Jobs

Ad Ops Associate

Washingtonian is looking for a talented and dynamic Advertising Operations Associate to join our team in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will be responsible for all aspects of digital ad campaign implementation and management.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Build campaigns and traffic creative in DFP (site-served and third party tags), ensuring on-time launch and accuracy
  • Assist with RFPs and provide ad specifications to sales managers, test tags and creatives, and communicate any issues to the client/creative agency
  • Pull campaign reports and provide post-campaign analysis to sales managers
  • Work with sales managers to traffic ad campaigns on site, mobile, email, and social media
  • Proactively manage the creation and delivery of custom campaigns and creatives, including coordination between the client, sales team, and internal design resources
  • Oversight of inventory reservation (display, newsletters, sponsored content, sponsorships, etc.)
  • Manage and monitor digital campaigns throughout the lifecycle, addressing any issues with sales managers as needed
  • Work closely with events team to execute event promotions

Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in ad trafficking and serving within the DoubleClick DFP system
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple campaigns
  • Proficient in excel

Additional Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working with Data Management Platforms and other analytics platforms
  • Ability to track programmatic ads on site; blocking ads as necessary

To Apply: Email cover letter (including compensation requirements) and resume to apospisil@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 $13.25 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 Editors Mimi Montgomery and Elliot Williams.

Application deadlines

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

To apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, three writing samples, and a list of references to editorialfellowships@washingtonian.com. Applicants should specify term (spring/summer/fall) for which they are applying.


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 in producing Washingtonian’s 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 also 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 for four months in the fall, five months in the spring, and three months in the summer, with a possible extension for standout fellows. The pay is $13.25 per hour. The position reports to Web Producer/Writer Rosa Cartagena.

Required Skills:

  • Experience working with a CMS (WordPress preferred)
  • Photoshop experience, specifically in photo editing
  • Social media savvy, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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 (such as web design or writing) to webfellowship@washingtonian.com.

Spring (January-May) application deadline: November 30, 2018.


Washingtonian Weddings Internship

Washingtonian Weddings magazine, Washingtonian’s bi-annual weddings magazine, is offering internship opportunities for 2019 spring semester. This is a paid position.

Primary Duties

  • Post 2-3 weddings posts a week that cultivate Washingtonian Weddings’s brand and playful, yet high-end, perspective.
  • Collaborate on social media including drafting copy for Instagram and posting on Facebook and Twitter
  • Introduce additional wedding content to the blog in the form of advice, Q&A’s, design pieces, and additional creative real wedding coverage
  • Opportunity to pitch and write articles for the Summer 2019 print publication.
  • Handle some administrative duties for Washingtonian Weddings including magazine mailings, questions about events and sponsorships, updating mailing lists and survey spreadsheets, and pitches
  • Work to meet marketing and events needs for on-brand copy
  • Work with the web team to produce and repackage Washingtonian Wedding’s front of book and real weddings for the web on schedule
  • Experience required: Junior year or above pursuing a degree in Journalism, English, Communications or a similar field. Familiarity with Photoshop, WordPress and SEO, and an interest in working in lifestyle content is required. At least one prior internship writing for a publication. References required. Bridal experience a plus.
  • Must be able to commit to a 9-5 schedule 2-3 days/week

Position reports to Editor Amy Moeller and Associate Editor Hayley Garrison Phillips.

  • Spring (January-May): November 30

To apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, three writing samples, and a list of three references to hphillips@washingtonian.com


Advertising Internship

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.

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

Application deadline is rolling.


Events & Marketing Internship

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

Events & Marketing interns will learn the ins and outs of event production and magazine marketing. He/she will experience how a magazine events and marketing department works, will research and assist in building new database lists, assist with on-site event execution, research for new event themes and activations, create spreadsheets, draft online event recaps, and immerse themselves with the team. You will occasionally work shifts at the reception desk and assist the Advertising department when necessary. Interns must also be available to attend multiple events outside of normal working hours, including nights and weekends.

Events & Marketing 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 event/marketing experience is helpful but not required.

Internships are paid. The pay is $13.25 per hour. In lieu of payment, you may receive academic credit.

To apply: Send a cover letter and résumé to specialevents@washingtonian.com. Please specify in subject line Events & Marketing Internship. You can also mail them to: Washingtonian1828 L St NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls please.

Application deadline is rolling.


Marketing Design Internship

Washingtonian is looking for a motivated marketing design intern to help produce creative materials for the sales and marketing departments. Your primary role will be producing Washingtonian-branded collateral to include awards, certificates, event signage, and digital web promotional materials. Proficiency in Adobe Suite including InDesign and Photoshop is required.

Required Skills:
• Experience working with Adobe Suite, specifically InDesign

Bonus Skills:
• Familiarity with Mailchimp or other email services
• Basic HTML or CSS experience
• Social media savvy, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Internships are paid and require at least 20 hours a week for four months in the fall, five months in the spring, and three months in the summer, with a possible extension for standout fellows. The pay is $13.25 per hour. In lieu of payment, you may receive academic credit.

To apply: Email a cover letter, résumé, and portfolio to specialevents@washingtonian.com. Please specify in subject line Marketing Design Internship. No phone calls please.

Application deadline is rolling.


Fact-Checking Internship

Are you a college student/recent grad looking for hands-on experience in publishing and communications?

Are you obsessed with accuracy and have a close eye for detail?

Do you prefer picking up the phone to texting and emailing?

You’ve come to the right place. Washingtonian Custom Media—a division of Washingtonian Media Inc. – is looking for fall interns to help with fact checking and research on a special custom publishing project.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Fact-checking directory listings with calls and email
  • Managing editorial data through Access and Microsoft Office
  • Proofreading content for accuracy and consistency
  • Assisting custom media team with communications research and development

You will work directly with communications, marketing, and media specialists to learn the ins and outs of the DC-area publishing industry. 

Internships are paid at $13.25 per hour. This position is full- or part-time with flexible hours.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to wcminfo@washingtonian.com. Please specify in the subject line: Fact-checking Internship.

Application deadline is rolling.