Femna creates natural products based on medicinal herbs for women. We work with leading experts to design, produce and sell products for women, to help them through the various womanly symptoms they experience throughout life. Our products focus on menstruation, PMS, fertility and menopause, with a  pregnancy line in development. We sell through our own online store, via Amazon, and in various retail stores and pharmacies throughout Germany and Switzerland, for now. We also like to inject a little humour in everything we do, and along the way break some of the taboos that still exist about what it is to be female.

Why we do it:

Our goal is to make women’s lives happier and easier, naturally. We believe that ailments like menstrual cramps, PMS, cycle fluctuations and menopause discomfort need not be tackled with popping pills all the time. Femna is bringing the huge and growing market of herbal medicine out of the dark ages, and into the digital one. We want to become the leader in natural female health, and a trusted portal for women who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

What we are looking for:

At Femna we do different things differently. We’re spontaneous, flexible, and at the same time highly driven and passionate about what we do. We’re open for new ideas, and all opinions are listened-to and appreciated. We’re not interested in your school grades – we’re more interested in the things mentioned below to make sure you’d be a good fit for our team:

  • Proactive (not reactive) mindset
  • Hungry for responsibilities and tasks
  • Able to work in a fast pace business environment
  • Sharp team skills
  • Cheerful personality
  • Intercultural communication
  • Can work independently and take initiative

Everyone in our team is required to possess these superpowers:

You love meeting new people and building relationships.

You love creating and developing new relationships. You aren’t intimidated by meeting new people; in fact you thrive in a new environment.

You have a keen eye for detail

You’re not a perfectionist but appreciate things being done in the best way possible. You can spot key areas for improvement as well as areas of significant potential.

You’re a great communicator

You understand how to communicate well with people of all ages and from all walks of life. People understand you clearly and you are able to get your message across in a simple, concise and clear manner.

You’re creative and innovative

We’re committed to creating innovative ways to connect people with our work. You love working in a creative, inventive environment and you love sharing your ideas as well as helping others develop theirs.

You’re self-motivated and can work in a startup environment

You can motivate yourself to get the job done without the need for constant attention. You’ll be required to take initiative and make your own decisions, whilst at the same time be able to take direction when needed.  

What you get from it:

We are here to support your learning and offer you invaluable real-life experience in a fast-growing and creative startup. We know that we can’t compete with the big companies on salary or lunch specials, but what we lack in big dollar packages we make up for in positive and supportive environment, constant mentoring and learning in business and personal development. We’re agile and proactive to jump onto new ideas and opportunities – we give you the freedom and support to create and develop.

Join us if you want more creative freedom, opportunity and responsibility than in any other role. Join us if you’ve got the skills and talents that are ready to be applied in a fun, supportive, hard working team. If you’re willing to push yourself to grow, and do things you’ve never done before, if you say yes to things even if you’re not sure how to do it, then join us. You’ve got the ability to make stuff happen and we’ll support you to do it. We’re a start-up – our resources are precious and we’re constantly asked to make magic with what we’ve got – we don’t complain, we just do it (with love). We promise that what you learn and create with us will stay with you forever. If you like what you see, then join us.     

Femna is searching four

Interns.

Operations & Business Development Intern

  • Start date: Jan/Feb 2018
  • Duration: 6 months / 1 year full time
  • Location: Berlin
  • Compensation: to be discussed

As part of the operational and business development team at Femna, your job would be to support us in optimising business operations, constantly looking for ways to do things better, more efficiently and economically, without compromising on quality or customer experience.  You are the backbone of the operations team and your support is mostly valued. Working in a close-knit team environment is important to us, as is positive vibes and open communication. Proficiency in German language is a must for this position, as you’ll be dealing with many German suppliers. Spoken English is also needed, as you’ll be communicating with an English-speaking team.

Your tasks would include:

  • Help to organize and optimize logistics and supply chain
  • Help research the perfect suppliers from around Germany and across the world
  • Create basic unit economics analyses
  • Help with warehouse organisation and maintenance
  • Support the team with creative ideas and a keen problem solving mindset

Social Media & Communications Intern

  • Start date: Jan/Feb 2018
  • Duration: 6 months / 1 year full time
  • Location: Berlin
  • Compensation: to be discussed

As part of the communications and marketing team at Femna, your job would be to grow our social media presence across Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, through actively engaging with our existing community and recruiting new fans of Femna. You are the backbone of our social media presence and your support is highly valued. Working in a close-knit team environment is important to us, as is positive vibes and open communication. Proficiency in English is a must for this position, as you’ll be doing most of your work in English. Basic design skills an additional advantage. German language is a bonus but not a requirement.  

Your tasks would include:

  • Curating posts for Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, lining up content and posting
  • Engaging with our social media users
  • Reaching out to bloggers and influencers for collaborations
  • Constantly inventing new ways to grow our online community
  • Monitoring social media engagement and activity using various analytics tools
  • Support the team with creative ideas and a keen problem solving mindset

Communications Interns (2 positions)  

  • Start date: Jan/Feb 2018
  • Duration: 6 months / 1 year full time
  • Location: Berlin
  • Compensation: to be discussed

As part of the communications and marketing team at Femna, your job would be to create relevant, targeted, engaging and creative content for our community – in the form of blog posts, newsletter and social media content. You’ll work closely to coordinate and implement marketing campaigns, be interviewing interesting people every week, and  constantly coming up with creative ways to engage our community through online content.

Working in a close-knit team environment is important to us, as is positive vibes and open communication. We’re hiring two people for this position – one to focus on the English-speaking market and one to focus on the German-speaking market. Basic understanding of SEO is a big bonus, as well as basic design skills. Please indicate which position you are applying for in your application.

Your tasks would include:

  • Write and optimize content for the Femna guide (informational pages about female health and our different categories)
  • Optimize and write product descriptions (including appealing snippets, creating the correct alt tags for images etc.)
  • Research how to optimize and write Amazon product descriptions
  • Writing blog posts and newsletters
  • Engaging with other bloggers and writers for collaborations
  • Researching and interviewing different people each week for blogs
  • Constantly inventing new ways to grow our online community through content
  • Support the team with creative ideas and a keen problem solving mindset

How to apply

Take a look at the positions available, and drop an email to tell us about yourself – why you are applying for the position, what you’d like to bring to Femna, and tell us about anything you think is relevant. Include a CV, and record a little (one minute) video of yourself, to briefly introduce yourself – no fancy editing needed, just hit record on your phone camera and send away. Applications should be made in English, and addressed to Emily at emily@femna.de

Show some love and please mention tbd* in your application.