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Posted 12/13/17

Managing & Marketing Editor
What’s Up? Media is seeking a dynamic editor to join it’s editorial department in a full-time capacity. Candidates with at least 5 years of editorial experience will be strongly considered for this position. 
The position’s responsibilities include:

 Co-Manage editorial department, especially contributing writers and editors:
  • Co-plan monthly editorial department meetings (with in-house editorial team) to review monthly responsibilities and content progress, housecleaning, and future article/project brainstorming
  • Plan monthly meetings with each Contributing Editors to review their progress and planning of each monthly issue’s content responsibilities
  • Assign monthly department articles to writers/editors
  • Review article source opportunities for the departments of the magazine; relay suggested opportunities to editors/writers and provide source contact information
  • Review feature article and service projects assignments with Editorial Director to ensure timely tracking and delivery
Track and process all assigned writing:
  • Review and update the planned editorial content schedule, inserting article titles, assigned writer, due dates, photography/artwork sources and due dates, editing progress (Veronica’s review and return), and production status
  • Regularly correspond with contracted writers and photographers to review their assignments and progress
  • Receive and process (edit and manage production cycle) most editorial content
Write feature and department level content:
  • Write monthly department articles as needed, working closely with contributing editors and in-house staff to identify opportunities
  • Write feature-level articles as planned, working closely Editorial Director to identify opportunities
Manage Service Project Features
  • Manage, assign and/or write, edit, and prepare projects for magazines’ “Top” and “Best” issues, among other service related content (guides, lists, etc.)
Co-Manage Beauty Buzz team (product and team member acquisition and tracking)
  • Work closely with staff on product acquisition, tracking, and supplying to our Beauty Buzz team members; acquire product review via online submission forms and reformat into Word processor for layout
  • Market and select new Beauty Buzz team members annually
  • Co-plan new member Beauty Buzz Orientation Party
Co-Manage intern program
  • Develop intern program relationships with local colleges and high schools
  • Solicit for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer internships
  • Interview and select interns, filling at least 2 positions per season
  • Delegate projects and assignments to interns 

Interested candidates should apply directly to and include “Managing Editor” in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, writing samples, and resume.


Posted 12/5/17

Web Specialist

What’s Up? Media is looking for a full time web specialist with a background in graphic design to join our team. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining online content, weekly e-newsletters, promotions/contests, and digital advertisements. Other responsibilities include promoting online content and events through various social media platforms, and designing print collateral for events and marketing materials.

Experience required in:
  • Content Management Systems
  • Email Marketing Platforms
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat)
  • Google Analytics 
  • iWork Suite (Pages and Numbers)
Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with a subject line of “Web Specialist.”


Posted 11/30/17

Social Media Manager

What’s Up? Media is seeking to contract the services specific to the management, production, and promotion of content related to the web site and social media accounts.

This part-time contracted position will provide backend and frontend content management services for a period beginning the date of agreement and ongoing indefinitely. 

Responsibilities are defined as:
  • Conceptualizing and outlining a thorough social media plan with the goals of promoting the 
  • What’s Up? Media brands and continually building the online readership and end users
  • Writing promotional copy, unique web articles, and general marketing concepts related to web and social media products
  • Procuring complementary photography and graphic elements to convey messages
  • Collaborating with in-house graphic design and web department on visual aesthetics and messages of the web site and social media accounts
  • Consistent and regular check-ins with the Director of Digital Media and Editorial Director on the progress of web and social media platforms; translate analytics into directives to build web site and social media traffic
  • Collaborating with sales executives to convey client leads and contributions to all new media products
To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience and (2) your resume/cv directly to the Editorial Director by email to


Posted 10/19/17

Associate Publisher

What’s Up? Media is looking for an experienced Associate Publisher to join our team.
Candidate must be a proven leader and motivator who will assist the Publisher in all aspects.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate an exceptional knowledge of all aspects of the publication process, this includes a thorough understanding of the company's production cycle, as well as a thorough knowledge of marketing, promotion, and an understanding of people.

In the role of Associate Publisher, your responsibilities may include:
  • Acting as a bridge between the publisher and the editorial staff, art department, events, and sales
  • Monitoring employee productivity, and report concerns or updates to the publisher.
  • Assist in writing and negotiating contracts.
  • Developing of sales and marketing plans.
  • Oversee account executives and assistants.
  • Assist in setting the magazine’s overall direction including editorial, marketing, circulation and sales.
  • Bottom line responsibility for meeting revenue and profit goals.
  • Assist in determining the target markets, personnel and production schedule.
  • Overseeing and work with editorial and sales team to plan, organize and direct ancillary revenue streams.
If this sounds like you, What’s Up? Media—publisher of What’s Up? AnnapolisWhat’s Up? Eastern ShoreWhat’s Up? West County, and What’s Up? Weddings would like to meet with you.

The position is full-time with a negotiable salary. Benefits include health/dental/vision plan options, 401K plan (not currently matched), and paid vacation.

Please send application packages (cover letter and resume) to with a subject line of “Associate Publisher.”

Posted 10/12/17

Contributing Editor – Beauty & Fashion

This part-time contractual editorial position will be responsible for the scheduling, tracking, and execution of the fashion and beauty editorial content for What’s Up? Media publications. This position is 75% telecommute (work from home) and 25% in office. Total expected weekly contracted hours are about 5. Ideal candidate will have an established track record of content management and demonstrate a passion for fashion and beauty products.

Responsibilities include:
  • Plan and execute fashion photo shoots for the magazine, working closely with local vendors to supply each shoots needs
  • Prepare each monthly issue’s beauty product column in conjunction with our Beauty Buzz Team
  • Co-manage the Beauty Buzz team (product reviewers)
  • Develop relationships with and procure product from local and national beauty vendors/manufacturers
  • Writing editorial and marketing copy related to fashion and beauty
  • Collaborating and reporting to the Managing Editor
  • Attending and presenting at monthly staff meetings
To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience; (2) your resume/cv; and (3) several examples of your work (written and/or photography) directly to the Editorial Director by email to


Posted 09/19/17

Contributing Editor - Home

This part-time contractual editorial position will be responsible for the development, scheduling, tracking, and execution of the Home section/columns for What’s Up? Media publications. This position is 75% telecommute (work from home) and 25% in office. Total expected weekly contracted hours are 10–15. Ideal candidate will have an established body of written work (article clips) and, preferably, demonstrate an interest in Home & Garden content.

Responsibilities include:
  • Prepare each monthly issue’s Home section (articles and photography)
  • Research and development of article concepts and sources for monthly Home content
  • Tracking and management of freelance columnists/writers/photographers
  • Writing articles and columns, and preparing editorial/marketing projects
  • Collaborating and reporting to the Managing Editor
  • Attending and presenting at monthly staff meetings
  • Attending regional Home-related events to generate story ideas

To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in Home & Garden content, your relevant experience, and knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay region; (2) your resume/cv; and (3) several article clips directly to the Editorial Director by email to

Posted 08/29/17

What’s Up? Wants You! 
What’s Up? Media is seeking to contract an Entertainment Intern.This is a 12–20 hours per week unpaid internship (Area of Study: Media Production).

Objectives include learning the following skills:
  • Production and workflow management
  • Editorial Research
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Copywriting
  • Community Outreach
  • Client Relations Skills and Business Acumen
Necessary computer skills include: Microsoft Word, Excel, and efficient typing. Familiarity with Dropbox, and Web Site Hosting platforms.

This internship supports the Editorial Department with data entry of fact checked events information with correct style/formatting, spelling, and grammar. This job is perfect for an English/Creative Writing student. If you have a flair for writing and eye for detail, the position also allows for creativity in adapting press releases and/or event announcements and potential for additional writing assignments based on performance.

The intern will have the opportunity to interview popular figures in the entertainment industry and produce blog posts for the website and weekly E-Newsletter. Past interviews have included: Brothers Osborne, Taylor Hicks, 3 Doors Down, Phil Vassar, Max Major, Theresa Caputo, Maddie & Tae, Chase Bryant, and the list goes on.

Intern candidates should have the following qualities: attention to detail, professionalism, ability to take direction well, accountable for assignments, good follow through, willingness to ask questions, and be a creative thinker.

Please email the following documents (Cover Letter, Resume, and Writing Sample) for consideration to Entertainment Editor, Nicole Gould at with the Email Subject Line: What’s Up? Media Intern Candidate. No phone calls, please. Thank you.


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