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Brand Strategy Intern

Group Black

Group Black

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Group Black is a pioneering Black-owned media company dedicated to connecting brands with diverse audiences. Committed to fostering an inclusive media ecosystem, Group Black amplifies diverse storytelling and deepens the investment pipeline for diverse-owned businesses. Informed by marketing and creative expertise, Group Black crafts contextually relevant strategies that resonate with a multicultural generation. Group Black is where culture calls home.

We know that your voice creates the path to our success. We are a place where employees can be authentic, creative, and energized by the people and work they touch each day.

The Internship

Group Black is seeking our next talented and innovative group of students for our Summer Internship Program for June 2024. The paid internship will offer an exciting 11-week development opportunity with our growing media start-up. Students will be an important part of a fast-paced, cross-functional team, supporting our KPIs.

We are looking for collaborative and creative interns who are eager to learn about Group Black and the dynamic Media industry. Reporting directly to a member of the leadership team, you will gain both experience and exposure to our Group Black partners and media strategies. There is a great deal of accountability, but also an abundance of training and mentorship throughout your time with us.

Summer Internship dates: June 3, 2024 - August 16, 2024. All candidates must be willing to work 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday, with their assigned department. Students are chosen from all majors, from freshmen through graduate students. The ideal candidate will have thoughtful curiosity and will be interested in helping our company grow!

As the Brand Strategy Intern: You will play a pivotal role in the Brand Strategy department by conducting trend reports, contributing to the development of compelling pitches, and leveraging design experience to craft visually engaging presentations. This internship opportunity aims to provide a platform for creative minds to thrive, offering hands-on experience in a dynamic environment where strategic thinking converges with creative expression.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • You will work on high-visibility projects, focused on key initiatives within the Brand Strategy department
  • Build a center of excellence for the company on the latest trends
  • Develop proactive creative programs
  • Respond to client proposals
  • Own and manage follow-up items designated by your internship supervisor
  • Assist in analyzing current business and applying lessons learned to improve future opportunities
  • Attend meetings and take/distribute notes and other administrative tasks. For example, creating and maintaining documents, presentations, and other assets that apply to your role
  • Perform research, ad-hoc tasks, and special projects
  • Learn and utilize different software, programs, and systems
  • Provide support with proactive programming and replying to client proposals
  • Assist in researching influencer/creator personalities - pulling their metrics and social handles and identifying potential fits for creative campaigns

Key Projects:

  • Your example intern deliverables may include:
    • Provide Group Black and the greater Strategy Team with a weekly report to keep the company up-to-date on industry and cultural trends
    • Curate a list of up-and-coming creators and talent that Group Black should consider partnering with across industry verticals
    • Creating and designing a deck for 2H 2024 Consumer Trends Presentation
  • At the end of the internship, you will present your learning and development experience to the company during a cross-functional meeting

What you bring to the team:

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, growing, and changing environment
  • Strong comprehension of collaborative tools (Slack & Google)
  • Experience with Microsoft suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Proficient knowledge of Google Workspace suite of products (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Maintain a level of confidentiality
  • Strong analytical and solution-finding techniques
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and administrative skills
  • Well-versed in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Passion for media and entertainment
  • Previous internship experience and on-campus involvement are a plus
  • Experience designing compelling presentations

At Group Black we believe in leveraging our hiring process as a way to support transparency. As an undergraduate student, the hourly rate band for this opportunity is ($18-$20/hr). As a graduate student, the hourly rate band for this opportunity is ($20-$25/hr). Our job offer compensation philosophy, which impacts actual compensation, is based on a number of important factors including, but not limited to, internal and market equity, financial budgets, and the individual’s skills, qualifications, experience, and education. Published annual base salary bands do not include individual variable compensation opportunities, such as annual merit increases, bonus eligibility, commission, or equity incentives.

Group Black is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. Group Black is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know.