Monday, April 25, 2016

Student Graphic Designer

The National Scholastic Press Association is looking for a junior-level design student to join our team for a paid student position. The student graphic designer will assist with projects relating to book production, direct mail layout, social media, web, email marketing, trade shows, member research/outreach and other duties as assigned. This position will be part-time. Candidates must be able to take initiative to work independently as well as part of a team, prioritize work assignments, manage multiple projects simultaneously and perform general office tasks outside the job description.

Pay: $12/hour

Schedule: Up to 30 hours per week during regular office hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, flexible around class schedules)


  • Manage/update organization and convention websites
  • Design direct mail marketing campaigns
  • Assist with branding for individual conventions
  • Produce registration books and programs for conventions/workshops
  • Create graphics to go with social media posts
  • Prepare convention materials (signage, name badges, etc.)
  • Collaborate with marketing assistant on social media campaigns
  • Work with the digital and design coordinator to produce two books each year


  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS
  • Basic HTML & CSS knowledge
  • Understanding of basic marketing and communication principles
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Excellent writing skills/AP Style knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to travel domestically to one or two scholastic press conferences per semester (travel, lodging and food expenses covered)
  • Experience working at a high school or college publication (newspaper, yearbook, etc.) a plus
  • To apply, please send an email with a current resume that reflects relevant experience and skills and a link to your portfolio to Amber Billings: Also include a cover letter that explains what you will bring to the position, as well as what you hope to gain from the experience.

About NSPA
The National Scholastic Press Association, based and incorporated in Minnesota as a non-profit educational association, provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries. NSPA has three divisions. Memberships for middle school, junior high school and high school student media are organized under the National Scholastic Press Association division of NSPA. Memberships for college, university and professional and technical school student media are organized under the Associated Collegiate Press division of NSPA. Middle school, junior high school and high school student media in Minnesota are organized under the Minnesota High School Press Association division of NSPA. Memberships are open to all student media at public and private schools at an annual membership fee.

Each division of NSPA provides journalism education training programs, publishes journalism education materials, provides media critique and recognition programs for members, provides information on developments in journalism and student media and provides a forum for members to communicate with others and share their work. Through these activities, NSPA and its divisions promote the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States. NSPA and its divisions also endorse and advocate free expression rights for student media.

NSPA and its divisions cooperate with other student media associations and other non-student groups and businesses that share its mission to educate and recognize the work of student journalists, to improve the quality of student media and to foster careers in media.

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