Communications Intern - Madrona Venture Group

Posted by Communications Department on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 4:23 PM PDT

Communications Intern - Madrona Venture Group

Do you love startups and technology? Are you itching to put some social media and analytics skills to work? Madrona Venture Group is looking for a communications intern who will join the team to help amplify the story of the Seattle tech ecosystem, our portfolio companies and Madrona’s role in building the next Amazon.

If you are fascinated with new technologies, are interested in working with inspiring people, and are able to take on projects and execute as well as contribute creative ideas, tell us who you are and why you’ll succeed. We’d love to hear from you.

About Madrona

At Madrona, we’re inspired by game-changing technologies and the entrepreneurs who build them. Based in Seattle, we have been investing in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest since 1995, including Amazon, Rover, Redfin, Highspot, Smartsheet and ExtraHop. We are a venture capital company and we invest in startups at the earliest stages and provide support of all kinds throughout the lifetime of a company – including communications expertise and help!

On the communications side we work closely with our new founders to help them tell their stories, we create events that encompass the major investment themes we are pursuing, and work to provide resources to our portfolio companies. We also partner broadly outside of the organization to tell the Seattle startup story.

Intern Roles

-The communications intern will work with Director of Strategic Communications on several projects

-Content – creation and distribution. This includes podcast amplification, campaign creation, social media strategy as well as working with investors and other professionals at Madrona on content tuned to an entrepreneur audience.

-Portfolio resources – organizing and vetting resources such as PR, website, production, photography resources for portfolio companies and helping set up a system for sharing this information

-Madrona web and podcast analytics – Set up a reporting platform to monitor analytics on key campaign and content initiatives

We are looking for

  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Familiarity and desire to work with technology companies (with an emphasis on cloud and enterprise related companies)
  • Social media and analytics experience (and/or pre-disposition to get it figured out!)
  • Entrepreneurial attitude towards operating in uncertainty and getting things done
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Position is paid and will be up to 20 hours a week during normal working hours; we will work with your schedule!

Location: downtown Seattle

Preference for junior or senior student

Materials to submit:

  • Resume/Linked in Profile
  • Cover letter conveying why you would be a good choice for Madrona
  • Writing samples – one a release and one a piece of content for online publication (e.g article or a blog post) Send to erika@madrona.com