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Thursday, February 25, 2010

University of Minnesota - New Media Intern

The New Media Intern will assist the New Media Team with a range of new media and web development projects. The new media intern will gain hands-on experience and create portfolio materials for a future career in new media or web site development.


New Media:
  • Act as contributing member of New Media Team; complete assigned projects through collaboration with content, video, and developer team members
  • Improve understanding of common new media skills including video production, audio production, and non-linear editing
  • Utilize new media skills in multimedia productions; plan, record, and edit videos and podcasts
  • Assist in management of AHC social media presence; post updates on AHC social media accounts
  • Assist with closed-captioning of AHC videos
Web Development:
  • Improve understanding of common web development languages including HTML, CSS, and PHP
  • Utilize web development skills to implement planned upgrades and additional features Optimize images for web use with image editing software

Site Updates / Maintenance:
  • Update AHC web sites using UM Content, the University's content management system
  • Verify content metadata follows established standards; make updates as needed
  • Assist with gathering of analytics data and preparation of web site usage reports   
Required Qualifications:
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver
  • Familiarity with common social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using a content management system
  • Experience with video and/or audio recording and editing
  • Experience with PHP, jQuery, JavaScript
  • Experience with Flash
The AHC Office of Communications provides communications services to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences as well as the schools and colleges of nursing, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine.