Careers, Freelance Opportunities, and Internships

Employment Opportunities

For more information about current full-time employment opportunities or to send a résumé, please contact Alexandra Nodiff at jobs@phillymag.com. Metrocorp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Freelance Opportunities

Philadelphia magazine accepts freelance pitches for both print and digital products. Pitches should be geared toward longform works (between 1,000 and 4,000 words), not smaller items or service writing. Specifically, we are seeking stories that cover city- and suburban-focused issues, trends, and timely nostalgia pieces that have a novel take. These stories should reveal something deeper about Philadelphia and the people who live here. Recent examples include “The Death of Gentrification Guilt,” “It’s the End of The Gallery as We Know It,” “The Battle for the Soul of Washington Avenue,” and “I May Live in Pennsylvania, but I’m No Pennsylvanian.”

Please send short pitches (not full manuscripts) to pitches@phillymag.com. If the story is a good fit, an editor will contact you; please do not send follow-up messages. No phone calls, press releases, or info about events, please.


Editorial Internship Program

Philadelphia magazine offers editorial internship opportunities for undergraduate college students.

Our interns receive intensive training in both print and digital media. Typical duties include researching and fact-checking articles, transcribing interviews, reporting articles for both the website and magazine, resizing photos and creating slideshows, updating online content, writing event listings, and posting content to social media. Interns have daily interaction with our editorial staff and the many facets of the publishing industry.

We request a minimum of 20 hours per week over three days in the office during spring and fall internships and 30 hours per week over four days during summer internships. Internships are unpaid and must be used to receive academic credit. Interns must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a postsecondary academic institution; high school students, rising college freshman, recent graduates, and graduate students are not eligible to apply.

Please fill out the following form and email PDFs of your résumé and at least one published clip, with your name as the subject line, to internships@phillymag.com. No Word documents or phone calls, please. Applications for the summer program close on March 10th.



Graphic Design Internship

As a designer within the Design department, you would help to sculpt the overall brand of the company through work on editorial pieces, in-book marketing and advertising sections, digital initiatives and event branding and promotion! You will be an integral part of the design team, learning about publishing design from a full 360° perspective.

This highly coveted opportunity will give you hands on experience at an award-winning magazine that is undergoing rapid growth as well as the ability to be on the ground of floor of our newest initiative, City Studio, an in-house creative and content agency aimed at creating custom programs and campaigns for our clients and advertisers. Nowhere else can you get the professional experience that combines both a publishing and agency environment in such a way.

Job Duties

  • Incorporate creative skills, commercial/advertising awareness, and proficient knowledge of design software (specifically including Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) to develop materials for clients and company projects
  • Deliver projects to Editorial, Sales and Marketing Departments based on pre-established workflow process (ie: Job jackets and project schedules)
  • Projects include but are not limited to E-blasts, microsites, editorial and marketing in-book sections, event promotions and signage, banner ads, logo creation, event branding and more. Our day to day is never the same so we need to be prepared for anything.

Job Requirements
An internship with the design department is unpaid and requires 20 hours per week minimum, schedule to be determined.

Skills/Qualifications
Graphic Design Skills, Attention to Detail, Deadline-Oriented, Layout Skills, Creative Services, Customer Focus, Creativity, Flexibility, Team Mentality, Desktop Publishing Tools, Working knowledge of HTML/CSS (You will be working with code!)

Contact
Brandon McArdle, Visual Designer, bmcardle@phillymag.com


Integrated Marketing and Special Events Internship

Philadelphia magazine offers marketing and special event internship opportunities for undergraduate college students.

Our interns serve as a member of the Marketing team in a dynamic, bottom-line driven environment. Marketing interns assist in all manners of tasks, helping with the overall brand and supporting marketing processes of the magazine and its ancillary publications. Some of these tasks include the planning and execution of all Philadelphia magazine events, helping to prepare media kits for Philadelphia magazine advertising sales representatives, proofing/copyediting and fact-checking special sections, helping to create post-event recaps, creating content for the @PhillyMagEvents social media platforms, concepting and copywriting for promotional material and more! Interns have daily interaction with our marketing and sales staff allowing for great experience in the publishing industry.

We request a minimum of 20 hours per week over three days in the office over the course of an internship. Internships are unpaid and must be used to receive academic credit. Interns must be enrolled at a postsecondary academic institution; high school students and rising college freshman are not eligible to apply.

To apply, please send your résumé to Kaylie Corallo at events@phillymag.com.