Business Development Manager

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Ideasmyth is the holistic creative communications branding consultancy founded by Victoria C. Rowan. Ideasmyth’s personalized services (coaching, classes, editing, events, recruiting and other resources) support clients in developing their endeavors, increasing their brand exposure and achieving their most important personal and professional goals. Her outside-the-box consulting sensibility has been informed by her varied career across many related fields. Whether she was founding’s multi-million-dollar education division, writing for dozens of top media outlets (such as The New York Times, The Financial Times, NPR) or booking top talent for major venues, like a season at the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center, she always has remained true to her mission of cultivating and celebrating creativity. Ten+ years later, Ideasmyth has served over 1000+ creatives of international renown in all areas of the media, film, business, education, legal worlds, including: New York Times bestselling authors, top journalists, Emmy-nominated screenwriters, multiple Grand-Slam Moth Storytellers, and many critically acclaimed professionals of all stripes--even the ones that don’t think they’re creative!

At Ideasmyth, interns will have a chance to develop strong communication and professional skills to give them a competitive advantage in the workforce.

Interns will receive:
• Valuable experience in all aspects of entrepreneurial business development
• Personal mentorship to help them achieve their career goals
• Networking and career advancing opportunities
• Depending on skills and performance, the possibility for paid commissions
• Educational credit (as applicable)
• Weekly office lunch on Thursdays
• Recommendation letter on completion of internship

While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed to be an educational and career-advancing experience, where interns will be doing meaningful work and advance their careers. Every effort will be made to reward superior performance.

Candidate Minimum Requirements:
•Must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and be currently enrolled in (or recently completed) a relevant graduate program
•Ability to commit to 15 to 20 hours per week (office hours: Mon-Thurs 9-2pm) for a minimum of 3 months, with a preference for candidates who want 6 months of work experience to develop their skills and portfolios
•Essential equipment: smartphone, laptop, and headphones
•Insatiable curiosity
•Outstanding verbal & written communication skills
•Organizational ninja who enjoys juggling multiple projects
•An upbeat goals junkie who enjoys contributing to the Ideasmyth team!


Ideasmyth is seeking an awesome intern who has a passion for creating and implementing business opportunities for our Business Development Manager position. While this position is currently unpaid, the Business Development Manager will have opportunities to develop relationships with new clients, network with industry leads, and have a direct impact on the growth of the company. They will also have the advantage of being trained in creating top-level business strategies.

•Taking a leading role in drafting Ideasmyth’s comprehensive business plan
•Collaborate with the CEO and Manager(s) about the development and execution of business strategies
•Market research to help Ideasmyth expand its business
•Develop strategies on how to make the most of Ideasmyth’s marketplace niche with social media and events planning
•Research grant, loan, and other small business opportunities
•Develop a growth strategy focused both on financial gain and customer satisfaction
•Arrange business meetings with prospective clients
•Promote the company’s products/services addressing or predicting clients’ objectives
•Prepare sales contracts ensuring adherence to law-established rules and guidelines
•Provide trustworthy feedback and after-sales support
•Build long-term relationships with new and existing customers


•Ability to commit to 20 hours per week for 3-6 months (ideally the majority of that time in the office)
•Bachelor degree in Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurialism or other relevant fields
•Currently enrolled in (or recently completed) a relevant graduate program
•Interest in Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurialism using online social media tools
•Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize goals
•Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
•Technically proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, and Access)
•Detail oriented and strong analytical skills
•Strong teamwork ethic
•Strong time management and organizational skills

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