Part-Time Design Intern

This candidate will assist all facets of our Design Department. These groups are responsible for artwork for VIZ Media graphic novels, DVD packaging, and product development.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Organizes and catalogs artwork archive
  • Conducts proof tracking
  • Scans artwork, creating clipping paths
  • Performs data copying and filing
  • Provides general design support and a
  • ssignments based on skill level
  • Conducts simple page layout and production duties
  • Assists in helping prep files for printers.
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic design skills, including use of a scanner and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. In particular, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat.
  • Computer literate with Mac systems. Must have basic computer office skills including spreadsheet, database, word processing, CD burning, web browsing, etc.
  • Experience/Interest in graphic design, media publishing, comics industry and Japan pop culture
  • Proficient command of English grammar and spelling (proofing/copy editing skills preferable)
  • Knowledge of Japanese, Spanish or French language a plus, but not required
  • General knowledge of manga/anime helpful, but extensive knowledge is not needed
  • Proficiency with computer usage, including email, Internet, and standard software
  • Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate and interact professionally with culturally diverse clients, providers, and staff
  • Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Ability to work legally in the United States
  • Ability to live in/commute to the San Francisco Bay Area

ALL INTERNS MUST:

  • be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate school program. We will NOT consider candidates who are not currently enrolled in a degree program. Precedence is given to applicants the final two years of undergraduate degrees or those pursuing graduate programs.
  • be able to commute to our San Francisco office (94103).
  • be legally available to work in the United States.
  • be at least 18 years of age at the time of the start of the internship.
  • be available to work at least 3 days per week between the hours of 10-5 on weekdays (schedule TBD), to a max of 24 hours.

COMPENSATION AND SCHEDULE

  • This position will be compensated at a minimum rate of $10.55/hour, with some range based on qualifications.
  • This internship will be a part-time position. All applicants MUST be able to work at least 3 days per week between the hours of 10-5 on weekdays (schedule TBD), to a max of 24 hours.
  • The Winter/Spring internship schedule will run approximately 12-14 weeks, from late January through early/mid May.
  • VIZ Media interns are not eligible for standard VIZ Media benefits.

TO APPLY

Please send us your resume, cover letter, and link to portfolio. Please specify “Design Intern” when applying. By e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) to jobs@viz.com. NO PHONE CALLS!!!

Due to the volume of applicants, we will not be taking phone calls for these internship positions.