Editorial & Graphic Design Internship

Left Forum seeks to fill a part-time Editorial and Graphic Design internship for the Summer 2013-Spring 2014 periods. This internship starts immediately. This is a three to six month internship or a one or two semester internship and it can be scheduled according to the academic calendar year as needed.

We seek a creative, highly skilled individual interested in helping to produce—Left Forum's program guide for the June 2014 conference, website content, html email blasts, and accompanying graphics. The 2013 program was about140 pages, consisting of the schedule, speaker bios, ads, map, index, etc.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Help produce the conference program guide utilizing InDesign  
  • Work with Left Forum staff, conference participants to coordinate program content and layout
  • Using latest database technologies (CiviCRM and Drupal) create reports and help compile speaker bios, addendum, and ads  
  • Act as primary liaison to printer
  • Work with Left Forum staff to write and edit various key many communications (email blasts, ground mailings, brochures, flyers, postcards, etc.)
  • Help produce and edit text based web content
  • Help with some web graphics and html email production
  • Long term possibilities of web design or graphic design projects
  • Assist with operations during the 3-day conference (in a capacity related to the program guide)
  • Work with staff to manage schedule changes, volunteers

Background and Desired Experience

  • Experience with InDesign, Illustrator Photoshop, and other design and publishing software
  • Experience with databases and spreadsheets (e.g., Access, Excel, Google Docs; CiviCRM)
  • Superior editorial, proofreading, research and verbal communication  
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High level of attention to detail and seeing projects through to their completion
  • Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team
  • Interest in grassroots organizing and social justice

About the Internship

We're a small organization with a dedicated group of organizers, staff, and volunteers, leaving lots of room for your creativity. You'll have the opportunity to work in an interesting (and relaxed) office in the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan where you'll be able to interact with scholars and people who are involved with grassroots social justice movements.

This internship is unpaid, although academic credit is available. Hours are flexible—we ask for 15-20 hours a week—and can be adapted to fit your schedule. This internship begins immediately. People with diverse backgrounds and experience are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please send a detailed cover letter and resume to volunteer@leftforum.org

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