Praxis is for those who want more than just a job in a cubicle or four years sitting in class filling out bubble tests. It’s an experience for ambitious young people who can see themselves being the President or CEO of a successful company someday and who are willing to work towards that goal. We work hard to guarantee a diverse set of business partners for our participants — many in tech but others in more traditional industries. That’s why we’re excited to announce this opportunity to apprentice directly with the President and founder of one of the country’s fastest growing digital media and ad agencies, Flying Cork Media in Pittsburgh, PA.
Flying Cork’s president wants a highly independent, ambitious young person eager to learn from his years of success in the ad and digital media space. The selected participant will work directly with the president in Flying Cork’s downtown office in Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle. This role focuses primarily on business development, strategizing, lead generation, and the “how-to’s” of running the business side of a digital media empire.
Flying Cork Media was Pittsburgh’s fastest growing company in 2014 and the #19th fastest growing ad company in the country and looks to continue that growth in 2015. The company is just over five years old and going into a new growth phase, making it a perfect experience for somebody who doesn’t want to feel like a cog in a big machine.
The selected candidate will work with the president in both his day-to-day operations of the company as well as business development. “We want this person to be able to leave this experience with the knowledge of how a company like this got built and how it continues to grow,” Flying Cork’s team told Praxis. The candidate will see everything from creative development to high-level strategizing. This role really exposes the selected participant to the entire operations of a multimillion-dollar ad and digital media agency.
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and characteristics:
- Great writing ability.
- No-nonsense work ethic — able to work early and get stuff done.
- Ability to bridge the creative with the analytic.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- A desire to grow and succeed in the digital media and/or advertising space.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Timeline: Summer 2016-Spring 2017 (Apply for a summer 2016 class)
If you are interested in learning more about this position, either fill out the form below or email me at zachary [at] discoverpraxis [dot] com.
Apply now for this opportunity.
This position will be filled quickly.
PRAXIS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
The Praxis Education Experience is built around outcomes, not just activities. Participants create tangible results through projects and tailored learning plans. The program delves into everything from digital skills and professional proficiencies to core concepts in philosophy, history, economics, technology, and business. While the business experience takes place onsite, the education component is done remotely through an online portal and interactive communication.
The participant is in control of this experience. With the assistance and coaching of Praxis advisors, participants create a professional development course to accelerate their growth. Between access to a world-class curriculum library, connections with entrepreneurs and intellectuals, and all the resources of the Praxis network, the education experience can’t be beat by sitting in a classroom. Learn more about the Praxis Education Experience.
A Look At Your Praxis Advisors:
Meet T.K. – T.K. Coleman is an entrepreneur, writer, public speaker, philosopher, and the Education Director at Praxis. Participants will work with T.K. throughout the program to complete personal development plans, grow professionally, and become more valuable, more marketable individuals.
Meet Cameron – Cameron Sorsby is a Praxis graduate and a Participant Advisor at Praxis. Participants connect with Cameron weekly to meet with entrepreneurs all around the country, develop plans to achieve their program goals, and learn hard and soft skills.
Praxis classes start every month now, and we’d love to have you on board. Participants from our most recent graduating class were hired by business partners, went on to start their own businesses, and created portfolios of valuable skills and experiences that will stay with them their entire lives.