The podcast industry is growing fast, estimated to produce more than $1 billion by 2021! Amidst such economic growth, the podcast industry still lacks a solid platform for recommendations and community. Most podcast directories are like old school video rental stores with basic categories. With over 800,000 active podcasts and over 54 million podcast episodes, there must be a perfect podcast for you, but the question is, how do you find it?
At Auby, we are looking to solve that with a podcast discovery platform personalized to the user. We’re tackling the cold start problem for new podcast listeners by curating podcast episode suggestions based on who the person is and their listening habits.
Internship Job Description:
You will work directly with the founder to contribute to all aspects of design and execution including: user research, pitching your ideas, designing features for our iOS app (visual design, interactive design, and prototyping) and partnering with engineering to implement your vision.
We’re a lean startup which means this is currently an unpaid internship. We’re looking for interns who are willing to become a potential leader (e.g. Design Director) down the road.
If you’re interested in getting hands-on experience in interactive and visual design for a growing software product and being a valuable contributor to our team, this is the job for you.
What You’ll Be Working On:
Help define the short and long term roadmap for our product
Help conduct user research to determine what features to build for our product
Develop mockups and prototypes for our iOS app based off user needs determined from research gathered and observed user behavior
Help conduct usability testing to determine how designs are accepted by end users
Collaborate with the founder and our engineers to form and test creative, high-value solutions that can be shipped relatively quickly
Type and Timing of Internship:
Part TimeSpring Semester;Summer
Venice, CA (remote work available)
Avid podcast listener (this will give you a sense of how to approach the designs)
A desire to learn, grow, and a passion for moving things forward
Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment
Ability to negotiate and articulate the “why” of design decisions
Great eye and passion for visual design
Familiarity with current design and prototyping tools
Reasons to Take This Internship:
Tackle intellectually challenging problems
Flexible schedule; options to work remotely or in-office (post pandemic)
Possibility of getting hired for a full-time job after the internship
Opportunity for stock options in early-stage venture poised for scale
To apply, send a resume and link to your portfolio and explain why you are interested in the position, what you hope to gain from the internship, what you can bring to the team, and your availability (earliest possible start date and hours available per week).
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