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Posted 10/24/19

Entertainment/Assistant Editor

What's Up? Media, publisher of several city/regional magazines and a collection of leading community web sites, is seeking an energetic, personable, and motivated individual to drive the entertainment coverage and calendar responsibilities within the editorial department. This person will be a team player working within a talented staff, reporting directly to the Editorial Director.

Specific responsibilities include: management and development of events calendar for three print magazines and web site; database entry, import, and export; marketing and outreach communication with businesses, organizations, schools, and event producers; scheduling, writing, and editing of monthly entertainment columns; occasional feature article writing; procuring artwork for print and web; and compiling content for weekly e-newsletters, among other duties. 

Preferred skills: excellent written and verbal communication; Microsoft Office; Adobe applications; social media applications; copyediting; photography; familiarity with Chicago and AP styles; content management systems; and a geographic command of Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Kent, Dorchester, Caroline, Howard, and Prince George's counties.

Pay is commensurate with entry-level positions in the industry; $30–40,000 expected range. Benefits include paid holidays and sick leave, health/dental/vision insurance, 401K plan access, and various industry perks. 

To introduce yourself to us, email your cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to editor@whatsupmag.com and include “Entertainment Editor” in the subject line. 

Blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, and/or Twitter accounts are also welcome ways of introducing yourself to us.


Posted 7/12/19

Contributing Writer: Food & Dining

What’s Up? Media is seeking qualified writers to cover the local dining scene, specifically writing restaurant dining reviews and interviews with local chefs and culinary ownership. We are actively growing our coverage of the dining scene, especially on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 

Qualified writers will possess a culinary background of a professional caliber and demonstrate exemplary writing skills. We prefer our writers to live within the area of primary coverage, which includes: Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s, Kent, Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester counties. 

As a contributing writer, you will be contracted on a freelance basis per assignment and expected to attend editorial meetings as determined by the editorial director.

To introduce yourself, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to editor@whatsupmag.com with the subject line “Dining Writer”


Posted 7/12/19

Editorial Intern

Do you like writing? Do you like cubicles? Do you like the oxford comma (please say yes)?

What’s Up? Wants You! 

What’s Up? Media is looking for an Editorial Intern. This is a 12–20 hours per week unpaid internship.

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 a student or recent grad studying English, Creative Writing, or Journalism. If you have a flair for writing and an eye for detail, this position allows for creativity in writing blog posts, event announcements, and other ~super cool~ writing assignments. 

Please email the following documents (Cover Letter, Resume, and Writing Sample) for consideration to Entertainment Editor, Cate Reynolds at creynolds@whatsupmag.com and Community Editor, Caley Breese at cbreese@whatsupmag.com with the Email Subject Line: What’s Up? Media Intern Candidate. No phone calls, please. Thank you!