Graphic Design Internship

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Gateway Region YMCA
326 South 21st Street
St Louis, MO
Posted: August 30 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Founded in 1853, the GATEWAY REGION YMCA is a not-for- profit, charitable organization dedicated to building healthy spirits, minds and bodies for all. Our Y features 24 traditional branches covering the City of St. Louis and 13 counties in Missouri and Illinois, as well as the Campus Y student leadership facility and the Community Services branch serving East St. Louis and Cahokia. Our Y also includes YMCA Camp Lakewood and Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri. The Carondelet Park Rec Complex and O’Fallon Park Rec Complex are owned by the City of St. Louis and operated by the Y.

General Function
Reporting to the Creative Director in the Marketing and Communications Department, this position will primarily be responsible for helping create, plan, design and produce marketing, communications and membership materials used by the Association.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities
 Learning and adhering to YMCA brand standards.
 Assist with material design and development for digital and print elements. This includes web ads, email headers, social media ads, print ads, and assisting with designs for brochures, direct mail pieces, posters, banners and other materials as needed.
 Assist with planning photo shoots, editing photos and maintaining association image library.
 Help plan and assist in creating and editing videos for association social media needs.
 Assist in preparing files for printing and work to ensure all order deadlines are met for printing and mailing.
 Assist in the evaluation of membership and marketing materials and present new layout and design options and strategies that enhance readership and draw reader to the content.
 Maintain reliable and clear communications with Creative Director and other members of the Marketing and Membership team.
 Support communications/marketing team meetings.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
 Ability to work in fast pace environment.
 Exhibit strong writing skills and creativity in producing copy.
 Must be extremely organized, accurate, reliable, and diligent, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, completing work with exceptional quality and on time.
 Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
 Ability to work efficiently and accurately on a computer using Association software tools.
 Ability to support management and philosophies of the Gateway Region YMCA.

Requirements

 Must be currently enrolled in a University/College or a recent graduate.
 Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC).
 Have working knowledge of Internet, including FTP transfers.
 Experience in social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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