Marketing Apprentice

| Culver City

What We’re Looking For:
The Sidebench apprenticeship program is a 6-month full-time paid developmental program that is designed to provide the Apprentice with valuable & meaningful first-hand experience within a specific discipline.

We’re looking for a motivated recent college graduate who is looking to gain insight into marketing and communications within the tech and consulting industry.

Apprenticeship Details:
We invest a lot of time into all of our Apprentices in the hopes that after their 6-month contract ends, they’ll be able to join our team full-time. During the Apprenticeship you will:

  • Gain significant exposure to marketing and communications practices within one of the fastest growing digital product consultancies in the US
  • Do impactful work that contributes to the greater goals of the Sidebench team
  • Be challenged to think big, creatively solve problems, and turn solutions into processes
  • Have a dedicated mentor throughout the apprenticeship who is there to help guide you and provide regular, structured feedback
  • Work with and learn from a team of smart, friendly, and fun techies who care about your development

Responsibilities:
With our Marketing team, you will assist in a myriad of activities that cover everything from client relations to the core pillars of our marketing strategies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing our social media strategy as well as writing and scheduling social media posts
  • Designing our content schedule and creating original content for our blog and our Medium profile
  • Maintaining analytics on our social media channels and our finished products
  • Assembling project case studies by working with both the project and design teams
  • Strategically leveraging our workshops, events, and other engagements to drive our business development goals
  • Co-managing our marketing channels and relationships including Built in LA, Clutch.co, General Assembly and more
  • Gaining familiarity with who we are and what we do in order to positively contribute to our brand strategy
  • Regularly driving momentum and leading creative meetings that contribute to regular updates to our website
  • Produce and distribute a quarterly newsletter that reaches an audience of more than 3,000
  • Collaborate with our design team on designing key marketing and sales materials

Qualifications:
We are looking for a self-starter who has some previous experience in marketing a B2B company or in a similar communications role. Our ideal candidate has:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a marketing, branding, or communications role
  • Genuine interest in technology and business and the desire to learn more about B2B marketing
  • Leadership experience in the classroom, workplace, or at a similar type of organization
  • The ability to work independently and go above and beyond the original scope of their tasks
  • Strong research and analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Extreme attention to detail and the ability to properly edit copy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive attitude and remains responsive, pro-active, enthusiastic, and adaptable
  • Ability to produce detailed and well-organized documentation (have a knack for effectively summarizing concepts, thoughts, and research)
  • Must be able to commit to a full-time role for a period of 6 months

Benefits & Perks

  • Our dress code is casual and we play music throughout the office (we DJ by committee)
  • Our Culture Club celebrates new hires, birthdays, Sidebench anniversaries, and holidays
  • We have a monthly happy hour, one big company event per quarter, and an annual party to celebrate our anniversary
  • We are walking distance from downtown Culver City and offer free office parking
  • We have a modern, open air office space that encourages collaboration while also providing private space free from distraction
  • Our kitchen is stocked with free coffee, tea, beer, wine, fresh fruit and plenty of snacks

Compensation

Apprentices are paid $12 an hour with the expectation that after successfully completing the Apprenticeship, they will be offered a competitive full-time salary.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

We're between Venice Blvd. and Washington Blvd. and within walking distance to Downtown Culver City, which is convenient for lunch and happy hours.
10351 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our work-life balance here is one of the best I've experienced in my career so far. People usually arrive between 9-10a each morning and leave between 5-7p every evening, and so long as you make all of your meetings and hit all your deadlines, no one's going to judge. Additionally, the unlimited vacation is a huge perk for all of us.

Keenan

People Operations Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A part of my role is taking a client’s set of requirements and scoping out potential engagements. It's essential I get feedback from multiple teams, including UX/UI/Tech, to better inform my conversations & identify the clients true needs. To do so, I set up solutioning meetings with all roles involved & we’ll collaborate to find the best options.

Chase

Business Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Team ideas define Sidebench’s direction. Our core company value ensures nothing less, "We harness the collective genius of our diverse team to co-invent the feature." By creating an environment of open thinking & celebrating creative conflict, the team knows it's their responsibility to define company direction. Their ideas make up Sidebench’s DNA.

RJ

Director of Product Delivery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Motivating. You can tell that everyone here loves what they do and wants to work hard to make the best products possible for our clients. At the same time, everyone is very laid back and knows when it’s time to work and when it’s time to have fun.

Katherine

Jr. UX Designer

What are Sidebench Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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