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Posted 4/30/18

Weddings Managing Editor

What's Up? Media, publisher of What's Up? Weddings magazine, is seeking an energetic, creative, detail-oriented editor to manage the editorial production of our biannual bridal magazine. Printed twice per year (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer issues), What's Up? Weddings features expressive, fun, and engaging wedding-related articles that put local brides-to-be in position to have the wedding of their dreams. Editorial content includes know-how advice, visual photo essays, real local weddings in full photo display, bridal fashion and accessories, and much more. 

As Managing Editor for What's Up? Weddings your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing the editorial schedule of articles and columns for each issue of What's Up? Weddings and managing the editorial content for it's web site, weddings.whatsupmag.com
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with local writers, photographers, clients, and organizations--sourcing article ideas and recent wedding leads
  • Significant writing and editing of both print and online content
  • Working with the graphic design team on article layouts and production
  • Ensuring deadlines are met to facilitate on-time production
  • Pushing all editorial content through social media vehicles to develop and grow an audience

What's Up? Weddings and weddings.whatsupmag.com feature the best in bridal and wedding trends (don't forget the grooms and groomsmen!), while offering localized content. The publication's distribution is throughout the Chesapeake region, primarily in Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Dorchester, Kent, and Caroline counties. 

The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, editorial know-how, an eye for visual layout, passion for all things weddings/bridal, and a rich understanding of our region/demographic. The position will be contracted as a freelance contributing editor.

Those interested in applying may do so by submitting an introductory letter, resume, and three writing samples to: Editor@whatsupmag.com

Please include "Weddings Editor Application" in the subject line of your email.

Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with the Editorial Director and Publisher. 

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Posted 4/2518

Project Manager

The Project Manager is responsible for elevating our corporate marketing initiatives. The Project Manager provides strategic expertise on planning metrics, market intelligence, and sets bench-marking critical paths for marketing, design, and operations across all projects.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Work with Publisher to define overall messaging for the firm to reach business goals. 
  • Develop marketing and communications initiatives for the brand.
  • Curate content for and work with designers to create ads for publications, as well as special events
  • Manages all budget related activities (processing of invoices, etc.)
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with advertising partners and third-party vendors.
  • Manages marketing collateral across divisions, ensures materials are on hand for any occasional need.
  • Works with research to create all reports as needed.
  • Works with Publisher and team to create media strategy by division – publications, event participation, sponsorships.
  • Works with internal departments to develop and create internal marketing materials – HR, Accounting, Sales Meeting Notes, Leadership Team, etc.
  • Oversees all signage initiatives.
  • Works with sales team to develop bespoke integrated marketing plans.
  • Works with sales team to develop institutional class materials for transactions meeting the threshold: presentations, high-end marketing pieces, interactive marketing materials.
  • Works with sales teams to develop custom marketing materials to support their brand: capabilities brochures, marketing books, presentations, flyers, maps etc.
  • Manages marketing metrics/website analytics (collecting from Director, Digital Marketing) and prepares monthly marketing metrics smart sheet and quarterly metrics presentation for leadership.
  • Develops project timelines as needed.
  • Creates and maintains marketing collateral organization structure for department and firm.
  • Conducts marketing training for new sales team members.
  • Develops and oversees business development opportunities for sales team: client outreach, closing dinners, holiday/anniversary gifts.
  • Reviews, edits and approves all client care initiatives for sales team members.
To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience and (2) your resume/cv directly to araymond@whatsupmag.com 
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Posted 3/8/18


Account Executive

We work with the best people to produce the best work. The sales force behind our award-winning publications, events and digital platforms demand a strong need for achievement, competitiveness, optimism and a passion to enrich lives in our coverage. Think you have what it takes to join the team? Are you ready to represent our brand in a professional way, selling across all platforms in alignment with company processes to meet and exceed revenue goals?

Benefits include Health Insurance, Pension and 401K plans and work perks such as monthly birthday lunches and flexible vacations. Who doesn't like the sound of those?

Very high-income potential.

To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience and (2) your resume/cv directly to araymond@whatsupmag.com 

Applicants must live in Anne Arundel County or within Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester or Kent Counties on the Eastern Shore.

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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 www.WhatsUpMag.com 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 editor@whatsupmag.com

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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 editor@whatsupmag.com
 

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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 editor@whatsupmag.com
 
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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, Cate Reynolds at creynolds@whatsupmag.com with the Email Subject Line: What’s Up? Media Intern Candidate. No phone calls, please. Thank you.


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