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Social Media Sales Intern (Phoenix, AZ or Remote)



Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023
About Us
Trainual is a team of 80+ super-talented folks obsessed with making small business easier. And while our team members come with diverse experiences, we’re united by our passion for making ideas happen. We launched the world’s first playbook tool in 2018, and today, thousands of companies in nearly every industry use it to scale their teams.
Why Trainual?
We’re a great place to work. AZCentral named Trainual the #1 place to work in Arizona. And Inc recognized us on their 2021, 2022, and 2023 Best Workplaces list. But we can’t say we blame them. We’re a hybrid team with an unwavering culture that recognizes everyone’s impact matters.
We’ve got benefits on benefits. Above market pay, an annual experience fund, 4 weeks paid vacation (plus 5 sick days), the latest tech, parental leave, 401k matching, free One Medical subscription, and top-notch health care - just to name a few.
We’re disrupting the SMB industry. Our goal is to equip every team with a winning playbook. One that provides clarity around who does what and how. And with 7k small businesses scaling what they do with Trainual, we’re only scratching the surface.
We’re in good company. In June 2021, we closed a $27M Series B round. And we partner with some of the biggest names in small business, including Shark Tank star Daymond John, Slack, Loom, the cast of The Office, and more.
We all own what we’re building. Everyone who works at Trainual has life-changing pre-IPO equity. That way, you can be proud of what we’re building and sleep well knowing your teammates are (literally) just as invested as you are.
Trainual is looking to bring on a Social Media Sales Intern! This person will engage with all of the people who like, comment on, or share our company’s social media advertising - aiming to turn those on-platform engagements into off-platform sales opportunities (and obviously, customers!)
You’ll be paid on a performance basis similar to affiliate marketing, but instead of needing to rely on your own network, you get to go after the layups generated by our social media engagement. (Specifically Facebook and Instagram) Reaching millions of people per month? We got that part! We need you to continue the conversation from the initial impression and drive behavior toward them booking demos or signing up for a free trial. Your financial upside is in your own hands.
So, who are you? You’re social-savvy and obsessed with striking up conversations. You match our brand with creativity, quirkiness, and SMB knowledge. You don’t shy away from questions or natural dialogue and know how to use written words to create action.
Whether you are aiming for a career in social media marketing or sales, this hybrid entry point is a perfect feather in your cap with growth potential in either career trajectory.

What you will own & improve: Generating new sales from opportunities on social media!

  • When someone shares a Trainual ad, you reach out to start a conversation.
  • When someone reacts with a like, love or laugh, you click through and try to get them talking and taking the next step.
  • If someone tags a friend in the comments on an ad, you hit them both up to try and bring them into our world.
  • You see all of those above scenarios as opportunities to be helpful and drive those folks to sales-related activities in our pipeline, like booking a demo or starting a free trial.
  • Invite everyone who likes, loves, or laughs at an ad to like the Trainual page.

What you already know:

  • Social media (duh)! As implied by the role title and literally every word thus far, you know social platforms and how to create short + effective dialogue with potential prospects.

How success is measured:

  • You’ll be in charge of tracking the people you engage with on our social ads.
  • You will have specific links to share for driving sales demos that attribute their booking source to your efforts alongside our ads.
  • You will have a specific link to share for people who would prefer to start a free trial and that will also track their trial and conversion behavior with attribution to your efforts
About the Team:
No shame in saying this is an opportunity to work with a best-in-class marketing team. You’ll be reporting to our incredible VP of Marketing, Jami Hartmann, and collaborating closely with Jonathan Ronzio (CMO) and Mimmie Helgesson (Paid Media Lead). (What a dream team!)
This role does not have a base salary. It is an internship paid on a performance basis for the qualified leads you get into a sales demo or trial, and ultimately the volume of new customers closed.
This internship will be open through the end of the calendar year, 2023, with a re-evaluation period at that point to extend or even potentially hire in a more formal capacity, depending on revenue driven. Because this position pays based on performance, ultimately your working hours are at your discretion and it’s up to you to determine how much effort you put in for the uncapped compensation upside. It is expected that you are available for weekly meetings with our marketing team, specifically your manager and any direct collaborators. It is also expected that you will be checking in on the new engagement/sales opportunities on our social media ads on at least a weekly basis (daily being ideal).
Our Benefits
Competitive salary: We pay at or above market salary in most cases and leverage extensive amounts of data to ensure everyone is paid well.
Health insurance: We cover 100% of the employee premiums and significantly subsidize family plans. We use
Justworks to make benefits easy. We offer additional healthcare resources like RedirectHealth, OneMedical, FSA, and HSA. Plus all HSA-compatible plans are met with a company HSA match of up to $1,000 a year.
Dental & vision: We offer subsidized dental and vision coverage.
Short-term Disability Insurance & Life Insurance: We cover 100% of the premiums for Short Term Disability Insurance and 1x salary Life Insurance. You also have the option to purchase supplementary disability and life insurance through our provider.
Paid time off: 4 weeks of paid vacation. 5 days of paid sick time. 12 paid holidays.
Paid parental leave, including adoption: 8 weeks of fully paid time off.
401k with a 3% matching through Guideline 401(k).
Experience stipend: Up to $500 per year to experience something new - whether that’s a new ice cream flavor or a new country.
Great tools: Each employee receives a Mac laptop and a 27'' display (or equivalent). We’ll also purchase any of the software or hardware you need.
Complete transparency: Everyone has full access to business metrics and financial information about the company.
Our Values
Show Up Ready: Plan enough to pull it off, and pivot if needed. For our customers and our co-workers, we embody preparation and order. We work from an agenda. We start and end meetings on time. We put in the effort to polish what we present, all in an effort to build trust with those around us. When a company hires Trainual, they expect an experience that feels simple. The appearance of simplicity requires tremendous planning and preparation, so this characteristic has to be a core trait of everyone that works here.
Make Ideas Happen: Execute on what you innovate. We don’t just tolerate change, and go along for the ride; we drive change. Companies are like cruise ships, and turning them can take some time. But turning the wheel happens in just a few seconds. It’s the decision to redirect, and to make something different. It’s the vantage point at the front of the boat where you can see where you’re heading, before anyone else knows. We are the ones to initiate this change. It’s up to us to have the vision, to always look forward, and to spot obstacles and opportunities before they become issues.
Carry the Groceries: Carry extra weight without being asked. Go above and beyond whenever you sense a need. Look for opportunities to impress, and be ready to roll your sleeves up to make someone else’s life a little easier. It’s what we do. "Before starting my first business, I bagged groceries at a supermarket in Massachusetts. No one ever expected me to carry the groceries to the car, but when I did, it made their day. It’s such a simple thing, and took only an extra minute of my time, but it made a tremendous difference in that customer’s experience at the store. At Trainual, be helpful everywhere possible." - Chris Ronzio, CEO
No Red Tape: Work hard to make every process easy. There is nothing more frustrating than a bureaucratic process, and you won’t find one here. Never make customers or coworkers jump through hoops. Don’t let policy supersede logic. You’ll never go wrong making things easier on others, so challenge every system that could have fewer steps, more automation, and less complexity.
Collect Experiences: Have endless curiosity for a new perspective and knowledge. We work with people in all different industries, from all different walks of life. In order to build trust, understand the real picture, and help create change, we need to build real relationships. Listen to others, and relate to them. Be an experience collector, so that you have an endless supply of topics that can be used to find common ground.
Everyone has a Key: In results we trust. You'll notice from your first day that every employee at Trainual literally has a key to the office. We trust you, or we wouldn't have hired you. Some people say trust is earned, but we believe that trust is the default. Everyone carries their weight, and everyone is an owner of what we are building. We won't tell you exactly how to get the job done -- you won't find micromanagement here. So, remember that your productivity is measured by your impact and your effort.
Hybrid Work at Trainual
At Trainual, we believe everyone has a key, literally. This value means you are an owner of your experience, productivity, and growth. We know everyone is different - productive at different times of day, in different settings, with different types of work. So what does this mean for the future of work at Trainual?
TL;DR - Work when, where, and how you work best.
- Anyone can work from the office at any time. We often have remote folks in town working from our PHX office!
- If you live in Phoenix, there is not a requirement of days worked in the office.
- You can work with your leader to find a schedule that works for you and the team.
- If you want to relocate to PHX, we will help make that happen! We want everyone to have a community, trusted relationships, easy collaboration, and a clear path for growth while maintaining the autonomy, ownership, and flexibility we've enjoyed with the transition to fully remote during the pandemic. As we transition to our hybrid work model, we want each team member to own their experience to ensure they are happy and fulfilled.
Location: 70% of our team is based out of Phoenix, AZ and our preference for new team members is local due to the ease of ad hoc collaboration and community building. However, we know great talent lives all over! If you don't live in Arizona and are interested in working at Trainual, we will consider each state on a case-by-case basis due to the implications of doing business in each state.
Visa Sponsorship: We welcome and support people of all different backgrounds (18% of our team was either born or raised outside of the US)! However, due to the constraints of being a small startup, we are not able to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visas at this time. Check out our blog with more details here: https://trainual.com/trainual-embraces-remote-first/
I’m getting the feeling that you’re ready to click that apply button.
If you don’t tick every box, please don’t rule yourself out just yet. We’ve seen the research that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to only apply when the checklist is all ticks. We prioritize hiring incredible human beings over simply ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, hit that apply button!
Join us in building the turnkey operations manual and playbook solution for companies all over the world! We know you want to.