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ABOUT 5280 PUBLISHING:

5280 magazine, the largest local magazine in Colorado, was first published in 1993. Its commitment to high-quality journalism has made it one of the country’s most respected regional publications. Since 2005, 5280 has been a finalist for six National Magazine Awards, the industry’s highest honor. It has been named one of America’s top five city magazines by the City and Regional Magazine Association on three separate occasions. With a total distribution of 85,000, 5280 outsells most national magazines on area newsstands and has higher market penetration than any other city magazine in America. In 2011, 5280 Publishing began expanding its title portfolio, which now includes 5280 Health5280 Home, and 5280 Traveler in addition to the monthly publication of 5280 magazine. 

5280 Publishing is an equal opportunity employer.


Web Projects Developer

5280 Publishing, Inc. is looking for an innovative, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Web Projects Developer for 5280.com. This job entails technical consultation, development, and implementation for editorial packages, long-form features, and marketing and advertising contests and promotions.

The ideal candidate has a creative eye and the ability to conceptualize ideas and bring them to life online. Other responsibilities include maintaining company web servers, assisting in monthly 5280 print issue uploads, managing all online balloting, and additional web-related tasks, including but not limited to day-to-day technical troubleshooting.

This position interacts with all departments within the company, and therefore requires excellent communication skills. Strong technical skills are a must, as is the ability to multitask on various projects simultaneously and often independently and adhere to strict deadlines.

Required skills:

  • 1-3 years of front-end development experience (Must provide portfolio of work)
  • Expertise in HTML 5, CSS 3, jQuery, LAMP Stack (including MySql, PHP, and Linux), and Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign and Photoshop) required
  • Experience and knowledge of responsive design websites required
  • Familiarity with Apple computers, software, and devices required. Experience with Android devices preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of Drupal 7 and prior experience within the publishing industry and/or working with content management systems a bonus, but not required.

5280 magazine, the largest local magazine in Colorado, was first published in 1993. Its commitment to high-quality journalism has made it one of the country’s most respected regional publications. Since 2005, 5280 has been a finalist for six National Magazine Awards, the industry’s highest honor. It has been named one of America’s top five city magazines by the City and Regional Magazine Association on three separate occasions. With a total distribution of 85,000, 5280 outsells most national magazines on area newsstands and has higher market penetration than any other city magazine in America. In 2011, 5280 Publishing began expanding its title portfolio, which now includes 5280 Health, 5280 Home, and 5280 Traveler in addition to the monthly publication of 5280 magazine.

Send resumes to [email protected] No phone calls please.


Restaurant Critic

5280 is seeking a restaurant critic who can build upon the success of our established food coverage. This is a freelance position; the critic will report to 5280’s food editor, Amanda M. Faison. The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent reporting and writing skills
  • Produce informative, sharp, and entertaining monthly restaurant reviews
  • Possess strong, informed, trustworthy opinions
  • Have extensive knowledge of food, restaurants, and the local dining scene (A culinary degree and/or professional kitchen experience is a plus, but not required)
  • Blog for 5280.com weekly and maintain an active presence on social media (while remaining anonymous)
  • Have a schedule that allows time to dine out several times a week and to keep current on local and national trends

Think you’re the ideal candidate? E-mail a brief cover letter, resumé, three PDF work clips, and a sample restaurant review to [email protected].


Marketing Internship Program

5280 is looking for a well-organized, creative person with strong writing skills, an outgoing personality and an eagerness to learn.

This person will report directly to the marketing director and work closely with the marketing and sales assistant to create media lists, write press releases, and pitch both local and national media. This person will also help draft sponsorship proposals, assist with the coordination of small events, attend meetings with local community leaders, and learn the ins and outs of branding and marketing.

This internship provides a professional environment that allows interns to work side-by-side with an award-winning editorial and web staff and witness the behind-the-scenes of the magazine publishing business while providing assistance to the marketing director and sales staff.

DETAILS: A commitment of 90 days is preferred. The internship is paid.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resumé to [email protected] in a PDF format.

Deadline for applications: Summer (February 23), Fall (June 25) Spring (October 25).


Editorial Internship Program

5280 offers editorial internship positions in the summer, fall, and spring. Internships are hands-on and involve a variety of responsibilities as well as the opportunity to regularly interact with the editorial staff.

Primary duties include fact-checking stories, contributing research to larger stories and feature packages, and writing shorter stories for the front-of-the-book and dining sections. Interns also enter descriptions for the calendar and dining listings sections, and write for 5280.com

As part of the program, interns will take part in training sessions and mentorship. Training sessions are run by editors and provide an overview of how the magazine works, from pitching to editing to art/design. The mentorship program pairs each intern with two editors, offering interns a chance to gain firsthand knowledge about a career in journalism.

REQUIREMENTS:
Although a magazine, journalism, or English degree (or working toward a degree) is preferred, it's not required. Published clips or writing samples are required (college newspaper is OK). A commitment of three to four days a week is preferred. The internship is paid.

TO APPLY:
Please email a cover letter, resumé, and three to five published clips to [email protected]

Deadlines for applications: Summer (March 1); Fall (July 1); Spring (November 1).


Digital-Editorial Internship Program

5280 offers an editorial internship program focused on digital and multimedia storytelling. Interns work closely with the editorial staff on projects, which may include (but are not limited to) video production, writing and reporting stories, research, social media, and website maintenance.

As part of the program, interns will take part in training sessions and mentorship. Training sessions are run by editors and provide an overview of how the magazine works, from pitching to editing to art/design. Interns are also paired with an editor to gain firsthand knowledge about a career in journalism.

REQUIREMENTS:
Although a magazine journalism, or English degree, (or working toward a degree) is preferred, it's not required. Published clips or writing samples are required. Applicants with a background in photography, video (5280 uses Final Cut Pro), HTML coding, or social media are encouraged to apply. A commitment of 20 hours a week is required. The internship is paid.

TO APPLY:
Please email a cover letter, resumé, and three to five published clips (including video or a website, if applicable) to [email protected] with “digital internship” in the subject line. 

Deadlines for applications: Summer (April 1); Fall (July 15); Spring (November 15).


Photography Internship Program

5280 offers a photography/art internship program in the summer, fall, and spring. Internships are hands-on and involve a variety of responsibilities as well as the opportunity to be part of a busy art department.

Primary duties include photography research, photo editing, food photography, and shooting various assignments that will be published online and in print issues. Duties also include assisting on various shoots.

As part of the program, interns will take part in training sessions presented by editors providing an overview of how the magazine works, from pitching to editing to art/design. Interns will learn about photography resources in Denver and beyond.

REQUIREMENTS:
Although a photography major is preferred, it's not required. A commitment of three to four days a week is preferred. The internship is paid.

KNOWLEDGE IN:

  • Photoshop
  • InDesign is a plus but not required
  • Image conversion

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR Camera

TO APPLY:
Please email a cover letter, resumé, and links to online portfolios to [email protected].

Deadline for applications: Spring (January-June), November 1; Fall (June-January), April 1. 


Design & Production Internship

5280 offers a three-to-six month internship position that works closely with the advertising, marketing, design and production, and digital departments.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Is currently enrolled or has recently graduated with a degree in graphic design.
  • Is thorough and detail-oriented and comfortable handling multiple tasks at once.
  • Has strong typography skills with the ability to perform tasks using style sheets.
  • Possesses keen design instincts and the ability to make quick decisions about type, image, and layout in order to put together a cohesive and well-designed piece.
  • Is motivated and punctual with a good work ethic and passion for design.
  • Has reliable transportation to our lower downtown office.
  • Has great communication skills and the ability to take direction/criticism when needed and apply that to his/her design.
  • Has good working knowledge of Adobe CS5, particularly InDesign.
  • Has strong familiarity with Macs.
  • Has basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Is available to work a minimum of 28 hours per week.

INTERNSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Option to participate in 5280 magazine events.
  • Ability to network with the magazine's entire staff.
  • Inclusion in the magazine's printed masthead.
  • Opportunity to add work to your portfolio.

DETAILS: A commitment of 90 days is preferred. The internship is paid.

TO APPLY:
In order to be considered for this position you must email a cover letter, resumé, and no more than 3 design samples in one single PDF file to [email protected]. We are always accepting applications for this position.

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