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

None at this time.


Circulation

Audience Development Associate

The Audience Development Associate will develop and execute creative business promotions including email blasts, social media and website content, direct mail, and renewals. 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, and has a working knowledge of social media.

Primary Duties:

  • Create strategic audience development plans and optimize campaigns across print, digital, and social media platforms
  • Oversee creative production process of marketing materials
  • Generate new business partnerships, revenue streams, and cross-promotional opportunities to maximize growth potential
  • Work with editorial and events departments to ensure consistent branding and messaging
  • Assist with daily vendor communications and maintaining established business relationships
  • Track and collect data from promotion testing and analyze campaign effectiveness
  • Assist with providing subscribers customer support daily

Additional Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 0-1 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of magazine circulation planning and production preferred
  • 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
  • Willing to learn about the magazine distribution cycle
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Strong customer service skills

To apply: Please send your resumé and cover letter to ccolavita@washingtonian.com


Custom Media

None at this time.


Editorial

Executive Editor

Washingtonian is seeking a talented journalist with experience in managing and mentoring writers and reporters, editing narrative and long-form features, and helping to shape the editorial direction of a consumer magazine. This is a senior-level job that reports directly to the editor-in-chief. The Executive Editor’s primary job will be to work closely with writers to turn out attention-getting, memorable features in the style and sensibility of the magazine, and across a range of genres and formats. He or she should have excellent reporting instincts, an eye for serious and spirited stories both, and a knack for crafting gripping narratives. The ideal candidate would also have an understanding of Washington’s DNA, and how the town works.

What the job entails:

*Assigning and editing features, special packages, and visual stories for the monthly print magazine

*Managing and, in some cases mentoring, staff and freelance writers with varying levels of experience through all phases of a feature story from idea generation to reporting to writing, and collaborating with writers during multiple revisions

*Constantly recruiting new freelancers

*Collaborating with art and digital teams

*Ideas, ideas, and more ideas

*Occasional editing for the website

*Other responsibilities as assigned by the editor-in-chief.

What you’d bring:

* Minimum of 5 years of editing experience

* Minimum of 3 years of management experience—hiring, firing, and reviewing a staff

* An ability to dream up big ideas and execute them

* An expert comfort level with magazine conceits and storytelling

* A track record of inspiring and coaching writers

* The ability to multi-task and juggle big projects, along with a respect for deadlines

* An understanding and appreciation of city and regional magazines

* Omnivorous interests, including in food, crime, culture, history, and politics

* Applicants must live in the DC/MD/VA area or be willing to relocate.

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, send a cover letter, résumé, and 5-10 stories you edited (the clips should be hyperlinked or in a PDF format), to [email protected]washingtonian.com. Please include your salary requirement. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Assistant Editor

Washingtonian is an award-winning, 55-year-old regional magazine working across platforms to cover news, culture, personalities, and life in the DC area.
The assistant editor job is a ground-floor position, a job various journalists have used over the years to launch diverse careers following passions that range from political reporting to lifestyle journalism. We’re looking for someone who can do a bit of everything: Write about how Washington works, in both quick-hit daily form and longer-gestating feature style; work with editors to oversee our editorial fellowship and fact-checking program; dream up and manage special projects as the magazine reacts to a fast-changing city and an even faster-changing media environment.
Ideal candidates should be able to work fast and carefully on deadline; be willing to pitch and take ownership of their own ideas; be relentlessly curious about both the hometown and company-town aspects of one of the country’s most diverse regions. We’d also like it if you were a lot of fun.
The job is located in downtown Washington, DC, though for the time being we are working largely remotely. Washingtonian serves a diverse region and seeks a diverse staff. We’re looking for people from all backgrounds and all manner of professional and life experiences.

To apply: Please send your résumé and 5 clips to assteditor@washingtonian.com. Clips should be hyperlinked or in PDF format. Do not send emails larger than 5 MB. No phone calls please.

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

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 $16.10/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 Friday, July 29 at 11:59 PM. This fellowship will run from early September to late December.

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


Events and Marketing

Manager, Marketing & Events

Washingtonian’s Manager of Marketing & Events will assist in organizing, planning, marketing, and executing more than 25 events per year. This role will report directly to the Senior Director of Events assisting where needed, and also leading the execution and management of select events from start to finish. The Manager of Marketing & Events will work closely with the sales team to generate custom sponsored event proposals, and correspond with clients to provide event-related details and information. This position will also manage and grow the @WashingtonianEvents Instagram account to promote Washingtonian events and content. As the events department continues to expand and take on new projects, there is a significant room for growth and new opportunities in this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute Washingtonian events calendar and all event production
  • Attend and lead event production meetings
  • Work with sales and marketing colleagues to ideate and create branded event proposals that meet the needs of new and existing clients while maintaining the brand integrity of Washingtonian magazine
  • Create and update sales materials such as event sell sheets, sponsored event e-blasts, marketing, and in-book promotions
  • Secure in-kind partnerships with event vendors
  • Negotiate vendor contracts
  • Maintain external partnerships with social media influencers, prominent local leaders, local organizations, vendors, and nonprofit partners on behalf of Washingtonian
  • Produce events and collateral to meet Washingtonian & sponsor brand standards
  • Manage event invitations, reminders, and “Thank you” emails via Splash
  • Provide day-of event logistics, floor plans and event timeline
  • Integrate sponsors seamlessly into events, and ensure sponsor expectations are met or exceeded
  • Generate and pitch new activation ideas
  • Build and execute social media and digital event marketing plans for each event via print, digital, and social media marketing assets
  • Assist in the creation of post-event online, sponsor and vendor recaps
  • Stay current with event industry trends, and brainstorm fresh ideas for our clients
  • Supervise and coordinate interns and volunteers regarding day-of logistics
  • Assist in onsite activation for all events as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • 2-3 years of event management and production experience
  • Experience with social media influencer marketing
  • Possesses strong writing skills
  • An individual who is detail-oriented, organized, a multi-tasker, a skilled communicator, and a creative problem solver
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, and Excel (InDesign a plus)

Preferred:

  • Experience creating sponsor proposal decks 
  • Prior experience corresponding with clients and sponsored events
  • Familiarity with event and project management software (e.g., Splash, Asana)

Reports To: Publisher and Senior Director of Events

Benefits:

  • Health, dental, & vision insurance with employer contribution
  • Employer-provided life insurance
  • Flexible paid time off
  • 401K with employer match
  • Supplemental benefits

To apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to knaim@washingtonian.com.


Production

Production Manager

Washingtonian is seeking a full-time Production Manager with experience in designing ads, managing projects in a deadline driven environment, and helping to shape the advertising sections of an award-winning city magazine. The ideal candidate would have prior experience in print production. Applicants must live in the DC/MD/VA area or be willing to relocate. To apply, send a resume to rhuang@washingtonian.com. Please include your salary requirement. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years of relevant design experience
  • High competency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat
  • Independently work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to multitask and juggle priorities on a deadline

Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects on the MagHub software
  • Collaborate with the advertising team to design high quality ads and advertising sections
  • Preflight ads to prepare for print
  • Convert and edit photos for print
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Production Director

Web

Web Fellowship

Do you want to produce visually compelling online stories and content to help 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 web production, social media management, and content creation?

Apply to Washingtonian’s web + social media fellowship! 

The web & 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 online. Over the years, our web + social fellows have written stories for print and web, landed jobs at prestigious media companies, and had tons of fun.

Responsibilities:

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

The fellow will also have the opportunity to learn social media analytics, write for our website and print, and meet with Washingtonian staff to learn about their career trajectory.

Qualifications:

  • Available to work full time Monday through Friday
  • Have CMS experience (WordPress is a plus)
  • Have Photoshop experience
  • Experience creating social content on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. TikTok experience is a plus.
  • Sharp social copywriting skills and strong command of tone
  • Ability to multitask and juggle priorities on deadline
  • Prior HTML experience is a plus
  • Basic video/photo/visual editing skills are a plus
  • SEO experience is a plus
  • Applicants must live in DC/Maryland/Virginia or be willing to relocate.

Fellows are paid at a rate of $16.10/hour

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to jalbarracin@washingtonian.com. Applications are due August 2nd at 11:59 p.m. EST. The fellowship will start in September and run through the end of December.