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Integrated Account Executive, Washington

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 sfarkas@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.

Audience Development Associate, Washingtonian 

Job Description 

Washingtonian, the leading regional publication in the country, is looking for an Audience Development Associate to provide day-to-day support to the Audience Development Manager in reaching our subscription base goals, with the primary goal being to increase paid magazine subscribers. The Audience Development Associate will assist in managing monthly circulation duties, as well as in developing and executing business promotions including email blasts, direct mail, renewals, and digital marketing. 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 energetic, well-spoken, thorough, 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.

Duties Include: 

  • Providing subscribers customer support daily (over the phone and via email)
  • Assist in managing monthly circulation of Washingtonian to subscribers and newsstands
  • Help create strategic audience development plans and optimize campaigns across print, digital, and social media platforms
  • Track and collect data from promotion testing and analyze campaign effectiveness
  • Generate new business partnerships, revenue streams, and cross-promotional opportunities to maximize growth potential
  • Assist with daily vendor communications and maintaining established business relationships

Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Entry-level position; internship or experience in an office preferred
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Interest in learning about magazine and publishing industry
  • High competency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Experience with social media and digital marketing platforms

Email cover letter and resumé to pdas@washingtonian.com

 


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.

 


Web Design/UX Specialist

Job Description

The web 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 a separate 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. Its responsive, mobile-first WordPress pages attract more than 1.2 million monthly unique visitors.

Responsibilities

  • Design Washingtonian‘s site, digital products, and newsletters  
  • Create and maintain style guidelines and design systems
  • Design one-off web graphics and mockups for editorial, advertising, business needs
  • Test designs with users and use analytics to guide design changes
  • Work collaboratively with web developer to adjust designs for buildability
  • Illustrate design ideas using wireframes and process flows
  • Gather and evaluate user requirements, with digital product director
  • Stay up to date on tools, trends, and emerging technologies

Job Requirements

  • An understanding of HTML, CSS, and responsive web design
  • Strong visual design skills, using tools like Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with user experience concepts, practices, and tools, such as Figma, Sketch
  • 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

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 useful and non-partisan reporting on the region’s food scene, personalities, and events. This is a full-time, exempt position.

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

 


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 Elliot Williams and Daniella Byck.

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.