Hiring: Product, Branding & Marketing Design
Updated: Feb 23
Inkah is rebuilding language learning from the bottom up. Our team is looking for interns, part-timers, or full-timers that can help with product design, both UX and UI, marketing design, and branding.
- Growth mindset and willingness to learn
- Can receive and digest feedback to accelerate personal growth
- Seeking to build useful things for society
- Speak and write English at minimum an intermediate level
- Background in product or marketing design
Nice to haves:
- Interest in language learning
- Knowledge of Figma, Sketch, or Illustrator
- Knowledge of Photoshop
- Experience designing web or mobile applications
We're a small team so each member needs to be proactive, have discipline, and solve problems. Life is short so we also believe in work-life balance, having a good time both in and outside work, and just generally being a pleasant person to be around. If the above sounds like you, you're probably a fit for Inkah.
What is Inkah
Inkah is a Chrome and Firefox extension and coming-soon mobile app that consolidates all of your words, sentences, and grammar from articles and videos.
We help intermediate to advanced language learners consume native content to advance their listening, reading, writing, and speaking abilities. Our apps let learners consume this content in the form of 1) text content like articles, social media, blog posts, etc. 2) video, especially those with subtitles.
We already support reading articles on the web and watching videos on Netflix with our Chrome and Firefox extensions. While reading on the web, you can hover to translate words or select passages of text to translate. For Netflix, you can display both English and target language subtitles at the same time, translate words, and get the list of words for a subtitle line.
Inkah currently has 3,100+ weekly active language learners and is growing. It's still extremely early in the company's life, but there is clearly potential.
What you'll do
Develop the brand of Inkah
This will include the look and feel we will use on our social media channels, our product applications, and our blog. There's still so much more we could do.
Work with our team to design our mobile app and website
We're in the works to launch our mobile app and our interactive website in addition to our Chrome and Firefox extensions. We operate on a weekly sprint cycle and need help bringing them to life.
Design and test UX flows for our Chrome and Firefox extensions
Our work resonates with our audience and we'd like to build on strength, making our web extension more accessible to a broader audience.
Flesh out our marketing materials
Design something beautiful that speaks to someone who is looking for a moment of inspiration to either begin or continue on their language learning journey.
Who we are
Inkah is a team of 6. Members of our team include the former co-founder and CTO of 99.co, the second-largest property platform in Southeast Asia, ex-Uber, ex-Amazon, ex-Pixar, and current educators and linguists. Please feel free to pass this along to any students looking for internship opportunities and to reach out if you have any questions.
Overall, we want to always be learning, do our best work, enable and push each other to grow, and build useful products that help people become the best versions of themselves. Language is the closest bridge between two people, and we love getting to help build that bridge.
What we offer
Compensation - Interns
Our internships are unpaid, but performance-based compensation will be available and granted on a case-by-case basis. Please read on for what we offer in lieu of cash compensation.
Compensation - Full-time or Part-time
Because Inkah is very early on in its journey, full-time and part-time roles are currently equity-based.
Work on real applications and challenges for our language learning community. Our job is to help our community become the best versions of themselves and we find it as rewarding as it is challenging.
A challenging but nurturing work environment
You will be provided the lessons, guidance, and expectations to learn and grow rapidly. We expect every member of the team to be effective and produce results, but we will be there every step of the way to ensure each member of the team is also becoming the best version of themselves.
Out-sized and diverse responsibility
A small company size means you will have a greater diversity of tasks and broader decision-making responsibility vs. larger organizations. Out of necessity, everyone needs to take ownership and make an impact. You will learn the skills to think independently, solve company problems, and feel true ownership of your craft.
Future career support
Careers evolve and jobs change. We're happy to fight for you for future jobs, provide references, and provide recommendation letters.
Insight into what it takes to build a Startup
Between them, the members of the team have a wealth of lessons on company building. Sharing is one of our core values and we will pass on whatever we know so you may be more effective in any future venture you join or start.
How to apply
Drop us an e-mail with your resume, your portfolio if you have one, and what position you're applying for at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover letter is optional but a paragraph about yourself and why you're applying will help us get to know you :)
Please include your potential start date and internship duration.
Please see the What We Offer section above for compensation details.