The Onion was one of my earliest jobs out of college and very much the beginning of my career. I began with The Onion in Milwaukee as a Promotions Intern, or Street Teamer, during my senior year at UW-Milwaukee.
I was offered the job as Events & Promotions Manager a little more than a year later, replacing my previous manager when I was an intern. This role included running all marketing and events for The Onion office in Milwaukee. Those included setting up booths at cosponsored concerts, events, conferences, etc. and more. I managed a team of 10 – 15 street team members. Additional duties included swag inventory management, and office duties including monthly invoicing, back issue cataloging and more.
In April 2009, I was promoted to National Sales Planner and moved to Chicago to work at the corporate headquarters. My job was helping the national sales team develop presentations, supporting analytic documents and statistics, and campaign details for their sales pitches to national advertisers. These deals that I assisted with ranged from $10,000 – over $1 million and varying complexities for The Onion. Whether it was verifying ad delivery, to providing additional analytic reports and more, it was a challenging job.
National Sales Planner (Chicago – April 2009 – April 2010)
Software: NetSuite, DoubleClick, ComScore, Keynote, Microsoft Office
Skills: Market Research, Brand Research, Web Analytics, Presentation Design, Ad Planning, Adobe Ps, Adobe Ai
Events & Promotions Manager (Milwaukee – May 2007 – April 2009)
Software: NetSuite, Microsoft Office, MailChimp
Skills: Intern Management, Event Management, Brand Development, Photography