Jobs

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.

Duties Include:
  • 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/Experience:
  • 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.

To Apply: Email cover letter (including compensation requirements) and resume to vmcdonald@washingtonian.com


Audience Development Associate

Washingtonian, the leading regional publication in the country, is looking for an entry level Audience Development Associate to help devise and implement a marketing strategy to connect with our readers and reach our subscription base goals.

The Audience Development Associate will assist with developing and executing creative business promotions including email blasts, direct mail, renewals, and social media and website content. These promotions should speak to our already existing readership as well as target new audiences who are interested in Washingtonian.

This candidate will be expected to identify new growth and partnership opportunities while maintaining the efforts we already have in place.

We are looking for someone who is thorough, energetic, well-spoken, 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:
  • Create strategic audience development plans and optimize campaigns across print, digital, and social media platforms
  • Manage monthly circulation of Washingtonian to subscribers and newsstands
  • Track and collect data from promotion testing and analyze campaign effectiveness
  • Assist with providing subscribers customer support daily
  • Oversee the creative production process of marketing materials
  • Generate new business partnerships, revenue streams, and cross-promotional opportunities to maximize growth potential
  • Assist with daily vendor communications and maintaining established business relationships
  • Work with editorial and events departments to ensure consistent branding and messaging
Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree; 0-3 years of related experience preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of magazine circulation planning and production preferred
  • Strong customer service skills
  • High competency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Experience with social media and digital marketing platforms
  • Ability to analyze complex data, problem solve, troubleshoot, and make recommendations

To apply: Email cover letter and resume to gbarnard@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.

Application deadline: September 10, 2018. (This fall, the position will run from October through January.)


Washingtonian Bride & Groom Internship

Washingtonian Bride & Groom magazine, Washingtonian’s bi-annual weddings magazine, is offering internship opportunities for 2018 fall semester. This is a paid position.

Primary Duties
  • Post 2-3 weddings posts a week that cultivate Washingtonian Bride & Groom’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 Winter/Spring 2019 print publication.
  • Handle some administrative duties for Bride & Groom 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 Bride & Groom’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 days/week

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

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


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.

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

Fact-Checking Intern for Washingtonian Custom Media

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
  • Managing editorial data through WordPress, 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: August 24, 2018