Technical.ly Marketing and Engagement Specialist (Internship)

Technically Media

Remote Remote Only Aug 1
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The Marketing and Engagement Specialist will assist managers in growing and engaging the Technical.ly community, both as readers and as buyers.

We serve our audience with journalism, events and services that connect, inform and advance their careers and hometowns. Our business development efforts provide brand marketing and talent services to evolving companies. We aim to help culture leaders in all markets grow powerful teams and dynamic workplaces. This work drives results for our clients and impact for our community. You will support our marketing and engagement efforts in ways that prioritize civil dialogue, information sharing and value creation. That will include closely monitoring trends and spotting themes by listening to our community. 

Points of focus include lead generation, event marketing and support, as well as ideation and execution on an array of content marketing and SEO tactics. Another key responsibility will be planning, drafting and executing social media posts across multiple platforms, as well as keeping an eye on trends and proposing new ideas with a focus on marketing goals. The Specialist should also be prepared to closely monitor ever-evolving audience and engagement analytics, and hold a flare for reporting, critical thinking and attention to detail.

This is a paid, remote position at 12 hours per week, to run from mid-September through mid-December 2022.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the ongoing implementation of recommendations from analytics, engagement and SEO audits.
  • Generate weekly social content plan and execute across channels, plus contribute to overall strategy and reporting.
  • Contribute content ideas for our public Slack around marketing and engagement goals..
  • Assist with promotion of our events to our entire community, most notably the Technical.ly Awards (Q4), NET/WORK tech jobs fair (Q1), and ongoing promotional support will also include year-long events like our Most Diverse Tech Hub Workshops
  • Support audience growth strategies for market expansion and special projects.
  • Track various analytics to contribute to regular and as-needed reporting.
  • Update landing pages, event calendars, event marketing documents, etc.
  • Assist with maintaining a healthy database, along with routine updates.
  • Lead research projects for sales and marketing campaigns. 
  • Support experimentation with new platforms and concepts for growing and engaging our community.

Qualifications:

  • Comfortability and excitement around web trends and embodying a brand online with soul and substance.
  • Passionate about using journalism and strategic content marketing to engage and inform a community
  • Familiarity with best practices and optimized execution around email marketing and cross-channel social media efforts
  • Familiarity with the following tools:
    • An ESP, database and marketing automation solution like Hubspot
    • A CMS platform like WordPress
    • Google Analytics and Google Search Console
    • Google Suite and Instapage

Desired Qualities:

  • Ability and interest to work in a fast-paced, start-up-like environment
  • Ability to multitask and keep track of multiple projects, responsibilities and priorities
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to see projects through from start to finish
  • Self-starter; ability to know when to ask questions vs. needing close oversight
  • Keen interest in thriving while working in a remote environment

To apply: Interested individuals should contact Technical.ly Engagement Manager Beth Ann Downey (bethann@technical.ly). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the deadline to apply is Aug, 31. Applications must be emailed with an attached resume, a short explanation of why you’re interested in the role, and contact information for 2-3 references, including description of how you know them.

This internship comes with a stipend of $1,500, with case-by-case compensation for work-related expenses.

Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Offsite Company Events
PTO/Flexibility
  • Flexible Work Schedule
Other
  • Fully Remote Options
  • Hybrid Work Options
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.