Monday, 4 December 2017

Multimedia Design Internship Opportunity 2017

Associated Media Publishing is always looking for highly talented, creative, collaborative people to join our team. We operate with the passion, energy, chutzpah and innovation of a start-up. We are one of the only powerful, independent media houses in South Africa.

With us you’ll get to work on some of South Africa’s most loved media brands and with the most talented people in the business. Discover potential you didn’t know you had, push your limits, turn your ideas into reality and make a real impact on the industry.

As we continue to grow, the need for great people increases even more. From Editorial to Marketing to Design and all other functions, we need talented people.

Job purpose:

A multimedia designer who can work on the exciting Cosmopolitan brand both digitally and in print.

The ideal candidate must be conceptually strong and demonstrates outstanding craft skills. Must be a digital native who can design in a range of mediums for digital channels, as well as traditional print channels.

Must be motivated, passionate and active team player who can produce and craft original work. Must be proactive, able to take instruction and direction and willing to be agile in their skill set and range of work produced.

Be a skilled producer of:
  • Illustrations
  • Gifs
  • Memes
  • Flat lays
  • Stop-motion animations
  • Print layouts be able to edit:
  • InDesign artworks and designs
  • Video content Be proficient in:
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Final cut pro
  • Must prioritise workflow according to material deadlines and work closely with managers to manage timeously
  • Be a talented and proficient designer with strong design capabilities, necessary technical knowledge, a love of magazines and digital content
  • Able to edit basic video
  • Keen eye for photography
  • Styling and visual mood setting
  • Able to work within the existing corporate image/brand guidelines
  • Insight and understanding of traditional print and digital requirements
  • Able to work on short deadlines and under pressure
  • An ability to work in a team with good communication skills
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met timeously
  • Be detail orientated and prepared to work long hours when necessary
  • Have initiative and a strong design work ethic and able to interpret verbal briefs and bring concepts come to life
  • A love for multimedia
  • Loves styling and photography
  • Keen to learn
  • Resonates with the Cosmopolitan brand
Personal requirements:
  • A degree or diploma in graphic design/design communication or similar
  • Competent in the following software: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and Illustrator
  • Web design, photography and/or video editing is a plus
  • Good planning and organising skills
  • High level of organisational and effective time-management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, multi-task, prioritises and handles a diverse workload
  • Decisive, proactive, motivated, enthusiastic, self-disciplined, problem solver
  • Attention to detail, utmost professionalism and discretion to be applied in reflecting the company profile.
  • A creative thinker and solutions driven individual with excellent people skills who be an integral part of our cross-functional team.
Being an Amp employee

The character of the company and the people within it have to build this, and that’s why we look for inspirational, courageous, provocative team players that want to be a part of the Associated Media Publishing family.

Passion - Someone who shows enthusiasm, zeal, drive, slay, motivation, energy, inspiring, innovative.

Purpose - Everything we do is done with two specific intentions, firstly to inspire and grow our tribes, secondly to deliver opportunities for our advertisers to engage with our tribe.

Chutzpah - Someone who is born with an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude. Innovative thinking pro-active doing, pushing boundaries, leading by example, risk-taking, innovative thinking, forever learning, trailblazing, a game changer.

Innovation - Someone who is ideas and goal driven, impactful, value-add, strategic thinking, sees opportunity, zero chill, brave, on point, bold, dynamic, revolutionary, agile, go-getter, motivated, determined.

Professionalism - Someone who is always striving for excellence, trustworthy, courteous and respectful, honest, open and transparent, always ethical, honorable and act with integrity at all times, competent and improves continually.

Department: Cosmopolitan editorial 
Full-time position based at Associated Media Publishing’s HQ: 80 Strand Street, Cape Town
Start date: January 2018
Applications should include a CV, portfolio and cover letter, and can be sent to:

This is a BEE-preference position 
This position is geared towards students who are required to complete an internship as part of their curriculum and will offer practical workplace experience. Successful applicants will be asked to provide proof of this.

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