Digital Marketing Intern, Summer 2021

  • Apeel Sciences
  • Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Feb 18, 2021

Job Description

Company Background

Since 2012, founder James Rogers has been on a mission to tackle the global Food Waste Crisis with a goal of providing a more sustainable, equitable path forward for the global food system. Apeel is an edible protective layer that extends fruits’ and vegetables’ shelf-life. Apeel-covered fruits and vegetables spoil slower and require less refrigeration, and the plant-derived peel reduces the use of plastic and other products harmful to the planet. Apeel pulls material from the natural skins, peels, seeds, and pulp found on fruits and vegetables, to create the extra protective peel. The thin layer slows down water loss and oxidation, which can help keep those fruits and vegetables from browning and spoiling.

Company Culture

At Apeel Sciences, we look to nature to help the global food system improve quality, reduce waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet. Apeel is comprised of highly talented, deeply passionate, and tight-knit team members who are excited by the opportunity to challenge the status quo, obsessed with solving problems, and truly seek to positively change how we feed the world.

Our people are fundamental to our company’s success and continued growth. If you are ready for an opportunity to jump in, take ownership, and drive meaningful outcomes in a highly collaborative, communicative, and dynamic environment, we would love to connect with you!

About This Role

Apeel is looking for a driven Digital Marketing Intern to join our growing team. Reporting to the Digital Marketing Specialist, the Digital Marketing Intern will help execute Apeel’s digital programs across owned (e.g., blog, social media) channels to engage our B2B and B2C audiences and manage Apeel’s reputation online.

The program dates for summer 2021 are from June 14th - August 20th (10 weeks). To qualify for this program applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university and have at least one semester remaining following the internship program.

Additionally during the program dates interns must reside in a state where Apeel is registered to do business: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin.

What You’ll Do

  • Help the Digital Marketing Specialist develop Apeel’s social media programs (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube) and blog to further the brand’s mission online and ensure a consistent brand experience across all platforms
  • Assist with putting all requested social and blog content and tracking the progress of tasks in our project management tool (Asana)
  • Engage influencers on social media to garner brand awareness and support 
  • Work with the Digital Marketing Specialist to cross-functionally create content (video, blog posts, contributed articles, social media posts, etc.)
  • Assist the Digital Marketing Specialist with pulling data for campaign-specific, monthly, quarterly, and yearly social media/digital reports by using tools such as Sprout and Brandwatch to measure and monitor conversational engagement, sentiment, and NPS

What You Bring 

  • Are currently pursuing an AA, AS, BA or BS degree
  • Strategic, metrics-driven mindset
  • Ability to execute against a content calendar by managing project timelines for content production
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively in an ‘always-on’ environment
  • Proficient in social media platforms (ideally familiar with Sprout Social and Later)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Takes ownership to drive projects and assignments through to prompt and effective completion
  • Highly committed to collaborative teamwork

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please note that Apeel Sciences does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Apeel Sciences.


Food & Agriculture

Drawdown Solutions

Reduced Food Waste

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