Communications Intern at Stoplight

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Stoplight is seeking a Communications Intern to join a fast-growing Austin startup in the exciting domain of API Design and Management. The role offers both hands-on learning opportunities and the chance to make valuable contributions to the Marketing team at Stoplight, which is located primarily in Austin, Texas, and Denver, Colorado.

 

The ideal intern candidate for Stoplight will be equal parts creative and technical with a passion for innovation, especially, for development; AND, a love of storytelling across all platforms. 


Responsibilities

  • Create and distribute text, video, and graphical content for the company’s social media channels including gifs, video snippets, podcast episodes, and familiar with either iMovie or Adobe Premiere
  • Draft content for and assist in the distribution of internal and external communications 
  • Follow brand guidelines for the consistent creation of content in various digital formats 
  • Monitor performance on multiple social platforms and channels
  • Create reports analyzing media trends and performance results
  • Research and share information on the latest social media best practices
  • Help promote employee social media engagement and advocacy 
  • Engage community members and industry professionals in relevant conversations
  • Educate colleagues, executives, and partners on social media best practices
  • Assist with podcast production and distribution 

 

Qualifications

  • Marketing, Social Media and/or Communications courses 
  • Experience as a Social Media practitioner
  • Familiarity with social media platforms including Reddit and Discord, in addition to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram 
  • Understanding of Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics, and web traffic metrics
  • Experience in basic web design and publishing
  • Confident in research and presenting to others
  • Familiarity with AP Style guidelines
  • A natural multitasker and quick problem-solver with a strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills

 

Preferred but not required

  • Strong video editing skills, and familiarity with video production process and equipment
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies, applications development and open API specifications
  • Familiarity with and excitement about emerging enterprise technology such as microservices architecture, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience working with internal Executive Leadership, Sales/Marketing, Software Engineering, and/or Customer Success teams

 

Why Work at Stoplight:

Stoplight is passionate about APIs and our employees. We want work to be rewarding, both in professional development and in living a healthy and balanced life. Here are some of the benefits of working at Stoplight:

 

  • Unique opportunity to build a software product for software developers
  • Strong engagement in the open-source community with our two offerings, Spectral and Prism
  • Remote-first culture with a budget per employee for updating your home office
  • Office hub located in Austin for local employees who want a place to work from as desired, with enforced COVID safety protocols
  • Flexible vacation policy for paid time off, with 10 company holidays and unlimited sick time
  • Parental leave of 12 weeks off for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for non-primary caregivers, including adoptive and foster parents, with 100% pay
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans for US-based employees with optional HSA that includes a $600 per year contribution from the company
  • Wellness programs for health plan participants including access to services such as Ginger emotional support, Maven maternity care, Calm mental wellness, PlushCare virtual doctor visits, Vida virtual health coaching, and 25 ClassPass fitness credits per month
  • 401k plan for US-based employees that includes 4% matching from the company
  • Automatic enrollment in climate-positive program run by Ecologi with 100% of monthly contributions provided by the company
  • Regular company-wide virtual happy hours with team building activities such as cocktail-making class, team trivia competition, and more
  • Employee-hosted lunch and learn sessions where we educate one another on topics related to our industry

 

Why Work at Stoplight:

Stoplight is passionate about APIs and our employees. We want work to be rewarding, both in professional development and in living a healthy and balanced life. Here are some of the benefits of working at Stoplight:

 

  • Unique opportunity to build a software product for software developers
  • Strong engagement in the open-source community with our two offerings, Spectral and Prism
  • Remote-first culture with a budget per employee for updating your home office
  • Office hub located in Austin for local employees who want a place to work from as desired, with enforced COVID safety protocols
  • Flexible vacation policy for paid time off, with 10 company holidays and unlimited sick time
  • Parental leave of 12 weeks off for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for non-primary caregivers, including adoptive and foster parents, with 100% pay
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans for US-based employees with optional HSA that includes a $600 per year contribution from the company
  • Wellness programs for health plan participants including access to services such as Ginger emotional support, Maven maternity care, Calm mental wellness, PlushCare virtual doctor visits, Vida virtual health coaching, and 25 ClassPass fitness credits per month
  • 401k plan for US-based employees that includes 4% matching from the company
  • Automatic enrollment in climate-positive program run by Ecologi with 100% of monthly contributions provided by the company
  • Regular company-wide virtual happy hours with team building activities such as cocktail-making class, team trivia competition, and more
  • Employee-hosted lunch and learn sessions where we educate one another on topics related to our industry

 

About Stoplight

Stoplight's design-first platform drives a collaborative API development experience. The fabric of the internet is changing with APIs. As companies increasingly rely on microservice application development, good design-first practices enabled through the Stoplight platform will minimize future costs, speed up time to market, and lead to more consistent and higher quality services. Stoplight also offers two open source tools and a visual editor. Prism is an open-source HTTP mock server for mimicking your API's behavior as if you have already built it. Spectral is an open source JSON/YAML linter for improving the quality in API descriptions, Kubernetes config, GitHub actions, or any other JSON/YAML data. Stoplight Studio is a powerful OpenAPI and JSON Visual Editor for designing and collaborating on APIs.

 

Stoplight was founded by Marc MacLeod in 2015 and headquartered in Austin, TX, with employees located across the globe. We live through the fullest potential of our three core values — be an ownerbuild together, and practice mindfulness. Stoplight is an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 

 

Our company mantra is simple. Design first. Develop better.  

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

1412 Collier St, Austin, TX 78704

An Insider's view of Stoplight

What makes someone successful on your team?

-Honesty: Whether it's acting on something you say you'll do, relaying information to a specific person, validating/testing, or just proper expectation setting.
-Self Drive: As part of the openAPI space & being at a startup, we wear a lot of hats and sometimes just going the extra mile to test things & go beyond the base level of answering.

Ari

Technical Support Specialist

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

I once heard a designer share her secrets to success. Besides skill, training, and tools, she emphasized protecting her personal time, seeking inspiration, and maximizing productive hours. I share this story and encourage my team to do the same.

Ann

Chief Marketing Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful teammate is one who collaborates well with others (both on our team and across the company) and takes initiative with their work. They’re always eager to help and jump in with fresh new ideas!

Michael

Software Development Engineer

What are Stoplight Perks + Benefits

Stoplight Benefits Overview

- Unique opportunity to build a software product for software developers
- Strong engagement in the open source community with our two offerings, Spectral and Prism
- Remote-first culture with a budget per employee for updating your home office
- Office hub located in Austin for local employees who want a place to work from as desired, with enforced COVID safety protocols
- Flexible vacation policy for paid time off, with 10 company holidays and unlimited sick time
- Parental leave of 12 weeks off for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for non-primary caregivers, including adoptive and foster parents, with 100% pay
- Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans for US-based employees with optional HSA that includes a $600 per year contribution from the company
- Wellness programs for health plan participants including access to services such as Ginger emotional support, Maven maternity care, Calm mental wellness, PlushCare virtual doctor visits, Vida virtual health coaching, and 25 ClassPass fitness credits per month
- 401k plan for US-based employees that includes 4% matching from the company
- Automatic enrollment in climate-positive program run by Ecologi with 100% of monthly contributions provided by company
- Regular company-wide virtual happy hours with team building activities such as cocktail-making class, team trivia competition, and more
- Employee-hosted lunch and learn sessions where we educate one another on topics related to our industry

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Stoplight participates in a volunteer workday once a quarter with organizations such as Urban Roots Farm. During the pandemic, we are in the process of re-imaging our volunteer workday.
Partners with Nonprofits
Instead of buying event swag, we donate that money to non-profits like OSMI and Bridge House. We offer a free Starter plan for Open Source projects or organizations involved in COVID-19 relief efforts
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Stoplight Culture Crew provides a cross-functional perspective on employee experience, helping create a great place to work. The Crew meets every 3 weeks and is re-elected every 4 months.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Stoplight offers several different Health Insurance plans to fit your needs.
Wellness Programs
Wellness programs include access to services such as Ginger, Maven, Calm, PlushCare, Vida health coaching, and 25 ClassPass fitness credits per month.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental Health Benefits includes access to services such as Ginger emotional support, Calm mental wellness, Vida virtual health coaching.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stoplight hosts monthly social events, quarterly volunteer days, and quarterly group outings.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Stoplight attends API and development conferences around the globe. All employees have the opportunity to attend and interact with the API community.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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