JOBS AT ADIRONDACK WEDDINGS MAGAZINE
Interested in working with us? We are pleased to offer the following opportunities:
BRIDAL MAGAZINE ACCOUNT MANAGERS
Adirondack Weddings, a nationally-acclaimed bridal magazine based in Plattsburgh, is seeking a local account manager to grow our client roster of the region’s best wedding professionals. As the Adirondacks’ one and only newsstand bridal magazine, we are the local wedding authority. As an account manager, you will be responsible for acquiring new quality sponsors that include local venues, florists, bakers, jewelers, photographers, and more.
• Winning personality and positive attitude; a “people person” who loves building relationships and making new friends
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit
• Must be comfortable contacting potential sponsors by phone, email, and occasionally in person
Experience not necessary for candidates who meet the above qualifications. Pluses include any or all of the following: knowledge of the local wedding market, prior ad sales experience, proficiency in the Adobe Suite, and a background in business, sales, or marketing.
As an account manager, your primary responsibility is to gain new sponsors and drive revenue. You MUST be comfortable prospecting, making cold calls, and sending email. You will quote rate packages with accuracy, keep detailed records, and report directly to the publisher on a weekly basis. Candidates must have a warm, friendly demeanor and possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills. The account manager will also manage client contracts/payments, and serve as the point person for gathering ad materials (i.e., logos/photos/text).
We are a fun, quality brand. Our print magazine, launched in 2011, is filled with page after page of gorgeous photography and fascinating tales of love, nature, wildlife, and local history. We take pride in the unparalleled beauty of the region and the unique mission of the publication. We value and respect our readers and sponsors.
Readership and coverage region. As one of the world’s most beautiful destination wedding locations, thousands of couples from near and far marry here each year. Our readers (50,000+) perfectly represent the educated, savvy demographic that quality brands want to target. Our editorial coverage area includes the entire Adirondack Park region, from Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast down to Saratoga and the Capital Region, including the world-famous Adirondack towns of Lake Placid, Lake George, Saranac Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, North Creek, and Ticonderoga.
Circulation and reach. Adirondack Weddings is available on newsstands in 13 states and Canada, making it one of the world’s most widely available regional bridal magazines, and one of the only regional U.S. magazines available in Canada. We can be found on shelves at Barnes & Noble, Rite Aid, Price Chopper, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Big M, Mac’s Market, Wegmans, and many more. Tens of thousands of additional readers find us online, where we are #1 on Google for key search terms including “Adirondack weddings,” “ADK weddings,” and more.
Award-winning quality. Adirondack Weddings is perhaps the most celebrated regional bridal magazine in history. We’ve won two Eddies, awards which are known as one of the magazine industry’s highest honors. In winning these awards, we competed against national magazines, earning the honors over an untold number of famous newsstand titles. We’ve won numerous other awards, including design awards from the American Federation of Advertising’s Albany chapter.
This is a remote position. You must have a functioning laptop and reliable access to internet, phone, and email, as well as a quiet work environment. Candidates must be available for an in-person interview in Plattsburgh.
Position to start immediately; job will remain open until filled.
Generous commission structure with high earning potential, flexible hours, and no earning ceiling. (Please note: This is a fully commission-based position, not a salaried position.)
ASAP. Position to start immediately and will remain open until filled.
Please email a cover letter and resume with a list of three references to Laura Ward: email@example.com. In your cover letter, please tell us why you’d be best for the job. Be sure to mention any related experience and also list computer/software programs in which you are proficient or fluent.
EDITORIAL AND MARKETING INTERNS
Adirondack Weddings, a nationally-acclaimed newsstand bridal magazine and website, is seeking interns in the areas of writing, marketing, and graphic design. Candidates should be college students (grad or undergrad) with a strong portfolio of writing samples, design samples, and/or related materials. Relevant coursework and experience with student media preferred.
• Excellent writing skills and a love of proper grammar
• Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, and WordPress
• Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and eager to learn
Exact responsibilities are tailored to the intern’s skills, but might include any or all of the following:
• Writing/reporting original stories for the website and/or the print magazine. Topics include real weddings, love stories, vendor spotlights, local history, outdoor adventure, DIYs, recipes, etc.
• Editorial design for web (inspiration boards, color palettes, vendor spotlights, real weddings, DIYs, etc)
• Graphic design including design of print advertisements and marketing materials
• Assisting on photo shoots (planning, styling, shooting behind the scenes footage, etc.)
• Increasing awareness of the magazine and strengthening relationships with readers and vendors via marketing efforts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, direct mail, phone, etc., as well as occasionally in person
• Attendance at bridal show events or other relevant events (if any take place during internship period)
The intern will work closely with and be directly supervised by the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief. The internship will give you invaluable hands-on experience and great clips/samples for your portfolio. This is not a “making coffee” internship!
Adirondack Weddings is available in 13 states and Canada, making it one of the world’s most widely available regional bridal magazines. Our readers (50,000+ in print, 100,000+ online) come from both near and far to marry here each year. Our editorial coverage region includes the world-famous towns of Lake Placid, Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Saranac Lake, and Ticonderoga.
Adirondack Weddings is perhaps the most celebrated regional bridal magazine in history. We’ve won two Eddies, awards which are known as one of the magazine industry’s highest honors. In winning these awards, we competed against national magazines, earning the honors over an untold number of famous newsstand titles. We’ve won numerous other awards, including design awards from the American Federation of Advertising’s Albany chapter.
The magazine can be found at retail chains including Barnes & Noble, Rite Aid, Price Chopper, Hannaford, Wegmans, and many more.
Positions are on-site in historic Plattsburgh, New York, a small city on Lake Champlain at the base of the Adirondack Mountains.
TIME FRAME/START DATE
Available positions correspond with the following academic semesters: Spring (January to May), Summer (May to August), and Fall (September to December). Exact start and end dates are flexible.
Minimum 9 hours per week for the duration of the academic semester.
Intern must own his or her own functioning laptop. Graphic design interns must have a recent version of the Adobe Design Suite (5+) or a Creative Cloud membership.
Academic credit only. This is an unpaid internship position.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and positions remain open until filled. Positions are currently open for the Spring 2015 semester (January to May).
Email your resume to Laura Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Editorial and Marketing Internship.” Feel free to include links and attachments to work samples. In your introductory email/cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for the position and include the following:
A. Your level of proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign, and WordPress.
B. Your favorite magazines and blogs.
C. Your preferred semester.
D. Your student status and current geographic location. (Please apply only if you are willing to relocate to Plattsburgh, NY for the duration of the internship semester.)
NOTIFICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS
Candidates under serious consideration will be notified by email within one week and invited to participate in a phone interview. (Candidates interested in a position for Spring 2015 are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.)