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Digital Advertising Strategist  

D Magazine Partners seeks a digital advertising strategist who will be responsible for creative and impactful sales solutions that meet client objectives and increase revenue across D’s digital platforms. This includes advertising programs across D’s owned content channels on dmagazine.com, email database, and social media, in addition to third-party vendors, programmatic, and more.  

This role will challenge you to ideate and develop large scale strategic ad programs for D’s most important clients and be part of the sales process to win the business. The role will be primarily proactive in nature, working alongside the sales, digital, marketing, audience development, and brand teams. You will be an essential partner of the sales team in generating and executing digital revenue, and the champion for digital products and services within the organization. Strong leadership and control of the work process from beginning to end is necessary. 

This position requires an effective communicator, someone who can stimulate and motivate others while being aware of and responsive to their needs. A persuasive, teaching style of communication is useful in communicating the company’s offerings and processes with both clients and internal team members. A faster-than-average pace will be the norm for this position. Detail work is a major focus of the job, and those details need to be handled quickly, correctly, and efficiently. 

You will report to the publisher. Salary will include a base and variable compensation plan based on the sales team exceeding monthly and annual revenue goals. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the sales and digital teams to ideate and develop custom solutions primarily proactively and in response to a client brief and digital RFPs. 
  • Collaborate with marketing team to bring digital ad pitches to life in compelling proposals that strongly articulate the reason and benefit of the proposed strategy. 
  • Determine and approve pricing for proposed digital strategies based on deliverables and market value. 
  • Attend client and agency meetings with the sales reps to assist in the pitch process and help sell in the digital platforms. Ability to generate ideas, solutions, and brainstorm on the spot. Aid sales reps with follow up. 
  • Develop expertise at a category and client level and share knowledge and best practices across the sales and marketing teams. 
  • Monitor site traffic and trends; stay abreast of the marketplace competition and digital innovations. 
  • Work alongside the marketing and digital design teams to ensure all clients’ deliverables are executed correctly and on time. Stay connected to sold programs throughout the execution phase to ensure program success, and the ability to adjust if program is not meeting client’s expectations. 
  • 3rd party vendor management and selection of new programs that will increase sales (programmatic, email marketing, ad exchange). Point of contact with these vendors. Lead champion for internal integration and sales adoption.  
  • Work with Digital Ad Operations Coordinator to ensure campaigns are implemented correctly, trafficked and client expectations are met. 
  • Liaison with Finance and Accounting departments on ensuring proper billing of digital clients and P&Ls for content creation services, third party vendors, etc.  

 Job Characteristics: 

  • Fast-paced environment with multiple projects and deadlines going simultaneously 
  • Very socially-focused; requires “how can I help you?” attitude 
  • Open, flowing communication is important. Position requires working with and through others, especially in a helping role. There is a need for a persuasive “selling” (rather than “telling”) communication style 
  • Leader must be willing to jump in and roll up his/her sleeves to help out when necessary. Need someone who leads by example, with first-hand knowledge of area of expertise 
  • Strong, friendly follow-up is necessary on all tasks to ensure proper results and delivery of revenue. 

Preferred Experience: 

  • 5+ years of digital sales, agency media management, or digital marketing preferred. We want to learn from someone!  
  • Familiarity with sales CRM to review all digital contracts and monitor booked deliverables for sales tracking and accounting 
  • Client service and cross-department coordination and collaboration 
  • Not afraid to explore new technologies and make changes based on the ever-changing market 
  • Comfortable hiring and working with 3rd party digital vendors 
  • Understanding of programmatic advertising and native content 
  • Experience in Google Ad Manager and Google Analytics to streamline ad campaigns and monitor performance 
  • Experience in WordPress publishing platform  
  • Experience creating effective email marketing campaigns (familiarity with HubSpot a plus) 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint) to create client facing proposals  
  • Confident in speaking with many different types of clients on a daily basis 

All candidates must live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The position is full-time with benefits. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter.

Online Dining Editor

D Magazine is looking for a new online dining editor to lead our SideDish section. This person will shape the magazine’s daily food and drink coverage by exploring trends, breaking news, introducing restaurants new and old, and profiling the people—the chefs, cooks, waitstaff, and more­—that make this one of the country’s most vibrant dining scenes.

You’ll also be in charge of our restaurant and bar directories, both online and in print, which requires fact checking existing listings and adding new businesses as they open. This role will include writing and editing, as well as assigning work to freelancers and collaborating with the magazine’s dining critic to establish an editorial strategy for our food and drink coverage.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting, writing, assigning, and editing stories for the SideDish section of DMagazine.com
  • Fact checking the online directories and managing the “Guide” portion of the print magazine, which includes a selection of restaurants from the directories
  • Collaborating with the dining critic to execute the editorial strategy for the website
  • Writing a weekly email newsletter
  • Occasionally writing pieces for the print edition of D Magazine, helping with service packages, and other editorial work as necessary

Requirements, Experience, and Attributes of Ideal Candidates

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years journalism experience
  • Experience with line-editing and expert knowledge of AP style
  • Familiarity with the Dallas dining scene is a bonus
  • Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive comp plan
  • D Magazine benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability and retirement savings.
  • Hybrid work environment

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and no more than six writing samples.

Audience Development Coordinator

D Magazine is seeking a creative, driven, and analytical problem-solver to join our award-winning team as Audience Development Coordinator. This role will support the Audience Development team on a wide variety of projects, from data reporting to digital campaign management and analysis. This position is unique in that candidates will have the opportunity to work with all departments (digital, creative services, sales, marketing, editorial) across all the D brands. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of subscription and membership products as well as experience in digital media analytics and campaign management. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Weekly/monthly reporting: Tracking subscriptions and newsstand sales, managing our newsletter calendar, and reporting monthly traffic for dmagazine.com 
  • Email Marketing: Creating and executing emails, managing lists, and setting up forms and landing pages for campaigns 
  • Managing D Magazine’s online shopping carts and contests 
  • Executing the department’s marketing plan, including managing monthly promotions and tasks 
  • Re-contracting for local hotels and other distribution partners 
  • Handling magazine subscription customer service 
  • Working with local realtors and mortgage brokers on professional gift programs and attending weekly/quarterly meetings with local professionals 
  • Additional promotional support, as needed 

Requirements, Experience, and Attributes of Ideal Candidates

  • 1-3 years of digital and/or marketing experience 
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field 
  • Proficiency in Excel is a must, HubSpot and Google Analytics are preferred 
  • Strong communication, writing, customer service, and public speaking skills 

All candidates must live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The position is full-time with benefits. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter.

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. The position is full-time with benefits. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter.