Life at UConn
With a diverse and energizing team, University Communications fosters an imaginative and forward-thinking environment. Our office is full of creative, enthusiastic communicators who know how to use strong writing, design, and web developing skills to get attention. Do we have yours? Take a look at the following job descriptions to see whether you fit the mold.
(Don’t worry, you can break the mold, too. We like that.)
Under the direction of a designated supervisor, has responsibility for the development, design and technical preparation of designed materials for branding and promotion for the University.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for the design of specific print, web, and digital projects, including print collateral, environmental graphics, wayfinding signage, banners/flags, emails, print and digital advertisements, promotional items, and web
- Consults with project team regarding design needs, target audience, strategic goals, deadlines, budgets, and brand awareness.
- Develops logoed and branded signage to promote a consistent overall image of the University both internally and to the general public.
- Independently plans layout and design of print and digital projects, exercising originality and creativity in developing proper focus of the project to meet audience needs and strategic goals
- Oversees production of specific print and digital design work, ensuring quality standards are met, electronic uses are tested, and intended visual image is conveyed.
- Conducts ongoing best practice research to stay abreast of industry trends in printing processes and design software services
- Prepares formal bid specifications for on and off-campus printers, screens vendors, and attends planning meetings and press checks as needed.
- As necessary, negotiates printing specifications and costs with internal clients and external vendors, including paper selection, print types and styles, etc.
- Creates and update webpages, using WordPress and other platforms
- Performs related duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field, or equivalent experience and training.
- Three years on-the-job experience in graphic design or related field.
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
- Demonstrated ability to interact constructively with production team members, clients and print vendors.
- Demonstrated ability to make content and design updates to websites using working knowledge of content management systems, HTML and CSS.
- Evidence of creative ability and technical skills as demonstrated by portfolio.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills
- Experience designing in WordPress
- Experience in strategic marketing in the Higher Education industry
- Experience designing wayfinding signage
- Experience using email marketing software
- Experience developing environmental graphics and working with related vendors
- Ability to collaborate with clients, meet deadlines and work both independently and in collaboration with others.
University Communications is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We seek skilled, engaged candidates who will enhance our representational diversity and contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environments throughout the University.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496203 to upload a resume, cover letter, a link to design portfolio, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 7,2022.
Application Details – Period, Process & Required Materials:
Apply September—November for spring internship; apply February—March for fall internship; Submit all required materials including Résumé, Cover Letter and Video Work Samples to Angelina Reyes. (See below for contact information).
Eligible Class Standings & Minimum GPA:
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student; 2.00 /4.00
Credit, Compensation & Hours:
Please see guidelines for earning academic credit for your internship at https://career.uconn.edu/earn-credit-for-your-internship/.; Unpaid; Credit required; 10—12 hours per week
Description of Internship Site:
University Communications is dedicated to sharing the news of the University of Connecticut and the surrounding communities. Through proactive approaches to coordinated, multimedia communication, the University of Connecticut seeks to be the primary source of information and imagery pertaining to or affecting the institution. The university endeavors to directly engage stakeholders and targeted audiences in a professional and creative manner that accurately conveys, supports, and develops a quality brand image of a top institution fostering life transformative education, impactful research and innovation, and a diverse and inclusive community serving the people of Connecticut and the world.
Description of Internship Position:
The Multimedia Intern provides technical and creative skills in audio/video production and assists the Multimedia Producers in carrying out a wide range of video production activities. This includes pre-production, scheduling, shooting and editing video, and publishing / promoting videos on social media. Work responsibilities will include the following:
- The intern will have the opportunity to collaborate and be mentored by multimedia producers and serve as an assistant on video shoots
- The intern will work towards a more independent production role over the course of the semester, culminating in several finished videos toward the end of the semester that are focused in areas of their interest.
- The intern will learn from other communications professionals and have the opportunity to work with writers, editors and web designers.
- The intern will have the opportunity to learn new about new video production software and hardware outside of the department through online training resources that are available
- University Communications is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Additional Important Details:
- Student interns can be from any major as long as they have an interest in multimedia communication. University Communications encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
For More Information, Contact:
Assistant Director, Multimedia Productions
University Communications, Lakeside Building
(860)486-0875 or firstname.lastname@example.org