Boston magazine Careers and Freelance Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Social Media Manager

Boston magazine is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated digital native with a passion for storytelling, audience engagement, and all things Boston, to join our team as a social media manager. The role is responsible for managing our social media platforms (growing our following, boosting engagement, increasing traffic from social media) and helping to fortify our social voice across multiple channels.

Responsibilities:
· Perform the day-to-day duties related to Boston’s social media accounts, including writing, reposting, and scheduling all social media posts and headlines, as well as engaging with audience.
· Build close relationships with other social media influencers, media outlets, audience members, and strategic partners.
· Optimize social storytelling and utilize traffic analytics and other data to help the editorial team increase story performance.
· Collaborate across departments, with editorial, sales, marketing, and audience, to plan social media that aligns with business and brand goals.

Desired Qualifications:
· At least 2 years of experience in social media, including analytics reporting and social media copywriting.
· A great balance of left and right brain thinking; someone who is creatively talented and also has a strong data-driven mindset.
· A proven track record of tackling cross-functional collaboration and identifying and delivering solutions.
· Insatiable curiosity (social is constantly changing) and a persistence toward always improving
· Stellar communication and writing skills

This full-time position is based in Boston, however the social media manager will also work closely with the audience department director and other team members who are based out of offices in Philadelphia. So, this person must be comfortable working with colleagues over Slack, email, and phone. The ideal candidate is thoughtful, passionate, and willing to go the extra mile to turn something ‘good’ into something awesome.

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and samples from your social media portfolio that demonstrate excellence to jobs@bostonmagazine.com. We value diversity. Phone calls or walk-ins will NOT be accepted.

Staff Writer

Boston seeks a staff writer to join our editorial team. This position is responsible for pitching, writing, and promoting stories for bostonmagazine.com, gathering and sharing news in city life topics ranging from transportation to crazy weather, as well as other share-worthy stories such as shark sightings off the Cape, MIT’s latest robot, or Tom Brady’s courtroom sketch.

Ideal candidates will know, or at least love, Boston, consider themselves a “news junkie,” and be comfortable writing multiple stories a day in a timely, voice-y way. Did we say voice? Well, we mean it. We’re looking for people with a strong take on what’s going on with the city right now—what matters to people, what they’re talking about, and what they need to know. Strong headline writing, clean copy, and team-player mentality also required. This is a junior to mid-level position, commensurate with experience, with plenty of opportunity to work on larger web and print projects.

Responsibilities include the following:

Write 2-3 daily posts.
Assist with short- and long-term coverage plans.
Promote stories via social media, newsletters, and other platforms.
Contribute to special projects in print and online.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field required.
Experience producing digital and social media content required.
Ability to self-edit, with working knowledge of AP and/or Chicago style preferred.
Working knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, and WordPress preferred.
2+ years of writing experience preferred.

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing samples that demonstrate strong voice and tone to  jobs@bostonmagazine.com. We value diversity. Phone calls and walk-ins will NOT be accepted.

This is a full-time position in Boston, Massachusetts.

Production Designer

JOB SUMMARY:
Boston magazine is looking for a production designer to work with the design director and photo editor on its print and online content.edition. The successful candidate must have a good eye for detail, a great attitude and exceptional communication and organizational skills. He or she should be proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Word and Illustrator for Mac.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works with the design director and photo editor to:

Assign illustrations
Research photos
Traffic images to production manager
Flow copy
Soft-proof pages
Adhere to deadlines
Manage InDesign templates
Set up InDesign pages every month

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

· 2-4 years professional experience in editorial or related field preferred.

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing samples that demonstrate strong voice and tone to bpurvis@bostonmagazine.com. We value diversity. Phone calls and walk-ins will NOT be accepted. This is a full-time position in Boston, Massachusetts.

Senior Editor

Boston is seeking a Senior Editor to join an experienced team of award-winning magazine makers at New England’s premier monthly.

Want to join?

For magazine editors who also love to write and have at least four years of longform and feature experience, this is a dream job. You’ll have the time and resources to develop 4,000-word-and-up stories from across the region, focusing on a city that’s at the center of national discussions on politics, policy, education, finance, tech, media, innovation, sports, culture, and crime—with inside access to many of the nation’s biggest personalities. And you’ll work in a fast-paced, digital-friendly newsroom that’s reaching a growing audience in print, online, and at our signature events. We are looking for someone who’s excited to generate feature ideas, contribute monthly to the front-of-book, and write and edit provocative features throughout the year.

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and five clips that demonstrate longform writing and editing excellence to  jobs@bostonmagazine.com. We value diversity. Phones calls, or walk-ins will NOT be accepted.


Other Employment Opportunities

For more information about current full-time employment opportunities or to send a résumé, please contact Alexandra Nodiff at jobs@bostonmagazine.com. Metro Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Freelance Opportunities and Pitching

Boston magazine accepts freelance pitches for both print and digital products. Send ideas to pitches@bostonmagazine.com.


Account Coordinator

The Account Coordinator is an energetic, dedicated team player that is able to provide a wide range of support for multiple Account Executives.

Account Coordinator responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in all aspects of the order process (new orders, revisions, collecting materials)
  • Preparing Account Executives for client meetings
  • Assemble digital media grids
  • Create and send go live documents for digital ads
  • Create recaps at the end of all digital campaigns (print, digital, & experiential)
  • Client relationship management/Client services management
    • Coordinate with the AE’s to ensure all new and renewal clients are added to our lists, Insightly and are receiving all follow up information and material needed once the contract is signed.
  • Assisting in proposal writing and RFPs
  • Collecting all advertisements for Boston and ancillary publications
  • Collecting and working as the liaison for all digital items for bostonmagazine.com
  • Administrative needs and thorough follow-up
  • Preparing media kits and creating client recaps
  • Fact checking advertisements
  • Executing mailings
  • Manage contact database – Insightly
  • Assist Marketing department with event execution

Reports to the Client Services Director

Desired Skills & Experience

  • BA degree required.
  • Very strong work ethic.
  • Excellent verbal & interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent written skills and knowledge of grammar and style.
  • Exceptional time-management, planning, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Team player.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and pay close attention to detail.

Please send a résumé to Becky Festa at bfesta@phillymag.com.


Boston magazine Internships

General Information

Boston 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. Metro Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Universal Internship Requirements

All interns must be current college/university students and must receive academic credit for their internship. Internships are unpaid.

Application Deadlines:
Spring session: Apply by November 15, 2018
Summer session: Apply by March 15, 2018
Fall session: Apply by July 15, 2018

Internship Descriptions