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Our team is dedicated to providing creative solutions for our clients, with an emphasis on community and collaboration. We are excited to grow our team and encourage you to join us on this trek!

Marketing & Communications Guide

TrailBlaze Creative, an independent marketing and communications firm, seeks a talented and enthusiastic marketing intern to assist in creating new and unique marketing journeys for our clients. 

We need a rockstar. 

Someone who can be independently resourceful. 

A creative visionary who is meticulous with their work. 

A collaborator, a strategist, and a big thinker.

A lifelong learner with a creative mind.

The Marketing & Communications Guide will work with TrailBlaze leadership to provide strategic and tactical marketing support to nonprofit, business, and community clients. TrailBlaze serves as an outsourced marketing department for clients, so the Guide must be comfortable working in different media and show proficiency in design, content generation, and technology. The Guide will assist our team in developing and implementing strategies at all stages of marketing campaigns for various client projects. During the internship, Guides will gain broad experience in marketing and expand their skills and knowledge of various marketing practices and engagement techniques. Duties can/will include graphic design, website updates, social media management, email marketing, copywriting, communications planning, research, and more. 

The Guide is a valuable part of our team and we look to them to provide creative ideas to help TrailBlaze and our clients achieve their goals.  We are looking for someone with desired experience/knowledge in the following areas:

  • Solid understanding of different marketing techniques.
  • Social Media campaigns
  • PR Basics/Writing Press Releases
  • Email campaigns ( Familiar with Constant Contact, Mailchimp, etc.. desired but not necessary)
  • Eye for design
  • Experience with design programs (Familiar with Adobe Suite or Canva)

Most importantly, we are looking for a team player who possesses the following: 

  • Quick learner and proactive thinker!
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.
  • Passion for the marketing industry and its best practices.

The target timeframe for this position is the spring semester beginning January 2022, however, can be flexible. This position will telecommute, so it is important that candidates have access to a laptop, as well as internet access, phone access, and Microsoft Office computer programs. Access to Adobe Suite is a plus. The TrailBlaze team meets regularly and we also have weekly client meetings, so availability to attend key meetings is expected.

Compensation is $20/hour.

Still interested?  Then we’d like to hear from you. Because of the anticipated number of responses, we will only be reviewing responses that include a cover letter. This proves to us your interest in the position, how you match our requirements and ensures you can read and follow instructions! In this cover letter, please address all of the following:

  • Why is this position and TrailBlaze a fit for you? Sell it. We want to feel your passion through your letter.
  • What makes you a rockstar that’s ready to serve in this role? Humblebrag time.
  • anticipated availability per week and desired start/end dates of internship. 
  • Introduce us to one campaign you developed that you are most proud of and why, including the problem you were trying to solve and the results of these campaigns. If you don’t have a campaign, describe one that you really like and the results of that campaign.
  • Share a represented portfolio of your best work (written and/or visual).

You can send all of this information, along with your resume, to [email protected]

TrailBlaze Creative, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Web Developer (contract position)

TrailBlaze Creative, (TBC) an independent marketing and communications firm, seeks a talented individual to assist in developing new and unique marketing journeys for our clients. As a firm dedicated to lifting up the communities in which we serve, our team members have a passion for solving community challenges, using marketing, communications, and technology to find success. Our team is collaborative, agile, and dynamic with an entrepreneurial spirit that serves to benefit our clients. We’re right in that sweet spot of industry experience and youthful curiosity that keeps us researching and learning about new trends. We’re fun people who create fun stuff.

In the last year, we’ve tackled some major problems for our clients including bridging the digital divide in Pittsburgh, driving economic recovery efforts in communities across North America, attracting underserved populations to new workforce opportunities, assisted small businesses pivot from brick and mortar to online sales, and much, much more. If this kind of work excites you, then we should talk.

We are seeking a talented website designer and developer for a number of projects. You MUST be a wiz with CSS, Javascript, HTML, and PHP. Experience with DIVI, Elementor, and hardcoding websites is a MUST. We work predominately in WordPress and provide mockup designs that you would be expected to translate to webpages.

We need a developer who is interested in a long-term relationship with our agency, with approximately 15-20 hours of work per week. Our team is looking for a developer who communicates clearly, meets deadlines, is organized, and can develop beautiful, user-friendly websites.

Responsibilities

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Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices

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Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices

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Integrate data from various back-end services and databases

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Gather and refining specifications and requirements based on technical needs

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Assist in creating and maintaining software documentation

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Assist in maintaining, expanding, and scaling sites

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Keep up to date into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities

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Ability to understand, develop, and optimize audience/customer pathways, calls to action, and ongoing engagement strategies

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Collaborates with web designers to match intent of visual design

Skillset Must Haves

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Basic knowledge of modern HTML/CSS/Javascript

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Knowledge with at least one of the following programming languages: PHP, ASP.NET, JavaScript or C# is a plus

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A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management and best development practices

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Basic knowledge of relational database systems, object-oriented programming and web application development.

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Basic knowledge of search engine optimization process and page speed optimization

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Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques

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Knowledge in WordPress theme development

Skillset Nice to Haves

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Experience with Divi and Elementor themes

This position will primarily telecommute (especially in the current environment) so it is important that candidates have access to a laptop, as well as internet access, phone access, and basic Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office computer programs. Some in-person meetings may occur throughout the Pittsburgh region. Our preference is to work with a candidate that is able to travel to these meetings in person. It is important that candidates have access to internet access and phone access. Since regular meetings with TrailBlaze leadership and clients is also expected, so access to periodic transportation may be required.

If you’ve made it this far, then we’d like to hear from you. 

Please email resume, project samples, a statement of how you meet the needs of our description to [email protected].  

TrailBlaze Creative, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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TrailBlaze Creative
PO Box 97930
Pittsburgh, PA  15227

(855) 907-4453
[email protected]

Copyright © 2021 TrailBlaze Creative. All Rights Reserved.