Media and Communications Intern

Offered By: 
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Job Location: 
Austin
Salary: 
Paid
If "Paid", provide rate: 
1,232.00
Job Description: 
Temporary Position – Summer Internship position will begin June 1, 2020 and end on August 14, 2020 (20 hours per week). PLEASE NOTE: Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. We do not offer housing support however, if you live outside of the Austin area and need assistance with housing referrals or housing search support, contact us at 512-475-3560. APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00008725&tz=GMT-05:00 APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/304/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en ) PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information. DIVISION: Communications and Information Services WORK HOURS: Hours are Monday through Friday, 20 hours per week. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs basic (entry level) graphic design, layout and production work for the Graphics and Outreach and Editorial teams of Communications and Information Services. Work involves basic creative development, layout, production, large format printing, sourcing imagery, using type styles/design and printing preparation. Must be able to work on a MAC using Adobe Creative Cloud software Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Design and production of one pagers, forms, publications, paper system items, signage, social media graphics, online graphics and other external and internal communication materials Support agency photographer with photo editing and compiling; sourcing imagery on stock sources Operate large format printer, handle mounting and laminating, trimming and other digital printing Convert and make necessary adjustments to PDF documents to ensure 508 compliance and accessibility General support of the Graphics team and other duties as assigned by division Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS SECTION EDUCATION: Currently enrolled and taking classes at an accredited college or university and have completed at least four semesters. PREFERRED EDUCATION: Pursuing bachelor’s degree in art, graphic design, communications, journalism, advertising, public relations or related field. EXPERIENCE: One (1) year experience in graphic design role. SUBSTITUTIONS: One additional year experience in graphic design, communication or multimedia role. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: None. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: • Creative approach to graphic design • Typography • Computer based graphic design applications • Photography selection and manipulation • Production methods • Prepress and print techniques/processes • digital/social media channels and communication • 508 compliance for accessibility SKILLS IN: • Using the Apple Macintosh computer platform, operating graphic design equipment and various graphic design software packages, using Mac OS, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite which includes InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat, and digital photography • Conducting multiple creative assignments using innovative and independent ideas • Utilizing various database and project tracking applications (ie. Filemaker Pro and Airtable) • effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication) • identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving) ABILITIES TO: • Diverse skills and work well with other members of team • Work independently and within a team environment • Work on multiple assignments while tracking progress meeting deadlines and producing error free work and produce independent design work • Organize graphic design projects, layout and produce graphic materials • Participate in training and learn to create 508 compliance PDF documents • work with others to achieve a common goal (Teamwork) • Understand program objectives • Demonstrate high level of integrity, strong work ethic and commitment to meeting deadlines • Establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agency staff and management to achieve common goals (Teamwork) • Plan, organize, and prioritize multiple assignments to effectively manage a fast-paced and changing work environment without compromising accuracy (Adaptability) • Adjust to changing workplace demands (Adaptability) • Meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (Customer Service) • Effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description (Technical Competence) • Be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work (Workload Management/Productivity) VETERANS: In order to receive veteran’s preference a copy of your DD214, VA disability rating (if applicable) or a DD1300 must be attached to your application. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance. Go to http://www.texasskillstowork.com, http://www.onetonline.org, or www.careeronestop.org for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and encourage opportunities to hire Veterans, Reservists and Guardsmen. IMPORTANT NOTES TO THE CANDIDATE: Candidates may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation. Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions. CPA employees in the same job classification, if selected, will be laterally transferred with no increase in salary. (An example might be an Accounts Examiner III in Revenue Administration who moves to an Accounts Examiner III in the Enforcement division.) Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits. Unless otherwise indicated on specific postings, regular attendance is an essential job requirement of all positions. Your application for employment with the Comptroller of Public Accounts may subject you to a criminal background check. All positions requiring a degree and/or licensing require proof of degree and/or license at time of interview. If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request. Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for considering employment at the Comptroller of Public Accounts! The Comptroller’s office is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Application Instructions: 
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00008725&tz=GMT-05:00 APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/304/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en )
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
No
Contact Information: 
Joe.Guzman@cpa.texas.gov
Type of Internship: 
State Agency
Comments: 
Temporary Position – Summer Internship position will begin June 1, 2020 and end on August 14, 2020 (20 hours per week). PLEASE NOTE: Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. We do not offer housing support however, if you live outside of the Austin area and need assistance with housing referrals or housing search support, contact us at 512-475-3560.
Posted By: 
Joe Guzman
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020