Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0081
Title Summer Intern - Graphics
Job Type Full Time Temporary
Union Unaffiliated
Location Denny
City Seattle
State WA
Work Schedule Variable- Flexibility Required
Description The Seattle Times is offering a paid, 10-week summer internship in the News Graphics Department for students pursuing a career in visual journalism. Applicants can expect to have a full workload of daily explanatory graphics aimed for all areas in print and online. Opportunities also exist for our interns to take creative leadership roles in medium and large-scope projects. We look for well-rounded applicants who are flexible, forward thinking and able to participate comfortably in a collaborative environment. We expect a certain level of self-sufficiency coupled with the desire to develop and enhance existing skills. Graphics interns are encouraged to experiment and challenge themselves. We will actively push the areas of visual storytelling that can be improved, including reporting skills, organizing and editing skills, as well as the principles of drawing, rendering and design. A strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is required. Experience with diagrammatic illustration and the principles of visual communication is preferred. Working knowledge of WordPress, HTML, CSS and JavaScript is a plus. Interns are expected to work under deadline pressure, interact with all members of the newsroom and invest themselves in the entire journalistic process. They attend weekly training sessions given by members of a Pulitzer-Prize winning staff and will receive a skill-development plan and a staff mentor to support them in achieving it.
Requirements Internships are open to juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a four-year college or university. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to print or online visual journalism, possess social media skills and be digitally astute.

The Seattle Times is family owned and operated, dedicated to the community we serve and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For the Graphics Internship:
• Applicants must have strong computer, drawing and data visualization skills

**IMPORTANT Application Information**
To apply, submit the following materials via our online application. We will accept applications through November 3, 2017 at 4PM (Pacific Time). You will first create an online profile/application. To attach the file attachments described below, after creating your online profile/application, choose the “Edit Your Profile” option in order to upload each attachment. Please note the file size limit is 4MB (4,000KB)

• Provide a digital portfolio with links to as many as 20 samples of your work, including infographics, both static and interactive; and illustrations

• Cover letter (uploaded to your application as an attachment). Please include the name of the specific internship concentration in the name of the document. Example: NewsGraphicsCoverLetter

• Resume (uploaded to your application as an attachment). Please include the name of the specific internship concentration in the name of the document. Example: NewsGraphicsResume.

• Names of three references familiar with your work (with at least one reference being a former manager or supervisor)

For application assistance only, you may contact InternshipApplicationHelp@seattletimes.com This assistance mailbox is monitored Monday-Friday, 7AM to 4PM (Pacific Time). Applicants will be unable to delete file attachments without assistance. Please include the name of the file attachment you wish deleted when submitting your request.

No phone calls, please.


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