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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


Art

D Magazine Art Director

Summer travel. Burgers. Golf. Bars. Big Dallas hair. Erykah Badu.

Those are D Magazine’s covers for just the first half of 2024. Navigating that diversity of content, bringing a sophisticated audience beautiful reader service and compelling journalism—that’s the agony and the ecstasy of designing this award-winning city magazine that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The freelance budget isn’t generally big enough to pay for catering on sets, but we did recently send our staff photographer and an editor to Botswana for a once-in-a-lifetime story about a Dallas art framer who started an elephant orphanage. (Check it out on our website—it is pretty cool.) 

 Do you love white space and enormous drop caps? Do you obsess over pull quotes and spot illustrations? Do you thrive on collaboration and brainstorms? Are you hella organized? Have you been dying to get your hands on a full redesign? Then you should apply for this job.  

 Responsibilities

  • Design covers, features, shorter FOB pages 
  • Attend and direct photo shoots 
  • Assign and art direct photography and illustration to freelance artists; project manage these assignments; communicate deadlines and revisions to freelancers to receive art in timely manner 
  • Process freelance invoices 
  • Conduct image research 
  • Collaborate on occasion with art directors at D Home and D CEO 
  • Supervise an assistant art director. 
  • Styling experience a plus 
  • Pitching story ideas a plus 

Requirements and qualifications : 

  • Mastery of all the Adobe stuff 
  • Minimum five years relevant experience in publishing 

Work/Life 

  • D Magazine Partners benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, and retirement savings.
  • 19 days off when our office is closed for holidays and just to take a break, in addition to vacation and personal time opportunities.
  • Complimentary and convenient downtown parking, even on weekends.
  • D Magazine Partners offers flexible PTO, that you can take for sick days or vacation in coordination with your manager to ensure coverage.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, responsibilities, or other aspects of the job. The responsibilities and qualifications mentioned above may be subject to change based on the needs of the company. 

Please apply by emailing your résumé, cover letter, and portfolio link to [email protected].

D Magazine Assistant Art Director

Summer travel. Burgers. Golf. Bars. Big Dallas hair. Erykah Badu.

Those are D Magazine’s covers for just the first half of 2024. Navigating that diversity of content, bringing a sophisticated audience beautiful reader service and compelling journalism—that’s the agony and the ecstasy of designing this award-winning city magazine that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The freelance budget isn’t generally big enough to pay for catering on sets, but we did recently send our staff photographer and an editor to Botswana for a once-in-a-lifetime story about a Dallas art framer who started an elephant orphanage. (Check it out on our website—it is pretty cool.) 

 Do you love white space and enormous drop caps? Do you obsess over pull quotes and spot illustrations? Do you thrive on collaboration and brainstorms? Are you hella organized? Have you been dying to work with some of the best photographers, designers, and writers in the business? Then you should apply for this job.  

Responsibilities :

  • Design shorter front and back of book pages covering fashion, food, sports, and city life
  • Design features as needed under the supervision of the art director
  • Assist art director with photo shoots, including scheduling, scouting, product sourcing, and set design
  • Conduct image research 
  • Collaborate on occasion with art directors at D Home,D CEO, and online
  • Styling experience a plus 
  • North Texas familiarity and story ideas a plus 
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Requirements and qualifications: 

  •  Mastery of all the Adobe stuff 
  • Minimum two years relevant experience in publishing 

Work/Life 

  • D Magazine Partners benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, and retirement savings.
  • 19 days off when our office is closed for holidays and just to take a break, in addition to vacation and personal time opportunities.
  • Complimentary and convenient downtown parking, even on weekends.
  • D Magazine Partners offers flexible PTO, that you can take for sick days or vacation in coordination with your manager to ensure coverage.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, responsibilities, or other aspects of the job. The responsibilities and qualifications mentioned above may be subject to change based on the needs of the company. 

Please apply by emailing your résumé, cover letter, and portfolio link to [email protected].

Audience Development

Audience Development Director

The role of Audience Development Director is to develop and manage the strategic growth and retention of our print, digital, and event audiences. This includes print subscribers, newsstand buyers, email newsletter subscribers, website visitors, and event attendees. 

Our readers and event attendees are the lifeblood of the D brand and require and deserve the highest level of service. If you have a highly developed service ethic, continue reading. 

We are a flat organization, and leaders at D all function on a Coach/Player basis. No one wears a crown here. The Audience Development Director will manage our Audience Development coordinator, our Social Media Manager, and our data research editors (2). They work closely with our Digital Product Director and our editorial teams, as well as our Sales Manager and sales executives who sell advertising, sponsorships, event marketing and advertising access to our digital platforms. Audience Development is at the center of it all. 

You will need both soft and hard skills for this executive position. Let’s look at the hard skills first:. 

  • Manage the consumer database housed within HubSpot, including building strategic audiences and first-party data; oversight of data hygiene and deliverability issues, audience segmentation and workflow processes for all our consumer products. You will need to be a HubSpot super user. 
  • Develop and maintain reports on all audiences and develop and manage engagement, retention and acquisition efforts across multiple products.  
  • Budget planning and budget oversight for all audience development programs, including circulation building direct mail, paid social media outreach, brand advertising, newsletter promotion, database management, digital analytics. 
  • Gather relevant data for postal and third-party audits, which we provide to our advertisers 
  • Web analytics reporting. Know GA4 inside and out, SEO, multiple APIs for the website, e-commerce basics  
  • Evaluate and make decisions on any tools or software to be used for fulfillment efforts, newsstand management, contesting, database, marketing automation, etc. 
  • Aggressively stay on top of industry trends and opportunities. 
  • Develop targeted efforts to further engage our online audiences on a path to become brand enthusiasts. 
  • Continuously monitor circulation numbers across each of the D Magazine Partners brands (D Magazine, D Home, D CEO, and D Weddings) to ensure that benchmark goals are hit, if not exceeded. 
  • Create and nurture new initiatives that support the overall department vision 
  • Build and maintain great relationships with the vendors that keep us going 

Soft skills that will lead to your success: 

  • Insatiable curiosity about print and digital media and a learner’s approach – to everything 
  • An adherent to D Magazine Partners’ values: you are a team player and will always jump in to help while demanding a high standard for our products and value to our readers. 
  • Excellent communication skills – you can see a problem from multiple perspectives and have the tools to navigate difficult conversations and big personalities 
  • Left brain and right brain thinking: You feel comfortable in spreadsheets and analyzing reports but can always think strategically and develop campaigns from ideation to execution. 
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and the maturity to think like an owner 
  • Experience with large data migrations is a plus. 

 To succeed at this position, you will need energy, maturity, enthusiasm, and a beginner’s mind because this field is evolving at max velocity. You will need to be a great leader and manager, and work well with a team of bright, fast-moving co-workers.  

Work/Life 

  • D Magazine Partners benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, and retirement savings.
  • 19 days off when our office is closed for holidays and just to take a break, in addition to vacation and personal time opportunities.
  • Complimentary and convenient downtown parking, even on weekends.
  • D Magazine Partners offers flexible PTO, that you can take for sick days or vacation in coordination with your manager to ensure coverage.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, responsibilities, or other aspects of the job. The responsibilities and qualifications mentioned above may be subject to change based on the needs of the company. 

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

 

Marketing

Marketing Manager

The D Magazine Partners marketing team seeks an experienced individual to develop marketing promotions and materials for sales and business development. This person should be passionate about developing insight-led marketing promotions that may include marketing collateral, media partnerships, and content. A successful employee will have knowledge of marketing strategy across a variety of industries, specifically as it relates to advertising, media, and online platforms. The employee’s previous experience should include an ability to collaborate with colleagues at all levels, from senior executives to individual contributors, cross-functionally across teams. They should be a strategic communicator, with a proven ability to develop material that reflects the needs of the sales team. Skillful copywriting is a must, and strong communication, organizational, and project management skills are required. Employee should be highly detail-oriented, and able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while managing multiple projects simultaneously.  

This position reports to the Marketing Director and will develop materials related to all four publications in the D Magazine Partners umbrella: D, D CEO, D Home, and D Weddings.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop marketing promotions and materials (media kits, promotional materials, sales collateral) for sales and business development. 
  • Serve as lead copywriter and project manager on a variety of sales-driven programs and promotions, updating promotion design in InDesign when straightforward updates are required and working closely with creative team on others. 
  • Create sponsor recaps for events, collecting data and testimonies about event’s success, and oversee online and in-book event recaps. 
  • Assist the Marketing Director with event needs when needed, inclusive of: event invitations and marketing promotion, writing scripts, outlining event slides and digital programs, and supporting on-site at the event. 
  • Oversee development of advertiser communication campaign with the aim of sharing opportunities and resources with advertisers. 
  • Facilitate media partnerships in support of sales team, inclusive of creating contracts, attending external events, ensuring sales team knowledge of and attendance of relevant partnership events, and facilitating ad needs for media partnership client, ensuring deliverables go live per the agreed contract.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • 5+ years of experience in marketing, consulting, media sales, advertising, and/or related fields  
  • Agency experience a plus  
  • Experience creating sales and promotional materials is preferred 
  • Knowledge of InDesign 
  • Writing samples required  

Work/Life 

  • D Magazine Partners benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, and retirement savings.
  • 19 days off when our office is closed for holidays and just to take a break, in addition to vacation and personal time opportunities.
  • Complimentary and convenient downtown parking, even on weekends.
  • D Magazine Partners offers flexible PTO, that you can take for sick days or vacation in coordination with your manager to ensure coverage.

Note : This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, responsibilities, or other aspects of the job. The responsibilities and qualifications mentioned above may be subject to change based on the needs of the company. 

To apply, please send your resume and a video (in lieu of a cover letter) to [email protected]. The video should be short (45 seconds-1.5 minutes max!) and no need for it to be highly-produced! In it, please explain your background and why you want to work at D Magazine Partners. 

 

PeopleNewspapers

Managing Editor

People Newspapers, a D Magazine affiliate, is seeking an experienced journalist and leader with strong writing, editing, and online skills to support the editor in overseeing and stewarding the publication of our two monthly community newspapers, Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, as well as ancillary publications both in print and online.

Responsibilities: 

  • Play a lead role in covering one of our two market areas
  • Report and write for print and online publications
  • Collaborate to execute the newspapers’ social media and digital strategy.
  • Cover breaking news
  • Assist in assigning and editing stories for both editions
  • Work with editor and writers on story and special section development
  • Work collaboratively with Art/Production on developing special sections and story packages

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree + 1-3 years newsroom experience
  • Knowledgeable about digital news reporting and use of social media for reporting and news gathering
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, driven, strong work ethic, good sense of humor
  • A valid driver’s license and daily access to an automobile to cover stories in our communities.

Work/Life :

  • D Magazine Partners benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, and retirement savings.
  • 19 days off when our office is closed for holidays and just to take a break, in addition to vacation and personal time opportunities.
  • Complimentary and convenient downtown parking, even on weekends.
  • D Magazine Partners offers flexible PTO, that you can take for sick days or vacation in coordination with your manager to ensure coverage.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, responsibilities, or other aspects of the job. The responsibilities and qualifications mentioned above may be subject to change based on the needs of the company. 

To apply for this position, email cover letter, resume, and writing samples to William Taylor at [email protected].  No phone calls please. 

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