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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.

Spring (late January-May) application deadline: December 9, 2018.


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.


Fact-Checking and Data Entry Intern

Are you a college student/recent grad looking for hands-on experience in publishing, sales, and communication? 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 interns to help with fact checking, data entry, subscription renewals, and research on a special custom publishing project.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Fact-checking directory listings
  • Managing editorial data through Microsoft Access
  • Proofreading content for accuracy and consistency
  • Renewing directory subscriptions
  • Assisting custom media team with communications research and development

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated college
  • Experience in sales strongly preferred but not required
  • Experience in Access preferred but not required

You will work directly with communications, marketing, and media specialists to learn the ins and outs of the DC-area publishing industry. 

This position is full or part time, with strong preference for full time. Internship is paid at a competitive hourly rate. Internship will last through spring of 2019.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to wcminfo@washingtonian.com. Please specify in the subject line: WCM Fact-checking and Data Entry Internship

Accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Seeking candidates to start January 2019.


Inside Sales Associate – Contract

Washingtonian Custom Media is looking for a full-time contractor to oversee subscription renewals of the Washington Physician’s Directory – the area’s most trusted resource for physician information and referrals.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Subscription Renewals: Calling subscribers to update their subscriptions
  • Customer Service: Maintaining positive customer relationships
  • Data Entry: Managing editorial data through Microsoft Access
  • Fact-Checking: Verifying directory listings

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated college
  • Sales experience strongly preferred

This position is full time and paid at a competitive hourly rate plus variable compensation. Contract position will last at least 6 months.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to wcminfo@washingtonian.com. Please specify in the subject line: Inside Sales Associate – Contract

Accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Seeking candidates to start January 2019.