PR & Influencers Intern - Winter 2018 (Paid)

| Chicago

About Sittercity

Sittercity’s mission is to make child care finally work. We pioneered tech-enabled child care in 2001, and we connect millions of parents with babysitters and nannies every year. Recently recognized as a 2018 Chicago Innovation Award winner, we are building a platform that is radically simplifying the way we find, book and pay for trusted care. Headquartered in Chicago, we serve families and caregivers nationwide.

What You’ll Do

As PR & Influencers Intern, reporting to the Content Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day execution of marketing initiatives, primarily focused on influencer marketing, hyperlocal group outreach, and public relations. You will work with the marketing team to develop influencer and PR engagement strategies, build relationships that amplify the Sittercity brand, and be the first point of contact when communicating with influencers and media partners.

The time commitment is flexible based on class schedule, but we are ideally looking for someone who can offer a minimum of 15 hours a week in the spring semester. This internship will pay $12/hour.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and execution of a formalized PR and influencer strategy
  • Research influencers and lead external outreach to bloggers, parent groups and schools
  • Manage and update media lists and lead external outreach to local and national publications
  • Write media announcements, press releases and influencer outreach
  • Create and mail influencer outreach care packages
  • Suggest innovative ideas for engaging content and campaigns
  • Perform research and market analysis
  • Assist in administrative duties

Qualifications

  • Broad understanding of the digital marketing environment
  • Major or interest in marketing, communications, or public relations
  • Ability to take initiative, employ good judgment, and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills (examples will be requested)
  • Experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and more)
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to manage multiple deadlines and projects
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience pitching media is a bonus, but not required

Benefits and Perks

  • Support for flexible and remote working environments
  • Food and healthy snacks throughout the day
  • Ping pong and on-site fitness center
  • Company events, social outings and volunteer opportunities
  • Open personal time off policy
  • Subsidized use of Chime for personal childcare services

Sittercity is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis as prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • ClubhouseManagement
    • BrazeCRM

Location

In the heart of River North, our office boasts views of the Wrigley building and Marina Towers. Grab a drink or lunch at the great restaurants nearby!

An Insider's view of Sittercity

What are some social events your company does?

During the work day, break time can equal Mario Kart, coffee runs or ping pong. After work, we have had fun activities including Trivia Night and happy hour. For food lovers, we've had potlucks, a chili cook off, and cookie contest!

Josh

Operations Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Analytics is core to what we're building here. By leveraging data from social networks, family demographics, and existing users, we're creating a smarter matching experience for families and sitters. My team is making these data sources accessible to every team member, so we can make smarter business decisions and improve the user experience.

Michael

Director of Analytics

How does the company support your career growth?

Sittercity has allowed me to take on different projects and claim ownership in order to grow. They've supported my career decisions, like moving from operations to customer success. Every project I do matters and contributes to our overall success. Not only has Sittercity helped my career growth, they've helped me grow outside of work as well.

Justine

Customer Success Advocate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I like to build relationships with my colleagues. Something as simple as a morning hello or a walk to grab coffee helps break down silos. I also champion diversity + inclusion efforts and facilitate company events to help build a strong culture. It's important to collaborate cross-departmentally to advance our product and best serve our families.

Mark

Head of Business Development

What are Sittercity Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We cater team lunch every Wednesday and have a fully stocked kitchen the rest of the week!
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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