Josh Talks is Hiring for Product Management Interns
By Harsh

Josh Talks is Hiring for Product Management Interns

Josh Talks is hiring for product management interns through its internship drive 2021.

About the job

Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around August 2021 and continue through the entire year into early next year. We ask for a minimum of 6 months, full-time, for most internships. Please consider before submitting an application.

This is a full time in office internship, please consult your school before applying. If you are not based in Bangalore you will be required to move here.

Internships at Josh

The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that they will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Josh by giving them projects that are critical to their team’s success.

Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you’ll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Josh Talks’ mission to Unlock Human Potential.

Location

This is a full time in office internship based in Koramangala, Bangalore.

The Role

Josh Talks is seeking a hardworking and passionate Product Manager intern. This Product Manager intern will be part of the early thirteen-person (4 product + 9 tech) startup team that is focused on building a community based ed tech product focused on Bharat. If you love product management, are interested in the startup ecosystem and want to work in the core team of a product this role is for you.

Responsibilities

  • Establish a vision for your product, lead ideas alongside your peers, and drive execution to ship simple and creative features that solve real user problems
  • Marry both qualitative and quantitative testing methods to drive the road map, often which may require unconventional solutions and approaches
  • Work with engineering, UX, and business stakeholders including finance to deliver business specific value
  • Work with engineering team to deliver a scalable architecture that not just meets current needs, but considers future growth scenarios
  • Define a set of KPIs to measure customer satisfaction and business impact with the ability to analyze them and utilize them in decision making processes

Requirements

  • The primary requirement is a deep interest and understanding of Product Management
  • Currently in the process of obtaining, a BTech, MTech, MBA or other technical degree in relevant program including, but not limited to: Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Data Science
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to make things happen
  • Intrinsically motivated, results driven and detail oriented 

How to apply

Form: https://forms.gle/vDMRQ5UsT9ipC5aWA

Super excited about this role? Write in to Shobhit directly at shobhit@joshtalks.com

More about the product

How does the product function?

A user finds out about the Josh Skills app from a friend or from the Josh Talks YouTube channels. Downloads it and purchases the English course. (There are many courses on the app but our major focus is on the English course). They enter and find a chat with the teacher. In the chat the teacher sends 1 lesson to the user everyday. Each lesson consists of 4 sections:

1. Grammar – Where students are taught through a video and a quiz

2. Vocabulary Practice – Where each day a user is taught 5 new words

3. Reading Practice – Where the user is taught to read a passage and record it and

4. Speaking Practice – Where a user can speak to others through a phone call and practice English.

For each action users receive points and compete with other students.

What stage is the product at?

Each day, on average, 55 minutes per user of active time is spent on the Josh Skills app – we want to grow this to 2.5 hours. Until today, over 1,40,000 unique users have purchased a course on the Josh Skills app.

What’s next?

So far, we have optimized for engagement and retention. We want to now focus on growth. We have been noticing an innate behavior in users to discuss (read: show off) the product to their friends. We want to engineer around this behavior to accelerate it.

What is different about us? What have we invented?

Teaching through a chat interface, gamification with real-life benefits, peer to peer speaking practice, a community around the app that emulates real-life ‘college’ experience like making friends or finding a life partner.

How will Josh Skills make money?

We charge users Rs.499 for the English course. We plan to target the 300Mn aspirational Indian youth that has the potential but is frustrated and unable to grow in their career.

What’s the bigger goal here?

Josh Talks is on a mission to Unlock Human Potential. Over the next 2 decades we want to build products and services that help in bringing efficiency in nurturing human talent. 5 years ago we started with giving the youth access to role models through Josh Talks. Today Josh Talks is one of the largest YouTube channels with over 10Mn subscribers across 10 languages. In the current stage, we are working to help people achieve their career goals. The first goal we have picked is to help people speak in english without hesitation. Our next goal would be to help people get a job (a different team within Josh has already started building this product).

Online Interview Tips:


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  1. Know your time zones: The video allows us to speak across (great) distance. Make sure you’re clear if suggested interview times are in your time zone or the interviewers. Try converting the time zone according to your specific time zone.
    Know your tech. Familiarize yourself with whatever technology the interviewer has asked you to use (Skype, Zoom, etc.). If you’ve never used the tool before, get comfortable with the interface in advance: how should your computer be positioned so the interviewer can see your face at a comfortable angle? Are your camera and microphone connected and working? Many people un internationally make a bad impact on the interviewers because of this.
  2. Minimize off-screen distractions. The only person you should be interacting with during a video interview is the interviewer.
  3. Choose a proper background: When choosing a space to show up for a video interview, be conscious of how the setting you’re calling from reflects on you: choose a well-lit room where you can sit in front of a neutral background.
  4. Avoid backlighting (when no one can see your face) and spotlighting (when you sit with light close to you and look like you’re telling a ghost story at a campfire).
  5. Be prepared for glitches. Distractions will happen. Technology will fail. Stuff will come up. Handle these smoothly and professionally.
  6. Be your best and authentic self. Being unfamiliar or uncomfortable with technology is not an excuse for a poor interview. As soon as you know you’ll be doing a video interview, do what it takes to feel confident and at ease on screen. If that means you need to practice in advance with a friend or colleague, do so.
  7. Emphasize your skills and Achievement: Focus on your skills and accomplishments, including high school/college coursework, volunteer and co-curricular activities, and your computer and language skills. Previous internships or work experiences are important as well as describing your transferable skills: communication, interpersonal, organization, strong analytical and problem solving, and more.
  8. Emphasize the Positive: You may be asked during the interview to give a list of your strengths and weaknesses. Remember in these types of questions to focus on the positive. When referring to weaknesses, recognize those things you feel you need to work on and quickly shift to actions you have taken to improve in this area. Specific examples can be helpful to illustrate your progress.
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  10. Follow up the interview with a thank-you note: Take this opportunity to clarify a topic discussed in the interview and to reaffirm your interest in the organization and the internship. Send a thank-you note to everyone you interviewed on the day of your interview.


Question you should prepare for:

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. Why do you want to work at this company?
  3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  4. Tell me about an experience when you made a mistake and how you fixed it?
  5. What are the three things you wish to see in the firm you are working for?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 3 years/5 years/10 years?
  7. Tell me about anything else which you have done or you are proud of but it is not in your resume?
  8. What are your expectations from the company or colleagues?
  9. What are your hobbies?
  10. Do you have any questions for us?


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