activities.
  • Refine and further develop our core company and product messaging strategy.
  • Develop follow-on marketing messages including web content, press releases, newsletters, marketing collateral, advertising, digital and social marketing.
  • Oversee corporate communications, messaging and positioning to help tell a compelling story about the next generation of search.
  • Manage trade show and conference opportunities in conjunction with sales.
  • Support Sales through our marketing efforts. 
  • Help build a marketing pipeline and lead generation program.  
  • Manage and administer our website (WordPress/Elementor), our social media sites and Google Analytics.
  • Administer our CRM and develop targeted campaigns and management reports.
  • Own, manage and track the marketing budget. 

Ultimately, you will help us build Merlin’s marketing department from scratch as we transition from technology startup to worldwide leaders in search technology.  At the start, we don’t plan to hire additional staff unless absolutely necessary. Rather, we need a person who is comfortable handling a lot of roles and responsibilities, while working with external contractors as needed. 

Core Competencies

We are looking for an experienced marketing professional with a wide range of practical experience and skills. As a startup, our team often wears multiple hats and ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done. 

While we have targeted the legal space as our first beachhead, we are not centered on finding someone who has spent their career in legal marketing. Rather, we expect to serve multiple industries and are looking for someone who can join us in achieving our mission. Our platform is already built, our AI-driven search works incredibly well. Now we need you to support us in telling our story to everyone seeking a better way to find information in large document populations. 

Having these skills will help you win this job:

  • Creativity: Highly creative, out of the box thinker and with strong storytelling skills.
  • Experience: Five+ years of experience in various marketing positions leading to a post as Director of Marketing for Merlin. 
  • Skills: Experience managing CRM systems, websites and Google Analytics. 
  • Communication: Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Passion: A true passion for marketing and growth strategies.

In short, we need someone excited at the chance to work at a startup with the potential to change the world.  Someone with the grit to get things done against tight deadlines. 

Salary and Benefits

Your salary will be competitive, based on skills, experience and the market. We also offer an attractive health benefits package for you and your family. The position includes an award of stock options that will allow you to share in the reward once the company achieves its goals. 

While the company has its headquarters in Denver, we support remote work, for candidates that can be successful working from home. Company operations are cloud based and we collaborate across the U.S. and with our teams in India and Australia. 

About Merlin Search Technologies

Merlin is a cloud technology company developing AI software for investigations, e-discovery and compliance. Our flagship, Merlin Integrated Search, is the first Search 2.0 platform, offering keyword and algorithmic search in a user-friendly, integrated system. 

Merlin IS is powered by Sherlock, the first AI-driven digital document bloodhound. In the blink of an eye, Sherlock can analyze documents a user has seen and then return other highly-relevant documents to further their investigation. Sherlock eliminates the need to craft complicated keyword searches, instead using smart algorithms to fetch relevant documents faster, more easily, and at lower cost than traditional keyword search. 

Merlin’s founder, John Tredennick, began his career as a trial lawyer and partner at a national law firm. In 2000, he launched Catalyst, a leading e-discovery technology company. After selling Catalyst in 2019, he founded Merlin Search Technologies to design and develop the next generation of AI-driven search and review software. His team has over two decades of experience, building and hosting search and review software for many of the largest organizations and law firms in the world. 

Merlin’s mission is to revolutionize document search the way Pandora revolutionized how people find great music.

Contact Us

If you feel you might be the person to become Merlin’s Director of Marketing drop us a line at Marketing@Merlin.Tech or contact: 

John Tredennick
Founder & CEO
Merlin Search Technologies, Inc.

Kathy Hogy
V.P. Operations
Merlin Search Technologies, Inc.

We will be in Chicago for the ABA Techshow Innovation Awards on March 2nd and 3rd. And in New York City from March 9th to the 11th at Legalweek for its Innovation Awards and an Emerging Technology Program (Search 2.0). Perhaps we can meet you there. 

Download the Marketing Director Job Description.

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