Careers in Magazines


Looking for an entry level job or internship in magazines? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Magazines Careers

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Want to work at a magazine? You can write for a magazine as a staff writer or a contributing writer, but that’s not all there is to do. As a recent grad, you can also work in any of the following positions:

  • Editorial Assistant: Assist a senior editor or the editor-in-chief with administrative duties as well as some writing and editing
  • Fact Checking: Do research for articles and check that they’re accurate
  • Copy Editing: Proofread everything that goes in the magazine and make sure all the spelling and grammar are correct and the style remains consistent
  • Layout: Design the magazine pages and cover
  • Photography: Take photos for the magazine
  • Marketing: Market the magazine to the right market in order to sell more copies so more people will read it
  • Sales: Sell advertising

Almost all of these jobs require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (so English would be a great choice for copy editing, for example). Also required are excellent writing and communication skills, a love of the written word, and interest in the magazine’s topic.

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Keller Williams Realty Leesburg, VA
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NRECA Arlington, VA
Unified Communication Sales - UCC
Verizon Wireless Ashburn, VA
Red Lobster Sterling, VA
Permanent Sleep Medicine Physician in Virginia
Enterprise Medical Recruiting Ashburn, VA
Senior Accountant
Robert Half Finance & Accounting Sterling, VA
Woodmont Grill Seeks Servers and Greeters
Woodmont Grill Bethesda, MD
Insurance - Entry Level Sales Training Provided
Bankers Life Chantilly, VA
Account Manager
Robert Half Finance & Accounting Herndon, VA

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Magazines

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Issuu - Issuu is a Palo Alto, CA and Copenhagen, Denmark based company that has built “the world’s fastest growing digital publishing platform."

See the complete Issuu profile

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Publishers Clearing House - I always knew that Publishers Clearing House gave away money, but I never understood the Port Washington, NY based company’s business model.

See the complete Publishers Clearing House profile

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Forbes - Forbes has some great opportunities for new grads, so check them out and get started on making that billionaires list.

See the complete Forbes profile

Highlights Logo

Highlights - Highlights is a Columbus, OH company that develops products for children with a common theme: “Fun with a Purpose.” Right now they're hiring for a few positions

See the complete Highlights profile

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Dwell - Dwell is a magazine about being "at home in the modern world," and they have some great job opportunities available.

See the complete Dwell profile

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Macmillan - Macmillan is the public face of a ton of U.S. publishers owned by a German media company, and they have a ridiculous number of job opportunities.

See the complete Macmillan profile

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Grist - Grist is a Seattle, WA based magazine that takes a humorous look at environmental issues, and they have a number of job openings.

See the complete Grist profile

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Time Out - Time Out is a publishing company that focuses on local travel guides and magazines. They have quite a few exciting job opportunities.

See the complete Time Out profile

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Crain Communications - Crain Communications is a publisher that covers all kinds of different business niches, and they have some really exciting career opportunities.

See the complete Crain Communications profile

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Complex Media Network - If you’re a true “influential 20-something male consumer” or you want work in a business that focuses them, check out jobs at Complex Media Network.

See the complete Complex Media Network profile

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Network Communications, Inc. - If you’re interested in working at the intersection of media and real estate, then check out jobs at Network Communications, Inc.

See the complete Network Communications, Inc. profile

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - If you enjoy Martha Stewart and want to work on the media or merchandise side, you definitely need to take a look at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Careers.

See the complete Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia profile

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StarChefs - StarChefs is a magazine “for food and wine-savvy consumers and an essential information resource for aspiring professional chefs,” and they're hiring.

See the complete StarChefs profile

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Reader’s Digest Association - It’s hard to say what's ahead for Reader’s Digest Association, but I think that there’s a big opportunity for entry level talent to help mold the future.

See the complete Reader’s Digest Association profile

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The New Yorker - The New Yorker is a well known brand that tons of people want to work for, but they're mysterious about what kind of opportunities they offer for college grads.

See the complete The New Yorker profile

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The Taunton Press - Based in Newton, CT, The Taunton Press may be a great place to work if you're interested in their topical areas or interested in publishing in general.

See the complete The Taunton Press profile

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Adventure Publishing Group - If you’re immature like me, but you’d like to do something more mature with your childlike tendencies, then you might want to check out Adventure Publishing.

See the complete Adventure Publishing Group profile

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F+W Media - F+W Media's focus on developing and distributing content for enthusiast audiences makes for the potential for some pretty cool jobs.

See the complete F+W Media profile

YES! Magazine Logo

YES! Magazine - If you like what you’re hearing, then you may want to check out jobs at YES! Magazine. Right now there’s only one position posted—Part-time Associate Editor.

See the complete YES! Magazine profile

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Inc. - If you want to work at a magazine like Inc. that keeps its job opportunities secret and you can't network your way in, this is the way to go.

See the complete Inc. profile

American Association for the Advancement of Science Logo

American Association for the Advancement of Science - The AAAS is a global non-profit that serves as an "educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association" to aid the advancement of science.

See the complete American Association for the Advancement of Science profile

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The LTV Group - HousingWire actually hosts it’s own job board, and on there you’ll find a recently posted position for a HousingWire Reporter.

See the complete The LTV Group profile

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Net-A-Porter - If you’re looking to work where fashion, e-commerce, and digital media intersect, then you’ll have to check out London based Net-A-Porter.

See the complete Net-A-Porter profile


VICE - VICE is definitely not for everyone, but if you were offended by my poke at hipster culture, then their jobs are probably for you.

See the complete VICE profile

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The Economist - The Economist has job offerings all across the world, but we’re going to focus on their US based opportunities, which are mostly located in New York City.

See the complete The Economist profile

EatingWell Media Group - EatingWell's jobs openings include Drupal Developer and Linux Administrator positions along with Advertising Services Manager and Freelance PHP Developer.

See the complete EatingWell Media Group profile

Seed Media Group - Seed Media Group is a NYC based company that's growing in a dying industry, which makes them an exciting place to work for science loving grads.

See the complete Seed Media Group profile

GOOD - It's hard for me to imagine that GOOD wouldn't be excited to hear from a talented up and comer who wants to be a part of "giving a damn."

See the complete GOOD profile

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America’s Test Kitchen - America’s Test Kitchen is a real kitchen in Brookline, MA where they “develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods," and they're hiring.

See the complete America’s Test Kitchen profile

Interweave Press - If you're big on crafting, then a job with Interweave Press might be just the way to get your career started.

See the complete Interweave Press profile

The Knot - Whatever lifestage you’re entering, The Knot has something for you - including a number of jobs that are perfect for entry level candidates.

See the complete The Knot profile

Condé Nast - Condé Nast is one of the most respected names in the media, but they’re facing struggles like many others. With that said, they’re still doing some hiring.

See the complete Condé Nast profile

Niche Media - Despite the fact that the luxury market isn't thriving like it was a few years ago, Niche Media still seems to be hiring.

See the complete Niche Media profile

New York Magazine - Once you’re familiar with what New York Magazine is all about, you can check out their Jobs page which has some freelance opportunities right now.

See the complete New York Magazine profile

Atlantic Media - A quick look at Atlantic Media’s current job opportunities shows that they are hiring for a number of jobs, some of which seem well suited to new college grads

See the complete Atlantic Media profile

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