Content Writing Intern - Summer 2018

| New York

Do you always have a pen on hand? Have you written for a school newspaper, literary magazine, or a professional news or entertainment site? Are you a graduate student or freelancer looking for a contract writing opportunity? Do you love a good Oxford Comma? Great – this may be the writing and research gig for you.
As one of the fastest growing tech companies in NYC and the leader in revolutionizing how Americans move from one home to another, the Updater team gets pretty busy. We need a brilliant part-time writer to help our Digital Content Manager churn out blog posts, client testimonials, copy for infographics, contribute to our social media strategy, and investigate the next hot topics in the moving industry. This part-time job is an excellent opportunity for any MFA student or freelancer looking to gain experience with a powerhouse marketing and content team.

As our Content Intern, you’ll regularly come up with a list of topics relevant to the relocation industry, write and schedule tweets, and work on blog posts assigned (and ultimately edited!) by our Digital Content Manager. On a typical day, you'll be doing anything and everything from assisting with blog posts and basic website updates (some HTML knowledge required) to working on SEO implementation. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a side project of your choosing and own its execution from start to finish.

Responsibilities: 

  • Create and maintain an ongoing list of relevant relocation industry topics
  • Write for the Updater blog – with your own author bio and headshot!
  • Craft copy and schedule posts for Updater's social media accounts
  • Write email copy for our sales and success teams to use
  • Share new ideas to improve existing processes and actively seek solutions to our biggest pain points
  • ... and much more!

About You:

  • You’re a rising junior or senior looking for a hands on writing gig with an innovative startup
  • You have at least a working knowledge of Squarespace, Hootsuite, and/or Marketo
  • You have impeccable grammar and believe in the power of a well-placed Oxford Comma
  • You’re extremely detail- and goal-oriented
  • You like working on a fast-paced, friendly team!
  • You’ve moved at least once in your life and dream of a world where moving doesn’t suck
  • You can work from our HQ in Union Square

A month at Updater might include:

  • Catered Monday breakfasts, Friday lunches, and rip-roaring happy hours
  • Dogs in the office!
  • Awesome off-site activities, like zombie laser tag and Escape the Room (just to name a few!)
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other teams at Updater
  • Group outings to NYC Meetup events

Compensation:

  • This is a paid internship

About Updater:

Updater makes moving easier for the 17 million households that relocate every year in the US. With Updater, users seamlessly transfer utilities, update accounts and records, forward mail, and much more. Hundreds of the most prominent real estate companies in the US (from real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies) rely on Updater’s real estate products to save clients hours with a branded and personalized Updater moving experience.

Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised nearly $100 million from leading investors, including SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®), and more. For more information, please visit www.updater.com.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • WebpackLibraries
    • BabelLibraries
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    • SquarespaceCMS
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • IntercomEmail
    • MarketoEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Union Square is the core neighborhood for tech in New York City. We love that it's a transportation hub and filled with delicious lunch options!
19 Union Square West, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Insider's spotlight

What's something quirky about your company?

We love onesies and the Backstreet Boys!

Sam B.

Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Keep your eyes and ears open. Updater is a really transparent, really amazing, place to learn. You can learn so much so quickly here if you just listen and pay attention.

Whitney M.

Success Associate (former Marketing Intern)

One of my jobs is to leverage technology through the entire company. Our philosophy is to scale through technology vs. throwing bodies at the problem.

Ryan H.

CTO/COO

Perks of working here

Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Dental Benefits
Fitness Subsidy
Game Room
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet-Friendly Office
Recreational Clubs
Remote Work Program
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited Vacation
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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