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Job Title: Design Intern

Job Type: Part-time, Temporary, 10-20 hours per week, September-December 2019
Job Class: Hourly, non- exempt paid internship
Experience: InDesign required, Photoshop preferred
Education/Certification: Bachelor's Degree in related subject in process
License: none
Department: EBYR
Reports to: Design Manager
Date updated: August 6, 2019


Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is seeking a Design Intern to assist with the design and production of picture books, as well as corresponding marketing and support materials. We are looking for a motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individual who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously under deadline.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Input picture book text corrections
  • Input marketing and support materials text corrections
  • Assemble and adjust layout files for reprints
  • Adjust cover files for paperback editions
  • Design layouts for miscellaneous promotional support materials and signage
  • Attend and participate in EBYR department meetings
  • Discussion guide layout
  • Archive production files
  • Some picture book layout work possible
  • Some design layouts for ads, eblasts, online banners possible
  • Some participation in the management of incoming illustrations and illustration files possible.
  • Other duties as required  

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience: 

  • High school diploma required; pursuing bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS a bonus
  • Interest in publishing
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new situations and procedures
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with a variety of deadlines and complexity simultaneously
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Work Portfolio required


Please submit resume, cover letter, and portfolio (or link to portfolio) to cspoor@eerdmans.com


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