Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Design/Web/Multimedia Internship 2015

Gracefully Consulting seeks a dynamic, self-starter and smart worker to assist with the design work required across the business units, three days a week. This design internship is an excellent opportunity for young graduates or almost-graduates to experience various aspects of marketing in a healthy yet fast-paced, high-performance environment.

The design intern will support all business functions with a focus on graphic design, web development and multimedia production as well as some administrative tasks all the while ensuring that all visual communication supports the organisational message that needs to be conveyed as well as to ensure that each element maintains a consistent approach in terms of adherence to the business CI and relevant standards. The intern will be responsible for producing graphic design, website content management, and multimedia - and will be supported by the relevant employees - that may consist of but not exclusive to:

• Develop variety of communication products for social, digital and print media
• Provide input to style guide creation and development thereof
• Work with project owners to understand marketing requirements
• Conduct insights and marketing research when required
• Prepare presentations for the team
• Developing written briefs for third-party service providers
• Create simple graphics to communicate company processes/values
• Create content for social media and distribute accordingly
• Produce and edit basic video and photographic products
• Attend events and projects as required
• Check links and functionality (user experience) of all web properties
• Ensure website meets the changing standards of SEO and user experience
• Assist marketing manager and/or project leader in their duties
• Provide efficient and reliable administrative support to the marketing department
• Assist with other ongoing communications-related tasks

Requirements


We are looking for a creative and motivated individual who is looking to contribute meaningfully to a growing social business that subscribes to values of excellence, ambition and impact.

Essential requirements include relevant education and proficiency in:
1. Adobe Creative Suite or similar software packages
2. Video editing/production experience
3. Web design and content management systems
4. Social media platforms and related marketing
5. Microsoft Office Suite

Required documents for application:
1. Portfolio
2. CV
3. Cover letter
4. Copy of a valid ID document
5. A letter of reference

Personal Skills/Attributes


An ideal candidate will have:
1. Natural passion for creating content that solves marketing objectives
2. Strong attention to detail accuracy, spelling and correct use of grammar in producing high quality products
3. Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5. Ability to simplify complex concepts and communicate them creatively, effectively
6. Photography and videography skills and/or relevant equipment
7. Ability to work independently and with a team
8. Possess their own computer and relevant software
9. Ability to learn new subject matter, concepts, processes and computer applications easily
10. A teachable spirit with the ability to take direction and embrace learning opportunities

In order to be considered for this position, please send an email containing the required documents to the marketing and communications manager, Briony Fickling, at briony@gracefully.co.za. Acceptable formats include PDFs and Word, only. For any multimedia samples, please list links (do not attach files). Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 3, 2015. Starting date: 15 July, 2015. Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above, will not be considered.

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