Monthly Archives: May 2010

Find us on Facebook

Checkout our new Facebook Page. Facebook is a huge social networking site and chances are if you are reading this blog, most of your friends are already on facebook anbd maybe you are too. It’s a great place for chileheads like us to connect. Use it to get in touch with other people who have a love for hot peppers and then share information on hot pepper recipes, pepper growing tips and more.

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Summer Internship?

Are you a college student with knowledge of the web and social media sites (like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and MySpace) and thinking about a professional career in communications, media and technology?

Darn Hot Peppers is looking for a bright, creative, motivated intern to join our team this summer and play a tactical support role in helping us build out the online media strategy for Darnhotpeppers.com. We seek ambitious, out-of-the-box thinkers with open, creative minds looking to work with cutting edge self-publishing technologies.

This internship will empower, challenge, inspire, and enable you to grow and learn a great deal about the web and social lifestyles online.

Responsibilities:
1. At the direction of the Marketing Director, monitor, and publish highly managed DHP Facebook and DHP blog content according to a pre-approved editorial calendar. (Includes posts, recipes, digital photos, videos, digital image slideshows)
2. Track online media using Google analytics
3. Utilize website functionality to publish content and help increase user activities

Intern will need to provide own transportation and travel to Darn Hot Peppers corporate office in Cobden, IL. for occasional digital content collection, but will be able to telecommute for all other production and research work.

***In addition to your resume, please provide answers to the following questions

-How do you define social media?
-What are your favorite things to do on the internet? Watch videos? Download music? Email? Please be specific.
-What are your 3 favorite websites?

Please also include a link to a blog or social media site that you currently operate.

Desired Qualifications:
-Experience managing Facebook fan pages
-Advanced wordpress skills
-Knowledge of user-generated content sites, message boards, blogs and social networks
-In tune with online social trends
-Experience or passion for Organic farming a plus.

This job is a paid internship position.

ORGANIZATION CONTACT:
Darn Hot Peppers LLC
827 Vines Road
Cobden, IL. 62920
jobs@darnhotpeppers.com

DARN HOT — DARN GOOD !

In the past few weeks we’ve welcomed several new customers who love our products. And this one says it best,….E.S. ( a new customer and fellow pepper grower) thinks that our “salsa is Hot, but amazingly flavorful” and further, he feels “it’s great to know there are small companies in the US that still have that HOME TOWN attitude!”

We thank you heartily, E.S.. What a way to kick off the 2010 pepper season! Those seedlings are even now growing well and just about ready to put into the ground.
Hoping for some Mother Nature moderation in the amount of rainfall in order to do this soon.
Our 21 varieties plus our Herb Garden is coming along well. Hope to see many of our newly attracted customers, if they are within local traveling distance, to call up and reserve a date for a group of friends to visit the farm for our Tours which Start in July. See you there?