Graphic Design Intern

Schnitzer Steel is an exciting place to be as a global leader in the thriving metals recycling industry. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our team. Our fast-paced environment features challenging and rewarding work, strong teamwork, and a commitment to providing quality products and excellent customer service. At the same time, as a growing Fortune 1000 company that has been in business for over a century, we can offer a culture that rewards performance and a strong, corporate structure with job stability. In fact, Schnitzer Steel has experienced employees who have been with us for over 30 years working side-by-side with recent hires who constantly bring new ideas and energy into the company.

The Graphic Design Intern is responsible for the overall conceptualization and design of all brand and graphic applications, plus the collection, organization and presentation of all information, for the layout and design in any or all of the following: Email, Signage, Logos, Banners, Flyers, Ads, Video, Mobile apps, Website and Social Media, plus all other Marketing, PR, Corporate and Sales graphic design as needed. The internship will last through the end of the school year (June 2017) for 10-20 hours/week depending on course load.

Essential Functions:
•Think creatively and strategically to produce visually appealing marketing communication projects
•Produce consistent quality layout and design for assigned work
•Development Point-of-Sale marketing collateral templates to enable easy customization by our channel partners
•Be proactive and organized in the execution and delivery of any deadline-specific designs
•Contribute to establishing standards for all marketing materials

Required Skills:
•Ability to use a wide range of traditional and digital graphic design tools and software
•Ability to communicate your expertise in graphic design for both traditional and digital media and applications
•Produce accurate and high quality work
•Ability to work independently and as member of a team
•Ability to be proactive in all aspects of the job
•Ability to multi-task and manage the expectations of others
•Ability to communicate effectively
•Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve marketing, operations and Company goals
•Prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
•Strong attention to detail (grammar, spelling, accuracy, proofing)

Required Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in design and/or 2 years related experience and education preferred
•Demonstrate use of advanced computer operations regarding graphics (i.e. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, HTML, Power Point (all for PC) and web design basics and software
•Intermediate aptitude with basic software packages like Microsoft Office
•HTML/email marketing experience is preferred, including building emails from scratch
•Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.

To Apply:

Please e-mail your resume to Sonja Fenton, sfenton@schn.com, for review.