Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Production and Design Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

MEDIA PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANT, MIT News Office, to focus on image generation, graphic design, and asset management and organization. Responsibilities include image selection and/or creation for stories produced by the MIT News Office; image production for top social media accounts at MIT; performing searches for stock images for use in spotlights or story pages; coordinating homepage assets as needed; image optimization for posting online; placing spotlight files into content management system; collecting and archiving images; serving as back-up to the creative director as needed on image production, graphic design, and image selection; working with the creative director to develop spotlights as needed; and assisting with responding to requests for images from news media and others.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a minimum of three years of experience (which may include professional internships), preferably in an editorial setting; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently; and experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Seek a highly organized and detail-oriented individual who is able to make careful decisions in a fast-paced environment. Bachelor’s degree in design, communications, or related field preferred. Experience with animation and motion graphics preferred, as is experience using a content management system (CMS). Experience with visually illustrating science and technology and/or familiarity with these fields is desirable. Photography skills a plus. Job #15015-5

Cover letter or resume should include a link to an online portfolio of work.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 15015

Functional Area: Communications

Department: Office of VP for Communications

School Area: Office of VP for Communications

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Non-Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Schedule: M-F