We don’t have “sales people” at Viget. We all sell Viget all the time, mostly by doing great work and sharing what we know. Selling custom consulting services at an agency like Viget is different from selling traditional products or packaged services. It’s consultative. Each opportunity is a new problem to solve, a new strategy to develop—and requires a new, novel approach.
As our Digital Strategy Apprentice, you’ll learn as much about business strategy as you will about traditional selling. You’ll work closely with Senior Digital Strategists, gain an understanding of the digital industry, from products to digital marketing, from consumer apps to enterprise platforms. You’ll learn about the breadth of Viget services, the art of asking good questions, how to “sell” the Viget way, and, through it all, you’ll document and share what you’re learning.
The Business Development Apprenticeship is offered at our Headquarters in Falls Church, VA.
The apprenticeship lasts 10 weeks, from January 22 - March 30.
Apprentices are expected to work 40 hours/week (9-5, M-F, but we can be flexible).
Total compensation of $6,000.
Relocation is not provided.
You must have the permanent, legal right to work in the US. We do not sponsor visas.
About You (You may not be all of these things yet, and that's okay!):
You are entrepreneurial and business savvy. Your lemonade stand turned a profit. You’re known for sensing a business opportunity miles away.
You're passionate about technology. You’re already downloading that latest app. You're the first among your friends not just to know about the latest trends in the web and tech industries, but to tinker and experiment with the tools themselves.
You get things done. No matter what you're doing, you take pride in your work. You enjoy responsibility and you know that real effort pays off daily.
You are a self-starter and aren't afraid to develop your own projects and attack them. Sitting around idly isn't your cup of tea.
You find your own ways to contribute and add value to teams.
You’re an exceptional communicator—a great writer, a confident speaker, and a keen listener.
You are extremely well-organized. You can handle several projects at once without anything slipping through the cracks.
What You’ll Learn:
The basics of UX, design, front-end development, application development, and analytics. You should be able to speak the language and understand core concepts by the end of the apprenticeship.
You’ll review RFPs (Request for Proposals) and inbound leads, conducting initial research on prospective clients and their needs.
You’ll participate in the proposal and pitch process, writing compelling content and preparing presentations for digital products, ideas, campaigns, and websites.
You’ll brainstorm ideas and develop creative responses to engagement opportunities, working alongside designers, copywriters, and technologists to develop a practical, yet ambitious, vision for an engagement.
How to Apply:
Please use the form below to introduce yourself. The form goes directly to Erica, so feel free to write it as an email to her. She (or Emily) will reply as soon as possible. We ask that everyone attach their resume and submit a thoughtful “cover letter,” which we hope will include specifics about how your previous experience relates to the position description and why you want to work at Viget. Examples of your previous work are also much appreciated.
Before you get in touch, learn more about Emily and Erica on Viget's People Team. You can also get to know us better on Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, and by exploring pointlesscorp.com.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Viget maintains a drug-free workplace. Please note, we are unable to offer work visa sponsorship at this time.