business development intern

location

Preferably Portland, OR (currently WFH), but open to remote.

timing

Roughly 30 hours per week for 10 weeks starting May 24th through August 6th (allowing for one week of vacation)

role description

Manifesto is seeking a driven, passionate self-starter who desires to be part of growing the agency by  developing marketing tools, establishing a system to quantify the value of brandwork, and building systems to support business development. The candidate will be a natural problem solver, have stellar written and communication skills and an eagerness to learn and contribute.
 
The Business Development Intern will report to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, and will be responsible for their own project as well as support other business development needs. This role will serve as the driving force that will catapult client sales and retention into a new era. Business relationships commence the moment an introduction is made and it is our commitment that every relationship is treated with excellence and preparation. 
 
This internship will provide the opportunity to be at the forefront of growth, strategy and sales development for a highly accomplished branding agency. By the end of the summer, the BD Intern will bring several initiatives from beginning to completion and present the work in a presentation to executive leadership in the final week of the program.

primary responsibilities

business development

 

  • Business Development Support: Candidate will provide general support and research of inbound leads. 
     

  • Research Support: Research business development management solutions and possible implementation or refining of solutions we currently have in place.
     

  • Nurture Campaign Establishment: Help nurture old agency leads into a 4 week email sales campaign and put prospective clients on a path to getting our publications, furthering their engagement with the Manifesto brand.
     

  • Internal Asset Development: Why reinvent the wheel every time we pitch; this position will help to systematize Manifesto assets and case studies and get us ready for prime time for each pitch.

 

agency marketing

 

  • Agency Socials Management: Our socials are the lifeblood of our agency’s creative talent and outward facing aesthetic. This position will help to define the purpose of each channel and the voice of each including: implementation in cadence-specific posts and audience interaction + build a schedule (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook).
     

  • Manifesto Publications: Between our monthly newsletter and our weekly publication, The Monday Memo, this position will help develop the KPIs (key performance indicators) of success, identify recruitment and goals and support all external agency communication.

summer capstone project

 

  • Summer Capstone Project: School has a capstone project, so why not an agency? We’re really geeking out on the potential of quantifying the ROI rebranding for our clients. Our summer intern will help us uncover industry research and construct a white paper over the course of the internship and present it at the conclusion to senior management.

agency exposure

 

  • Support Strategy Efforts: Support Director of Strategy with competitive landscape research, digital mining for insights and trends that put us on top of our game. 
     

  • Support Client Services: At Manifesto, we all pitch in when needed: our summer intern will thrown in when and where it’s needed most.

key characteristics

  • A passionate leader who is focused on delivering outstanding work and staying ahead of cultural and social trends that could impact the business and grow opportunities for both the agency and our clients
     

  • Resourcefully manage the work with the utmost detail across multiple agency teams, geos and offices 
     

  • Positive attitude/approach that is magnetic and inherently motivates and excites the team around them to drive new opportunities and growth
     

  • Strategically minded that has excellent presentation skills; capable of distilling complex challenges into actionable information
     

  • Displays focused brevity and ensures that the team stays on-point and focused during internal and external meetings and client reviews
     

  • Proactive entrepreneurial spirit—skates to the puck and sees opportunity where others do not; constantly looking for opportunities to grow agency, deepen relationships and service accounts in effective ways
     

  • Willing to roll up their sleeves and chip in no matter what the task or challenge. Possess that do what it takes attitude—help a team member to solve a challenge, take out the garbage, wash dishes, play darts, hang out and tell stories either at the office or on a virtual call

qualifications & background

  • Completed or nearly completed Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Management, Advertising, Communications or similar field
     

  • Proven track record to be a self starter, entrepreneurial, confident and resourceful
     

  • Experience creating systems and problem solving 
     

  • Outstanding written, presentation and verbal skills
     

  • The ability to think on your feet and juggle multiple projects
     

  • Proficiency with Apple products, as well as Google Suite 
     

  • Reliable internet and quiet environment to work in while work from home is still enacted
     

  • Positivity and can-do attitude required, calm and collected in the face of pressures

compensation & benefits

  • Competitive hourly compensation

 

  • Values-driven, laid-back culture focused on work-life balance, personal freedom and accountability

how to apply

For consideration, please send your résumé and cover letter to: 
allison.martyn@manifestoagency.com

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