The MNHS Press Design Intern will assist the publishing staff in the areas of print production, design, marketing, editorial and administration. We offer an exciting opportunity to work with staff willing to share their knowledge of the book industry, and also provide unique and independent projects. The intern will be working in an office environment with a mix of computer and non-computer related work.
Ideal degrees: Graphic design, marketing, business, english, art, history or communications majors will be considered. However, preference will be given to students with a design background.
Working knowledge of graphic design and that field’s associated computer software (Adobe Creative Suite)
General research & communication skills
An interest in book design and production
Top notch organizational skills
Aptitude/interest in social media/marketing
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Experience with Microsoft Office and the Google software suite are also preferred
Assist Marketing staff create print and digital book promotions.
Design and layout academic print or electronic direct mailing pieces
Provide assistance in delivering image files for publicity and online use
Provide production and design assistance for press kits, etc.
Website and blog design, including possible production of audio/video podcasts & book trailer
Meet with the Editorial department to learn about department functions
Conduct library and Internet research for potential books/anthologies/reprints
Conduct photo and art research for covers and interiors, including permissions and ordering
Read trade journals and attend acquisitions meetings
Meet with the Production Manager to learn about department functions and attend production meetings
Complete production and design work on print-on-demand titles and reprints, including reworking existing cover and text files
Provide production and design support for new titles, including possible cover and interior design.
Attend staff meetings; meet with the Press Director and other divisional staff to learn the business
Production and design presentation assistance, including charts, graphs, and PowerPoint
Knowledge intern is expected to gain:
Knowledge of the MHS Press overall business, strategy, and function
Experience in all aspects of working with the MHS Press
Design samples for student portfolio
Additional Materials Required: Design samples
How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to email@example.com. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.