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2019 Summer Intern: UX Writer/Content Designer

At A Glance
  • You’re a motivated rising Junior or above with a 3.0 GPA or higher interested in user experience design from an accredited four-year university majoring in but not limited to:
    • Communications— Public Relations, English, Media
    • Design, Art, Media
    • Marketing, Psychology
  • This is a learning-intensive paid program designed to give you essential business insights and hands-on experience in your field of choice. It’s a full-time, 10-week commitment from May 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019.
  • Benefits include professional development sessions, networking opportunities, and mentorship.

Spend a productive summer with Spectrum
You have clear aspirations and are seeking a summer internship program that will help you meet them. Find it at Spectrum, named one of the Top 100 Internship Programs in the United States by WayUp. Our internships are designed to provide first-rate, hands-on experience in the telecommunications industry.

It’s about learning and growing
You’re dedicated, and that means your time as much as your effort. This 10-week, 40hr/week internship offers exposure to real-world business. As a Spectrum Intern, you’ll be essential to two teams — your respective department and your Intern peer group. Partner with other accomplished and dedicated interns on research and cross-functional projects. You’ll have an opportunity contribute real value and meaning to the larger organization.

Department and team-focused projects account for about 80% of your schedule. You’ll spend the other 20% on professional development sessions and networking activities, including the Kickoff Conference on May 29 and 30, webinars, community service, and final presentations. As part of a peer community, you’ll contribute to cross-functional group projects, and should be ready to take on new projects as they come up.

What you can expect in this role
  • Gain valuable experience working alongside 100+ designers as part of a highly specialized design team, encompassing UX and UI design, content strategy, UX research, prototyping, industrial design and accessibility
  • Contribute to the user experience of a product by crafting content to fit product needs (product copy, instructional text, UI labels, error messaging, marketing copy, etc.)
  • Understand design thinking and user experience design best practices; in particular, understand the difference between copywriting and content design
  • Help ensure consistent cross-product messaging across all digital channels (web, mobile, TV, wearables, print, voice)
  • Create copy that works as part of a UX/UI design solution that is engaging and effective to help achieve business goals
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers and developers to understand -- and write content that meets -- business and technical requirements
  • Create and/or adhere to voice/tone/style/brand content guidelines
  • Accept editorial feedback from stakeholders/peers and be great at incorporating it into your work. (And be able to offer design feedback to UX/UI designer-peers where appropriate.)
  • Possess a solid command of the English language (grammar, spelling and vocabulary) and strong attention to detail
  • Be a team-focused, collaborative person who works (and plays) well with others

UX writing and content strategy duties as part of product/feature design for some/all of the following products:
  • Spectrum Guide
  • Spectrum TV App (iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung, Xbox, Apple TV, web)
  • Spectrum account & support (customer web portal and app)
  • Spectrum Mobile (web portal and app)
  • Spectrum Enterprise
  • Internal apps (TechMobile, Lighthouse, Panorama, Distillery, others)

Here’s what it takes to get started
Skills and experience required for this role include:
  • Ability to travel locally to Spectrum Intern development events and activities throughout the program
  • Housing and transportation; these are not provided by Spectrum
  • Oral and written skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Product design
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Technical documentation
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Works well independently

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