Friday, September 29, 2006

Design Internship at Roanoke times

Internship - Designer
Job Code: 852
Division: The Roanoke Times
Location: ROANOKE, VA US
Travel Involved: 30-40%
Job Type: Internship, Paid
Job Level: Entry
Education: Degree in progress
Category: Newspapers

Position Summary:
The Roanoke Times, a 100,000 circulation newspaper in Southwest Virginia, is seeking a creative and enterprising designer to spend the summer working with and learning from our award-winning staff.

The newspaper has a strong commitment to visual journalism. Content drives our design. We expect our designers to be journalistically strong, while at the same time figuring out the smartest ways to deliver information to readers. Our pages are centerpiece driven, with an emphasis of making our pages visually informative and engaging.

The internship will run from late May to August. This is an advanced internship where you will be working on both short-term and long-term projects. Current students and recent graduates are eligible.

The intern is expected to perform as a beginning journalist, designing pages, editing stories and writing headlines.
Applicants should be technically proficient in InDesign or other similar pagination software.

Finally, how to apply:

If you are ready for a challenge and to be a better designer at the end of the summer, apply online and send a resume, cover letter, samples of your work and three references to: Michael Stowe, Assistant Managing Editor for Presentation, The Roanoke Times 201 Campbell Avenue S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24010-2491 E-mail:

Check out our paper at

Deadline: December 1

Paid internships run 12 weeks, with preference given to students who have had previous internships.

Skills Desired:
Publishing -> News/Page Designers

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