Work With Us
Do you hate to see things go to waste? Are you actively figuring out how to live less wastefully? Wish every one would waste less, consume less, and share more? Aim to achieve zero waste in your life and City?
Then consider joining our team of highly creative and resourceful marketing and social media folks who share a goal of helping people to achieve zero waste at home, at work, and on the go. We are currently looking for a part-time Green Marketing Assistant and two interns to help grow our WeHateToWaste.com community and projects.
Ditch the blue suit and the brief case, grab another cup of coffee, and rev up your Mac. At WeHateToWaste, we not only hate to see food, packaging and other items go to waste, we respect your time and value your creativity. We have devised ways to work with tools like Skype and Dropbox, so we can work super productively without the bureaucracy (wWhat a waste!) We focus our time and energy on doing good creative marketing work for our clients and the world at large with plenty of time to spare for family, friends, experiences — the things that count.
Join Our Team as a Part-time Green Marketing Assistant or Zero Waste Intern
We are conveniently located in Manhattan (NYC) close to the Q, 6 and F trains. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with the following skills and experience:
- Community Development & Social Media (Hootsuite.com, Mailchimp)
- Editing, Writing and Content Creation
- Graphic Design (Illustrator, InDesign, Creative Suite, PhotoShop, iMovie)
- Market Research and Consumer Insights Generation (SurveyMonkey.com)
- Office Administration (MacBook OSX)
If you are concerned about the environment and sustainability, want to change consumer behavior and influence consumption culture, and importantly, hate to see things go to waste as much as we do and want to do something more about it, send us your resume and cover letter for immediate openings for part time employment and internships to Waste Watching Jobs.
“Working with Jacquie on wehatetowaste.com was a great experience. In a small business you’re quickly thrown into the mix and are given a lot of responsibilities in a variety of categories – from the administrative side to marketing to content and business development. On top of that, Jacquie’s approach to tackling sustainability, by applying her background to her passion, is truly inspiring and has stuck with me as I’ve moved through my career. I will always be thankful for my time with Junkie Jacquie!”
-Sarah Gilly, Barnard ’15
“Although I had worked in many office jobs prior to J. Ottman Consulting, this was the first time I felt that my opinion in the way the business was run was truly valued. In the first month of the job, I learned all about business models and played a hands on role in brainstorming a new model for WeHateToWaste.com.
I learned all about how to manage an online community by publishing stories and social media posts that would prompt positive conversation and debate. In this process, I became very knowledgeable about WordPress, Mailchimp and Hootsuite and developed a skill in crafting tweets and Facebook posts. I honed my skills in social media marketing and learned how to engage our audience though different social media streams.
One of the most valuable experiences I had during my time at J. Ottman Consulting was putting together and delivering a webinar to a major client, Ingersoll Rand. It was a great opportunity to be able to have been given a large amount of responsibility in this project and play a major role in developing the content and putting together the slides. This experience also included learning how to put together a compelling business proposal for a potential client, and I will most definitely be using these skills in my future employment.
Finally, perhaps the most favorite things I learned were all the wonderful ways to prevent waste in my life and the lives of those around me. I can really see a difference in the way I viewed the world at the start of working at J. Ottman and the way I see it now. I learned so many effective ways to influence others to prevent waste both in my personal life and work life and plan to base my entire career on waste prevention thanks to Jacquie.”
-Beth Henderson, 2015
Thank you so much, Jacquie, for the wonderful opportunity and experience I had at J. Ottman Consulting and We Hate To Waste. I really learned a lot about a number of different things. Having never worked in an office setting, learning the basics of office management and administrative tasks will help me for years to come. Client interaction through professional phone calls, and sending professional emails, is an important skill to have for the future.
I learned how to use applications such as WordPress, Hootsuite, SurveyMonkey, and Mailchimp, which I had little experience with prior to working here. These will be extremely valuable technical tools as I move into the corporate world. Writing a post for the website allowed me to improve my writing skills. Working with PowerPoint to help put together presentations for We Hate To Waste, and learning how to properly frame things in order to get people interested and excited, was very rewarding. Additionally, promoting We Hate To Waste through social media allowed me to understand the importance of making connections to similar business people with like-minded goals, and how partnering with others to spread the word is a key component of sustainability and success. I learned the importance of reaching a large audience who is passionate about your cause, and the value of creating your own audience by influencing others to be just as passionate as you are.
More importantly though, was the knowledge gained from your impressive background and experience with green marketing. Through monetizing We Hate To Waste, I learned how businesses can and need to be sustainable, but can do so while remaining relevant and competitive. I particularly learned a lot from your idea about “your place in the universe.” As I move froward and pursue a career, knowing I can create my own occupation and make sure it is aligned with my goals and personal values is very comforting and enlightening. Thank you again for this wonderful experience, and I wish you all the best with We Hate To Waste and the workshops! I will be more than happy to continue to contribute whatever I can with the little time I have available from afar, but please keep me in the loop!
Thanks again, Jacquie.
– Erin Horleman, 2015