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

Partner Marketing & SEO - Summer / Fall, 2020 Internship

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Partner Marketing & SEO - Summer / Fall, 2020 Internship

Reporting to: Director of Business Development

*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.

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

Role Summary

The Stride Partner Marketing & SEO intern will play a vital part in growing the company’s brand presence with traditional media outlets, digital influencers and travel bloggers, and other strategic marketing partners.

In addition to tactical outreach projects, the intern will also gain hands on experience working alongside the Co-founders to evolve the company’s overall outreach marketing & PR strategy.

Basic Qualifications

  • Full/part-time student currently enrolled in Bachelor degree program or recent graduate with

    Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

  • 3-6 months of PR and/or general marketing experience in a start-up environment preferred

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

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills - this is a must!

  • An outgoing personality, entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced setting

Specific Responsibilities

  • Increase visibility and site traffic for Stride using proven SEO tactics, in particular gaining backlinks from highly relevant sites

  • Generate positive, consistent brand awareness for the company by engaging with digital travel influencers and potential affiliate partners

  • Assist the CEO with high level strategic partnership deals

  • Manage day-to-day execution of community building projects to encourage viral growth

  • Accurately track all PR & marketing metrics for executive team and investor reports

What you will learn and accomplish

A successful candidate will learn to effectively build relationships and close deals with bloggers and other key partners. In addition he/she will learn how to use powerful CRM tools for tracking purposes and reporting. This internship is ideal for a candidate who wants to develop the skills necessary for a successful 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 dates as we realize that schools are on different schedules. Preference would 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 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 Austin, TX

We Also Offer

  • An open, collaborative and conveniently located office at an awesome co-working space in

    the heart of downtown 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

    Co-founders, who have extensive experience & connections in the travel & startup spaces.

To apply, 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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