General Marketing Internship

MPOWERD, Inc. - New York, NY

Part-time
Why MPOWERD?
MPOWERD is on a mission to change the lives of people all over the world through clean energy, so we create products that are personal, well-designed and accessible to everyone.
JOB LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY
JOB NATURE: Part-Time

Our mission is to empower the 1.5 billion people living off the grid as well as the other 1.2 billion of those who are not counted with intermittent or irregular access to clean energy and resources in developing countries. MPOWERD achieves this mission by creating innovative and affordable products to help people use clean energy in their daily lives. The more we sell in the developed world, the more we can reduce our costs for those in the emerging markets. Our products provide cleaner, safer, more affordable options where people need it most.

JOB SUMMARY:
As a Marketing Intern, you will be responsible for providing support to the Marketing team. You may be asked to help with one or more activities pertaining to public relations, customer service, B2B marketing, our direct-to-consumer channel, email marketing, content development, and/or project management.

GENERAL MARKETING SUPPORT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct initial market research to help better understand competitive landscape
Review and provide revisions / recommendations for product listings on various online channels to ensure consistency and accuracy
Assist in managing projects / setting timelines between marketing and creative team

CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Respond to product and company inquiries and issues submitted through Zendesk, Expert Voice, Bazaarvoice and Amazon Answers pertaining to sales orders, damage claims, and returns/exchanges, etc.
Use sound judgement to filter and forward inquiries to appropriate internal departments for further assistance
Communicate with customers promptly, concisely and informatively with the appropriate brand voice
Resolve problem tickets submitted to Zendesk in a timely, professional manner: changes, corrections, add-ons/deletions, etc.
PUBLIC RELATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES

Review journalist queries and pitch products for relevant stories
Assist with holiday gift guide pitching and placements
Assist with 2019 PR strategy

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
An exemplary solution-oriented customer case ethic
Excellent spoken and written English, additional language(s) a plus
Ability to assimilate data and information to answer customer queries
Capability to complete tasks with speed and accuracy
Excellent communication, problem-solving and research skills
Enthusiastic to work within a team environment
Independent, self-motivated and reliable to maintain high-quality of work with minimal supervision
Able to manage problem/negative interactions with customers with positivity, grace and maturity
Able to work well under pressure with a timely manner management and multitasking skills

DESIRED SKILLS:
A self-starter
Scrappy mentality
Ready willing and able to have fun at work
Exceptionally proficient communications skills
Experience within a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
Enjoys thinking strategically and tactically
Ability to handle multiple projects/deadlines at the same time
Passion, the enthusiasm with a great customer service ethic and high problem-solving skills

JOB REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
Currently working toward a degree in communications, public relations, or similar.
Own laptop or personal computer available for use during the internship.
Interest in renewable energy/sustainability.
Prior experience with Zendesk customer service platform a plus.
Experience with Google tools a plus.
MPOWERD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MPOWERD complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

MPOWERD expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of MPOWERD’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.