Jobs

Washingtonian serves a diverse region and seeks a diverse staff. We’re looking for people from all backgrounds.

I’m looking for a position in: Accounting | Advertising | Art | Circulation | Custom Media | EditorialEvents and Marketing | Production | Web


Advertising

Real Estate Account Manager

Washingtonian magazine, the area’s award winning monthly lifestyle publication, is looking for a full time salesperson to join its team. Prospect, cultivate, and develop real estate-based accounts to sell advertising for our print magazine, website and events. Candidate must have proven sales experience, excellent communication skills, and be a self-starter. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and able to thrive in a high volume, fast-paced, cyclical environment. Knowledge of the local DC, Maryland, & Virginia market, and/or real estate industry a plus. Compensation comprised of base salary plus unlimited commission, with a first-year projection of $80-100K. Convince Real Estate Advertising Director that you’re the best person for the job.

Duties Include:
Meet and exceed monthly sales goals.
Create and sell advertising/sponsorship campaigns across all platforms.
Relentlessly research and prospect to stay informed on the industry and the competition.
Place daily cold/warm calls with confidence and determination.
Identify decision makers and cultivate productive, mutually-beneficial relationships.
Provide exemplary service to existing advertisers.
Develop and prepare sales proposals and custom marketing presentations.
Attend networking, community, and client events providing a strong representation of the Washingtonian brand.
Execute and communicate weekly sales recaps to management.

Skills/Experience:
2+ years of print, digital, event sponsorship, and social media sales experience preferred.
Strong and adaptable inter-personal skills so to work with a full range of clients and personalities.
Cold calling and negotiation skills.
Ability to deliver strong presentations to individuals and groups.
Experience using a sales CRM/database preferred.
High competency in MS office, particularly PowerPoint & Excel.

To apply: E-mail your cover letter and resume to mhendrickson@washingtonian.com

Integrated Account Executive

Washingtonian magazine, the area’s award winning monthly lifestyle publication, is looking for a full time salesperson to join its team. Responsibilities include selling our print publications, digital products and event sponsorships. Candidate must have proven sales experience, excellent communication skills, and be a self-starter. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and able to thrive in a high volume, fast-paced and team-oriented environment. Knowledge of the local DC, Maryland, & Virginia market a plus. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience. Email cover letter (including compensation requirements) and resume to kanderson@washingtonian.com

Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed sales goals monthly sales goals.
  • Create and sell integrated media programs utilizing all platforms.
  • Cold call & prospect for new customers-sales development of territory is critical.
  • Identify the key advertising placement decision makers and initiate and pursue productive, consultative relationships.
  • Build upon and service existing advertisers in your assigned territory.
  • Develop and prepare sales proposals and custom marketing presentations for advertising clients.
  • Attend networking, community, and client events providing a strong representation of the Washingtonian brand.
  • Respond proactively to client requests for proposals, advertising information and materials.
  • Analyze competitive set and develop formal “account plans” for top 25 prospects in territory.
  • Execute and communicate weekly sales recaps to management.

Skills:

  • 3-5 years of print, digital, event sponsorship, and social media sales experience.
  • Ability to work with and effectively communicate to a full range of clients – from small, local businesses to corporate accounts and advertising agencies.
  • Experience using a sales CRM.
  • Cold calling and negotiation skills.
  • High competency in MS office, particularly PowerPoint & Excel.
  • Ability to deliver strong presentations to a large group.

 


 

Art

Art Department Intern

Washingtonian is looking for a motivated Art Department intern for the summer semester. This intern will gain real-world experience working with the magazine’s creative team and will learn the ins and outs of producing a publication. 

Required Skills:

• Experience working with Adobe Suite, specifically InDesign and Photoshop.
• Intern must have or be working towards a degree in Graphic Design, Photography, or Illustration.
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• Strong multitasking and organizational skills.
• A keen eye for detail.

Responsibilities Include:

• Collaborating with staff and freelance contributors to help produce the magazine each month. Tasks could include page layout, photo research, illustration, and administrative responsibilities.
• Review layouts before they are sent through production.

• Manage special projects as needed.

To apply: Email a cover letter, résumé, and portfolio/website to [email protected]com. Please specify Art Dept. Internship in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Application deadline is rolling.

Circulation

Audience Development Associate 

Washingtonian, the leading regional publication in the country, is looking for an Audience Development Associate to devise and implement a marketing strategy to connect with our readers and reach our subscription base goals.
The Audience Development Associate will develop and execute creative business promotions including email blasts, social media and website content, direct mail, and renewals. These promotions should speak to our already existing readership as well as target new audiences who are interested in Washingtonian.
This candidate will be expected to identify new growth and partnership opportunities, while maintaining the efforts we already have in place.
We are looking for someone who is energetic, well-spoken, thorough, and dependable with a good-natured cooperative attitude. This person also has excellent customer service skills, as he or she will be working with our readers daily, and has a working knowledge of social media.

Primary Duties:

• Create strategic audience development plans and optimize campaigns across print, digital, and social media platforms
• Oversee creative production process of marketing materials
• Generate new business partnerships, revenue streams, and cross-promotional opportunities to maximize growth      potential
• Work with editorial and events departments to ensure consistent branding and messaging
• Assist with daily vendor communications and maintaining established business relationships
• Track and collect data from promotion testing and analyze campaign effectiveness
• Assist with providing subscribers customer support daily

Additional Desired Skills & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree and 0-1 years of related experience
• Knowledge of magazine circulation planning and production preferred
• High competency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
• Experience with social media and digital marketing platforms
• Ability to analyze complex data, problem solve, troubleshoot, and make recommendations
• Willing to learn about the magazine distribution cycle
• Strong customer service skills

To apply: Please send your resumé and cover letter to lhall@washingtonian.com.

 

Web

None at this time


Editorial

Editor-in-Chief

Washingtonian is seeking a talented and innovative editor with the responsibility for the mission and complete editorial content for Washingtonian magazine and Washingtonian.com. This position is responsible for supervising a staff of editors, writers and art staffers as well as for annual edit calendars and monthly and quarterly editorial lineups. Reporting directly to publisher/owner.

  • Minimum of 5 years of editorial or reporting experience with a bachelor’s degree
  • Must have understanding of and appreciation for city and regional magazines
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills
  • Excellent budget skills
  • Solid understanding and appreciation of news and narrative
  • Must be proficient with social media and digital platforms
  • Have understanding and appreciation for service journalism
  • Has advanced appreciation of food, the arts, popular culture and can contribute to an understanding of the tastes of Washingtonian audiences
  • Understands lifestyle and community topics from a reader’s point of view
  • Ability to organize, plan, and meet deadlines

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of the Washington, DC, area
  • Have the ability to attract talent
  • Be digitally savvy

To apply, send your resume and cover letter with salary expectations to jobs@washingtonian.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Assistant Editor/Writer

Description:

Washingtonian is an award-winning, 55-year-old regional magazine working across platforms to cover news, culture, personalities, and life in the DC area.

 

The assistant editor job is a ground-floor position, a job various journalists have used over the years to launch diverse careers following passions that range from from political reporting to lifestyle journalism. We’re looking for someone who can do a bit of everything: Write about how Washington works, in both quick-hit daily form and longer-gestating feature style; work with editors to oversee our editorial fellowship and fact-checking program; dream up and manage special projects as the magazine reacts to a fast-changing city and an even faster-changing media environment.

 

Ideal candidates should be able to work fast and carefully on deadline; be willing to pitch and take ownership of their own ideas; be relentlessly curious about both the hometown and company-town aspects of one of the country’s most diverse regions. We’d also like it if you were a lot of fun.

 

The job is located in downtown Washington, DC, though for the time being we are working remotely. Washingtonian serves a diverse region and seeks a diverse staff. We’re looking for people from all backgrounds and all manner of professional and life experiences.

 

To apply: Please send your résumé and 5 clips to assteditor@washingtonian.com. Clips should be hyperlinked or in PDF format. Do not send emails larger than 5 MB. No phone calls please.

 

Applicants must live in DC/Maryland/Virginia or be willing to relocate.

Staff Writer

Description:

Washingtonian is looking for an aggressive, resourceful writer with a knack for narrative to work as a full-time staff writer at the magazine.

The mission of our monthly print magazine and daily news website is twofold: We tell readers how Washington works. And we tell them how to get the most out of living here. We do this through deep reporting about both Washington the hometown and Washington the company town—and we also do it by conveying our magazine’s sensibility in real time online. In a city whose major industry affects the entire nation, our job is to chronicle the power personalities, local obsessions, and back-stage cat-fights that are often off the radar of the national media, but crucial to explaining the workings of the federal city.

Your job will be to work sources, scour the daily sound bites, and bring us attention-getting ideas—in abundance. You should be something of an omnivore, as interested in a spectacular crime story as in one about a juicy battle between two titans of real estate. The highest-profile part of your job will be writing narratives for the feature well, but you’d also be a regular presence on the website, contribute to the front of the book, and periodically offer sharp ideas for cover and service packages. Reporting experience is mandatory, as are clips that demonstrate stylish writing and a strong comfort level with magazine story structure and tone. Knowledge of Washington’s DNA isn’t essential; a keen interest in learning it is.

Washingtonian is a certified woman-owned business that serves a diverse region and we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce represents the best way to cover that region. We seek a staff with a diversity of life experiences, backgrounds, viewpoints, and professional experiences. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ and gender nonconforming candidates to apply. Washingtonian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we prohibit discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or any other protected condition under federal and local laws.

To apply: Please send your résumé and 10 clips to [email protected]washingtonian.com. Clips should be hyperlinked or in PDF format. Do not send emails larger than 5 MB. No phone calls.

Applicants must live in DC/Maryland/Virginia or be willing to relocate..