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Work with us.

We are looking for self-motivated, mission-driven, excellence freaks who love to play on a team—and win. Join our local, independently-owned and operated media company and help make Dallas an even better place. ​

What It’s Like at D

We recently conducted a survey of employees. Their take on the culture? It’s collaborative and  family-focused; people who aren’t afraid to come to the table with ideas (and questions!) and take advantage of opportunities will thrive. Sound like you? Hear it from them:​

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Our Company Values

  • Emphasis on Trust
  • Mission-Based
  • Excellence Freaks
  • Family-First
  • The People are Everything

We believe trust is everything—with our readers, our advertisers, and our team.

We are mission-based; this means sometimes we do things that don’t make money because we believe it’s important to the city and for our readers.

We are excellence freaks. Everything we create or that has our brand on it should be relevant, remarkable, bold, stylish, and authoritative.

We are family-first, no questions asked.

We do not make or sell widgets—our people are our everything and we are dedicated to building a work environment where they can innovate, create, and thrive.

Development

We are entrepreneurial and the people who thrive take advantage of the range of opportunities and new experiences that they can get their hands on—or create for themselves with leadership’s guidance. ​

As a company, we’re committed to personal growth and creating a space for open dialogue about how to grow; we have a companywide quarterly review process that ensures that you and your manager are on the same page about your performance and goals, and the owners doors are always open. ​

Involvement

Everyone can be a leader at D and we have a number of ways to get more involved in helping shape the future of our company and our culture:​

  • Culture Club
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council
  • Weekly Team Huddles

With representatives from across the company, this employee group helps gauge the pulse of folks, plans events, happy hours, fitness and mental health activities, volunteer days, and much more. 

More than a sounding board, this group sets target goals for the company’s DEI efforts and supports managers in hiring, training, and retention initiatives to ensure that all feel a sense of belonging—and that D better reflects the city which we serve.

Lead the weekly meeting that sets us up for success—whether it’s sharing your own wins, championing the hard work of others, or revealing the latest cover story, everyone has a chance to shine in front of their peers with deserved recognition.

Benefits

  • Time Off For Adults
  • Health is Wealth

Aka we don’t have a vacation policy. We trust you to get your job done, be a team player, and take the time you need to recharge, reset, and live your life outside of work. ​

D Magazine Partners offers health insurance, vision, dental, life insurance + disability, 401k planning, and more for full-time employees and their families. No tracking of sick days or mental health time off either. ​

Current Job Openings


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Digital Art Director

D Magazine Partners is looking for a skilled digital designer to join our award-winning digital team. We run fast and lean. Our pace is closer to a political campaign than a corporate tech department, and we always produce imaginative, engaging, excellent work. Being a team player is a must, along with stellar communications skills. The successful candidate will be wired to learn and grow and to up your game every day. If you are still reading, let’s check out the job description.

The Digital Art Director provides creative supervision on all in-house digital design, both for internal and external needs. This position oversees and executes digital creative across all editorial web properties along with digital sales materials. They work with various departments on cross-company creative initiatives, from multi-platform brand campaigns to event promotions to remarkable concepts for our advertising partners. You will report to the Digital Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Creative digital direction on D Magazine Partners’ various brand initiatives, including overall look and feel of digital assets
  • In conjunction with the Online Editorial Director and Digital Director, concept and design D Magazine Partners’ online design and user experience. Work within the ship and production schedule of 30+ magazines a year, in addition to daily editorial and brand/audience initiatives.
  • Concept and design for all company pages and digital promotional materials, in addition to digital sales needs ranging from giveaways to mocks of new digital products and more.
  • Produce all website digital display ads, email heads, landing page elements, digital event materials in coordination with multiple departments and our digital design associate.
  • Digital ad design for external clients as needed.
  • Manage and mentor a Digital Design Associate and serve as the liaison with our out-sourced digital production vendor. Must know how to communicate UX and design requirements to developers, as well as manage deadlines and budgets.

Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years of related experience minimum
  • Digital design background required
  • Degree in design or related field a plus
  • Exceptional communication and team-driven abilities; ability to work well with editorial, business and marketing teams (aka non-designers)
  • Substantial design project management experience
  • Familiarity with quarterly and annual design/art budgets preferred, experience in budgeting freelance photography and art
  • Mastery of WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Compelling portfolio showcasing versatility and creativity

Work/life:

  • Competitive comp plan
  • D Magazine benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability and retirement savings.
  • Hybrid work environment
  • 19 days off when our office is closed for holidays and just to take a break, in addition to vacation and personal time opportunities

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and your design portfolio.

Apply to [email protected]

Advertising

Advertising Account Executive

D Magazine Partners seeks a motivated advertising account executive to join the sales team and grow new business across the print, digital, and event sponsorship channels.

D Magazine is the city magazine of Dallas and has been voted The Best City Regional Magazine in the nation numerous times. For nearly five decades, it has served as the independent voice of the city, revealing the best Dallas has to offer. D Magazine Partners publishes D Magazine, D CEO, D Home, D Weddings, and dmagazine.com, an award-winning website.

We have a culture of excellence from the products we produce to the people we hire, and we are looking for a dynamic individual who is ambitious, organized, self-motivated and self-directed. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to thrive in a high volume, fast-paced, team-oriented, and hybrid environment.

As an advertising account executive your responsibilities will include – but are not limited to – the following:

  • Creating and presenting clients with customized, multi-platform marketing plans including print, digital and event sponsorship solutions
  • Identifying new sales opportunities and building strong relationships using a consultative approach
  • Cold calling, prospecting and retaining new advertisers
  • Achieving and exceeding monthly sales goals across both print and digital
  • Maintaining consistent and up-to-date records in sales CRM
  • Represent the brand in your respective verticals at industry networking events
  • Collaborate with marketing and audience development on innovative sales solutions and ideas for growth
  • Attend D Magazine Partners events and network with attendees

Traits for success:

  • Must have 3 years of media sales experience.
  • Must possess strong presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Must be an organized, self-starter, motivated toward success
  • Must be a high energy, results oriented, enthusiastic team player
  • Must exude self-confidence and have a positive outlook towards situations and people
  • Must be able to understand marketing objectives for numerous types of businesses and how to provide optimal solutions

If you feel that you would fit into our fun, fast-paced environment where you will be surrounded by high-energy, driven individuals for one of the most respected brands in Dallas, then we want you!

All candidates must live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This position is full-time with benefits. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Audience Development

Audience Development Director

The role of the Audience Development Director is to guide the strategic vision for the retention, growth, and engagement of all D Magazine audiences, print and digital. This includes subscribers, newsstand buyers, email newsletter subscribers, site visitors, award recipients, and consumer event attendees. It is a hands-on job, and digital marketing and analysis expertise is a requirement, as well as experience in traditional direct marketing.

The Audience Development Director will supervise and mentor the Audience Development Coordinator, who works primarily on traditional print circulation efforts. You will provide strategic oversight, guidance, and support on initiatives to grow and retain print and digital edition audiences as well as manage the process of third-party audits. You will create and monitor budgets for all associated programs, forecast newsstand sales and subscriber revenue and communicate with outside suppliers such as our printer and fulfillment house. You will also work with our direct marketing consultant.

In addition, you will oversee the editorial research team of two individuals, who collect, fact check and manage editorial data for our awards and bests programs and maintain our online directories. Their work is deadline driven and requires inter-departmental communication and collaboration with subject matter experts. Their work is a function of editorial, and they will also be accountable to the editorial team, but you will provide them with the direction and mentoring to excel, as well as any resources needed.

Resources are critical to the audience development operation, and you will evaluate and make decisions on any tools or software to be used for fulfillment efforts, newsstand management, contesting, database, marketing automation, etc.

The day-to-day efforts of the Audience Development Director include: 

  • Aggressively stay on top of industry trends and opportunities
  • Develop growth strategies and execution for email and subscription acquisition efforts
  • Manage and grow the consumer database housed within HubSpot; monitor email deliverability and act to increase deliverability and open rates; ensure that all emails acquired by the organization are identified and imported with a purpose
  • Set up and manage all marketing automation efforts for the purpose of audience development
  • Develop targeted efforts to further engage our online audiences and encourage them down a path toward becoming a brand loyalist
  • Develop/execute plans and strategies to drive eyeballs to advertiser supported content, programs, or events
  • Create and nurture new initiatives that support the overall department vision
  • Apply SEO expertise and execution for our websites to ensure we are hitting traffic goals, in coordination with the digital director

The Audience Development Director reports directly to the CEO and works closely with the Digital Director, and ultimately with every department in the company. Five years’ experience at a minimum will be required to succeed in this rapidly changing and exciting position. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] No phone calls please.

  • Competitive comp plan
  • D Magazine benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, and retirement savings. We close the office for 19 holidays and random days each year, in addition to vacation and personal days
  • Hybrid work environment

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Editorial

Online Managing Editor

D Magazine Partners is seeking an online managing editor to help oversee the strategic planning of editorial content on its website. This person will work closely with the online editorial director and the print team to concept ways to expand and improve the online presentation of the magazine content, project manage web-only feature stories, and maintain an editorial calendar of short- and long-term story ideas. There will be some editing and reporting required, but the primary role of the position is to focus on strategy and growth.

This is an important position for the magazine, which was awarded the nation’s best in its circulation by the City and Regional Magazine Association in 2021. We are investing in a editorial role that will help guide the strategy for all the journalism we produce, identifying and implementing additional ways to bring our stories to life online and get them in front of new readers in new ways.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a monthly publication calendar that dictates when print stories are published online
  • Rewriting headlines, subheds, and URLs for online readers and SEO
  • Collaborate with the art director to plan additional media for online publication of print stories
  • Editing daily stories produced by the online team, as well as their weekly newsletters
  • Maintain a short- and long-term online story budget
  • Plan, manage, and execute online-exclusive editorial packages like brackets, service features, quizzes, and other unique initiatives
  • Plan and implement a strategy for updating evergreen service stories
  • Ensure directories are being fact-checked and updated
  • Coordinate with audience development around analytics goals, help inform strategies to meet said goals

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years journalism experience
  • Experience with line-editing and expert knowledge of AP style
  • Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills

Work/life:

  • Competitive comp plan
  • D Magazine benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, and retirement savings.
  • Hybrid work environment
  • 19 days off when our office is closed for holidays and just to take a break, in addition to vacation and personal time opportunities

All candidates must live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or be willing to relocate. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

D Custom

Account Supervisor

D Custom, an award-winning content marketing agency located in downtown Dallas, is hiring an Account Supervisor. The Account Supervisor serves as the primary day-to-day business contact for designated clients and is responsible for successfully managing client projects and contributing to overall client satisfaction.

Required Experience and Education:

  • Agency and/or client-side marketing experience.
  • Content marketing and digital marketing expertise.
  • Experience with enterprise accounts preferred.
  • BA/BS degree required; MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of marketing experience.

Please contact Cory Davies at [email protected].

Digital Strategist

The Digital Strategist develops, implements, and optimizes digital campaigns to amplify content and drive engagement across the purchase cycle. This role also helps to develop content marketing strategies for our clients and ensures the agency is up to speed on the latest media and marketing platforms. The Digital Strategist is the go-to person for guidance on digital campaign best practices, channel management, and program optimization.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of digital marketing experience.
  • High-level understanding of SEO, search, social media, marketing automation, and CRM platforms.
  • Writing or editing experience, including knowledge of AP Style, preferred.
  • Understanding of content marketing amplification tactics including SEO/SEM, paid and organic social media promotion, native advertising, brand journalism with third-party contributors, web widgets, etc.
  • Excellent presentation and people skills. Articulate when explaining new strategy recommendations with a clear understanding of the “why”.

Please contact Paul Buckley at [email protected].

Freelance Proofreader

Are you a grammar fanatic, typo terminator, and AP Stylebook aficionado? Do you enjoy working across clients and industries? D Custom is looking for a new freelance proofreader!

This detail-oriented person is a wizard at catching the miniscule errors that no one else would catch. They attentively adhere to client style guides, AP style, and the Merriam-Webster dictionary to ensure that no letter, hyphen, or apostrophe is out of place.

Responsibilities include:

  • Proofreading print and digital content for a wide range of clients.
  • Working closely with the managing editor to turn edits around in a timely manner.
  • Up to 20 hours per week.

The ideal person should be:

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office applications, InCopy, InDesign, and Acrobat.
  • Well-versed in AP Stylebook and Merriam-Webster.
  • Able to learn, implement, and accommodate SEO best practices to proofing changes.
  • Comfortable producing clean, publication-ready digital and print content for major companies.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects at once.
  • Detailed and organized.
  • Prompt in communication.

Ideal candidates include those with part-time jobs or full-time freelancers who can work proofing projects into their weekly schedule. Please apply by emailing your resume, portfolio, and desired hourly rate to [email protected].

Health Care Writer

D Custom is looking for experienced freelance health care writers to write thought-leadership content for a pharmaceutical client, conduct research and interviews, and work as a seamless extension of the D Custom team.

We offer competitive compensation.

Requirements:

  • Strong storytelling skills and experience in longform content.
  • B2B expertise in the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical preferred.
  • Proficiency with AP style and SEO best practices.
  • Professionalism and experience communicating with executives and high-profile clients.
  • Flexibility to make client calls in various U.S. time zones.
  • 5+ years industry experience.

Please contact Annie Wiles at [email protected].

Managing Editor

D Custom works a little differently from most agencies. Instead of hiring copywriters, we have managing editors who run our clients’ publications and act as the editors of our clients’ newsrooms. Our managing editors are the creative force behind our clients’ content strategies and editorial calendars; the creators of magazines, white papers, videos, podcasts, and much more; the glue that holds together teams of freelance writers, fact-checkers, and copyeditors; and the final word on style, substance, and Oxford commas. They have a microscopic eye for detail (is that a misplaced modifier?) and a telescopic view of the big picture. (Who are we talking to? Why does this audience care about this innovation in robotics? Will this robot one day take over the world?)

Our managing editors are:

  • Storytellers.
  • Adaptable to voice, tone, and style of multiple clients.
  • Able to create content from conception to publication.
  • Jugglers of tasks, deadlines, and platforms.
  • Uncompromising on fact-checking, quality control, and copy perfection.
  • Full of ideas.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of editing experience.
  • Experience across print and digital platforms.
  • Excellent client-facing communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Adobe InCopy, InDesign, and Acrobat.
  • Familiarity with AP Stylebook.
  • Organization and creativity with high attention to detail.

Please apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to [email protected].