Marketing Intern

Application deadline:

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 7:00am

Company: 

Watchfire Signs, LLC

Description: 

NOTE:  Danville, IL is 2.5 hours from Chicago, 1.5 from Indianapolis, 0.5 from Champaign/Urbana.

Watchfire Signs is an 85+ year old company that is rapidly growing as an industry leader in the cutting-edge technology of digital LED signs.  Our electronic message centers (EMCs) are designed for 24/7 outdoor signage use in all weather conditions.  These cutting-edge outdoor LED displays may be as small as a time-and-temperature sign at a local bank or as large as 15'x50' and beyond.  Our on-premise division sells to sign companies and dealers who re-sell our EMCs as a portion of a complete signage / business identity package for their customers.

Vertically integrated, Watchfire does everything from product engineering and circuit board assembly through final product integration and calibration. Post-sale, we provide world-class technical service and support.  This allows us to sustain our position as the quality leader and the premium provider in our industry.

Based in Danville, Illinois, Watchfire offers comprehensive benefits including 401K with company matching, affordable health & dental insurance, paid time off in year of hire, continuing education assistance and career advancement opportunities.  We have been an employer of choice for decades, offering an opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment where decisions can be made quickly.

Position Description: 

This internship will provide the opportunity to strengthen knowledge and build skills in key areas of business development, market research, and sales data management. This includes market research to uncover prospects and sales opportunities to help identify decision makers, find and confirm contact information, and feed researched prospects to the Sales Development team and managing sales data consistently across different Watchfire data systems like Salesforce, SalesLoft, Pardot, and other platforms as needed. They will also assist with additional sales-related responsibilities such as fielding incoming phone calls, fielding Live Chats, and others as needed. Developing proficiency in these areas would be valuable in careers like Sales, Business Development, Market Research, Data Analytics, and more.

*Watchfire 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Outbound Sales Development prospect research
  • Maintain sales data with superior accuracy across multiple sales platforms
  • Record research and prospecting activities in CRM
  • Assist with other sales or analytics responsibilities as needed

Qualifications: 

 

  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of semester
  • Able to work up to 40 hours per week during summer session
  • Student enrolled in Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Business, or similar field of study
  • Must have been enrolled full-time for the current semester, new graduates are still eligible for this position

​*Our interns are anticipated to work with us for the entire summer term, assuming quality work. Of course,all positions are "at will" and an internship is not a guarantee of work for a set period of time.

*Legal authorization to work in the US required. We will not consider candidates who need sponsorship, now or in the future, to be legally employed in the US.  No H1B, OPT, CPT or other “temporary work authorization” candidates will be considered.

Employment type: 

  • Internship / trainee

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday

Shift: 

1st

Salary: 

Hourly based

Required degree level: 

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree