D Magazine Partners offers a variety of internships each semester. 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 roadmap 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. This program is unpaid.
The summer internship program will being on May 28 and end on August 8. Applications are due by April 17.
If you have any question please contact Kate Mitchell.
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.
- Advertising / Sales
- Art / Production
- Editorial / Journalism
- Marketing / Brand
D Magazine Partners Advertising 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!
People Newspaper Marketing/Advertising Intern
Interns will be exposed to all facets of the advertising/marketing efforts of the newspaper: completing special projects for Marketing Consultants 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 Marketing Manager 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!
D Custom Media Development/Advertising 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. Primary responsibilities will be to help research, evaluate, and implement new business ideas. Thinking like an entrepreneur is a large part of the job, which feeds on multiple tasks and projects. This intern will experience how new ventures, ancillary products, special sections and sponsorship opportunities are developed, from pitching the idea to the end product. Interaction is with all departments, and will include some vendors and advertising clients. This position requires innovative thinking, an outgoing personality, great attention to detail, strong organizational and collaboration skills, and the ability 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 D events and attending trade shows. Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint is required.
Interactive Design Intern
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.
Food Photography Intern
As the online food photographer for SideDish, D Magazine’s food blog, you’ll get to visit some of the newest restaurants around town. Of course, you need to be able to take photos in dim settings, because you will be going to at least one evening dinner per week. 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 don’t have to have previous food photography experience, but you do have to be open on weekday evenings and weekends. Turning in your work on tight deadlines is a must. Generally, you’ll be helping us fill our restaurant directory, photograph new restaurants, and capture the atmosphere at food events. The more available you are, the more your credited photographs will show up on SideDish.
Get hands on experience working with art and production teams with retouching and prepress. Enhance and adjust images; composite mock ups, perform color correction, and make our products beautiful! Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Photoshop are preferred.
People Newspaper Art Department Intern
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 parkcitiespeople.com and prestonhollowpeople.com and social media platforms, as well as designing marketing and promotional materials. HTML/CSS experience is a big plus.
D Custom Photography and Design Intern
D Custom is looking for a creative design and photography intern to assist with the launch of a new group of business publications in print and online. The design and photography intern will have the opportunity to work closely with our Editor and Creative Director on editorial layouts, photo shoots, and photo editing for our publications, as well as the Publisher for marketing materials. This intern will work on a variety of photography assignments, and must have reliable transportation and his or her own equipment. Other duties may include attending events and trade show and loading content into our CMS. Candidates must possess a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
D Custom 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.
EDITORIAL/JOURNALISM INTERNSHIPS (D Magazine and People Newspapers)
Food and Dining Intern
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.
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.
Lifestyle Assistant Intern
This is not a styling internship. If you’re hoping to spend your time dressing models and selecting high fashion for the glossy pages of D Magazine, this probably isn’t the internship for you. But here’s what we are looking for: an organized, energetic intern with writing skills and a knack for multitasking. Photography skills are a bonus. Be prepared to spend your time working on the web side of things, adding fashion and beauty-related events to our online calendar and new places to our shopping and nightlife directories, contributing to our ShopTalk shopping and beauty blog, fact-checking our shopping directory, calling stores to get information, keeping tabs on exciting sales, and researching fashion trends. We’ll also trust our intrepid intern to produce regular ShopTalk posts, assist on photo shoots, visit local boutiques to round up interesting ideas for online shopping features, pitch new story ideas, and assist with big projects, like the 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas. Again, writing skills are a must.
Community Engagement Intern
D’s community engagement department is new to the company. 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 phone numbers, facts, and resources for a new page on the website; and you’ll report on the stories behind these phone numbers, facts, and resources. 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.
The research department is looking for an organized self-starter to assist in the planning and execution of 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 CEO Business Editorial Intern
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 online news reports, and magazine stories for print. 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.
Web/FrontRow Editorial Intern
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 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.
People Newspapers Editorial Intern
People Newspapers is looking for interns who are willing to get a little ink on their hands. Editorial interns will be responsible for a variety of projects, including editing police blotters, proofreading, compiling calendars, and — once you’ve proven yourself — writing stories. We need applicants with a love for the AP Stylebook and a desire to learn what makes a community special.
EDITORIAL/JOURNALSIM INTERNSHIPS (D Custom)
D Custom Audience Development Intern
Are you a social media pro? Interested in current social media trends? The Audience Development team at D Custom, D Magazine’s in-house custom content marketing agency, is looking for a creative and organized self-starter with a knack for custom content and social media. This merry blend of account service, editorial and social media is an ideal position for a candidate with a journalism or marketing background. Daily responsibilities include pitching and writing blogs, SEO, proofreading, as well as account and social media management for exclusive D Custom clients.
- WordPress proficiency required
- Experience in professional and trending social platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Vine, Instagram
- Excellent editorial and copy editing skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
D Custom Editorial Intern
We don’t just focus on one medium. Magazines. Social media. Content strategy. Video. Websites. Next-generation audience development. We do it all, and we’re looking for storytellers who love variety and know how to speak to different industries. Our interns are mentored by the best, and we’re looking for editorial aficionados who can produce and edit content for the team’s local, national, and global clients. Daily tasks include writing, research, creative pitches, fact checking, image selection, and social media management. Interns play a big part in the D Custom team and are treated as such. Your portfolio will never be the same. Please go to dcustom.com to see our portfolio.
D Custom Social Media Strategy/Editorial Intern
Do you browse your Facebook newsfeed on your downtime? Do you tweet at least once a day? Do you like to post instagrams? Then this internship isn’t for you. We’re interested in students who want to learn the customized strategy, professional execution, and analytics behind the platforms. We want someone who thinks they have the writing and grammar skills it takes to write blogs, social media editorial calendars, and newsletters. This internship will give you the real life skills needed to begin a successful career in digital/content marketing.
After this internship you will:
- Become Hootsuite certified
- Have extensive knowledge of Google Analytics
- Understand how to compile, analyze, and present client-ready social media analytics reports
- Brainstorm creative ideas for social media giveaways, campaigns, contests, and help execute and monitor ongoing campaigns.
- Write blogs, contribute blog ideas, and learn how to make each piece of online content optimized for the best possible S.E.O. practices
- Have a well-rounded understanding for social media marketing and digital magazines as a whole.
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 manager 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 research and monitoring
• Preparation of sales materials
• Creation of marketing collateral and/or info-graphics
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.
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 Account Services Marketing Internship
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.
- 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, Fossil Group Inc., and the Dallas Regional Chamber.