Employment Opportunities

Sound United supports and curates a diverse array of unique audio brands. From the historic acoustic labs at Polk to tagged walls at Boom to the triple insulated listening chamber at Definitive, we make sound. It's not just what we do it's who we are. If you love to crank it up, you are one of the best at what you do, and you want to be a part of making the richest sounding audio products in the world, you might be a good fit here at the Polk Audio Division of Sound United. Check out the opportunities below and submit your resume to Jobs@soundunited.com.

Brand Marketing - Intern

This is a Internship position at our Baltimore, MD location.

Summary

The Brand Marketing Intern is responsible for the execution of marketing activities related to the Polk Audio and Definitive Technology brands of Sound United.  Specific responsibilities include implementation of promotions and advertising initiatives; coordination of marketing initiatives with the sales teams and the assistance in the development of event and merchandising executions. 

SPECIFIC AREAS OF FOCUS
• Assist in executing the seasonal brand and retail marketing plans for the Polk and Defintive Technology businesses.
• Provide support into the design, development, and implementation of point of purchase and other in-store visual marketing initiatives.
• Assist the Brand Marketing intern in developing a comprehensive, integrated marketing platform that drive sell in and sell through of product lines.
• Work alongside and support the marketing team to build Advertising, Communication, and Sports & Entertainment Marketing plans. 
• Implement the tactical marketing plan necessary to achieve goals within the brands.
• Provide information to assist in overall market and competitive analysis.
• Provide support into the development of event marketing efforts.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Actively pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field.  Knowledge of the CE industry helpful.  Applicants should be willing to work 15-20 hrs per week. 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Detail oriented
2. Hard worker
3. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with team members across all departments
4. Highly organized
5. Able to prioritize and work under pressure with multiple deadlines

 

 

 

 

Digital Marketing - Intern

This is a Internship position at our Baltimore, MD location.

Summary

The Digital Marketing Intern is responsible for the execution of digital marketing activities related to the Polk Audio and Definitive Technology brands of Sound United.  The Digital Marketing Intern will influence how consumers engage with our website and all social sites of the Polk Audio and Definitive Technology brands.  As a Digital Marketing Intern, you will work with subject matter experts to deliver results across a variety of business areas.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF FOCUS
• Posting and amplifying Sound United's PR mentions in the social sphere
• Updating the Polk Audio and Definitive Technology websites to maximize visibility of timely promotions
• Increasing reach of Facebook sweepstakes and contests
• Keeping company news up to date on SoundUnited.com
• Amplifying activity from mobile activations, such as Polk's Listen to the Music Tour
• Making copy changes to the Polk and Definitive websites to maximize SEO
• Assistance in the creation and implementation of regular email blasts
• Formulating brand-on social media posts
• Facilitating prize distribution to contest/sweepstakes winners
• Production assistance on web video creation

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Actively pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communication or related field. 
Knowledge of the CE industry helpful. 
Applicants should be willing to work 15-20 hrs per week. 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Detail oriented
• Hard worker
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with team members across all departments
• Highly organized
• Able to prioritize and work under pressure with multiple deadlines
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Experience with SEM, SEO, link acquisition, or social media a plus (preferred)
• Knowledge of numerous Web Analytics packages such as Google Analytics.
• HTML knowledge is preferred

 

 

 

POLK AUDIO / Sound United - Part time Sales Associate

This is a Part Time position at our BWI/Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD location.

Summary

Our best Retail Sales Associates are passionate about our products and get a kick out of sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with others. If you take pride in excellent customer service and your ability to recommend merchandise based on customer needs and desires we would love to talk to you.


As a Retails Sales Associate you’ll be asked to

•         Meet sales goals
•         Provide exceptional customer service
•         Provide merchandise demonstrations using thorough product knowledge and enthusiasm


Qualifications

•         1-3 years retail sales experience
•         Experience in consumer electronics preferred
•         Strong communication skills
•         Open availability during all retail operation hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
•         Background check and drug screening are required and must be successfully completed to be awarded a position.
•         Candidate must be able to successfully pass the background check required to receive a BWI badge

We offer

•         Competitive hourly rate plus commission
•         Significant  employee discount on all Polk, Definitive Technology and BOOM products

 

 

 

Export Sales / Customer Service

This is a Full Time position at our Baltimore, MD location.

Summary


Individual processes sales orders along with a CSR team who is responsible for providing personalized customer service through verbal, electronic and written communications.

Specific Areas of Focus

Export Inside Sales/ Customer Service. Process and release export orders and export documents accurately.
• Communicate directly with Export clients to help drive business, as well as monitor the export orders box for incoming emails and replying within 24hrs.
• Assist credit manager with tracking international wire transfers and resolving money discrepancies directly with the customer or our bank.
• Resolve order issues and follow up to ensure completion and customer satisfaction.
• Take ownership of problems, consult with resources, and find solutions.
• Forward proper docs to our broker every month for Duty Drawbacks.
• Prepare Weekly Open Order Status Report on Export orders for distribution.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Some Export Knowledge helpful
• Data Entry experience helpful
• Focused and attention to detail
• Handle pressure in a calm and respectful manner
• Engaged and Enthusiastic team player
• Strong organizational, multi-tasking, time management skills
• Motivated self starter requiring minimal supervision
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• MS Office
• Analytical and problem solving ability
• Interest in consumer electronics

Education/Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent required
Preference will be given to candidates with college degree
Domestic or international customer service experience a plus

 

 

 

 

Graphic Design Intern

This is a Internship position at our Baltimore, MD location.

Summary

Polk and Definitive Technology brands of Sound United in Baltimore is looking for an up and coming Graphic designer looking to gain some experience with our in-house marketing team. The right candidate will have a deep passion for design that is matched by a desire to find compelling and creative solutions. The designer must be able to multitask on a variety of brands and products. Must be able to think conceptually while also adhering to the development process. The designer will work on a wide array of touch points including product packaging, mobile and web experiences, print collateral, retail experience and environmental graphics. Ability to take constructive criticism and contribute to design direction is an absolute must.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF FOCUS

• Work with the Creative Team to provide support to Marketing and Sales Communications as well as production support for NPD needs.

         o NPD Artwork Deliverables
         o Advertising
         o Promotional Materials
         o Event/Show Graphics Support
         o Web Support

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

A qualified candidate would be pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or have recently graduated with a Graphic Design degree. Must have a strong knowledge and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. Some knowledge in web design is a plus. Applicants should be willing to work approximately 20 hours per week. 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

1. Detail oriented
2. Hard worker
3. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with team members across all departments
4. Highly organized
5. Able to prioritize and work under pressure with multiple deadlines