Up for Grabs: (Paid) Social Media Marketing Internships at Krazy Fish
We are a small, distributed, international team. We make sure someone is available to clients online 24/7/365. Our clients are individuals and small businesses, mostly in the North American and Western European markets, with the occasional large corporation sneaking into our portfolio.
We’d love to play it cool, but the fact is we’re growing and desperate for help, additional attitude, and creativity. We are not a large, corporate agency – and we never will be. We’re small fish and we work with small businesses. We take our clients’ businesses as seriously as we would a multinational corporation.
In fact, we take our clients’ businesses more seriously than a multinational corporation – because our clients have spent years and decades building their businesses from scratch. We appreciate that. And if you can’t, then please don’t apply.
We’re not looking for a rock star. We’re not looking for a social media expert or a guru. If you’ve ever been called any one of those or similar, please don’t apply.
If you’re looking for a place to show off your new suit and a fancy corner office, please don’t apply.
If you can’t take your job and deadlines seriously while working in your shorts or a bikini, please don’t apply.
If you classify jobs and tasks as “too big” or “too small”, please don’t apply.
Because we work online, from several locations, and sometimes under pressure, we’re a very tightly knit team and company culture is important to us. More than fitting in, we’re looking for you to bring something to that culture. If you’re quirky but rational, easy-going but responsible, confident but with a touch of humility, well-informed but constantly questioning, and good at reading both people and numbers – then we want to meet you!
That being said, here’s what we are looking for.
2 Marketing & Communications Interns
These are (poorly) paid, remote internship positions for a minimum of 3 months. After the 3-month internship period, the aim is to hire the trained interns full-time, remotely. Opportunities for personal and professional growth are something we insist on, so training and mentorship are included.
Here’s what you absolutely must have to apply for these internships:
- An insane sense of humor – And we mean insane. Some of the work we do can get really serious and sometimes tedious. We need to laugh.
- A deep understanding of people – Most of our work is either about starting or ending a conversation well. It’s okay if you’re an introvert. But we really need you to have an understanding of the human condition. Understanding and listening are the basis of any successful communication.
- In-depth knowledge of social networks and their advertising & promo features – If you don’t know that Facebook Ads is a complex platform practically separate from the Facebook social platform, please don’t apply. If you’re not sure how to use all of the features, that’s fine. Platforms and the internet change every month. It’s a learning process, which is exactly why we need you to know the basics.
- Knowledge of marketing and public relations basics – Really, just the very basics. Like what your mom should have taught you about how to speak to people by the time you were about 12. But you have to know them.
- Ability to work independently – While we do have official work hours, we will expect you to finish tasks and assignments pretty much whenever it suits you, but within deadlines. We work to live, not the other way around. But our clients do too, so work needs to get done and on time.
- Understanding of the word ‘deadline’ – We have at least one deadline per day, sometimes per hour. Come rain or come high hell, those deadlines must be met.
- Perfect English – We don’t care where you learned it or if you have an accent. But our official team language is English and the content we create is most often in English, so we need someone with impeccable grammar and a flowing, developed vocabulary.
- Understanding and acceptance of other cultures & beliefs – We run into all kinds of people and our task is always to carry a conversation with people, in one form or another. If you can’t understand where people are coming from and how they think, you can’t work in international marketing and communications. There will be plenty on-the-job training, but you must have an open mind.
- A complete LinkedIn profile – Please apply with a video, a cover letter, via email, and include a LinkedIn profile. If we’re interested, we’ll get in touch to hear more about you. If you don’t have a completed LinkedIn profile, now is a great time to go do that.
Bonus point if you have any of these:
- Knowledge of a second or third language
- Experience in working in more than one market
- A couple of years of a marketing-related major at university level
- Any experience in marketing, public relations or journalism
- Ideas, new solutions, and a proactive attitude
- A rare hobby you can teach us more about
- Knowledge about a topic that most people don’t know and/or care about
If the above describes you and you feel like you might like to be a part of our team, please email Niki at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30, 2017.
Now, here’s the twist. We want to get to know you a little right away. So we’d like you to apply by recording a video and posting it to YouTube or Vimeo.
Be as creative or keep it as simple as you like. The video should just let us know a little bit about you. You can record it alone or with friends or family. You can speak for yourself or have others say something about you. On the street, on a beach or in your living room. Edit the video or don’t. Whatever rocks your boat. We’ll be able to see your professional CV through your LinkedIn profile. With the video, we just want to meet the you that’s not in your LinkedIn profile.
If it makes you feel any better, you can get to know us a little better on our staff page before you introduce yourself through this video. Or you can look through the (sometimes embarrassing) videos of Niki speaking publicly on YouTube.
When you’re done with your video, send us a link along with your cover letter and LinkedIn profile link in an email. Or, if you really want to get our attention, post it to either Facebook or Twitter and tag our agency profiles in it.
Please use a casual tone and approach when you email us. Be polite, but be human. We’re not a large agency with a corporate environment. No one around here goes around calling each other “sir” or “ma’am”. Because ew.
Looking forward to meeting you!