Product Intern, Winter/Spring 2023

Technically Media

Remote Remote Only Nov 11
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Technically Media is a news organization that connects and challenges a community of technologists and entrepreneurs who are invested in where they live. We believe innovation can come from anyone anywhere — to ensure all communities thrive.

We already have a vibrant community of 100,000 professionals and dozens of the fastest-growing tech and product teams across the mid-Atlantic. We’re seeking a product intern to assist our product team in the development and implementation of various projects. This is a paid, remote position of 15-20 hours per week from January to March 2023.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to product manager McKenzie Morgan, mckenzie@technical.ly, by December 16th.

The internship experience: 

The intern will work closely with the product manager and engagement manager to assist our team in executing various products throughout the quarter.

  • Day-to-day:
    • Assist in the project management and organization of various projects across the product team and newsroom
    • Assist in cleaning and organization of audience data
    • Assist in creating documentation for various projects
  • Big projects:
    • Assist in creating yearly goals with the product team
    • Help to bridge the gap between newsroom and product for various projects
    • Manage multimedia requests from the newsroom
    • Assist in managing the execution of company events
    • By the end of the internship, the intern will have written at least one article about the integration and use of product/tech/innovation in journalism for our newsroom to show what they’ve learned throughout their time with us

What you’ll learn:

  • Product and project management skills
  • The integration of innovation and product in journalism
  • How to use innovative tools and products in a newsroom

Qualifications: 

  • Current student or recent graduate in journalism, business or product management related fields
  • Interest in immersing themselves in the product or project management process at a small but nimble news organization
  • A strong sense of organization
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Wordpress experience is a plus
  • Data cleaning and analysis experience is a plus
  • SEO experience is a plus
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Offsite Company Events
PTO/Flexibility
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • PTO
What are the qualities Technically Media looks for in job candidates? Everyone at Technically has a healthy degree of self-determination and curiosity. We look for people who go beyond meeting goals and deadlines to take ownership over their work, who are willing to throw themselves into new situations and to embrace their role as a leader in the tech community.  Everything we do starts and ends with our community. We are listening as closely as we can to find problems we can solve. We're looking for teammates who are thrilled by this level of service, and who happen to like our tools of storytelling and convening for career and business opportunities. We're also a team of creative and interesting people, so we're always looking for someone who is a fun add to a meeting.   What does professional growth and development look like at Technically Media? Our daily editorial and regular professional development events are central to our work. Our community of professionals are a source of peer-to-peer learning, and this has led to formal professional development, as well. We've put several teammates through unconscious bias training, leadership programs and role-specific cohorts. When we hire people, we recognize that they are smart folks who can figure stuff out. For instance, we are always working hard to reach our goals, cover our communities and hit key business metrics, but there is a lot of room for people to tackle those things in the way they feel is most strategic or compelling. We put a lot of trust in our people.    What is it like to work on the Technically Media team? Our culture is one of respect, transparency, collaboration and continuous learning. We like to have fun and spend time together, but there is no office drama or nonsense. We take teamwork seriously, whether that’s everyone staying late to break down an event or helping brainstorm new ideas for content. Everyone on the team is given an equal voice and plays a big role in helping determine the direction of the company. Anyone can bring creative ideas to the table and know those ideas will be heard and considered.  There is also a great deal of respect for work/life balance. CEO Chris Wink often says, “We are not a family. We are a team.” It’s his way of saying, this is a place of business and at the end of the day you can enjoy being home with the people you love.    You report often on diversity in the tech industry, but do you walk the walk? We believe our staff should represent the communities we serve. Currently, our team is majority people of color and 47% women.  We also take pride in having had very real and very important conversations on what it means to be a welcoming place for people of different ages, for people who approach mental health differently and who simply work differently, too. We’ve never slapped a DEI banner up and called it a day. Diversity is a constant process, not a destination.   Do I have to be a tech expert to work for Technically Media? Expert? No. But depending on your role, you may need some level of tech savvy. If you are a lead reporter, you’ll be expected to have or to acquire enough knowledge about technology business to do the job. Our product team owns, uses and builds upon our tech stack, but if you work in business development, marketing or operations, it’s more important that you know how to solve problems for a community than that you know what Kubernetes is. There is plenty of room to learn on the job. At our core, what we’re doing at Technically Media is growing and engaging a community of professionals with stories to understand a complex world. It’s less about the technical jargon, and more about the people using technology to impact the community around them.