New York City, NY
Communications & PR
Editorial & Writing
Sales & Marketing
Skill Level: Internship / Volunteer
Position Type: Full Time
Susty Party creates, curates and sells chic and sustainably made party supplies and biodegradable tableware, with a May 2012 launch into Whole Foods and other nationwide retail stores. All Susty Party products meet strict environmental and social criteria, such as being made in the USA, made from renewable materials, recycled, compostable and biodegradable, non-toxic, organic, or artisanal. Products include colorful sturdy party plates and bowls, striped straws, organic party crowns, eco-garlands, party-in-a-box kits, and beyond!
There are 3 main business channels: online retail through sustyparty.com, a line of branded party supplies distributed to retailers such as Whole Foods, and a wholesale division called Sustyware for business accounts such as stadiums, caterers, concert venues and food vendors.
As a Certified B Corporation and YouthTrade member, Susty Party values conscious capitalism and a social, environmental and spiritual bottom line just as much as an economic one.
The position is for working out of Susty Party's main office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We have a satellite office and warehouse outside of San Francisco, California.
This is the perfect position for an energetic multi-tasker who is flexible, and is a great writer. In our energetic start-up environment, you will be interfacing with executive-level decision makers and therefore will have a real impact in shaping and building the company. You will be expected to be good at self-management and results-based work, as well as encouraged to be creative and bring your own ideas to the assignments.
The workplace dress code and manner is very casual among 3 other female company partners in Brooklyn (after all - our motto is Respect Earth and Party On!), and in addition to working out of our office we often work out of fun cafes or attend events that we sponsor or that our clients put on.
Review effective social media strategies (Facebook, Twitter, Newsletters) with online marketing team
Oversee and implement posting schedule - write new posts!
Launch new initiatives and manage social media
Video skills are welcome, but not required
Oversee and implement blogging schedule
Write at least 5 blog posts per week, including emailed interviews with our curated selection of " Inspirational Susty Partiers "
Assisting the Executive Team with office and production work that might include: research, spreadsheets, packing and shipping product, preparing products and displays, running errands, etc.
Strong experience in environmental studies or sustainability field, and passion for sustainability
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to manage projects, show initiative and take charge
Can-do, pro-active and upbeat attitude, flexible and willing to pitch in for anything that needs to be done
Learn more about us and pay particular attention to our blog and our Facebook page (this is primarily a social media management position after all!). Then send your resume with a cover letter explaining why you are best qualified for this internship and what you would hope to learn for the summer. (Subject: Internship).
Compensation : $1,500 stipend + unlimited Metrocard (for traveling around NYC)
Timing: June 15th 2012 (or as soon as possible) - August 31st 2012
Full Time: 10 am - 6 pm M - F, occasional after work or weekend events as schedules permit.
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SustainableBusiness.com - 21 months ago