For lack of a better term, let’s call that someone a Remote Marketing Intern.
Maybe you’re that person.
Maybe you aren’t.
We can figure that out later.
Right now, please allow us to explain who we’re looking for with a series of bullet points.
Note: You can read them silently or out loud. If this list sounds like we’re talking about you… great! You’re welcome to take the next step and send us more information.If this list doesn’t sound like you, that’s okay too.
We appreciate you taking the time to read it.
Have a great day.
You seem like a lovely person.
You are currently enrolled in college. It doesn't matter which one, or whether or not you are a marketing major (though it might make the most sense for a marketing, business, communications, journalism, or English major).
You can write and enjoy writing. Writing is probably the most important component of the type of marketing that we do. We need someone who can communicate clearly, cleverly, and enjoys using words, sentences, and paragraphs to educate, enlighten and entertain.
You are excited about marketing. Are there really people who get excited about marketing? Yes, and we are them. But before you pass judgment too quickly, keep in mind that we’re not talking about TRADITIONAL MARKETING. We don’t get all worked up over banner ads, trade show swag, and logos. That would be weird. We’re passionate about finding new and better ways to help our clients grow their businesses.
You are a digital native. We need someone comfortable navigating the digital world. We’re not really interested if you’re “crushing it on Instagram” right now. We need someone who is confident working in a wide variety of virtual environments including the Google Suite, online marketing apps, and large content management platforms such as HubSpot. If you have some basic skills in stuff like Powerpoint, InDesign, and web design? Even better.
You are humble and ready to learn. We don’t know everything and will never pretend that we do. We’re not fans of big egos and braggarts. We’re more impressed by people who admit what they DON’T know than by people who think they have it all figured out.
You have a sense of humor. Sometimes you’ll need to embrace the ridiculous. In addition to quoting business and marketing experts, we have a habit of working quotes from Animal House, Office Space, and Talladega Nights into casual conversation. Bonus points if you can keep up.
This is a paid position ($15/hour) and we are looking for someone who can devote AT LEAST 20 hours per week to working remotely. The specific days and hours are flexible, but the minimum time requirement is firm. While the position is currently remote, there is the possibility that we may (depending on future circumstances) attempt a few socially distant, in-person meetings in the Norfolk area.
This is an excellent opportunity for a writer/marketer to gain insight and exposure to the cutting-edge ideas of modern marketing.
You’ll get hands-on experience with clients, content, and the latest marketing technology.