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Internship

• Starts Jun 2

Underserved Communities Internship Program: Designer

🚀 Summer Internship
💻 Remote

AI generated summary

  • You need experience in graphics and page design for newspapers, good communication skills, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, digital and social media design skills, creativity in packaging visuals and words, and high level of design artistic skills.
  • You will design content for print, digital, and social platforms, collaborate with editors and staff, assign stories to pages, and ensure deadlines are met. Proofreading, selecting illustrations, and following style guidelines are key.

Summer Internship

Design

Description

  • This internship is for individuals of diverse backgrounds who represent communities that are historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality and have not achieved full participation in all aspects of our society, and whose contributions and diverse perspectives are essential to the economic wellbeing health and security of our communities. Current students must be able to manage a full-time internship. 

Requirements

  • Experience with graphics and page design on a daily or college newspaper designing features pages using graphics, photos and photo illustration required.
  • Good communication skills, solid news judgment and importance of story play on pages a must.
  • Experience designing under pressure in a deadline-driven environment required.
  • Experience in digital and social media design experience as well as in graphics, illustrations skills experience and strong writing skills preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and with people especially under deadline.
  • Must organize and package numerous elements, resolve production issues and communicate effectively to meet deadlines through company- designated communication channels.
  • Must be creative and able to think beyond the obvious, packaging visuals and words that engage readers.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of design and artistic skills and styles

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Design

Responsibilities

  • Conceives and designs content including centerpieces for section fronts for multiple sites within Gannett for print, digital and/or social products.
  • Employs journalistic principles to determine importance and fairness when deciding how to play stories.
  • Responsible for designing content for multiple platforms including (but not limited to) print, digital and social, including sophisticated cover pages with alternative story forms and reflecting the tone of the content and the market.
  • Responsible for producing or selecting appropriate illustrations when needed for visual storytelling. Follows style guidelines. Utilizes best-practice workflows.
  • Collaborates with site editors, planners and staff to maximize use of newshole and resources.
  • Assigns stories to pages based on site’s booking philosophy, news judgment and page-flow requirements.
  • Aware of workload of co-workers during shift and offers support to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Proofreads display type, runs spell-check and tracks jumps as assigned and corrects errors.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and as assigned.

Application process

  • We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order: 
  • Your resume – one to two pages.
  • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  • Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role. 
  • It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

remote

Start date

Jun 2, 2024