Rotational Program Intern [Los Angeles area only]

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==NOTE: Los Angeles area applicants only. Relocation is not offered==

The Wantboards Rotational Program Intern will work with the Wantboards team to explore and pursue business opportunities within key focus areas. In this rotational program, the intern will have the opportunity to be involved in five different aspects of the business. The Intern will research new ideas, strategies, and marketing opportunities. He or she will also assist with organizational strategy and both online and offline marketing/communication materials and content. The intern is expected to apply creativity and personal initiative to help Wantboards fulfill its mission and expand its reach.


Wantboards, Inc. is the world's first demand-based online marketplace. We are here to flip the relationship between buyers and sellers by shifting the way people purchase products from searching to demand-based buying. Our startup team strives to:

- Make it easy for consumers to skip the annoying process of finding a good deal
- Provide buyers with multiple options to buy from
- Source hard to find products
- Consolidate the vast marketplace and be a one-stop shop
- Directly tie demand and supply
- Reduce daily deal email spam
- Help manufacturers and retailers to better understand the demand curve for their products/services.
- Support small and mid-size businesses by helping to increase their inventory turn rate.


[[ General Activities ]]
- Complete a rotation through at least 5 different business focus areas
- Contribute to the development of Wantboards as a whole
- Attend frequent meetings and training sessions with Wantboards leadership team members
- Provide timely and candid feedback about Wantboards operations and development
- Other duties as assigned

[[ Marketing Rotation Activities ]]
- Provide research assistance in various areas (ex: web/mobile ratings data, news clip aggregation, news coverage reports, vendor information, promotional campaigns, etc.)
- Participate in marketing team meetings and activities regarding strategic planning of the marketing and PR approach
- Assist in the creation and deployment of marketing collateral
- Provide support for marketing and community events at the office and off-site as well

[[Sales Rotation Activities]]
- Assist in the daily sales growth and development of the company
- Assist with efforts of new businesses enrollment
- Manage the needs of external customers
- Develop and analyze sales performance reports
- Conduct general sales operations activities
- Develop strong leadership and interpersonal skills

[[ Social Media/Content Rotation Activities ]]
- Manage Wantboards’ social media presence across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+ and other social media platforms
- Produce content to be featured on the Wantboards blog and external sites
- Compile and analyze website analytics data for campaign decision support
- Research industry and online community trends and communicate findings effectively back to team
- Support data entry and reporting
- Identify and outreach to external online communities, social networks, and influencers relevant to Wantboards

[[ Corporate and Brand Strategy Rotation Activities ]]
- Systematic review of new entrants, competitor positioning, opportunities for partnering, joint venture, co-branding
- Identify key market trends, barriers to entry
- Analyze operational data in order to support decision making process.
- Solve operational problems, issues, and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Support the team in various aspects that span from administrative duties to brainstorming, research, and creating pitch collateral

[[ Product Development Rotation Activities ]]
- Collaborate on ideas for Wantboards launches and features
- Strategize and write requirements and user experience documentation
- Facilitate site and application troubleshooting process
- Manage small pictures to production
- Conduct competitive analysis of other e-commerce sites
- Stay informed on trends in digital e-commerce and user experience


- Strong writing and communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong research skills
- Strong analytical skills and ability to assist other team members in problem solving
- Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks
- Ability to work well with others, to establish and maintain relationships
- Ability to get things done in a dynamic, resource scarce environment with competing business priorities
- Familiarity with, and interest in, e-commerce sites and applications
- Must be a self-starter, a team player and driven
- Must be extremely articulate and show professionalism
- Resourceful, highly organized and detail-oriented
- Must maintain a high level of integrity and the ability to handle confidential customer information

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