Short Story

Modern ecommerce for petite women

Marketing/Social Media Intern

San Francisco, California, United States
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About the role

About Us:

Short Story is an award winning, technology-powered retailer dedicated to petite women 5'4" and under. Our mission is to create a seamless shopping experience for millions of petite women so they can dress with effortless confidence. As a fast-growing startup, we're revolutionizing retail with a data-driven learning system that leverages customer feedback to create exceptional, tailored products. We've been recognized by top publications like Forbes, Fortune and are backed by top institutional investors who share our vision of building the world's next great consumer brand.

At Short Story, we celebrate petiteness, boldness, and modern womanhood. Our culture combines an insatiable hunger for data, an unwavering commitment to creating superior products, and a hustle startup mentality. We have a strong sense of urgency. Since 2019, we've cultivated a team of dedicated problem solvers and fashion enthusiasts. We're excited for you to join us on this exhilarating journey.

The Role:

Are you a creative and driven marketer in the making? We're looking for a savvy Marketing Intern to help us grow and cultivate our online community and audience with engaging content, all while maintaining consistency with the company’s overall brand and voice. You're a social media wiz, with some education and/or experience in Marketing/PR. You're detail-oriented, organized, a hustler, thrive in a fast paced environment, and a team player. You're located in the Bay Area and available to come to the office for onsite work.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Partner and collaborate with teams to implement digital marketing campaigns
  • Test new social media features and engagement tactics with fresh ideas and new programs
  • Publish compelling social content to drive engagement, brand awareness, traffic and conversion
  • Assist in writing captions and creating engaging content for a variety of social platforms, including Instagram, TikTok, and more
  • Regularly track social analytics and share findings with the wider team to find opportunities for optimizing social media engagement and growth 
  • Create positive engagement with our online social presence and foster community growth and communication
  • Monitor social media inbox and comments
  • Provide design support and creative asset creation for social channels
  • Understand how social aligns with the company’s overall visual brand guidelines
  • Influencer Management (Scouting, Outreach, Collaboration)
  • Prep for Bi-weekly Marketing Meetings
  • Assist with influencer outreach and negotiate potential Talent for Brand Ambassador campaigns leveraged across multiple digital channels (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube – both Organic and Paid Media)
  • Utilize tools to research and identify new influencers and manage the pipeline in a scalable way
  • Conduct competitive research, relevant industry trends and platforms

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with creating graphic and video content for various platforms
  • Pursuing a Degree in Marketing, Business, or a related field
  • Basic knowledge of Graphic Design and Video Editing
  • Knowledge of tools like Canva, Photoshop, etc
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and best practices, KPIs, and emerging trends
  • This is an in-person role! We feel most creative in a room together

Other Qualifications:

  • Passion for influencer relations, social media, and in-house brand marketing
  • Excellent communication skills and detail orientation
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects/tasks, and a strong team member
  • Strong project/time management skills
  • Tech-savvy
  • Creative and flexible
  • Can-do attitude and is passionate about helping petite women build confidence through styling

Why You'll Love Working at Short Story:

  • You'll get to work at an early stage start-up, to build the culture, and to have an outsized impact on our company and society
  • You'll be a key part of the company with the ability to make high impact decisions
  • You'll get the opportunity to try your hand at new things. We deeply believe in giving people opportunity to venture into new areas
  • We are a successful, fast-growing startup solving problems that have not been solved before and reinventing fashion for an underserved segment
  • We are a group of smart, passionate, hustlers with a wealth of diverse experiences
  • We are motivated by unique challenges and opportunities
  • We are our own customers; many of us on the team are petite women who love our products
  • We are driven by the mission of helping petite women find their perfect fit so they can dress with total confidence


  • Professional development resources
  • Opportunity to work with a dedicated and experienced founding team
  • Opportunity to work with a growing start up

About Short Story

The average American woman is petite at 5’4”, yet only 4% of clothes are available in petite sizes. Petite women are a hugely underserved segment. So why is no one paying attention? Short Story is a first-of-its-kind platform dedicated to styling petite women and helping them discover new products. We’re a team of curators and problem solvers who are passionate about finding style, quality, and fit. Our mission is to remove the “ugh” from the shopping equation and support petite women in expressing their stories, stylishly and confidently.

Short Story
Team Size:120
Location:San Francisco
Samuel Hoffstaetter
Samuel Hoffstaetter
Isabella Sun
Isabella Sun