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BLAZE Components

BLAZE Components

BLAZE Components

Blaze - New Brand for the Global Urban Cycling Market.

Internship

Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
12 Aug 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
This position is a 2-3 month internship with the potential of turning into a full-time role (starting salary approx. 18K).


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Industry:
Sport
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
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Community Manager + Marketing Assistant

Social Media Hero wanted for Marketing & Community engagement at fantastic new company!

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
This position is a 2-3 month internship with the potential of turning into a full-time role (starting salary approx. 18K).


Job Type:
Internship
Level:
Entry Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
Function:
Admin
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We are Blaze and we create the ultimate products for urban cyclists.  To start with, we reimagined the bike light…

Blaze began by tackling arguably the biggest problem for city cyclists; being caught in the blind spot.  Our innovative lights also have a laser that projects the symbol of a bike down onto the road ahead.

They give the cyclist a presence out of their usually small footprint, helping to prevent drivers ahead from turning across their path.It is a simple idea and a very big problem, hence the excitement – have a google!  Blaze has had incredible, ongoing and incoming press attention, featuring in The Times,TelegraphBBCNew York TimesWiredSky News etc.

Founder Emily has won various entrepreneurial accolades and the company has to date raised 2 successful rounds of Seed Investment, with current interest from some very big names.We launched Blaze on Kickstarter at the end of last year, wanting to raise £25K in a month, we smashed through our target in less than 5 days, going on to be 210% funded.

Now, just one year on, we are releasing both our Blaze light and the rear light for retail this autumn.  Distributing worldwide from our own website, as well as in store via exclusive partnership with Evans Cycles.  However the lights are just the beginning, we have a roadmap of future products, including both hardware ad software, a tiny team of 4 full-time, and a lot to do!

What We Are Looking For

  • A community hero for Blaze.
  • Someone who’s run successful online marketing campaigns before, across a range of media platforms.
  • Ability to think creatively for the best ways to engage our very active cycling community online.
  • Someone who can write good copy and is plugged into the cycle blog scene.

Example Responsibilities in First 12 Months:

  • Run our Customer Care & Service; jump on incoming queries/concerns/returns from our customers.  Finding the best way to support them in our crucial first months.
  • Run our social media, keep a fresh and engaging Blaze presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo etc.
  • Regularly source & write rich content for our blog and to push across social media.
  • Create guest posts for other well placed blogs.
  • Help with PR campaign and product reviews in relevant publications/blogs.
  • Get Blaze in front of the best influencers and reviewers pre-launch.

Example Attributes You Will Have

  • Love your bike!  Sorry, it’s a big part of why we all love Blaze.
  • You live online.  You’re plugged into the cycling blogs, you know Rapha are releasing a new range before they do and SF have just rolled out a new cycle highway.
  • You’re a twitter junky.
  • You’re incredibly creative.
  • You’re strategic and think big.
  • You know and care when people are talking about us.  You’re constantly talking to our customers and building their feedback into strategy.
  • You’re naturally very social and full of energy.

What We Offer

  • Be one of the very first team members of Blaze.  Have a real say and influence on how the company grows and what we become.
  • You would be joining us at the most exciting time (especially for marketing) - just before we launch, things will go nuts from there.  Be a big part of building a global brand we are all proud of.
  • The opportunity to work for a company that is doing something different; creating truly innovative products for urban cyclists, tackling real and big problems and changing the way people bike in the city

Team

  • Emily – Founder + CEO – left studying Physics at Oxford University to pursue Product Design in Brighton, where Blaze was her final year project.  The immediate buzz and media attention it generated caused her to start her own company to launch it.  She has also studied Design in Milan, Entrepreneurship in America and is one of the inaugural members of Entrepreneur First, a celebrated accelerator for high-growth tech startups.
  • Matt – Creative Director – experienced product designer; with background in Mechanical Engineering, Matt then studied Industrial Design Engineering at the RCA, before becoming a visiting tutor.  Some of Matt’s most celebrated work includes the underwater Scuba Diving aid, the Bladefish, and B&Q’s Sandbug power tools.  Matt has an incredibly rare combination of skills, with engineering and mechanical expertise, a strong design-for-manufacture focus and a beautiful design aesthetic.
  • Eliot – Engineer - Extremely talented and experienced developer, specializing in geospatial search technology, Google App Engine for Java.  Eliot’s working on Blaze’s incredibly exciting next product.
  • Will – Project Manager - fresh from studying Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University, Will ran our Kickstarter campaign to great success and is busy getting anything and everything done right across Blaze.
  • Diana – Marketing Lead – newest team member, with previous experience in IT consulting & a masters in social anthropology, she’s bringing awesome insights to our branding and E-commerce as well as marketing experience to all the touch-points of Blaze.
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