KEEN Footwear: Seeking Social Media (Utility Footwear) Intern (Summer 2020)

With Who:  KEEN Footwear

Location:  Portland, OR

Dates:  Summer 2020

Position Summary:  As one of the fastest growing brands in the outdoor industry, we’re offering college students a unique opportunity to view KEEN from the inside out. Our summer KEENtern program provides students relevant and valuable hands-on work experience in 10 busy weeks at the global headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

We’re looking for students who have a strong passion for: creating their own opportunities, seeking innovative solutions, playing any place without a ceiling, and caring for the world around them. Having a diverse background and a willingness to learn in a fast-paced, innovative environment is a plus.

This program includes:  

  • A cross-departmental group project with 8-10 other KEENterns
  • The opportunity to work on meaningful projects and present to senior staff
  • Living in Portland – hip city life, easy access to all your outdoor favorites, and the best place to be if you’re interested in the footwear and outdoor industry
  • Paid housing, travel stipend, and transit pass
  • Mentoring and career building workshops lead by industry experts
  • Experience our values by participating in company volunteer event

Program Requirements:  

  • Work experience preferred, including but not limited to: work study, volunteer, internships, hospitality industry, administrative or office work, etc.
  • Current student or recent graduate; Junior, Senior, or Grad student preferred
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Must be able to participate in 10-week program from June 15 through August 24, 2020

General Summary:  This position is responsible for supporting the Utility social media team in executing the overall strategy and day-to-day operations. KEEN Utility is a division of KEEN Footwear that is focused on providing protective footwear for our fans who work in their KEENs, with features like steel toes and non-slip soles. This role will engage in community management, social listening, content strategy/development, and help push the boundaries of KEEN Utility’s activations.\

The successful candidate is passionate for the digital space, flexible, takes initiative, and can multi-task. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in developing their digital expertise with an exciting work and safety boot brand.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Assist in execution of overall social strategy and tactics for KEEN Utility in the US market
  • Assist in managing the asset/content for social
  • Assist in gathering and reporting of analytics across .com and social using tools like Google Analytics, Sprout Social and Simply Measured
  • Assist in identifying moments in time and tactics to activate within the KEEN Utility broadcast calendar
  • Support the team as a jack of all trades as necessary with copy writing, creative editing, research, and help manage partners

Knowledge & Skills Required: 

  • Strong understanding of the social landscape and individual platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Pinterest, Youtube, TicTok, Snapchat, etc.
  • Solid understanding of digital marketing and best practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to learn as well as present ideas
  • Hungry to hit the ground running and be a team player
  • Familiarity with construction, landscaping, manufacturing, transportation, service, and/or heavy industries is an asset

Application Deadline:  Applications close on January 31st, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today via the Career Center Handshake portal.

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