Marketing & Community Management Internship, Winter / Spring, 2021

Travelstride

Austin, TX, US
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Function: Intern
  • Post Date: 02/23/2021
  • Website: www.travelstride.com
  • Company Address: 28 2nd St, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About Travelstride

Travelstride is the most comprehensive search engine and reviews platform for professionally planned vacations and trip planners - the Airbnb or Houzz of the category.

Job Description

*Note: Stride will work with the successful applicant to process necessary paperwork for school credit.

About Travelstride

Travelstride is an investor-backed startup, changing the way travelers find their perfect trip. We are the #1 US search engine and reviews site for all experiential expert-planned trips - multi day tours, adventure travel packages, safaris, small ship and river cruises, and tailor-made trips.

Travelstride offers the most comprehensive variety of trips on every continent from over 1,000 leading and local tour operators and trip planners. With real traveler reviews, simple search and comparison tools and rich destination guides, travelers can quickly and easily find their perfect trip with confidence.

Our leadership consists of travel industry and e-commerce veterans based in downtown Austin with staff spanning the globe.

Role Summary

The Marketing and Community Management intern will be responsible for building and managing a community of dedicated Travelstride users through various marketing channels including, but not limited to, email and social media. Intern will use these channels to engage with current Travelstride users as well as develop and foster relationships with potential fans and promoters such as bloggers, media, and tour operators. They will also contribute to Travelstride's content, writing SEO optimized blog posts and other travel related articles.

Basic Qualifications

• Full/part-time student currently enrolled in Bachelor degree program or recent graduate with Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

• Strong written English communication skills  - this is a must!

• Some international travel experience and/or a passion for the travel industry

• High level of interest in and/or experience with building and maintaining an online community

• Familiarity with Hootsuite scheduling and all major social media platforms strongly preferred

• Familiarity with Mailchimp preferred but not required

• Quick learner, creative thinker, highly organized, entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced setting

Specific Responsibilities

• Create, distribute, and share content on major social media platforms. Expand our social reach through various campaigns. 

• Regularly engage on social media with our followers, partners, and influencers. Uncover creative ways to build the Travelstride user fanbase. 

• Design and send targeted marketing and community engagement emails to our subscribers. 

• Assist with recruiting efforts on social media.

• Strategize ways to increase UGC (user generated content) such as trip and tour company reviews and photos.

• Assist the Content Marketing Manager with strategizing on social media campaigns/messaging to gain new followers and users.

• Write blog posts about travel-related news, promotions, and tips for travelers.

What you will learn and accomplish

Successful candidates will learn the best practices, techniques, and skills needed to build a community of engaged users or “true fans” through the channels of email and social media. You will learn how to develop campaigns for social media and communicate qualitative results from your efforts. He/she will also learn to conduct keyword research, and utilize analytics tools for a better understanding of how content is performing in search engines.

You will learn to craft content designed to attract and engage target audiences using proven SEO tactics. This internship is ideal for a candidate who wants to develop the skills necessary for a social media or content marketing career in the e-commerce industry.

Compensation & Benefits

-   Travel Credits: $4,000 if full 6 months; or $500/mo if less than 6 months

Logistics

We are flexible on start and end dates as we realize that schools are on different schedules. Preference will be given to full-time candidates who are willing to commit to a 40-hour week. 

For all internships we require a 6 month commitment.

Travelstride works with you to attain course credit when your University supports internships for credit. Additionally, the successful applicant will acquire new & useful skills and have the opportunity to truly influence the direction of an early stage startup.

This position is based in Austin, TX

(Note: we are currently working remotely! Candidates who are not based in Austin may apply)

We Also Offer

-   An open, collaborative and conveniently located office at an awesome dog-friendly co-working space in downtown Austin, TX

-   Regular company lunches plus quarterly team outings & parties

-   The chance to be an early contributor at a growing startup & work directly with the Content Marketing Manager and Co-founders

-   Exceptional performers will be offered full-time paid positions after internship completion

To apply, please send your resume and a brief description of why you want to join our team to: 

[email protected]

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.