Want to be the next Loose Lips? Washington City Paper is looking for a smart, stylish writer and tenacious reporter to take over its marquee political column. For more than two decades, Loose Lips has been a must-read for anyone who follows local politics and government in the District of Columbia. We're looking for a scoop machine who feels equally comfortable reporting breaking news, opining about developments in the 2014 mayoral campaign and other elections, memorably lampooning local-politics blowhards, and diligently ferreting out the secret contracts they steer to their cronies. Responsibilities include a weekly column, tending to a high-profile blog, long-form City Paper cover stories, and attending as many political fundraisers, Advisory Neighborhood Commission meetings, and campaign rallies as it takes to dominate coverage of D.C. politics. Please send cover letter and resume to Mike Madden, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribution and Audience Development Manager, Washington City Paper, D.C.â€™s source for local news and arts information, seeks a circulation leader to oversee distribution and develop marketing strategies to grow our audience and market presence. The manager is an important member of the Publishing Team with strategic planning, budgeting and reporting responsibilities. Responsibilities include route management, and weekly audit development and execution. She/he will coordinate with the printer and respond to customer and retail distribution complaints. Maintain street boxes, research new locations for distribution to ensure maximum visibility of brand, and grow and develop strong partnerships where publication is distributed. Work closely with the Advertising Department to identify opportunities to drive pickup rates, oversee insert programs and advertiser ROI. Ensure timely and relevant production of applicable marketing promotional signage at the rack and retail level. Closely monitor return and pick up rates and manage archives. Assist Marketing Team in events and promotional efforts to grow audience. Assist Operations Team in day to day management of the office. Qualifications include 2-3 years experience in marketing, sales, or circulation. Excellent organization skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks efficiently. Skill at working across departments and bringing new ideas and initiatives to the table. Strong written and verbal communication abilities, presentation skills, and analytical/forecasting abilities. Some evenings and weekends required. Must be licensed driver. Excellent written and oral communication skills; must be willing to communicate up, down, and across management spectrum. Detail oriented, meticulous and self-guided. Journalism, Marketing, or Business Administration Majors encouraged to apply. Please email cover letter, salary requirements and resume to Amy Austin, Publisher, email@example.com. Washington City Paper offers a solid benefits package and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join a well-established publishing leader of alternative journalism for local news reporting, arts and event coverage, and depth of scale for local advertisements.