DragonFruit – The only dating app for geeks by geeks.  

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Sick of Every Dating App Out There? Make This Your Own.

If you’re like us, you probably have a laundry list of gripes about dating apps. Heck you’re probably so sick of them, that you have your own ideas for your own dating app. We’d like Dragonfruit to be the closest thing to your own personal dating site. So please, send us your ideas and suggestions!

Intern at Project DragonFruit!

We value initiative, humor, candor, creativity and ingenuity; we expect even our interns to take on a significant role in shaping our organization’s vision. And as a small team, we prefer to view our tech, marketing and creative departments as a single team that not only informs what each is doing, but actively collaborates with and contributes to each other’s projects.

We are looking for current students and recent graduates interested in interning with us for 10 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months. The internships are unpaid, with the possibility of a paid extension to term. We accept applicants on a rolling basis.

 

Graphic Design Intern

Responsibilities

Create graphics assets for our site and blog, including but not limited to, landing pages, social media pages, ads, infographics and memes.

Work and collaborate with our marketing and content team on assigned projects. Interns are highly encouraged to pitch their own ideas as well.

You must:

Have a strong sense of typography, layout and composition, primarily for web publication and occasionally for print.

Possess an eye and awareness for design trends, but willing to take, and defend, creative risks.

Able to juggle multiple projects and tasks under pressure. As a startup still establishing our brand, our creative direction and marketing strategy pivots frequently in response to web and social media analytics.

Have proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Illustrator, Indesign,
Photoshop, although Flash in addition would be helpful).

Highly Desirable

Experience with pixel art that recreates a vintage video game aesthetic is highly desirable.

Some familiarity with UI/UX.

A passion for geek culture (science fiction, anime, video games, etc). If you’re the type who rattles off geek pop culture references in your everyday speech, you’ve come to the right place.

A sense of humor. We expect our content to entertain and make our readers laugh. We’re a witty, funny bunch and hope our interns are the same.

Preferred

Able to write advertising and blog copy in line with our organization’s tone.

Some SEO/SEM knowledge.

Knowledge of video editing.

Please e-mail us a resume, cover letter and links to your portfolio at david.p@projectdragonfruit.com.

 

 

 

Editorial Intern

Responsibilities

Draft copy for, but not limited to, our webpage, e-mails, social media presence, and blog.

Collaborate with our marketing and content team on assigned projects. Interns are highly encouraged to pitch their own ideas as well.

Perform copyediting, proofreading, and research.

Communicate and work hands-on with contributors during the editorial process.

You must:

Exercise strong skills in editing and proofreading. If you have prior experience with editorial work (internships, work for your college paper, freelance writing, etc.), we highly value that experience. Editorial interns must be willing to defend or explain their decisions.

Able to juggle multiple projects and tasks under pressure. As a startup still establishing our brand, our creative direction and marketing strategy pivots frequently in response to web and social media analytics.

A passion for geek culture (science fiction, anime, video games, etc). If you’re the type who rattles off geek pop culture references in your everyday speech, you’ve come to the right place.

A sense of humor. We expect our content to entertain and make our readers laugh. We’re a witty, funny bunch and hope our interns are the same.

Preferred

Knowledge in Chicago/AP style.

Experience with web content writing.

Copywriting skills for advertisements/sales copy.

Familiarity with managing social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Knowledge of Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, or other social media management tools.

Knowledge of CRM systems such as Mailchimp and Constant Contact.

Please e-mail us a resume, cover letter and two writing samples/website links to david.p@projectdragonfruit.com.

 

 

Social Media/Marketing Intern

We’re looking for a social media/marketing intern to join our team for a period of at least three months. Our company will be entering a pivotal time: We’re about to launch a public, web-only beta of our dating app and several months later we plan to release the definitive, mobile version of our app. During this time we’ll be launching an extensive press, public relations, word of mouth and trade show/convention campaign (i.e. ComicCon, MAGFest, SXSW etc). If you also have strong social media savvy (see below to see what we mean), are able to handle quick changes in creative and marketing direction, as well as have a willingness to help promote our app both online and in person, we might want you on board.

Please note, this is an unpaid internship, with a minimum commitment of 15 hours a week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Maintain our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram with a mix of original and curated content.

– Research the effectiveness and long-term viability of tapping into newer social apps and networks such as Periscope, Snapchat and Vine. – Assist the marketing director, graphic design and editorial interns with creating marketing materials such as press releases and flyers.

– Help coordinate our online outreach efforts (i.e. engaging with influencers, journalists, online communities and groups about our product).

– Canvas and engage relevant local businesses (i.e. comic book shops, video game stores, etc.)

– Additional duties as the need arises.

Skills and Qualifications:

– Experience with maintaining social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Knowledge of social media management and scheduling apps such as Buffer, Hootsuite or Tweetdeck is essential.

– A journalism, communications or marketing degree preferred. Other degrees combined with a strong digital and/or traditional marketing background are encouraged to apply as well.

– A strong knowledge of geek culture and a sense of humor. While we take our business seriously, we want to be witty and funny in our engagement with potential users. We also want to appear genuine by flaunting our geek cred as openly as possible.

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Highly Desired:

– Knowledge of Social Media and Web Analytics, including how to create reports and interpret results from data gained from sources like Hootsuite, KISSMetrics and Google Analytics.

– Copywriting experience for new and traditional media.

– Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and Illustrator

To Apply:

Please send a writing sample or links to one, preferably from a blog or article you’ve written, links to social media pages you’ve managed, your resume and a cover letter to david.p@projectdragonfruit.com. All applications missing any of these will be rejected.