Jobs

Washingtonian, the area’s award winning monthly lifestyle publication, 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.

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


Accounting

None at this time.


Advertising

Integrated Account Executive

Washingtonian magazine 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

Junior Designer

Washingtonian is seeking an imaginative, collaborative, and relentlessly ambitious junior designer for its award winning creative department. For 55 plus years, the award-winning city magazine for the Washington DC area has been a home for groundbreaking feature writing, essential service journalism, and arresting visual storytelling. Under the guidance of the Creative Director we are looking for someone who can help us take the magazine to the next level. This position is located in Washington D.C.

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for our FOB sections as well as contributing to the Feature section
• Pitching and inspiring the creative team with new illustration, photographic, typography, social media ideas
• Collaborating with design, photo and edit teams
• 10% other responsibilities coming up throughout the cycle of an issue

Job Requirements:
• 0-1+ years of professional experience in editorial design
• Strong multitasking + organizational skills + communication skills
• Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InCopy and InDesign
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• A love and passion for editorial design, photography, illustration, and typography

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio to Jeff Glendenning at designjobs@washingtonian.com with Junior Designer in the subject line.

 


Circulation

None at this time.


Custom Media

None at this time.

Editorial Fellowship

Washingtonian’s editorial fellowship offers applicants the chance to immerse themselves in all aspects of making a magazine. As a regional magazine for the national capital, we cover a universe that includes national newsmakers and hometown tastemakers, everything from power politics to local real estate to the ways our diverse city shops, eats, and dresses. Our editorial fellows fact-check stories, work occasional magazine events, and write as often as possible for our magazine and our website. The ideal applicant is a self-starter, ready to collaborate with our creative newsroom and get fired up about covering the day’s happenings in Washington—but also someone with enough curiosity to sniff out interesting news, trends, and personalities that aren’t already in the media. Over the years, our editorial fellows have written feature stories, landed magazine jobs, and had tons of fun. Join us!

Responsibilities: 

  • Pitch and write articles for the print magazine and website
  • Research and fact-check print stories
  • Assist with Washingtonian public programming
  • Attend daily and weekly staff meetings

Qualifications: 

  • Available to work full time Monday through Friday
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong multitasking and organizational skills

Fellows are paid at a rate of $15.20/hour

To apply: Please send your résumé, cover letter and two clips to [email protected]washingtonian.com. Clips should be hyperlinked or in PDF format. The application deadline is Monday, May 2 at 11:59 PM. This fellowship will run from June to early September.

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


Events and Marketing

None at this time.


Production

None at this time.


Web

Social Media Producer

The social media producer will manage and grow audience, revenue, and brand for Washingtonian via its flagship accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Linkedin.

This is a collaborative role, working with editorial, events, marketing, and advertising teams to create, curate and manage social content. They will engage with Washingtonian’s large community and promote content, sponsors and events on current and emerging social media platforms.

  • Engage with Washingtonian’s 750,000+ followers
  • Promote content, sponsors and events on current and emerging social media platforms
  • Support sales team to drive revenue through social platforms
  • Create high quality content for Washingtonian posts, stories, events, circulation, and revenue campaigns
  • Write, edit, and provide feedback on social headlines and SEO for web and print stories
  • Produce and edit images and copy for social media
  • Ensure posts reflect Washingtonian’s tone, voice, brand, and standards
  • Track social metrics and provide key insights in reports
  • Monitor, analyze and respond to community reactions
  • Stay up to date on social media tools, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Some night or weekend work to cover Washingtonian branded events and breaking news stories

The ideal candidate will:

  • Minimum 2 years of professional social media experience (media companies preferred)
  • Displays in-depth knowledge of Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and corresponding tools to manage and understand these platforms such as CrowdTangle, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Proven ability to maintain multiple social media presences and understand each platform
  • Demonstrates a creative, “go-getter”, “ always thinking outside of the box” attitude
  • Ability to use PhotoShop, InDesign effectively.
  • Comfortable with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere
  • Knowledge of content SEO is preferred
  • Ability to curate, shoot, and edit vertical video for social media platforms. Comfort on-camera is a plus.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple teams and stakeholders internally and externally
  • Practices superior time management and possesses strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong language skills and attention to detail
  • Journalism and reporting experience preferred, but not required.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter & portfolio (if applicable) to jobs@washingtonian.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.