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SoulPancake needs interns!

SoulPancake needs interns!

We like people who know how to hustle (and if you know how to do the hustle, that’s even better). We’ve decked out our office with melted crayons, chartreuse filing cabinets, and neon zipties. We are looking for smart, friendly, hard-working people to help us around the SoulPancake office. Interns must be students, currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited university. Interns should be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week, and up to 20 hours, for a minimum of 3 months. Internships are unpaid, but spaces are limited. Only hands-on, committed candidates will be considered.

TO APPLY: Email your resume and cover letter to interns@soulpancake.com. Please note which internship you are applying to in the subject line of your email, and include your days/hours of availability in the cover letter. All internships are strictly based in the Los Angeles area.


MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA, & CONTENT CURATION INTERN

Responsibilities:
* Support director of sales and marketing in executing SoulPancake’s overall marketing vision
* Continually find, group, sort, organize, and share the best and most relevant content across the internet that aligns with SoulPancake’s mission and aesthetic
* Build and maintain local and national media contact lists
* Provide support to SP.com content director and YouTube channel manager
* Work with channel manager to build database of influential blogs across various categories
* Develop themed, curated playlists of video content for YouTube
* Reach out to bloggers and websites to get SoulPancake videos features
* Track and document media coverage, website, and YouTube channel content and comments on a daily basis
* Generate or find quick-response videos/playlists for timely events and headlines
* Create original content (i.e. commentary, opinions, headlines) to supplement curated material
* Update ‘News & Announcements’ section on SoulPancake.com on a regular basis
* Create marketing materials for email campaigns, etc.
* Maintain and grow SoulPancake’s presence on various social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, VYou, and Reddit
* Perform basic administrative duties, including phone, mailing, errands

Skills:
* Solid writing and communication skills
* Ability to work quickly and on deadline
* Interest or background in marketing, PR, and/or social media
* Experience or interest in journalism, researching and writing compelling stories about people and events
* Understanding of grassroots/word-of-mouth marketing
* Strong online search and research skills
* Ability to find new sources of content across blogs, websites, and other curation sites
* Ability to read and understand monthly website statistics, such as through Google Analytics
* Strong multitasking, organizational and time management skills
* Well-versed on current social media trends and online video scene
* Creative thinking is a must!
*** NOTE: Please include Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest handle, YouTube playlists, and relevant social media profiles, blog or curation URLs in your cover letter.


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Responsibilities:
* Support Sales and Marketing Manager in business development initiatives
* Research brands/advertisers to develop the prospect pipeline
* Qualify sales leads across different categories
* Assist with proposals and documentation to present to potential clients and agencies
* Setting up meetings and phone conversations for the business development team Update sales contact databases and client marketing materials

Skills:
* Interest or background in B2B communications
* Solid writing and communication skills
* Self-starter, ability to work quickly and on deadline
* Interest or background in Business Development and PR
* Strong online research skills
* Strong conversational and language skills
* Strong multitasking and time management skills
* Creative thinking is a must!
*** NOTE: Please include Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest handle, YouTube playlists, and relevant social media profiles, blog or curation URLs in your cover letter.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTERN

Responsibilities:
* Support channel manager in overseeing SoulPancake’s online communities across SoulPancake.com and YouTube
* Maintain updated profiles and show descriptions on YouTube
* Assist marketing team in blog outreach 
* Actively participate in, initiate, and moderate community conversations on SoulPancake.com and YouTube
* Compile online comments and feedback for various show runners
* Monitor YouTube analytics to ensure video content 
* Research potential video collaborations and partnerships for SoulPancake’s YouTube channel
* Research and implement best online community practices and trends
* Perform basic administrative duties, including phone, mailing, errands

Skills:
* Interest or background in communications and social media
* Interest or background in online video analytics
* Solid writing and communication skills
* Ability to work quickly and on deadline
* Strong conversational and language skills 
* Strong multitasking and time management skills
* Creative thinking is a must!
*** NOTE: Please include Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest handle, YouTube playlists, and relevant social media profiles, blog or curation URLs in your cover letter. 


GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION INTERN

Responsibilities:
* Assist in the conception and execution of projects across SoulPancake’s various print, web, and video platforms
* Help design printed materials and illustrations
* Conceptualize and design graphics for web banners, video projects, etc. 
* Photograph and illustrate for various projects
* Assist the creative team on day-to-day basis
* Perform basic administrative duties, including phone, mailing, errands

Skills:
* Strong graphic design and typography skills
* Solid eye for detail and composition 
* Ability to sketch and execute ideas quickly
* Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
* HTML/CSS experience a plus
* Strong multitasking and time management skills 
* Creative thinking is a must!
*** NOTE: Please include samples from your portfolio or links to your work in your cover letter. 


VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERN

Responsibilities: 
* Organize and maintain online video assets
* Manage camera/video storage and usage
* Assist editors with video editing workflow
* Online/mastering support of web series
* Manage music library
* Participate in brainstorming sessions with editors and directors
* Support the delivery and clearances of all video content
* Perform basic administrative duties, including phone, mailing, errands

Skills:
* Strong interest in video editing
* Digital design skills
* Proficiency in Final Cut Pro
* Experience with Adobe products (Photoshop, After Effects) is a plus
* Ability to work in a team environment
* Strong problem-solving and organizational skills
* Strong multitasking and time management skills
* Creative thinking is a must!

TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP


Responsibilities:

* Assist Head of Television in the development of new TV concepts

* Support development team in writing or outlining pitch packets

* Source materials to develop sizzle reels

* Research potential talent and personalities

* Maintain updated database of producer and network information

* Participate in development brainstorming sessions

* Perform basic administrative duties, including phone, mailing, errands

 

Skills:

* Strong interest in reality and documentary television

* Ability to write clearly and concisely

* Solid eye for personalities and ideas

* Experience with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Photoshop is a plus

* Ability to work in a team environment

* Strong research and organizational skills

* Creative thinking is a must!

 

USER-INTERFACE (UI) DESIGN INTERN
* Designing real-world phone apps and websites that will be used by thousands. 

Skills:
* Web and App Design/UI (Illustrator/Photoshop)
* HTML
* CSS (SASS a plus!)
* JQuery a definite bonus!

RUBY ON RAILS INTERN

* Developing and deploying real-world web applications and APIs.

Skills:
* Ruby on Rails
* Javascript
* JQuery a bonus!

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