Jobs

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 that should speak to our already existing readership, as well as reach new audiences who are interested in Washingtonian.

We are looking for someone who is 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.

Duties Include:

  • Creating strategic print and digital audience development plans, based on our brand initiatives
  • Developing and executing creative promotions, including direct mail, email blasts, renewal letters, social media campaigns, and more
  • Collecting and analyzing subscriber data from new promotion testing
  • Generating new revenue streams
  • Working with other departments and outside vendors to identify and maximize opportunities for growth
  • Assisting with answering our customer service phone line and email

Skills/Experience

  • 1-3 years or more of related experience and knowledge of magazine circulation planning and production.
  • Ability to analyze complex data, problem solve, troubleshoot, and make recommendations.
  • Experience running social media platforms.
  • High competency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Strong customer service skills.

Please send cover letter and resume to Caroline Burns at cburns@washingtonian.com.


Editorial Fellowships

Are you caught—or about to be caught—somewhere in that treacherous valley between freshly minted college graduate and full-time journalist, where clips at a magazine like ours are the climbing shoes you need to get up the mountain ahead of you? Or are you at least a rising college senior with a few solid clips and, ideally, previous media internship experience?

Are you looking for the chance to write and report in the nation’s capital? Do you want to be surrounded by professionals who take journalism seriously but also like to have fun and swap ideas?

Does incomprehensible-to-outsiders corporate-speak make your insides twirl as though Lloyd Blankfein himself is stirring them from his throne at Evil HQ? Can you get fired up every day about at least one of our coverage areas: Washington news and politics, dining, lifestyle, travel, etc.?

Are you willing to, some weeks, fact-check stories to the point of unequivocal accuracy and look dead into an editor’s eyes and say “all clear”? Are you willing to check your ego at the door and occasionally work shifts at the reception desk and help out at events, knowing that doing so is just another step on the ladder to greatness?

If this sounds like a fit, we offer an experience that’s low on grunt work and high on opportunity. Graduates of our program have gone on to publications such as Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, National Geographic, Allure, Smithsonian and USA Today (and have landed full-time jobs at Washingtonian).

The positions are 40 hours a week for four months in the fall, five months in the spring, and three months in the summer, with possible extensions for standout fellows. The pay is $12.50 per hour.

Primary Duties

  • Fact-checking and research.
  • Enterprising fellows will find many opportunities to pitch and write for the magazine and the website.
  • Will have the opportunity to meet with editors, writers, and heads of department over the course of the program to discuss their roles at the magazine and their careers in journalism.
  • Position reports to Assistant Editor Kim Olsen. To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and a list of references to editorialfellowships@washingtonian.com. Applicants should specify term (spring/summer/fall) for which they are applying.

Application deadlines

  • Spring (January-May): November 1
  • Summer (June-August): March 1
  • Fall (September-December): July 1

Web Producer and Social Media Fellowship

Do you enjoy making online stories more visually compelling? Are you a self-starter interested in working on web projects with a close-knit team?

Washingtonian is looking for a motivated web fellow to help with putting our print magazine online in new and creative ways. Your primary role will be producing our print magazine on our website, including features and packages. You will also help run Washingtonian’s social media accounts and work on ways to improve our presence and increase our following. Other duties involve creating more visual content (like maps, brackets or other online tools). There are opportunities to pitch and write stories.

If this sounds like a fit, we offer an experience that’s low on grunt work and high on opportunity. Graduates of Washingtonian’s fellowship program have gone on to publications such as Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, National Geographic, Allure, Smithsonian and USA Today (and have landed full-time jobs at Washingtonian). You are also given opportunities to meet and chat with Washingtonian editors, writers and photographers about their careers and your own role and development in media.

The position is 40 hours a week from January-May, with a possible extension for standout fellows. The pay is $12.50 per hour. The position reports to Web Producer/Writer Rosa Cartagena.

Required Skills:

  • Experience working with a CMS (WordPress preferred).
  • Web writing experience, such as web headlines and social media share lines.
  • Photoshop experience, specifically in resizing, cropping, and text overlay.
  • Social media savvy including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Bonus Skills:

  • Previous media/journalism experience.
  • Familiarity with MailChimp or other email services.
  • Basic HTML or CSS experience.

To apply: Please send your resumé, cover letter, and three samples of your work to webfellowship@washingtonian.com. This position will close at midnight on Monday November 20, 2017.


Advertising Internships

Washingtonian magazine offers internship opportunities for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. During their time at the magazine, our interns gain real-world experience in the industry by working on timely projects in various departments.

Primary Duties

Advertising interns will learn the ins and outs of outside and inside sales at a magazine. He/she will experience how a magazine advertising department works, will learn how to make successful cold calls, research and assist in building new database lists, assist the sales reps in research for new ad sections, create spreadsheets, accompany sales reps out on the road to gain hands-on experience, and immerse themselves with the team. You will occasionally work shifts at the reception desk and assist the Marketing department when Washingtonian holds events. Interns must also be available to attend multiple events outside of normal working hours, including nights.

Advertising interns must be detail oriented, organized, and enthusiastic. We are looking for hard-working and outgoing candidates who are able to work independently and demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills.

Past advertising experience is helpful but not required.

Internships are paid. The pay is $12.50 per hour. In lieu of payment, you may receive academic credit.

Send a cover letter and resume to agrills@washingtonian.com. Please specify in subject line Advertising Internship. You can also mail them to: Washingtonian, 1828 L St NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls please.

Application deadlines

      • Spring (January-May): November 1
      • Summer (June-August): March 1
      • Fall (September-December): July 1