- Written by Ben Jacklet
- Category: Business
- Published: January 20, 2015
Know a recent college grad who is looking for a unique marketing internship? Someone who enjoys skiing and/or snowboarding and getting up to the mountain every weekend? Someone who knows and loves Mount Hood?
Shred Hood is looking for a marketing intern to help us spread the word about our growing mountain publication by attending and covering events, posting on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, signing up new subscribers, giving away free stuff and brainstorming ideas for new marketing and development initiatives.
As a Year Two publication with limited resources, we can't pay much, but we can pay a monthly stipend plus mountain expenses and cash bonuses for performance.
Here is our job posting:
Marketing Intern for a Rocking New Publication
Position Title: Marketing Intern
Publication: Shred Hood, a community news site covering skiing, snowboarding and outdoor recreation on Mount Hood, at http://shredhood.org/
Location: Mount Hood, Oregon and surroundings
Compensation: Paid Internship with a monthly stipend of $350, plus subscription bonuses and reimbursed mountain expenses.
Position Description: Digital publication seeks smart, savvy marketing intern to boost readership and get people stoked about skiing and snowboarding on Mount Hood. Work fun mountain events, post on social media, sign up new subscribers, expand overall reach, contribute your own ideas. Our website shredhood.org launched a year and a half ago and reaches thousands of readers weekly. We want to keep growing and to expand into Tahoe, Whistler and other mountain shred communities. This is an internship position but Shred Hood will cover reasonable expenses, pay a monthly stipend and cash bonuses for bringing in new subscribers and/or sponsors. 10-20 hours per week.
Qualifications: Must be knowledgeable about skiing and snowboarding and Mount Hood; savvy with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; lively and fun at outdoor events and parties; and naturally good at engaging people and firing them up about new things. Snappy writing/photography chops and video skills are a big plus.
How to Apply: Send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the right person to be Shred Hood's Marketing Intern to Editor Ben Jacklet at benjacklet-at-gmail.com.
About Shred Hood: A digital community publication providing news, information and entertainment about skiing and snowboarding on and around Mount Hood, founded by publishing industry veterans Ben Jacklet (Editor/Publisher) and Bjorn van der Voo (Webmaster/Designer) in February 2013, launched in October 2013. As of Jan. 2015, we have 550 published articles, 50 published E-Magazines, nearly 500,000 Page Views, 5,000 unique visitors per month, 1,580 Twitter Followers, 1,800 Facebook Fans, 580 Instagram Followers and 1,420 #ShredHood Instagram Pics. We also own domain rights for a family of mountain publications such as Shred Tahoe, Shred Whistler and more.
About Shred Hood Editor and Publisher Ben Jacklet: 25 years of journalism experience including stints at Oregon Business Magazine, the Portland Tribune, the Stranger alternative weekly in Seattle and the Portland Business Journal. A lifetime skier whose grandfather was a member of the 1924 US Olympic Team. Winner of numerous awards for writing and editing, including the 2014 Bill Berry Award from the Far West Ski Association for Comprehensive Coverage of Winter Sports.
About Shred Hood Webmaster Bjorn van der Voo: 15 years of design, production and marketing experience including 10 years at MEDIAmerica in Portland. Built Shred Hood’s advertising, social media and editorial platforms in the summer of 2013 and has been refining them since.