Looking for a career jumpstart? Come apprentice with us this winter.

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Summary:  We’re seeking someone with a lot of energy and ambition to join our team this winter as an apprentice. The gig is a paid (but not much!) marketing apprenticeship designed to be a springboard into the location independent lifestyle. The work is remote, although we’d love it if you could join us in Asia for the first month.

Application deadline: September 27th.
Job starts: ASAP.

Dan here,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted at the TMBA blog, but I’ve been busy chattering away on the weekly pod.

Meanwhile, the team and I have been busy preparing for DCBKK (over 300 attendees this year) as well as a bunch of member events in 2018 (shown below), all while doing our best to place as many remote professionals in quality companies over at Dynamite Jobs. So far we’ve made 30 confirmed placements in 2018, and are on track to raise that number to between 50-100 this year. We have big plans for the site and are looking to 10x that number in 2019.

The entire team – 4 of us full-time, 2 part-time, as well as many seasonal staff that make our larger events possible – is in a flurry of activity at this time of year. So, we think this would be a great time to add someone with fresh ideas and ambition to the mix. Thanks to DCBKK, our entire team will be in one place for a week. This offers the apprentice an opportunity to be part of discussions around new initiatives, where we often lock in our plans and ideas for 2019. You’ll have a chance to come in and shadow our staff and work across every functional area of our business.

Here’s an audio overview of the gig:

Responsibilities:

  • This is an apprenticeship. Simply put, the more you put into it, the more you’ll learn and get from it. If you are ambitious, talented and willing to take initiative on projects, we’ll work with you to carve an ongoing role in the company after the first 90 days.
    • Please do not apply to this role if you are just looking for a “job” where a manager hands you daily assignments. 
  • You’ll get to work on projects and tasks across all areas of the business including in The Dynamite Circle and Dynamite Jobs.
  • There won’t be a typical day for someone in this role. Here’s a handful of tasks that you might be working on at any given time: formatting and editing job posts in WordPress, doing keyword research, writing blog posts, managing our social media accounts, replying to customer service emails and making sales calls. There’s a lot of grind work required to keep a company running, but that doesn’t mean we’re not willing to hear your ideas for improvement.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You’re high-energy, ambitious and resourceful. If you don’t know how to do something, you are willing to learn on the fly.
  • You’re humble and ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work. You’re comfortable juggling multiple projects at once. No project is too big or too small for you to do.
  • You’re comfortable, because you’ll be doing it every single day, from articulating your ideas and next steps on a project to the team in Slack, to providing guidance to a new customer or replying to feature requests on Dynamite Jobs.
  • You believe that providing a great customer experience day in and day out is the best marketing a company can do. 
  • You’re results-oriented. You have the confidence to take the lead on projects that create results for a growing business.
  • You’re a natural at staying on top of and managing many dynamic relationships.
  • You are just as comfortable sharing critical feedback as you are at receiving it; you’re able to sustain focused critical thought.
  • You are relatively tech-savvy. You should be familiar with WordPress, Slack, Skype, Zapier and Google Apps.
  • This apprenticeship will challenge you but the rewards will be great. Our members represent some of the brightest minds in the entrepreneurial world, and you’ll work directly with them. 

Ideally:

  • You have prior experience working remotely.
  • (Bonus) You have a background or prior experience in Web design or social media marketing.
  • (Bonus) You could spend the first month of your apprenticeship in Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai) helping us with on-the-ground logistics running DCBKK, learning about the business and meeting with exceptional customers. Your work will be on display.

Perks: 

  • Work from anywhere in the world as long as you have great WiFi.
  • Work with a flexible and motivated team with the ability to tie results in the organization directly to your actions.
  • Flexible work hours – We don’t care when you work as long as you have a couple of hours overlap each day during U.S. business hours.
  • A plane ticket to Bangkok plus a hotel room during DCBKK (if you can spend the first month in Thailand)
  • If you are willing to get your hands dirty and work hard, you will learn a ton and be able to work across all areas of the business from sales and marketing to customer service and operations.
  • Your hard work and creative energy can and will be transferred directly into results for our members.

Logistics:

  • This is a 3-month paid apprenticeship. If things work out well after the first 90 days, we’ll work with you to carve out an ongoing role in the company.
  • $10 USD/per hour. Roughly 20-25 hours per week.

Interested? Here’s how to apply.

If you have questions you need answered before you apply, you can contact our community manager Catalina…  [Catalina at Dynamite Circle dot com].

Thanks for your interest,

-Dan on behalf of the DC Team

PS, here’s an audio description of the gig:

PPS, this job is cross-posted over at Dynamite Jobs.

Published on 09.13.18

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