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To serve as an in-house Graphic Designer for the Orlando Magic servicing internal and external creative needs and providing consistently legendary and innovative designs that enhance the brand, support organizational goals, and position the team as an industry leader.

Reports To: Assistant Director of Graphic Production

Indirectly Reports To: Director, Live Entertainment & Production

 

GAME/EVENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Game night responsibilities: Yes
  • Approximate number of games worked per season: 1-20
  • Event night responsibilities: Yes
  • Approximate number of events worked per season: 1-20

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop visually compelling marketing campaigns that support organizational goals, creating designs and new creative for the Orlando Magic that enhance and elevate the brand’s level of excellence.
  • Seek, understand, prioritize and translate client input into strategic creative solutions that meet the client’s marketing and communications objectives.
  • Design and layout a wide variety of materials including but not limited to:
  • Traditional and digital billboards
  • Brochures
  • Direct mail
  • Logos
  • Digital Signage
  • Social Media
  • Collaborate and contribute to the creative development process as a member of the Graphic Production team, consistently partnering with other creative areas of the organization and working with external agencies as applicable.
  • Ensure quality control, including proofing, reviewing, and evaluating creative output.
  • Assist Assistant Director of Graphic Production with the evaluation of and assignment of departmental work projects. Help determine scope of projects and assist with the designation of staff resources based on daily work flow.
  • Work with the Assistant Director of Graphic Production to serve as point of contact with external vendors such as printers, designers, sign companies, newspapers, etc. in relation to the production quality and delivery of creative projects.
  • Work with Digital Content Coordinator to organize and maintain creative assets for use within the organization. Support organizational file management procedures and organize projects and assets for long-term archival.
  • Anticipate production challenges and troubleshoot any potential negative outcomes.
  • Adhere to company brand, campaign and platform guidelines when designing.
  • Design and distribute art for Amway Center exterior displays as assigned by the Assistant Director of Graphic Production including content for Orlando Magic Marketing, Corporate Partnerships and Orlando Venues.
  • Maintain working knowledge of social media trends and participate in ideation, strategic planning and creation of social media content for all Orlando Magic social platforms.
  • Complete text, layout or graphic changes to other department’s projects.
  • Assist with art approvals, printing, art uploads, delivery, etc.
  • Prepare files for printer and deliver according to system specifications.
  • Represent the Graphic Production team and the Marketing department to others with integrity, courage and a spirit of teamwork.
  • Articulate and support creative needs for media day and photo shoots.
  • Assist in brainstorming and providing feedback to creative teams as requested.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects according to deadlines.
  • Assure that internal client presentations are on time, professional, engaging, persuasive and supported by a sound design rationale.
  • Serve as mentor to departmental intern. Provide creative direction, input and feedback on daily intern assignments. Provide organizational knowledge in terms of job process and internal client relationships. Provide technical support for hardware and software requirements.
  • Set high standards for themselves and their work; hold themselves and their teammates to that same high standard.
  • Engage in continued design and technology education and online training.
  • Provide additional organization support by participation of external initiatives including, but not limited to, assigned Innovation Lab projects, Creative Spark, and Fun Addicts.
  • Makes decisions while working within the limits of standard practice
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to stand on feet and walk for 3+ hours per game

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate degree in Graphic Design or graphics related field or equivalent experience required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator experience in an OS X environment required
  • Proficient knowledge of pre-press, print production and proper file set up for outsource production
  • Knowledge of still photography and an eye for photographic shots that will convey necessary messages of the design
  • Preferred candidate would have experience or knowledge of motion graphic content creation (Adobe After Effects, Adobe Flash and/or HTML5)
  • Experience integrating 3D artwork into traditional print design
  • Professional sports experience and/or NBA knowledge strongly preferred
  • Experience designing for non-traditional sign sizes
  • Understanding a broad range of file formats and how they relate to LED displays such as electronic billboards and fascia displays
  • Ability to interact professionally and confidentially with all levels of ownership/family management and staff required
  • Excellent design skills and creativity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other related computer skills required.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and support multiple high level executive positions
  • Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to take direction without follow up
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others whom you have no direct authority over
  • Strong teamwork and team synergy skills required
  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary

 

To apply, visit this link. Position closes on 9/21/18.

Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa (HFHT) offers an internship for a PR student which will give the student experience in advertising, fundraising, writing press releases, creating flyers, promoting special events, and social media. Additionally, HFHT will make every effort to assist the student in “rounding out” his/her portfolio. This internship is unpaid, and the intern would begin immediately. HFHT is located at 1120 35th St, Suite B, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • PR majors in their junior or senior year, or in graduate school
  • Expected to work 5-10 hours per week during normal business hours

 

To apply, please email your resume to ellen@habitattuscaloosa.org by 10/1/18. The internship end date is 12/01/18.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the director of Education, Marketing & Communications with weekly and daily tasks related to articles
  • Write articles related to commercial and residential real estate as well as other sectors related to real estate

REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic knowledge of AP style
  • Self-motivated
  • Function well with deadlines
  • Know how to communicate effectively with stakeholders across the industry
  • Know or be able to adapt to real estate subject matter
  • Journalism experience a plus

 

This is a paid internship. Applications are open. Email resume to cmoman@culverhouse.ua.edu to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Director of Education Marketing & Communications with the creation of infographics to accompany monthly research reports
  • Create flyers and posters in support of ACRE events
  • Create compelling graphics for social media posts

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficiency in Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of digital media design

 

This is a paid internship. Applications are open. Email resume to cmoman@culverhouse.ua.edu to apply.

GirlSpring, a 501©(3) non-profit with a mission of empowering girls, is looking for interns to write/blog/vlog for our website, www.girlspring.com, an online community for girls ages 13-18. This is an unpaid internship, 15 hours/week, and is a great opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing website for girls. Girlspring.com offers a safe environment for girls to address pretty much any topic that a girl might encounter during the teen years!

Interns will play an integral role in the web team, and in the strategic development of www.girlspring.com. This is a flexible position, and most work can be done remotely. Most corresponding will be done on the phone or through email, however some help may be needed at weekend and evening events.

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED:

  • Things to do in Birmingham, especially relating to girls and women’s rights
  • DIY
  • Fitness
  • Food
  • Lifestyle
  • Fashion
  • Interviews with high profile/super cool girls and women (written and video)

**Keep in mind that while we want to address all of these topics, we ARE a girl empowerment website, and we embrace thinking outside the box!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute 2-3 blog posts, videos, and/or quizzes per week
  • Able to bring new, engaging, and exciting content
  • Follow social media calendar
  • Help spread blog posts on all social media platforms, in conjunction with our social media strategist.
  • Submit blogging ideas based on current trends
  • Respond to other blogs
  • Engage with readers
  • Engage in social media comments in real time
  • Monitor competitors and report (following the news / websites)
  • Blogger and brand outreach
  • Able to attend certain events including some weekends and evenings

REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in college or university program
  • 1+ years of blogging experience, or excellent writing skills
  • Reliable and professional
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Own a computer (writing will be done from home)
  • Photography skills a plus
  • A plus if you know how to use Photoshop, WordPress, Google Docs
  • Social media savvy

Spring Application Deadline September 15 

Interested applicants should email Kristen@girlspring.com with a short essay, 250 words or less explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this internship. Please include a link or references to blogs you have written.

GirlSpring (www.girlspring.com) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower girls ages 13-18 by giving them access to the resources they need to make better life choices, informed decisions, and ultimately lead better lives and be better contributors to society. GirlSpring’s main program platform is it’s online community for girls (website) www.girlspring.com.

The Social Media Intern will be tasked with increase visitation and engagement to www.girlspring.com, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. The intern will also perform outreach about GirlSpring to online information outlets including blogs, social networking sites, and the online communications of allied nonprofit organizations.

The Social Media Intern will have the opportunity to learn how to create and implement online marketing and engagement campaigns. This will include learning about new strategies, tactics and tools in the process of working with a fast moving team and highly dedicated team of GirlSpring staff. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with expertise in Instagram, and will be expected to develop creative and innovative ways to grow GirlSpring’s social media audience and the audience for www.girlspring.com.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Grow GirlSpring’s presence on online social networking sites (primarily Instagram, but also some pinterest and FB) by starting conversations online and nurturing online visitors into deeper levels of engagement on www.girlspring.com. An expected outcome will be higher numbers of “likes” or “friends” and ultimately increased traffic on girlspring.com
  • Develop relationships with relevant bloggers, providing them with information about GirlSpring and its offerings for girls.
  • Hours: Part-time/flexible (10-15 hours per week average)
  • Unpaid, but course credit may be available
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be enrolled in a two-year or four-year college
  • Must be experienced with Instagram primarily, but also Pinterest and FB
  • Must have a passion for girls and women’s rights.
  • Must be an outgoing, personable, and articulate networker and self-starter.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment where creativity is encouraged.
  • Must be web savvy and enjoy keeping up with new content-sharing technologies online.
  • Experience on previous online outreach desirable.
  • Experience using graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator desirable.

To apply: Send us an essay, 250-500 words,  (jpeg, word, or pdf) explaining why you are interested in this internship and be sure to include some ideas on how to grow the audience for www.girlspring.com. Include name and contact information on the essay. Applications should be sent to Kristen@girlspring.com

Deadline to Apply for the Fall Semester is September 15
Telecommuting is an available option for this internship.

Tuscaloosa Chevrolet Digital Marketing Internship

Tuscaloosa Chevrolet is looking for three, digital marketing interns (preferably sophomores, juniors or rising seniors) for the 2018-19 academic year for a paid internship ($8.50/hr).

If you are interested, please send your resume and a copy of your class schedule via email to  katie@tuscaloosachevrolet.com by Friday, September 7 before 4 p.m.

KC Projects PR

One of Birmingham’s best boutique public relations firms is still accepting applications for Fall 2018 internships.

We are looking for candidates who are extremely organized, motivated, and hard-working. Candidates must have great interpersonal skills and be able to adapt to a fast paced environment. We appreciate a passion for presentation, social media and creativity. Applicants should have a college-level understanding of communications and the desire to learn more about the PR industry. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting with general daily administrative duties
  • Relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients, and the media
  • Working as part of an account team to implement media plans
  • Creating media lists
  • Researching and writing press releases
  • Tracking print, broadcast, and new media for ideas and coverage
  • Assisting in the strategic development of PR plans for all clients
  • Preparing and updating press kits, including bios, fact sheets, menus, recipes, press clips, and photos
  • Image resizing, cropping and minor editing
  • Scanning and archiving editorial placements
  • Social media content creation
  • Creating and maintaining content schedules

*Interns are needed 2-3 days per week. Hours are flexible; however, interns must be available a minimum of 15 hours per week. Internship is unpaid.

Please send resume to: info@kcprojects.net

PR/Marketing Internship

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Intermediate understanding of the game of baseball
  • Excellent communication capabilities, attention to detail, and ability to take direction
  • Strong desire to work in sports PR or marketing
  • Candidates with reliable transportation will be preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You will work 5 hours a week at the UA Entrepreneurship Institute
  • Create PR and Marketing Campaigns in cohesion with the Social Media and Writing team
  • Throughout the year, you will be in constant communication with your fellow scouts and supervisors through GROUPME and email.

PERKS

  • Join a fast-growing, diverse startup in the sports industry
  • Build a portfolio of your work in sports PR and marketing

 

*If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to barydecki@crimson.ua.edu

Growth Marketing Internship

JoyRun is a Silicon Valley startup backed by the original investors in Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb. We have hundreds of interns nationwide and we’re looking for more students that are eager to join our team! Be at the forefront of building a business!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commit 10-15hrs/week & flexible scheduling.
  • Work with your campus team and Growth Lead to create and execute a marketing campaign that is unique to your school.
  • Identify and establish partnerships with organizations to drive brand excitement.
  • Execute marketing campaigns and promotions with local business partners.
  • Monitor key metrics and goals on a real-time basis.
  • Track results of all activities.
  • Propose and implement plans to constantly improve operations and growth.
  • Opportunity to grow into bigger roles!

 

To apply for this posting, click here.

 

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