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Open Road Media // content brand network of social websites
Design, Part Time    NEW YORK, NY    Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Open Road Integrated Media is a prestige content brand delivering digital experiences that entertain & inform readers around the world.

Laser-focused on revenue, reach, & repeat customers, the Open Road network of digital properties produces compelling stories that keep audiences engaged across devices, content verticals, & global territories.

About the Position

Open Road Integrated Media includes several business areas that work in tandem to connect audiences with great stories: we publish a catalog of ebooks by bestselling authors such as Alice Walker, Michael Chabon, & Joan Didion, & our Ignition program markets ebooks from external publishers. The Early Bird Books newsletter delivers daily ebook deals, & our content newsletters & websitesThe Lineup, The Portalist, The Archive, Murder & Mayhem, & A Love so Truecirculate articles & deals to more niche audiences.

The Art Department designs Open Road's book covers & other related materials.

The Design Intern will report to the Designer & assist the Art Department in a number of tasks related to ebook & print design & production, including creating ebook covers from start to finish, researching stock art images, & scanning & correcting interior images. The intern will also attend the weekly interdepartmental cover review meeting & is responsible for taking notes.

Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startupdetails & deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the book design process in a next-generation publishing environment, within a small, close-knit art department. We also have snacks & coffee in our kitchen, and interns are welcome to attend company events such as birthday lunches or movie nights.

Please note that this internship is for credit. We will work with the candidate to meet their school's credit requirements. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Book cover creation
  • Image & rights research for book covers
  • Laying out print cover mechanicals
  • Scanning & correcting interior images
  • Note-taking at the weekly cover meeting


  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and InDesign
  • Currently enrolled in a design/art degree program
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Keeps files organized
  • Meets quick deadlines
  • Able to handle constructive criticism
  • Interest in design, reading, & next-generation publishing
  • Illustration skills helpful but not required

Location: New York, NY

You will receive academic credits.

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