- WLS-TV (ABC7) Graphic Design & Animation Intern,

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WLS-TV (ABC7) Graphic Design & Animation Intern, Fall 2023


WLS-TV (ABC7) Graphic Design & Animation Intern, Fall 2023

• Intern Level


The award-winning Design Department at ABC 7 produces full-scope multiplatform creative for local events, special programs, initiatives, and newscasts.

Category Animation  Art Department  Graphic Design  Motion Graphics  Production Assistant  Special Effects 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period 6 Months
Posted Date May 26, 2023
Start Date Aug 14, 2023
End Date N/A

Job Description

ABC7 (WLS-TV) Chicago is the Midwest flagship of the ABC television network. ABC7 leads the market in local news coverage, signature local events and programming, and has been in a number one position in local news since March 1986. The award-winning Design Department at ABC 7 produces full-scope multiplatform creative for local events, special programs, initiatives, and newscasts. The station’s offices and studios are in The Loop in downtown Chicago.

A Day in the Life…
  • Immersion in department meetings and critiques for creative design projects.
  • Support designers and animators working with creative briefs and requests
  • Assist in asset creation and learn the ropes of creative project planning
  • Participate in collaborative project discussions
  • Experience the motion design process from conceptualization to completion and distribution
  • Develop a thorough understanding of how design comes to life through animation and logic-based behaviors
  • Create artwork for multi-platform design projects
What we are looking for…
  • Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year or recently graduated within the past 6 months
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn about brands and multi-platform design.
  • A discerning eye for the fundamentals of design including layout, composition and typography
  • Passion to explore creative techniques, graphic functionality and behaviors.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator. 
  • Understanding of visual communication for storytelling
  • Familiarity with graphic and animation formats and file types
  • Effective communication, organizational, and time-management skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Studying Graphic Design, Motion Design or Communication Design in college
  • Passion and ambition to explore creative techniques with infographics, brands and storytelling
  • Ambitious, motivated self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Exposure to other Adobe Creative Cloud apps (Adobe InDesign or Adobe Animate) and/or 3D platforms (such as Maxon) is helpful.
  • Character design and modeling is considered relevant related experience, with the understanding this role is geared to creative design for marketing and content.
  • Technically savvy using both Mac and PC platforms
  • Proficiency with MS Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is preferred.
Required Education:
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
Additional Details:
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
Program Dates:
  • All candidates must be available from August 2023 through early January 2024
  • All candidates must be willing to work 20 hours/week during a Monday through Sunday schedule (hours and days to be determined by your supervisor, and could include nights, weekends, and holidays)
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session
  • All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship. This internship is located in Chicago, IL. 
Required Materials:
  • Resume
  • A Cover Letter outlining your interest in this position, and relative experience in work, school, and extracurricular activities
  • Include a link to a portfolio or work samples of Graphic Design and/or Animation work for consideration

Job Type Intern 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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