For lack of a better term, let’s call that someone a 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 judgement 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 business.
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. Our office is a place where new ideas flow freely and nothing is written in permanent ink. 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. Fair warning: this is not a stiff or stuffy workplace. Sometimes you’ll need to embrace the ridiculous, because things get goofy around here. 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 and we are looking for someone who can devote AT LEAST 20 hours per week to working here in our Colley Avenue office. The specific days and hours are flexible, but the minimum time requirement is firm.
What will you get besides money?
1. You’ll get access to our extensive, always-growing library of marketing and sales books.
2. The coffee is free and so is the occasionally sage advice.
3. We also don’t care if you chew gum as long as you bring enough for everyone else.
All kidding aside, 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.