Photography and Graphic Design Intern - West Acres Mall - West Acres Development

Join the West Acres team!

West Acres Regional Shopping center strives to deliver an excellent customer experience in a culturally rich environment that meets the changing needs of our customers, retailers and community. The marketing team at West Acres works to connect the public with the West Acres experience by providing excellent customer service, engaging content and useful information on West Acres fashion, events and culture. We are currently looking for a Photography and Graphic Design Intern to assist in the tasks involved in content creation for West Acres Shopping Center’s marketing including traditional, digital and social media. The intern will gain hands-on experience and insight into marketing, social media and blogging in the retail, fashion and shopping center industries at the area’s premier shopping destination.


Position Title: Photography and Graphic Design Intern  

Status: Hourly (non-exempt) paid internship with a commitment of at least 8-10 hours/week


Position Description:

The Photography and Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for assisting the Marketing team in the tasks involved in content creation and graphic design for the West Acres Shopping Center blog, social media platforms and other marketing materials. She/he should have strong skills in photography, editing, and graphic design as well as knowledge of social media and an interest in fashion.


Core Functions:

• Assist with creation of engaging content; including, but not limited to, photography, graphic design, and image and video editing that is consistent with the West Acres brand

• Create engaging and aesthetically-pleasing graphics to be used for West Acres marketing materials

• Create images and video for marketing campaigns and digital content

• Edit and produce high-quality imagery and video for campaigns and digital content

• Assist in other marketing projects and tasks as needed; including, but not limited to, updating website content, keeping track of sales and events, pulling merchandise for shoots, maintaining relationships and communication with stores.

• Demonstrate a culture of customer service by interacting with customers, staff, and mall tenants in a friendly, engaging, helpful and respectful manner at all times


Qualifications & Requirements:

• Pursuing a degree in Photography, Graphic Design, New Media, Visual Arts, Marketing, Fashion or other related major

• Photography, editing, and graphic design skills required

• Skills with videography and editing recommended, but not required

• Knowledge and experience with Adobe creative suite, specifically Photoshop and Lightroom

• Knowledge of social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube

• Strong verbal and written communication skills – both for content creation as well as the ability to communicate progress of projects and keep open communication with other team members

• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously

• Assertive with a "can do" attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player

• High level of attention to detail in the creative process

• Ability to bring ideas to the table

• Willingness and eagerness to learn


What you will take away:

• The ability to bring ideas and concepts to fruition in a business setting while working within specific brand standards

• Content creation planning and execution including design, photography and editing

• How to bring a design concept to life for a marketing campaign – from initial brainstorm to campaign implementation

• The process behind social media and digital marketing strategy and execution in a business setting

• The ins and outs of blogging in a fashion/retail setting

• How to run sample/merchandise pulls and returns

• How to create compelling and engaging content based on target audience

• The background of the shopping center industry


To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to with subject line: Photography and Graphic Design Intern. Cover letter and resume must include information and experience specifically related to the core functions and qualifications outlined above, including, but not limited to experience/knowledge in:

• Photography/editing

• Graphic Design

• Interest in social media

• Interest in fashion

• Attention to detail & design