Saturday, 29 December 2012

Strange interns!

Strange interns!

I am looking for two interns to help with the development of Strange Fruit, since launching in 2010 the business has grown and grown and now I need some part time help to take the business to the next level.  Both positions are flexible and can be done from home and will require no more than 4 hours a week.  Both positions are paid £6.50 per hour and this will be paid monthly £112.66 (£26.00 per week, £1,352 pa).

Even though these are home-based positions you will need to meet with the founder online and in person regularly. Face to face meetings will take place in central London. Skype will be our friend!


Press and PR intern

You will implement Strange Fruit’s 2013 PR plan.  Working under the guidance of an accomplished press and PR manager you will speak to journalists and key stakeholders to create opportunities for Strange Fruit to be seen in UK and international media. 

Ideally you will be studying media or communications or already be a graduate wanting to work with a small business to prove your capability and get some measurable experience on your CV.  If you think of yourself as the ideal candidate and you have not studied media please make sure you apply.

You will be available for a minimum of three months but ideally six.  You will have access to the internet and a PC or laptop with word processing and spread sheet programmes such as Word and Excel.

Essential skills

·         Enthusiastic and able to use own initiative
·         Creative and able to present ideas succintctly
·         Pro -active and hard working
·         Excellent attention to detail
·         Good writing skills and good command of written and spoken English
·         Able to work alone and in a team


Business development intern

You will carry out a range of activities to contribute towards generating new customers be they stockists, personal or corporate customers. Working under the guidance of the founder you will undertake research exercises to create targeted lists of potential customers, directly contact them and feedback their response.

Ideally you will be studying a business related qualification or already be a graduate wanting to work with a small business to prove your capability and get some measurable experience on your CV.  If you think of yourself as the ideal candidate and you have not studied business skills please make sure you apply.

You will be available for a minimum of three months but ideally six.  You will have access to the internet and a PC or laptop with word processing and spread sheet programmes such as Word and Excel.

Essential skills

·         Able to research effectively and present the findings in an ordered structure
·         Enthusiastic and able to use own initiative
·         Pro-active and hard working
·         Excellent attention to detail
·         Good record keeping skills and a good command of written and spoken English
·         Able to work alone and in a team

How to apply
For either role please send an email to deniserawls@rocketmail.com marked ‘intern’ in the subject box. 

In the body of the email please say which internship you are applying for and in less than 500 words why you are the best candidate and what you would like to get from the opportunity. Also, in less than 500 words, please tell me who your ideal dinner guest would be (living or deceased) and why.

Please send applications by 16 January 2013.  Interviews will take place w/c 21 January and the successful interns will start on Friday 1 February 2013.

Please find out more about Strange Fruit and its founder Denise Rawls on the website www.ilovestrangefruit.com

Sunday, 16 December 2012

A festive message from Strange Fruit




Hi!

As the year draws to a close we wanted to wish you all a peaceful festive season and thank you for all your support over the year. Strange Fruit is still a baby but we have taken great strides and 2013, our third year, promises to be an eventful one.


Wishing you all a really happy, healthy Christmas and we hope that 2013 is your best year yet!

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness."
Bob Hope

With love, hugs and lots of strange fruit,

Denise & Cory xxx

December 2012