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Deputy Art Director, Washingtonian

Job Description
Washingtonian is seeking an imaginative, collaborative, and relentlessly ambitious deputy art director for its award winning creative department. For 50 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, creating in a high-caliber team of designers, photo editors, staff photographers and editors.

– Responsible for the our Home, Taste, Life, and Style, Beauty & Health sections as well as contributing to the Feature section
– Lead design for special issues including Washingtonian Weddings and Washingtonian Welcome Guide
– 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 and edit 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

About Our Company:
Washingtonian is the monthly magazine of the nation’s capital. It ranks highly in market penetration among all city and regional magazines, with a paid circulation of 130,000+. Washingtonian is one of the nation’s most respected and successful magazines, winning five National Magazine Awards, as well as SPD and CRMA awards.

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


Assistant Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Job Description

The weddings assistant editor will assist the editor-in-chief with writing and producing the Washingtonian Weddings bi-annual magazine, website, and social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Responsibilities

  • Pitch and write stories for each issue of Washingtonian Weddings.
  • Pitch and write weekly stories for Washingtonian Weddings online, including advice, Q&A’s, design pieces, and creative real wedding coverage.
  • Manage the social media strategy for Washingtonian Weddings channels, ensuring posts reflect the Washingtonian Weddings tone, voice, and standards.
  • Track social metrics and provide key insights in reports. Stay up-to-date on social media tools, trends, and emerging technologies.
  • Occasional night or weekend work to coverWashingtonian Weddings branded events, in addition to industry events.
  • Handle administrative duties forWashingtonian Weddings including magazine mailings, questions about events and sponsorships, updating mailing lists and survey spreadsheets, and outward communication with couples, vendors, and editorial pitches.
  • Collaborate with the events team to create copy and take an active role in shaping events.
  • Collaborate with digital team to reproduce and repackage Washingtonian Weddings print content for web.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of professional writing experience (wedding content preferred)
  • Working professional knowledge of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and how editorial sensibility translates to each platform
  • Solid communication, people and organizational skills
  • Keen eye for tone and careful use of language

Education Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree or other comparable training

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to amoeller@washingtonian.com


Print Production Assistant

Job Description

The Print Production Assistant will will help produce all Washingtonian Media Inc. publications. Graphic design training with substantial knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs required. Print-production experience preferred. Attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to follow established procedures and work under deadline pressure, and an eagerness to expand production knowledge are a must. Position not associated with editorial- or web-design departments.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Typesetting and design of advertisements for all Washingtonian Media Inc. publications with an eye toward creativity, accuracy, and printability
  • Following pre-designed templates for ads in formatted special advertising sections
  • Proofreading advertising content for accuracy and consistency
  • Overseeing ad proofing system between production and sales utilizing inter-departmental software program
  • Editing, converting, and proofing numerous CMYK images in Photoshop for printing; includes advertising and editorial images
  • Page layout for special advertising sections
  • Soft-proofing final magazine pages before release to press.
  • Responsible oversight of files and folders on the Production server
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team

Education Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree or other comparable training in graphic design

Salary

  • High Thirties, plus benefits
  • Six-month evaluation required for continuation in position

To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and three samples of your work to productionjob@washingtonian.com with the subject headline “Print Production Assistant Position.”


Staff Accountant

Job Description 

Are you a recent graduate with a Business or Accounting degree looking for a great opportunity? Washingtonian is seeking a reliable, thorough, dependable, ethical person with a good-natured, cooperative attitude to join our Accounting team.

Responsibilities 

  • Accounts receivable: preparing daily cash receipts and deposits, monthly invoices and account statements.
  • Accounts payable: coding invoices, cutting and voiding checks.
  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts.
  • Preparing monthly revenue reports.
  • Collection calls on past due advertiser accounts.
  • Sales & use tax calculation and monthly filing.
  • Verifying accuracy of accounting documents by tracing transactions, creating reports and spreadsheets to classify, record, and summarize data.

Job Requirements 

  • Business or Accounting degree preferred.
  • Excel proficiency a plus.
  • Strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent, professional phone manner required to assist customers regarding billing questions and discrepancies.
  • Will train on specialized accounting software used in publishing industry.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to accounting@washingtonian.com with the subject line “Staff Accountant Position.”


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) and building newsletters. 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 other staffers 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.

Application deadlines:

Spring (January-May): November 15
Summer (June-August): April 30
Fall (September-December): July 15


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 $13.25 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.


Marketing Communications Associate, Washingtonian Custom Media

About Us

Washingtonian Custom Media is a division of Washingtonian Media, the company behind Washingtonian magazine. Washingtonian has a 50-year history as Washington’s most trusted guide to living, working, and playing in the DC metro area.

Position Summary

We are seeking a Marketing Communications Associate to play an integral role driving the successful execution of Washingtonian Custom Media’s (WCM) daily operations. The ideal candidate will have drive, curiosity, a strong attention to detail, a solid understanding of the breadth of disciplines involved in marketing and communications, and a burning desire to drive impact for the organization and its clients. You will work directly with the division president to perform varied marketing functions, build and maintain client relationships and deliver creative and innovative communication strategies.

The Marketing Communications Associate will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring all custom project teams by tracking project deliverables, creating production schedules, maintaining client communication, and assisting team members as needed
  • Preparing project status reports and meeting notes.
  • Helping develop and execute integrated marketing communications strategies.
  • Maintaining brand identity and messaging across WCM’s online platforms including updating the website and coordinating email campaigns, as needed.
  • Supporting the president through business development planning activities.
  • Conducting initial and follow-up calls to prospective clients.
  • Drafting documents related to the proposal development process, including: writing, proofreading, copy-editing, and formatting.
  • Researching information in preparation of potential and current opportunities.
  • Responding to requests for information with accuracy and in a professional and timely manner.
  • Coordinating team and/or client meetings, including drafting slides, scheduling and room set-up, as appropriate.
  • Administrative duties and other projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills Required

Bachelor’s degree; Minimum 1-3 years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, project management, or a related field.

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; administrative experience required.
  • Business Development and/or sales experience, a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite, HTML, CSS, WordPress, and Google Analytics a plus
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks efficiently, including ability to handle multiple, simultaneous deadlines.
  • Motivated self-starter; analytical; exceptional attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Comfortable working independently and collaboratively as part of a team in a growing agency setting.
  • Positive, can-do attitude with a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done.

To Apply
We invite interested and qualified applicants to email their resume and cover letter to Sara Karlen Lacombe at sarakarlenlacombe@me.com. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Compensation & Benefits
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected initiative. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. Washingtonian is prepared to offer a very attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 401(k), and vacation benefits.

Washingtonian provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


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.