Product Marketing Intern
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) - San Francisco, CA

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We are looking for a recent graduate or university student in marketing, communications or related field to join the PLOS Marketing Team as a Product Marketing Intern.

The successful candidate will be working with the Product Marketing Managers (PMMs) and the Social Media and Blog Community Manager on journal-specific and PLOS-wide marketing campaigns and initiatives, including marketing collateral; conference and event coordination; blogs and social media; in-house advertising, and other relevant tasks.

The internship will be 5 days a week, 8 hours per day within our rapidly growing team in San Francisco for a 6-month period.

What the Product Marketing Intern Can Expect to Learn/Experience:
  • Overall marketing process, strategy development through execution, including launches and other types of campaigns
  • Overview of PLOS (including its mission, history, etc.), the PLOS journals and respective scientific/medical research communities
  • Relationship of the PLOS and individual journal brands, including messaging, design, etc., across communication channels
  • Use of blogging, social media platforms and accounts
Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Director of Product Marketing and Sales, the Product Marketing Intern will work on the following projects:
  • Wikipedia – review of PLOS coverage and content upgrade
  • Collection launch support – development of creative, event coordination and in-house advertising
  • Identifying OA proof points – in support of PLOS strategy
  • Comment moderation – analyze policy in relation to the network’s 16 independent blogs
  • Social media outreach – promotion plan and analysis of results
  • Marketing materials inventory – Develop tracking system for PLOS print collateral and merchandising
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Recent graduate or current university student in the fields of marketing, communications or related field, with an interest in science and nonprofit marketing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media tools is required
  • Solid written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills, with the ability to coordinate and execute multiple projects on deadline with minimal supervision
  • Ability to effectively collaborate within core and cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated familiarity with nonprofit or cause-related social media tools, including blogs and Twitter
  • Knowledge of Basecamp, Eventbrite, Vertical Response, Bitly and ad servers is ideal
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