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Social Media & Content Internship, Fall 2020

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Social Media & Content Internship, Summer / Fall, 2020

Reporting to: Content Marketing Manager

*Note: Stride will work with the successful applicant to process necessary paperwork for school credit.

About Stride

Stride is an investor-backed startup, changing the way travelers find their perfect trip. We are the #1 US search engine and reviews site for all experiential expert-planned trips - multi day tours, adventure travel packages, safaris, small ship and river cruises, and tailor-made trips.

Stride offers the most comprehensive variety of trips on every continent from over 1,000 leading and local tour operators and trip planners. With real traveler reviews, simple search and comparison tools and rich destination guides, travelers can quickly and easily find their perfect trip with confidence.

Our leadership consists of travel industry and e-commerce veterans based in downtown Austin with staff spanning the globe.

Role Summary

The Social Media & Content intern will be responsible for executing and building upon Stride’s social media strategy, posting regularly across multiple channels and engaging with our followers. They will also contribute to Stride’s content, writing SEO optimized blog posts and other travel related articles.

Basic Qualifications

• Full/part-time student currently enrolled in Bachelor degree program or recent graduate with Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

• Strong written English communication skills - this is a must!

• Some international travel experience and/or a passion for the travel industry

• Familiarity with Hootsuite scheduling and all major social media platforms strongly preferred

• Quick learner, highly organized, entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced setting

Specific Responsibilities

• Distribute and share branded content on major social media platforms. Expand our social reach through various campaigns and regular engagement with our followers and partners.

• Assist CEO with recruiting efforts on social media.

• Conduct keyword research, and produce relevant original content related to tours, travel guides & tips, iconic itineraries, and geographical/cultural tips.

• Write blog posts about travel-related news, events, promotions, and tips for travelers.

• Assist the Content Marketing Manager with strategizing on content marketing/messaging to boost our SEO.

What you will learn and accomplish

A successful candidate will learn the best practices, techniques, and skills needed to create effective social content and marketing material. You will learn how to develop social campaigns and communicate qualitative results from your efforts. He/she will also learn to conduct keyword research, and utilize analytics tools for a better understanding of how content is performing in search engines.

You will develop the ability to craft content designed to attract and engage target audiences using proven SEO tactics. This internship is ideal for a candidate who wants to develop the skills necessary for a social media or content marketing career in the e-commerce industry.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Travel Credits: $4,000 if full 6 months; or $500/mo if less than 6 months

  • Transport & Meal Credits: $250/mo; 8 free meals/mo

Logistics

We are flexible on start and end dates as we realize that schools are on different schedules. Preference will be given to full-time candidates who are willing to commit to a 40-hour week. However for the right candidate, part time (20 hours per week) with a minimum of 1-2 days per week in our downtown SF / Austin office would be acceptable.

For all internships we require a 6 month commitment.

Full time during summer, part-time during school year (in office at least 2 days/week)

Stride works with you to attain course credit when your University supports internships for credit. Additionally, the successful applicant will acquire new & useful skills and have the opportunity to truly influence the direction of an early stage startup.

This position is based in SF / Austin, TX

We Also Offer

  • An open, collaborative and conveniently located office at an awesome dog-friendly co-working space in downtown SF / Austin, TX (Note: we are currently working remotely!)

  • Regular company lunches plus quarterly team outings & parties

  • The chance to be an early contributor at a growing startup & work directly with the Content Marketing Manager and Co-founders

  • Exceptional performers will be offered full-time paid positions after internship completion

To apply, please send your resume and a brief description of why you want to join Stride to:

careers@stridetravel.com

Health insurance

Up to $4,000 in health insurance benefits or transfer them to travel credits if your spouse provides coverage.

Generous stock options

All fulltime employees get generous stock options as part of their compensation package.

$5,000 in vacation travel credits!

Use up to $5,000 per year to travel on trips by Stride travel partners. Talk about 'paid vacation'!

Group lunches

2 team lunches per week.

Travelstride at a glance

#1 US marketplace for experiential travel - tours, adventures, and expert-planned trips

Travelstride focuses on Online Travel, Marketplaces, and Adventure Travel. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Austin. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at https://www.travelstride.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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