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Marketing Intern 4P Foods

  • Date Posted January 30, 2017
  • Location Washington, DC
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job Type Internship/Apprentice
Company Description

4P Foods is a Benefit Corporation, built on the principles of traditional CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) models: Transparent supply chains, local farmers, sustainable practices, and seasonal variety that is in sync with Mother Nature. Those principles are combined with a modern day approach to shopping technology, distribution, and marketing. Our goal is to drive demand for regional, ethically produced, and sustainable foods so that our partner farmers can thrive.

We work with 130+ local and regional farms to create weekly "shares" that are delivered to our members on a recurring basis. We offer our members the flexibility to customize their shares, opt out when they need to, and pay as they go. They can pick from various sizes in produce, protein, and dairy shares - all sourced from the Mid-Atlantic foodshed.

We are part of the movement that is working hard to create a more equitable food system. We believe in a future where nourishing, sustainable, and delicious food is not the exception, but the norm. We help our customers to live their values by knowing that their food dollars are being spent to help support our farmers, our planet, and the communities that we live in. We hope you€™ll join us.

Job Description

We are looking to hire a marketing intern for 2017 - spring and summer semesters. Disclaimer: this is a small, startup business. Any applicant should be willing (and able) to thrive in an often hectic environment, wearing many hats, and taking initiative every step of the way.

This role will be responsible for some of the following duties:
€¢ Blogging: creating engaging content for the 4P Foods blog, including but not limited to posting recipes and cooking ideas from our weekly produce bag, engaging commentary on food justice issues, and telling the stories of our farmers and producers
€¢ Promotions: supporting our team at events and promotions, which are often after work hours & on weekends
€¢ Social Media: Assisting in the upkeep of our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.
€¢ Design: Working on developing engaging and eye-catching collateral for our marketing/outreach efforts.

The right candidate will possess:
€¢ Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage up: we are a small and very busy team and we need someone that is able to take initiative while keeping us informed on your activities
€¢ A willingness to do a few administrative tasks €¦ but we promise we will make up for it with farm visits!
€¢ An eye for aesthetics and design: we need someone that knows what good design looks like and can help us to up our game in this area.
€¢ A thoughtful and engaging personality: we are looking for someone that can connect with and inspire all types of people around good food and sustainability.
€¢ Knowledge of the current issues surrounding our food systems in the United States: Part of what we do at 4P Foods is inform our customers about how the decisions we make about the food we eat affects the environment, communities and economies around us.

The commitment:
€¢ 5-10 hours a week working from our group work space at Impact Hub DC
€¢ 3-4 month commitment (starting in February, 2017) some evening & weekend availability

Compensation: Paid hourly + local produce weekly

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