We’re Patch, the trusted voice for local news and community engagement. We inform and connect the residents in our communities and simplify their everyday lives. We launched with just 3 sites in February 2009, and now are in more than 900 communities in 23 states across the country! Patch is revolutionizing the way neighbors connect with each other, their communities and the national conversation. We have more than 13 million unique visitors each month, a 30% increase in traffic year-over-year, and are continuing to grow. Patch is relentlessly focused on enhancing our platform to provide the best news and information, and to encourage users to interact. Our audience is engaged, and attractive to marketers looking to raise awareness, increase consideration and drive sales.
Patch is a premier brand within AOL’s portfolio of leading content sites. We are an entrepreneurial, start-up culture and, at the same time, able to leverage the scale and resources of our parent company. AOL is one of the largest producers of quality digital content and one of the world’s leading sellers of premium display advertising. Other brands in its portfolio include The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, TechCrunch, Engagdet, MapQuest, Stylelist, KitchenDaily, Style Me Pretty, MAKERS, Gdgt, and so much more.
You can't truly serve a community unless you provide the help it needs most, which is why giving back is so important to us. We do it as part of our coverage — in a dedicated space that lets local charities and volunteers find each other — and with a program called "Give 5," through which we donate advertising space to charitable organizations and contribute our own time as volunteers. Out teams care about and live in Patch communities. After Hurricane Sandy, our Local Editors listened to their communities about what their needs were. This resulted in a global corporate initiative to get badly needed goods to those areas most affected.
Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment:
Patch is looking for an MBA intern who loves tackling huge challenges that lead to huge results.
The Revenue Product team is tasked with leveraging Patch’s highly successful local news and information sites to connect businesses with their local consumers. Since our company’s business model is unlike any other in the industry, we are defining new ways of connecting local businesses to their customers. This is not a role for someone who likes to simply copy the feature sets of others.
As an intern, you will be responsible for understanding the company’s strategic business goals and formulating tangible product changes and additions that achieve them. Then once the product is defined, you will then deliver on those results.
Luckily, you will not be alone. Along the way, you will be drawing on fantastic engineering, design, sales and analytics team members who are enthusiastic to help you be successful. You will count on them to be functional experts and they will all look to you to establish the product vision and drive the project forward.
Product enhancements: The full PM lifecycle for projects that can completed in the summer;
Analysis: Discover insights from our sales and data to lead to actionable recommendations for improvement;
Document and communicate proposed solutions through specs, diagrams, presentations or any other means of getting the point across effectively;
Work closely with leaders of various business functions including sales, engineering and design to understand constraints and resolve issues.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Enrollment in a graduate program. MBA a plus;
Strategic thinker who joys finding creative solutions to problems;
Demonstrated master of teamwork, leadership and working well with others;
Comfortably fluent in both technology and online advertising;
A natural communicator who thoughtfully shares information and ideas;
2-4 years of experience working in digital media;
2-4 years of experience working in product management.
* This is a full-time, paid summer internship beginning June 2013. Patch Media is an AOL Company. AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other classification prescribed by applicable law
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