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Graphic Design Production Intern
PSECU | Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

PSECU, a high-tech progressive financial institution that is almost $5 billion in assets, is seeking a Graphic Design Production Intern. This position assists designers in the graphic production of print and digital marketing deliverables. A production artist should be adept in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and be knowledgeable of design principles. The individual must also have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

The design intern works with the Creative team to brainstorm concepts and determine appropriate design solutions for deliverables that are consistent with the PSECU Brand Standards. Creativity, attention to detail, accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines and follow marketing/creative processes are important to this position.

The design intern is responsible for controlling his/her own workflow and projects. Work is characterized by considerable independence in the day-to-day operations, subject to review of the Creative and Communications Manager and/or Creative Director. Work requires interfacing with PSECU Marketing Department Staff, other management and staff, outside specialists, and vendors.

Employee Type: Part-Time

Schedule: Flexible depending on Student Schedule - 15 Hours Per Week Minimum

Starting Minimum: $15.00 per hour

Candidate must be bondable and credit worthy.

DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES - Essential for this position:

* Fulfill production workload as assigned by the Creative and Communications Manager accurately and on time.
* Conceptualize, design, and develop appropriate layouts and graphics within brand standards and to meet the needs of the credit union
* Ensure that graphic solutions are optimized for integration, performance and usability.
* Ensure consistent use of in-hour style guide and branding for all deliverables.
* Utilize and maintain design templates.
* Assume both design and production responsibility for projects as assigned.
* Work with the Creative Team and Marketing Managers to ensure complete understanding of the production requirements for each assignment.
* Coordinate production activities to meet deadlines and turn over accurate files, accompanied by complete production information.
* Maintain accurate and complete production records.
* Regularly update the library of digital assets with current files.
* Maintain current knowledge of production applications and processes.
* Work with marketing managers and creative team to develop concepts.
* Work with marketing managers to coordinate final delivery of materials for printing and publication.
* Prepare electronic files for printing.
* Interfaces with other PSECU staff, management, outside specialists, media, and vendors.
* Participates in departmental planning/brainstorming meetings.
* Keep Creative and Communications Manager advised of all activity.
* Knowledge of the field's concepts, practices and procedures.


* Attendance - Regular and consistent attendance is required to maintain acceptable performance standards and routine duties of the position within the normal operational guidelines of the unit.
* Confidentiality - Confidentiality and document control is essential to this position to ensure member data is secure and protected from compromise.
* Creditworthiness - Must meet creditworthiness.
* Bondable - Must notify Human Resources in writing of conviction involving dishonesty, breach of trust or violation of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Code (17 Pa. S. C. A. 101 et seq.) during the course of employment with PSECU.


* Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
* Participates in credit union special events such as, seminars, Financial Education Center grand openings, tent events, etc., as needed.
* Make recommendations regarding personal development.
* Adheres to department procedures.


* Repetitive movement of hands and fingers, i.e., for typing or writing.
* Lifting and carrying containers weighing as much as 20-30 pounds, i.e., to/from building and vehicle, to a storage area
* Sitting for long periods of time, i.e., at a desk, in meetings.
* Ability to reach above, at and below the waist.
* Ability to reach above, at and below shoulder level.
* Occasional bending, kneeling, stooping and/or squatting.
* Visual acuity.
* Auditory acuity.


* This position may be advertised in the public media.
* Appointment to this position is not subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
* Applicant may be required to complete one or more employment assessments and/or testing.
* Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability or disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job.


Minimum Experience:

College student pursuing a degree in graphic design, digital design or similar.

Experience with Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Experience with Mac and PC.


Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and UX/UI principles, a plus.


And lastly, PSECU is one of the strongest financial institutions in the state for our asset size. As you can see in the financial reports that we post each month on our Web site, we hold more than $270 million in reserve for our operations. You should know that our records are meticulously audited each year by our internal and external auditors. In addition, PSECU's financial records and operations are examined annually by the State Department of Banking and the National Credit Union Administration. Because of the actions that we have taken and our overall philosophy, PSECU remains in a very strong position to continue serving our members for a very long time. If a significant problem should ever arise, however, PSECU is insured by the National Credit Union Savings Insurance Fund (NCUSIF).

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