D Magazine Partners offers a variety of internships each semester (fall, spring, summer). If you are looking to gain invaluable real-world media industry experience, you’ve come to the right place.
Each internship position is a different learning experience, but nevertheless, what you will gain from working with our company is a road map for your future career endeavors.
About our program
Working in the media industry is a fast-paced environment. Qualified candidates for our program must be able to work under demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, as well as possess excellent computer, communication and organizational skills. The D Magazine Partners internship program is highly competitive, and our interns are held to a high standard. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 12 hours a week and commit to the full term of the semester. The D Magazine Partners Internship program is unpaid.
The fall internship application deadline is July 27. The internship program will start August 26 and end December 4.
If you have any question please contact Augusta Neal (Augusta.Neal@dcustom.com). No phone calls, please.
Please choose one area of interest on your application. Within each area, there are multiple internships available. When applying, you will not choose a specific internship, but the descriptions are listed below to help you better understand each area.
- Art / Production
- Editorial / Journalism
- Marketing / Brand
D Magazine Editorial Intern
If glossy magazines give you a thrill, this is the internship for you. D Magazine editorial interns are smart, reliable, detail-oriented, talented, and curious. We’re looking for good writers and reporters who aren’t afraid to pick up the phone. Interns work closely with print staff to make every issue as perfect as possible, and primary responsibilities include fact-checking articles, covering local events, blogging, and working on projects for other departments and publications as availability and interest permits. Especially successful candidates will have an interest in pitching and writing for the front of the book section. You’ll discover the glamorous—and sometimes not-so-glamorous—side of publishing, and gain tons of real-world magazine experience along the way.
D Magazine Business Editorial Internship
Are you looking for real-world journalism experience? Do you follow multiple news sources daily? Do you want to learn about the fast-paced world of business journalism and collect bylines at the same time? The business division of D Magazine Partners—which includes D CEO, D Business Daily, D Real Estate Daily, and D Healthcare Daily—is looking for talented, organized, and committed interns. You will have the opportunity to build your portfolio and resume by writing magazine stories for print, as well as online news reports covering a variety of industries. You’ll also gain invaluable fact-checking and proofreading experience, perform editorial research, attend issue planning meetings, and work on other editorial tasks. There are no coffee runs in this internship—unless they’re for yourself.
D Magazine Community Engagement
D’s community engagement department is a constantly evolving department with new projects added monthly. You’ll join Krista Nightengale in defining what this department means to the company. You’ll be helping plan forums and discussions, you’ll compile information, and you’ll help with planning for the 2015-2016 class of D Academy. You will also be helping with the Coalition for a New Dallas (look at D’s May 2014 issue to get an overview of what the issue is). We’re looking for someone who is able to complete tasks without a lot of oversight. We want go-getters, big thinkers, and innovators. Preferred: someone with journalism experience and an interest in planning events.
D Home and D Weddings Editorial Intern
We need an energetic, smart, organized, reliable, and creative intern with an interest (or experience) in design, fashion, and weddings. If you have an interest in blogging, even better. The intern’s primary responsibilities include: writing, pitching ideas, and taking photos for our two blogs; fact-checking copy for our magazines; uploading events and trunk shows to the events section of the website; picking up and dropping off items for photo shoots; assisting editors with photo shoots; and writing small blurbs and entries for our magazines. There is a good amount of fact-checking, so the intern must be comfortable with making phone calls.
D Magazine Food and Dining Intern (Online Editorial)
If you like food and, most importantly, writing about it – this is probably your dream internship. We’re looking for a top-notch writer for SideDish, D Magazine’s popular food news blog. You must be organized, self-motivated, and interested (or have experience) with food blogging. Photography skills are preferred, but not an absolute must. You’ll be spending most of your time entering dining events into our directory system, covering some of those events, writing at least two blog posts per week, interviewing chefs/restaurant industry people/etc., and helping us out with small projects as needed. It’s a lot of work, but by the time your internship is over, you’ll know Dallas’ food scene better than you thought possible.
People Newspapers Editorial
People Newspapers is looking for interns willing to juggle multiple assignments and take responsibility for a variety of projects, including editing police blotters, proofreading, writing blog posts, pitching story ideas, and writing stories. We need applicants with a love for the AP Stylebook and a desire to learn what makes a community special.
D Magazine Research Intern
The research department is looking for an organized self-starter to assist in the planning and execution of D Magazine‘s Best programs like Best of Big D, Best Doctors, Best Lawyers, and many others. You will be exposed to numerous departments at D Magazine including editorial, marketing, sales, and design. Primary responsibilities include fact-checking information by phone, email or Internet, researching and analyzing data, and working within data collection platforms. Experience with Excel, Survey Monkey, or Wufoo is preferred. If you have great time management skills, enjoy working on many different projects, and have fun fresh ideas, then you will make a great addition to our research team.
D Custom DRC Publications Editorial Internship
We are looking for a talented individual with an passion for business journalism for an editorial internship at D Custom, the agency division of D Magazine Partners. You would contribute to the production of DC’s newest magazines, the Dallas Regional Chamber publications. The DRC publications include the newly launched Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review, the Dallas-Fort Worth Relocation + Newcomer Guide, and the Dallas Economic Development Guide. This internship is a real opportunity to participate in the launch of new publications and gain a lay of the land view of the publishing world. This intern will have the opportunity to build a portfolio by writing stories for print and web, as well as gain invaluable transcription, fact-checking, and proofreading experience. There may be opportunities to perform editorial research, attend planning meetings, lay out magazine components within an established template, and work on other editorial and administrative tasks. You’ll need excellent writing and proofreading skills, the ability to work effectively on a team, and strong research skills. Knowledge of Excel and the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. This intern will get real world experience, and have a chance to work with an experienced and knowledgable team. We hope you’ll consider joining us.
D Magazine FrontRow Editorial Intern (Online Editorial)
Here are the three most important things we need to know about you. One: you can write, really well. Two: you love all things entertainment, especially music, movies, art, and theater. Three: you’re familiar with the thing called the Internet. That’s it. But maybe you’re also funny, hard working, organized, and an all-around go-getter. D Magazine‘s online arts section is looking for an inquisitive, creative, reliable, and organized intern who can hit the ground running. Primary duties include writing event listings, blogging, and fact-checking articles through phone calls. Generally, you’ll help generate content for and support D Magazine’s FrontRow blog. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of web publishing while gaining tons of writing experience.
D Magazine Art/Production Intern
Get practical experience working closely with art and production teams on photo shoots and prepress. Interns will assist in photo editing, digital publishing, and archiving for all printed magazines. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite are preferred.
D Custom Graphic Design Intern
The D Custom Design team is looking for a detail-oriented, creative thinker with a passion for visual communications to assist with various design needs. This is a hands-on internship, so the intern must have knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite, basic design principles, typography, print and digital design standards, and be a team player ready to contribute to a wide range of projects. The intern will work directly with the design team to design print magazine layouts, assist in photo research and editing, and to help create web and digital design projects. Experience using InDesign CS6/CC and Photoshop CS6/CC is a must. Knowledge of HTML/CSS is a plus. Portfolio samples are required.
D Magazine Interactive Design Intern (Online)
The interactive design team is looking for a designer to assist with the creation of pixel-perfect online content. Must possess high attention to detail, working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and strong typography and layout skills. Will be responsible for preparing and optimizing graphics for dmagazine.com and social media platforms, as well as designing marketing and promotional materials. HTML/CSS experience is a big plus.
People Newspapers Art Intern
Our interactive design team is looking for a designer to assist with the creation of ads, web content, and page layout. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite is a must. WordPress and Google Analytics experience is a plus. The intern will be responsible for preparing and optimizing graphics for parkcitiespeople.com, prestonhollowpeople.com, and social media platforms, as well as designing marketing and promotional materials.
D Magazine Web Photography Intern (Online)
As the web photographer for dmagazine.com, you’ll get to take photos for all of D’s online communities (SideDish, FrontBurner, and more). This includes visiting some of the newest restaurants around town, events/parties, and historical Dallas landmarks. The ideal candidate for this position is flexible, organized, responds quickly to emails and text messages, and able to travel to multiple locations in DFW throughout the week. You do have to be open on some weekday evenings and weekends. Turning in your work on tight deadlines is a must. Generally, you’ll be helping us fill our directories, photograph new restaurants/shops, and capture the atmosphere at events. The more available you are, the more your credited photographs will show up on D Magazine‘s website.
Account Services Marketing Internship, D Custom
Wanted: A smart, motivated, and organized self-starter who is interested in gaining account management experience through an internship with D Custom — the in-house content and marketing agency at D Magazine Media Partners. The ideal applicant will have a strong desire to assist with daily client needs, all the while gaining valuable marketing and project management experience in a fast-paced, agency environment. Requirements: • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook • Possesses the ability — and willingness — to share creative input • Must be able to perform assigned duties with minimal supervision • Obtained or currently seeking a degree in a marketing or communications related field • Previous internship experience a plus D Custom is an integrated content marketing agency that delivers award-winning content and marketing solutions for a growing list of local, regional, and global customers, such as Omni Hotels, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, SMU Cox School of Business, HP, and the Dallas Regional Chamber.
D Custom Social Media Intern
The D Custom audience development team is looking for two social media interns. Daily responsibilities will include posting blogs, scheduling content, proofreading, researching, learning and implementing SEO, conducting analytics reports, and brainstorming ways to improve client’s digital presence through social strategy. Experience in WordPress, Microsoft office, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest in preferred. After this internship, you will also have sufficient experience in SEO Yoast, Shutterstock, HootSuite, Google analytics, and Facebook Insights. Be apart of an exciting industry in the heart of one of the best cities on earth!
D Magazine Brand Intern
This position focuses on marketing D Magazine editorial content, company/brand news, seminars, and events. Responsibilities will include developing contact lists, working with outside media, fact-checking data, assisting the marketing team with events, and developing creative promotional ideas. Additionally, and most importantly, the brand intern will help manage our social media strategy. Social media experience, good writing skills, and organizational skills are a must. If you like the pace of a political campaign and like working with young, fun, creative people and can manage an internship that offers no pay but great experience, the brand team may be for you. Must be 21 at time of internship to apply.
D Custom Marketing Intern
Do you know what content marketing is? Do you want to find out first-hand? D Custom is an integrated content marketing agency that is a part of the D Magazine family. The marketing director is looking for a motivated and self-driven intern to assist on multiple projects. We are seeking an intern with a background in marketing or advertising and a strong grasp of the online and social environment. D Custom’s marketing department is a busy, fast-paced environment and we need an intern who is creative, independent, and curious. Some of the tasks that a D Custom marketing intern will take on are:
• Article research, writing, and editing for the D Custom blog
• Marketing initiatives and campaigns
• Social media curation, research, and monitoring
• Preparation of sales materials
• Assisting in the creation of marketing collateral and/or infographics
The ideal candidate will have held at least one professional internship; they will have very strong writing and editing skills, great research abilities, experience in managing various social media channels, and the ability to switch gears from project to project. Experience in design and layout (specifically Photoshop and InDesign) is a major plus.
D Magazine Marketing Intern
The marketing department is looking for interns interested in event planning, promotions, and media marketing. An ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, creative, organized, and self-motivated. As a marketing intern you will observe, plan, and execute events, assist with data entry, research, mailings, and promotional materials. Interns will gain hands-on experience in a dynamic and fast-paced sales and marketing environment. Knowledge of Adobe creative suite is a plus. Must be 21 to apply.
D Magazine Partners Ad Sales Intern
Our advertising team is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who can put the client’s needs first. As an intern in the advertising department, you will gain first-hand experience in the industry by working alongside our ad directors and executives on client services and business development initiatives for all our publications, including D Magazine, D Home, D Weddings, D CEO and D Online. This internship works closely with marketing and brand departments for special sections and event sponsorship opportunities. Opportunities for this position include: attending planning meetings and networking events, accompany ad directors on sales calls, research/prospect clients, and aid in maintaining client relationships. Special digital projects will include: helping with directory listing and reporting, monitoring ad campaigns in Google DFP, Analytics, and Adwords. Qualified candidates should have a background in advertising, marketing, or corporate communications and an interest in client services and account management. This internship offers a great opportunity to network with professional leaders in the community! D Magazine Partners is one of the most well known brands in Dallas, and we hope you will consider joining our professional, diverse, and driven advertising team!
D Magazine Partners Client Communications Intern
Our Communications Director is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who can put the client’s needs first. As an intern involved with client-facing communication, you will gain first-hand experience in the industry by working alongside our sales-marketing team on client services and business development initiatives for all our publications, including D Magazine, D Home, D Weddings, D CEO and D Online. This internship works closely with marketing and brand departments for special sections and event sponsorship opportunities. Opportunities for this position include: attending planning meetings and networking events, accompany Communications Director in various meetings, research/prospect clients, and aid in maintaining client relationships. Qualified candidates should have a background in advertising, marketing, or corporate communications and an interest in client services and account management. This internship offers a great opportunity to network with professional leaders in the community! D Magazine Partners is one of the most well known brands in Dallas, and we hope you will consider joining our professional, diverse, and driven advertising team!
D Magazine Partners Digital Advertising Intern
Assist the digital advertising associate in monitoring inventory of online ads, pulling traffic reports, and managing all advertorial content on the website. If you like computers and consider yourself a digital techie and want to learn invaluable skills in a growing industry, this is the internship for you!
D Custom Media Development Intern
The Media Development intern will assist in the print and digital launch of a new group of business publications published by D Custom, and will play a role in the development and implementation of its marketing, business development, and public relations plan. This internship will give you a real “lay of the land” view of the publishing world. Thinking like an entrepreneur is a large part of this internship, which feeds on multiple tasks and projects.You will have the opportunity to help research, evaluate, and implement new business ideas. It’s a chance to experience how new ventures, ancillary products, special sections and sponsorship opportunities are developed — from pitching the idea, to follow through and end product. Interaction is with all departments, and will include some vendors and advertising clients. We require innovative thinking, an outgoing personality, great attention to detail, strong organizational and collaboration skills, and the abilit y to meet deadlines. Daily responsibilities include assisting with business development, coordinating marketing materials, creating advertising logs, research and analysis, and keeping up with media industry news and local competitors. Other duties are varied and may include participating in events and attending trade shows. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
People Newspapers Sales/Marketing Intern
Interns will be exposed to all facets of the advertising/marketing efforts of the newspapers: completing special projects for Advertising Account Executives including gathering materials to provide to clients, cold calling to update/maintain client databases, phone prospecting, updating sales tools/marketing collateral, creating logs of advertisers in competitor publications, and assisting the Publisher in event planning/execution. A great introduction into the publishing world, and includes opportunities to interact with all departments, not just advertising/marketing. Get ready for a fast-moving and dynamic semester!