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

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

Deputy Art Director, Washingtonian

Description:
Washingtonian is seeking an imaginative, collaborative, and relentlessly ambitious deputy art director 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’re looking for someone who can help us take the magazine to the next level.

Responsibilities include:
• Responsible for our Front of Book and Back of Book sections as well as contributing to the Feature section
• Lead design for special issues including Washingtonian Weddings
• Creating layout options to inform final design of layouts for the issue
• Pitching and inspiring the creative team with new illustration, photographic, typography, social media ideas
• Collaborating with design, photo, edit and digital teams
• Manage and maintain creative intern position
• 10% other responsibilities coming up throughout the cycle of an issue

Requirements:
• 4+ 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

Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio to designjobs@washingtonian.com with Deputy Art Director in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Designer, Washingtonian

Description:
Washingtonian is seeking an imaginative, collaborative, and relentlessly ambitious 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’re looking for someone who can help us take the magazine to the next level.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for our FOB sections as well as contributing to the BOB + feature sections
  • Collaborating with design, photo and edit teams
  • Lead for social media account
  • 10% other responsibilities coming up throughout the cycle of an issue

Job Requirements:

  • 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 Jason Lancaster at designjobs@washingtonian.com with Designer in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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.

Web

Graphic Design & UX Specialist

Job Description

The graphic design/UX specialist is responsible for the design and usability of Washingtonian‘s site, digital products, and newsletters. This hybrid role combines visual design with user experience. It is a collaborative position, working with editorial, events, marketing, and advertising teams while reporting into the web department. Washingtonian.com is the region’s premier lifestyle destination, helping area residents and visitors make the most out of their time in the nation’s capital. 

Responsibilities

  • Design Washingtonian‘s site, digital products, newsletters, social graphics and more
  • Create and maintain style guidelines and design system
  • Design one-off graphics and mockups for editorial, advertising, social media, and business, as needed
  • Guide design changes based off user testing and analytics results 
  • Work collaboratively with web developer to adjust designs for product release
  • Illustrate design ideas using wireframes and process flows
  • Research, gather and evaluate user requirements, with digital product director
  • Stay up to date on tools, trends, and emerging technologies

Job Requirements

  • An understanding of responsive web design across platforms
  • Strong visual design skills, using tools like the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with user experience concepts, practices and tools
  • Minimum 2 years of professional web design or UX/UI experience (media companies preferred)
  • Solid communication, people and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to design within a larger system
  • Keen eye for user advocacy and careful use of design elements
  • Hands-on experience with Google Analytics; other tools such as Chartbeat, Bitly a plus
  • Also helpful: WordPress, data analysis with Excel, A/B testing with Google Optimize, Motion design with Adobe After Effects

Education Requirements

BA/BS Degree or equivalent in design, a related discipline, or equivalent practical experience

Washingtonian is an equal opportunity employer, serving the diverse community of Washington, D.C., and its suburbs with reporting on the region’s food scene, personalities, and events. This is a full-time, exempt position. To apply, please send a résumé, portfolio and cover letter to jobs@washingtonian.com.

 

Social Media + Web Fellowship

Job Description

Do you want to produce content that helps Washingtonians stay in the know about the newest restaurants, things to do, and cultural news? Are you eager to learn the ins and outs of social media management, content creation, and analytics? 

Apply to Washingtonian’s paid social media + web fellowship!

The social media fellow is a self-starter with an appreciation for digital audiences and how they prefer to consume content.  They understand that the perfect tweet is not the ideal Instagram caption and can adapt stories for different platforms. They are excited to find new and creative ways to promote and expand our journalism on social media. 

Responsibilities

  • Pitch and produce content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok  
  • Assist social media producer in finding and repurposing archival stories 
  • Assist social media  producer in the planning and execution of special project assignments 
  • Assist web producer in producing feature stories for the website and daily email content curation

The social media fellow will also have the opportunity to learn how to track social media analytics and make decisions based on that information.

Qualifications

  • Available to work remote full time Monday through Friday
  • Experience creating social content on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. TikTok experience is a plus. 
  • Sharp social writing skills
  • Strong command of tone
  • Ability to multitask and juggle priorities on deadline
  • Knowledge of current social media trends and innovations is a must
  • Basic video/photo/visual editing skills are a plus 
  • It is preferred that applicants live in the DC area but it is not necessary

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to avervaeke@washingtonian.com. Applications are due by November 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST. The fellowship will start in mid January and run through spring. 




Editorial

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.

Editorial Fellowship 

Description:

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!

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. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Pitch and write articles for the magazine and website. 
  • Fact check
  • Assist with Washingtonian public programmingQualifications: 
  • Available to work full time Monday through Friday
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong multitasking and organizational skills.

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

To Apply: Email a resume, cover letter, and two clips to editorialfellowships@washingtonian.com. Application deadline is December 1 at 11:59 PM. This fellowship will run from January to May.