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VSA Partners is a design-driven branding and marketing company.

VSA was founded as a design firm more than 30 years ago with the belief that design is not only a craft but a tool for achieving business objectives. As design thinkers, we approach business challenges holistically and aim to break down silos between branding, digital, marketing and advertising.

 

A little bit about the VSA Summer AtHometernship Program: If you’re looking for another bullet point on your resume, look elsewhere. At VSA, like much of what we do, we take our internship program seriously. This means our interns work on “real work,” with real meetings, deadlines, and business challenges from our brands and clients. This is the education you won’t get in a classroom. Consider it career practice, with the freedom to learn, make mistakes, refine, question and tag along. You’ll work with an individual manager and a group of mentors in an outstanding cross-disciplinary environment focused on brand, communications, marketing, and digital. As part of the larger program, you’ll take part in intern meetings, team outings, activities, and initiatives (can you say networking?). And yes, it’s paid, with an hourly rate, for 40 hours/week, on-site. It starts June 7th. Bet you can’t wait for summer.

 

VSA's Content Practice provides brand and marketing audiences with meaningful content and communications that solve clients’ business problems. Across multiple forms, media and channels, we unite the art and engineering of content—strategizing, concepting, structuring, creating, adapting, publishing and measuring.

 

The Writing Intern is responsible for developing relevant, memorable and highly creative communication for clients through language and ideas that support strategy, design and brand expression. 

 

VSA Partners is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit and business need.

 

 

 


Responsibilities

  • Develop unique concepts and content that solve clients’ business and brand challenges.
  • Think visually as well as verbally, contributing from the outset to the structure, look and feel of a client project.
  • Concept and brainstorm both independently and collaboratively.
  • Collaborate in the development and definition of the “voice” for a client in a program or individual project.
  • Interact closely with designers to create and refine content for a chosen design direction.
  • Interpret brand positioning, tone and attributes to create content that is on-brand.
  • Demonstrate use of logic and strategic thinking in structuring content.
  • Interact effectively with internal teams during all stages of content development.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Is pursuing, or has recently obtained, an undergraduate degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Advertising or Integrated/Strategic Communications.
  • Experience in an agency or similar client services environment is beneficial.
  • A strong vocabulary and expertise in English usage.
  • Comfort with multiple and often complex writing assignments, styles and disciplines.
  • Ability to focus on user priorities and needs in structuring content.
  • Capability to effectively articulate, present and explain writing choices.
  • Ability to produce work, quickly, with strength in observing and managing to deadlines. 
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the company and with external parties in a professional manner, maintaining effective communication, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to organize information, prioritize tasks, accurately follow procedures, and maintain high attention to detail. 
  • Ability to self-motivate and to work independently in team environments. 
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