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Careers & Internships

ART DIRECTOR

The Chronicle is currently seeking an experienced, motivated and talented Art Director to join its creative team. The candidate must possess a strong and progressive creative vision balanced with an appreciation for and stewardship of the magazine’s history and brand. He or she will be a self-starter, have a collaborative work style, positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Having an eye for detail and the ability to take the initiative and organize multiple projects is a must. Candidate should be fluent in the key Adobe CS applications and have interest (and ideally experience) in digital formats.

The position is located in Middleburg, Va.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the editorial team, both in-house and remotely, to design features, covers, departments, etc., for weekly print issues of The Chronicle of the Horse and continuing the evolution of the Chronicle product.
  • Spearheading the design of our bimonthly lifestyle publication, Untacked, and producing this title consistent with the Chronicle’s values and quality standards.
  • Applying the principles of good design to a variety of content types while maintaining consistent overall theme of the historic brand.
  • Directing the creative team and providing constructive feedback in planning and executing editorial layouts and some ads, managing workflow and working with the production and pre-press staffs.
  • Creating exciting info-graphics, charts, logos, small illustrations, and visual explanations.
  • Effectively implementing strong type sensibility, excellent aptitude for visual storytelling and the basic principles of reader-friendly, attractive design.
  • Occasional art direction/designing of ads, special editions, web projects, additional publications, collateral materials as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years magazine design experience
  • Experience in directing a creative team
  • Strong and progressive artistic vision founded in the principles of good design
  • Commanding knowledge of the key Adobe CS software
  • Great attention to detail, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate fluidly with editorial staff, advertising staff and design staff, as well as to be a self-starter in getting projects off the ground and taking initial concepts forward to a highly polished product
  • Ability to communicate openly and effectively with both in-house staff and remote workers, via email, phone, chat and video conferences
  • Adherence to tight budget and firm schedules a must
  • Equestrian experience and familiarity with the sports we cover is strongly preferred

Please submit résumé, cover letter and portfolio to staff@chronofhorse.com.

 

ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

The Chronicle of the Horse is in search of an exceptional team member to assist with revenue growth. This role requires a highly personable, intelligent individual. Strong strategic planning skills and proactive problem solving are necessary to successfully partner with existing and new potential clients and maximize revenue potential across all properties owned and operated by The Chronicle of the Horse.

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience and be knowledgeable in print and digital media.

You are expected to be highly knowledgeable of the sport-horse market, industry trends, competitors, and leading customer strategies. We have an incredible team and are looking for hard workers comfortable working in a deadline-oriented environment while being part of a rewarding team environment.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in print, and digital media advertising sales
  • Excellent verbal, phone and written communication skills
  • Proven track record of professional success
  • Strong analytical skills for prospecting and developing new business
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Must be familiar with social media marketing strategies
  • Marketing experience within the equine industry preferred
  • Experience with sponsorships a plus

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to:  dawn@chronofhorse.com.

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

The Chronicle of the Horse offers an editorial internship for people interested in horses and journalism.

Our internship gives interns a real feel for publishing. The job description varies little from the actual duties of the editorial staff. We work with the intern, offering personal attention and a level of responsibility fitted to the individual. Successful candidates arrive at the Chronicle ready to hit the ground running thanks to strong writing skills, familiarity with our products and in-depth sport horse knowledge. We are proud of our program. The Chronicle offers a chance to grow.

Duties: 

  • Proofreading
  • Researching
  • Writing news, features and other content for The Chronicle of the Horse magazine, www.chronofhorse.com and Untacked.
  • Managing and publishing photo galleries online
  • Special web projects
  • Interviewing experts for profiles or features

Normal hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5, with some flexibility possible. Interns will work in our Middleburg, Va., office; telecommuting is not possible. Some weekends are spent on assignment. Rolling internships available.

Requirements:

  • Strong writing background
  • Knowledge of English horse sports. A competitive background is strongly suggested.
  • Interest in a journalism or new media career
  • Talent for photography helpful
  • Knowledge of AP Style and multimedia skills helpful
  • Familiarity with CMS helpful

Compensation is $7.25/hour or academic credit. Housing is the responsibility of the intern; we will assist in your search. A car is necessary.

Most of the editorial staff at the Chronicle started their careers as interns. The internship is a great fit for college graduates as well as top college students. Graduates of our internship program now work at news outlets like Eventing, In Stride, The Horse, Condé Naste Traveler, Horse-Journal and CBC. Other former interns are now working in fields of equine photography and public relations, and others work as freelance writers.

In the past interns have written cover stories for The Chronicle of the Horse magazine, produced behind-the-scenes videos at events, blogged for chronofhorse.com and pitched ideas for projects to the editorial staff that we helped them carry out. 

We are currently accepting applications for interns to begin Sept. 1. We are no longer accepting applicaitons for our summer session.

Emailed applications are preferred. Please send résumé, including cover letter, equestrian background, writing sample and availability to:

Mollie Bailey, Editorial Staff
The Chronicle of the Horse
P.O. Box 46
Middleburg, VA 20118