About our Program
D Magazine Partners offers a variety of internships during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Each internship position is a different learning experience that our staff treats as a road map for your future career endeavors. During the semester, you’ll gain real-world media industry experience at one of the nation’s best city magazines.
Qualified candidates for our program must be able to work under demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, as well as possess excellent computer, communication, and organizational skills. The D Magazine Partners internship program is highly competitive, and our interns are held to a high standard. You will not be making coffee runs.
All interns will receive a stipend of up to $2,000 to help cover expenses such as parking, meals, and mileage. Candidates must be available to work 12 to 24 hours a week and commit to the full term of the semester. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.
The D Editorial internship is the only department that requires you to be in office. All other applicants will discuss requirements with their manager and work out a hybrid schedule.
Fall Internship Program 2023
Fall 2023 applications are now open. This program will run from Wednesday, September 6 – Friday, December 8. The application deadline is extended to Friday, August 21. If you have any questions, contact Will Smith ([email protected]). No phone calls, please.
Please choose one area of interest on your application. Within each area, there are multiple internships available. When applying, select all internships that you would like to be considered for. The descriptions are listed below to help you better understand each opportunity.
D Magazine Partners Advertising Intern
Have you ever wondered how those beautiful ads land in the pages of your favorite magazines? Are you curious to find out how your favorite brands show up on your social media feeds? We provide a behind-the-scenes experience to the business side of the publishing world through our advertising sales department.
D’s growing advertising team is looking for high-energy, creative, and enthusiastic self-starters who share our passion for the advertising industry. Our interns gain a coveted first-hand experience in the advertising/marketing industry by working alongside our top ad directors for D Magazine, D Home, D Weddings, D CEO, and D Online. Plus, they gain direct access to networking with marketing directors of local and national luxury retailers, jewelers, high-end automotive dealers, liquor companies, and advertising agencies. Our multi-tasking interns can expect to tackle responsibilities of the sales cycle such as prospecting new clients, conducting first-hand sales calls, producing promotional material, updating account information, partnering on follow-up calls, and joining spontaneous brainstorming sessions for creative client advertising solutions.
Qualified candidates will have a background in advertising, marketing, or corporate communications with a strong interest in learning the business side of the magazine industry. D advertising interns can look forward to becoming part of a dynamic, professional, diverse, driven–and fun–team.
People Newspapers Advertising & Marketing Intern
Our community newspaper’s advertising team is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who can put the client’s needs first. As an intern in the advertising department, you will gain first-hand experience in the industry by working alongside our publisher and advertising executives on client services and business development initiatives for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People. This internship works on marketing and branding for special sections and event sponsorship opportunities. Opportunities for this position include: attending planning meetings and networking events, accompanying staff during research and prospective client meetings, and helping maintain client relationships. Qualified candidates should have a background in advertising, marketing, or corporate communications and an interest in client services and account management. Ideal for Interns interested in event planning, promotions, and media marketing, an ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, creative, organized, and self-motivated. With this internship you will observe and assist with planning and executing events, data entry, research, mailings, and promotional materials. You must be willing to dedicate office hours as well as weekend or holiday hours to assist during events.
Responsibilities include monthly mailers, updating account information, follow up calls, production instructions, and learning about the sales process, as well as all of the steps taken to put every issue together.
D Magazine Partners Events Intern
The magazine’s marketing department is looking for interns interested in event planning, promotions, and media marketing. An ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, creative, organized, and self-motivated. As a marketing intern you will observe, plan, and execute events, assist with data entry, research, mailings, and promotional materials. Interns will gain hands-on experience in a dynamic and fast-paced sales and marketing environment. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. You must be willing to dedicate office hours as well as evenings to assist on the execution events.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting in the planning and execution of marketing events, creating event photo galleries for the D Magazine website, and assisting the Marketing Events team in procuring event materials as well as brainstorming new and innovative event ideas.
D Magazine Partners Marketing Intern
The D Magazine Partners Marketing team is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to support the team in daily administrative tasks. Join the only team that works on all four publications: D Magazine, D CEO, D Home, and D Weddings. The ideal candidate will assist the Marketing Manager with a wide variety of projects including copywriting, sorting through event photography, and research. Exceptional communication, and team-driven abilities required.
D Magazine Partners Art/Production Intern
Learn how we make those glossy magazine pages look so good and get practical experience along with some great samples for your portfolio. You will work closely with production and art teams on design, management of assets, color correction and pre-press. This is a great opportunity for a designer to see how it takes more than a good eye to get the job done. Interns will assist in photo research, page layout, and ad creation. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is required.
Responsibilities include helping with the work flow of the Production Team (e.i. helping create dummies, reflow pages), working on special sections in D and other publications, creating ads, and learning the production flow of magazines.
People Newspapers, Art/Production Intern
The ideal candidate will assist the Production Manager and other personnel with a wide variety of projects including newspaper layout, website management, and photography. Exceptional communication and team-driven abilities required. Must have a strong background working with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. WordPress experience is a plus.
Responsibilities include actively contributing to our print and online products, assisting production and other departments with web content and maintenance, and photographing various events within our community.
D Magazine Digital Marketing Specialist Intern
Qualified candidate will experience full breadth of digital marketing in three key areas, including:
– Digital reporting/Ad Operations: Learn the basics of web analytics, engagement metrics for social, and campaign performance
– Social media: Craft social media posts for Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin, as well as coordinate engagement performance reports
– SEO/Wordpress: Gain an understanding of SEO for editorial and provide support to boost our search rankings in Google
Qualified candidates should meet the following criteria:
– Pursuing a degree in Marketing, Advertising, or a related field- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
– Proficient in MSExcel or Google Sheets, MS PowerPoint, MSWord
– Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks
– Clear, concise and effective written communication skills
– Organizational skills and strong attention to detail
– Ability to work well in a small, collaborative team environment
– Skilled at multitasking
– Experience with Google Analytics
– Knowledge of email marketing, paid social media advertising, or other digital marketing channels
– Knowledge of content management systems like WordPress or HTML
– Knowledge of basic SEO best practices
D Magazine Social Media Intern
Learn the ins and outs of fast-paced publication on social media. As a social media intern, you will work alongside our social media strategist to help transform and share our magazine content on mobile phones and desktops. You will assist in growing engagement, brand awareness, website traffic, and followers across various social media platforms, using a range of strategies. Responsibilities include helping create and post content to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as working with scheduling software and developing and implementing social media campaigns.
An ideal candidate would be eager and quick to learn, social media and tech savvy, detail-oriented, creative, and self-motivated.
D Magazine Editorial Intern
If glossy magazines give you a thrill, this is the internship for you. D Magazine editorial interns are smart, reliable, detail-oriented, talented, and curious. We’re looking for good writers and reporters who aren’t afraid to pick up the phone. Interns work closely with print staff to make every issue as perfect as possible, and primary responsibilities include fact-checking articles, covering local events, blogging, and working on projects for other departments and publications as availability and interest permits. Especially successful candidates will have an interest in pitching and writing for the front of the book section. You’ll discover the glamorous—and sometimes not-so-glamorous—side of publishing, and gain tons of real-world magazine experience along the way.
Responsibilities include fact checking for various issues, writing for online and print, helping with special projects, and research/contributions to the Best of Big D issue, among others.
D Magazine Online Editorial Intern
You will write about the news and subjects that have Dallas talking for dmagazine.com. You’ll be encouraged and prodded to develop and pitch your own stories, but we have plenty of ideas to get you started. We cover a little bit of everything, with room for short news pieces, long features, funny columns, and anything else that fits with our editorial voice and coverage. You will get plenty of published clips to show your journalism professors/prospective future employers, and will learn about the new dynamics of digital media.
Responsibilities include writing stories on any number of subjects, working on one longer feature story, and helping with various projects/story assignments as needed.
D CEO Editorial Intern
Are you looking for real-world journalism experience? Do you follow multiple news sources daily? Do you want to learn about the fast-paced world of business journalism and collect bylines at the same time? The award-winning business division of D Magazine Partners—which includes D CEO (print and online), D CEO Real Estate, D CEO Healthcare, the Dallas 500, and D Real Estate Annual—is looking for talented, organized, and committed interns. You will have the opportunity to build your portfolio and resume by writing magazine stories for print, as well as online news reports covering a variety of industries. You’ll also gain invaluable fact-checking and proofreading experience, perform editorial research, attend issue planning meetings, and work on other editorial tasks.
Responsibilities include online coverage via D CEO Healthcare, D CEO Real Estate, and D CEO, print stories, as well as copy editing.
D Home & D Weddings Editorial Intern
We need an energetic, smart, organized, reliable, and creative intern with an interest (or experience) in design, fashion, and weddings. If you have an interest in blogging, even better. The intern’s primary responsibilities include: writing, pitching ideas, and taking photos for our two blogs; fact-checking copy for our magazines; uploading events and trunk shows to the events section of the website; picking up and dropping off items for photo shoots; assisting editors with photo shoots; and writing small blurbs and entries for our magazines. There is a good amount of fact-checking, so the intern must be comfortable with making phone calls.
Responsibilities include fact checking for both D Home and D Weddings print products, interviewing brides and writing wedding and engagement posts for the website, researching and executing new blog post ideas, and performing research projects as needed.
D Custom Editorial Intern
D Custom, an award-winning content marketing agency, is in need of a detail-oriented, energetic editorial intern. You’ll play a key role in producing a variety of content for a client base consisting of major global brands. If you’re looking to hone your editorial skills in pioneering ways across new media, this is the place to do it. Through this internship, you will learn the cutting edge of content creation and brand marketing, as well as old-school writing and editing skills. You’ll be a critical part of a hard-working team fueled by snacks and caffeine — and end up with some great samples of work to add to your portfolio.
Responsibilities include brainstorming, writing, editing, research, proofreading, and fact-checking. Projects will include execution and implementation of digital programs and management of editorial initiatives. The intern will have the opportunity to write clips for use in portfolios.
People Newspapers Editorial Intern
People Newspapers is looking for interns willing to juggle multiple assignments and take responsibility for a variety of projects, including editing police blotters, proofreading, writing blog posts, pitching story ideas, and writing stories. We need applicants with a love for the AP Stylebook and a desire to learn what makes a community special. In addition to the editorial side of things, you will help promote our brand through social media strategies, looking for potential clients, and maintaining existing client relationships. You will attend a variety of Dallas society events, so you must be outgoing and respect social etiquette.
Responsibilities include writing articles as well as blog and social media posts, researching stories, fact checking, coming up with story ideas, and making deadlines. Interns represent the newspapers at Dallas society events and on story assignments, assist with special events, conduct interviews, and sometimes take photographs.
D Magazine Partners Editorial Programs Intern
We’re looking for an organized, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic intern to assist us with editorial research. You’ll help plan and execute D Magazine’s Best programs (Best of Big D, Best Doctors, Best Lawyers, and many others). You’ll work with many departments including editorial, marketing, sales, and design. Primary responsibilities include fact-checking information by phone, email or Internet, updating our online directory, and working within data collection platforms. Experience with Excel is preferred but not required. If you have great time-management skills, enjoy working on many different projects, and have fun fresh ideas, then you will make a great addition to our team.