Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 80 million people around the world spend over 23 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they can’t find anywhere else. Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Tap by Wattpad, Wattpad Labs, Wattpad Studios, Wattpad Books and Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We’re proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment and storytelling, and write your next chapter with us!
As a Content and Reading Intern, you’ll immerse yourself in Wattpad stories and position the most exciting ones for success both on and off the Wattpad platform. You will work closely with stakeholders across the Wattpad Stars, Paid Stories, and Wattpad Studios teams to ensure that our content pipeline is robust and generating active leads. We’re looking for someone who not only loves stories but also loves understanding stories in context (e.g. What does popularity mean? Is this story going to make money on our platform or off?). The ideal candidate is a hard worker who is highly flexible about their day to day tasks and is delighted by the speed of change and growth on the team.
Please note this is a 4 month paid internship from May until August.
What you’ll be doing:
Reading a high volume of Wattpad stories – in bits and pieces, in short bursts, and novel-length stories to assess potential for monetization opportunities
Evaluating stories quickly based on the quality of conventions, style, tone, plot, and character development
Creating comprehensive coverage of stories, including loglines and synopses that will help our team make informed decisions
Producing reports designed to help inform our content strategy based on insights discovered through platform immersion
Using data to help find great stories
Curating content based on themes
Enrich story metadata by adding labels or recategorizing stories
Tracking and highlighting key trends in content through data
What we’re looking for:
A highly engaged Wattpadder. Passion for the platform, Wattpad stories, and their creators is a must
You are a genre agnostic story enthusiast who greets challenges big and small with a positive, can-do attitude
You are a self-starter who can work in an environment that is constantly changing and slightly ambiguous without a lot of hands on direction
You are organized. When booking meetings, off sites, etc. you do so in a way that is clear, effective and fast
Educational or working experience in a publishing or entertainment space
Experience with reviewing manuscripts, scripts or related creative materials is an asset
Salesforce expertise a plus!
What we offer:
Transit pass, choice of hardware, flexible hours
Corporate discount for gym membership for you and your family
A beautiful office in downtown Toronto, with easy access to transit
And a whole lot more!
Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.
What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.
What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.
How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play…and all while having a great time.
Culture and Diversity
Wattpad is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate. Period.
We have taken a leadership position on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. Our team is as diverse and eclectic as the global Wattpad community. In case it’s not clear: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
To apply for this job please visit company.wattpad.com.