Graphic Design Internship

Company: RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions
Commitment: Contract, January 6 – April 30, 2020

RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions has an opening for a Graphic Design Internship to join our Production Department. This is a four-month contract opportunity in our Calgary office, starting January 6, 2020.

Our Company

RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions is an award-winning publishing house and content-driven marketing studio in Calgary. You’ll be joining the team that creates our in-house brand Avenue Calgary, an award-winning city lifestyle magazine. Our Company also creates custom publications for clients like WestJet, BC Ferries and the Calgary Foundation. RedPoint seeks out the best and brightest employees to help maintain and build our strong reputation. As a RedPoint employee, you will play a vital role in shaping the future of our company.

Our Opportunity

Under the direction of the Senior Art Director, Avenue Magazine, the graphic design intern is responsible for a range of duties.

This full-time contract position in our Calgary office is an opportunity to work with an award-winning publication. The salary is based on a 40-hour work week at minimum wage, and you will be paid semi-monthly on the 15th and the 30th of the month.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Schedule and facilitate photo shoots as needed.
  • Coordinate subjects, shoot locations, hair and makeup requirements.
  • Facilitate photo shoots as needed.
  • Compile photo files after initial photographer selection has been made, to ensure the design and digital teams have access to the files they need.
  • Read FPO and Xcopy to determine the need for sourced imagery. Proactively source imagery so that it’s place ready for art directors to start designing layouts.
  • Ensure all sourced photography is high resolution and has all the relevant captioning and credit information and that appropriate print rights are secured.
  • Process second proofs and placing hi-res images when required.
  • Create page layouts and ads as assigned.
  • Use Adobe Photoshop to color adjust or close crop images as required.
  • Print proofs and ensure they are delivered to the appropriate editors.
  • Ensure design and editorial changes are updated with no further layout complications and enter proofing changes as assigned.
  • Preflight design layouts prior to plotter proof to look for resolution problems.
  • Generate contact sheets and captioning for all location photography after shoots.
  • Generate print to web assets as needed.
  • Produce awards, plaques, posters, banners, invitations, web assets, programs and advertising material as needed.
  • Assist in producing Instagram pushes.
  • Upload images to the Extensis Photo Library.
  • Participate in team meetings, including brainstorming.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • You are a junior (entry-level) Production Designer hoping to build your skills and take on new challenges.
  • You have strong Mac computer skills with a solid background in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • You are a team player with good communication and people skills.
  • You’re self-motivated, organized and a good problem-solver with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • You have a degree in graphic design from an accredited university or college.
  • Photography skills would be an asset.
  • Experience with production for digital platforms would be an asset.

To help enhance our company and be a strong contributor to the RedPoint team, you are:

  • Passionate about magazines and media.
  • Smart, professional and a lot of fun to work with.
  • Committed to the quality of your work, but you don’t take yourself too seriously.
  • Self-motivated, with a reputation for doing what you say you will do and getting things done on time.
  • Able to work across teams to pull the skills and energy of many departments and people together to produce great work.
  • Dedicated to improving quality and concerned about the details.

How to Apply

This posting is open until November 12, 2019.

Interested candidates should apply in confidence by e-mail to

Please reference “internship” in your reference line. Applicants are asked to submit three published articles, along with a cover letter and résumé. The internship is supported by funding from the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA). Applicants must have recently been enrolled in a post-secondary program.

Those who have completed other AMPA-funded internships are ineligible for this position.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted directly.

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