Graphic Design Intern â?? Product Marketing Paid Services

Dec 29, 2012
Jan 28, 2013
Full Time
Graphic Design Intern – Product Marketing Paid Services
Time Frame: Fall/Winter 2012
Location: Dulles, VA
Hours: Part-time 20 hours/week

AOL Inc. is seeking a Graphic Design intern to join our Paid Services team, based in Dulles, Virginia. 
If you are comfortable with a fast-paced production schedule and a knack for creating innovative marketing graphics for  marketing web page designs and emails, this is an excellent opportunity to work at one of the leading internet companies in the country. This individual will work as part of the Paid Services Product Marketing team to generate visual marketing material, and syndicate it for various marketing channels on a daily basis.  A cool head, grace under pressure, and the ability to work alongside a variety of skill levels and personalities will be the keys to success.  Must live by the motto, there is no “I” in team.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•    Design crisp, attractive ad banner creative to specifications for marketing placements, starting with anything from talking points to fully developed artwork provided to be used for concepts, in production on a new product microsite or in eMails.
•    Produce online marking materials and sales collateral.
•    Provide your perspective to help continuously improve the member experience.
•    Pitch in as needed on larger projects and working with the AOL product teams and partners which consist of top consumer brands and marketing agencies.

Our Great Expectations:
•    Great at organizing information concisely and attractively in limited spaces (think 300x150-px image)
•    Versatile in use of fresh creative elements and ideas
•    Experienced in designing for the web
•    Patience and diligence in working to satisfy sometimes vague and frequently changing ad requirements from merchants
•    Able to take direction and work independently, creatively, and quickly
•    Comfortable with rapid-fire communication over email with several people
•    Have an eye for ad design and an ability to think like a local business and also like a site user
•    Disciplined and attentive to detail
•    Experience with stock photo sites, purchasing and cataloging images and managing image rights
•    An organized multi-tasker who can self-manage his or her time and proactively

What We Look For:
•    Currently enrolled college junior, senior or graduate
•    Complete knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
•    The ability to work with PCs and Macs
•    Strong typography skills
•    Endless energy and ideas, with a can-do attitude.
•    Intelligent and articulate; Excellent communication skills are a must.
•    Detail-oriented and organized.
•    Positive, collaborative team player who can work well with internal teams and freelancers
•    Adaptable - able to change priorities rapidly and thrives under pressure
•    Focused with keen ability & drive to execute in a fast paced, ever changing environment

About AOL
Do you want to make the Internet better? We do too. And we’re always looking for people with great ideas. We need free spirits and straight shooters. Creatives and critics. Nerds with nerve. People who love the Internet, but can see its cracks… and future, too. At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world.

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