At Ivy Publications, we are dedicated to creating quality publications for our community that honor readers and serve advertisers well with thoughtful content and beautiful design. Over the years, our staff has grown from a handful of contractors to a dedicated team of full-time employees at our Ivy office, where we all enjoy a beautiful open workspace. We’re very proud to have maintained long and happy relationships with people who have left the company. In fact, our very first employee left and now works with us in a different capacity, and many staff members have left and come back as their personal needs have changed over the years. This underscores the fact that we all truly enjoy our work and value one another! We credit our 20 years of success to our enthusiasm for our work and to our staff who are uncommonly gracious, curious, smart and passionate about what they do. Ivy Publications offers excellent benefits including ongoing professional development, generous time off, a matching simple IRA and best of all, as a small creative and dynamic company, we can promise that you will never be bored!
Our Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity
Ivy Publications is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. For us, this is the only acceptable way to do business. All employment decisions at our company—including those relating to hiring, promotion, transfers, benefits, compensation, placement and termination—will be made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran or family status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Advertising Sales Consultant
Exceptional people needed to join our top notch staff as Advertising Consultants. This position is responsible for prospecting, building new business relationships, growing existing accounts and generating revenue. We’re looking for someone organized and ambitious with strong communication skills who loves to network and meet new people; experience in sales and cold calling helpful. Your earnings are based on your sales with generous performance-based bonuses. Fun and creative team members to work with. Minimum 30 hrs/week. We value hardworking sales team members and pay you for it. Please send a resume and cover letter via email to: jennifer@IvyPublications.com
Part-time Calendar Editor (writing/editing)
Ivy Publications is looking for a part-time calendar editor to help facilitate the online and print calendars for its CharlottesvilleFamily and Charlottesville Welcome Book readers. Prospective applicants should be organized, detail-oriented, computer savvy, professional and a self-starter. The position will include some in-office hours at its Ivy Road office along with working remotely. The position will also require the calendar editor to professionally reach out to organizations and businesses in the area about their upcoming events. Hours per week: 10–15, could vary. Please complete the application here, attach a resume and cover letter. Reach out to editor@IvyPublications.com if you have any questions!
Are you a freelance writer with a passion for our community who loves putting your ideas down on paper? Send our editor your pitch. We aim to provide engaging feature stories on parenting, education, dining, art, health and recreation as well as useful resources designed to help connect readers with local resources. Our goal is magazine writing—we like a lively, anecdotal approach that’s fun to read and easy to understand. If the subject has been covered by other media, we’re looking for a fresh angle. Our three main criteria are that articles: contain useful information, are entertaining and have local relevance. We pay $90-130 for articles we commission dependent on length/difficulty, $35-50 for reprints given our market is small. We often plan up to a year in advance and typically need to receive articles at least two months in advance of the publication month. Please complete the application here, attach a resume, cover letter and work samples. Reach out to editor@IvyPublications.com if you have any questions!
The ideal candidate is a university student or recent graduate in the field of journalism, communications, English or a related field. Editorial interns must possess strong writing skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently. The publishers’ goals are for each intern to get as much experience in the magazine publishing business as possible, so students will write articles, fact-check, help with online platforms and assist the editors with special projects. Recent examples include our new Wine & Country Weddings and Living blogs. In addition, motivated interns will have the opportunity to learn about online and social media, and explore their particular interest areas. Hours: 15–20 hours/week. Unpaid. Please send a resume, cover letter and three work samples via email to: editor@IvyPublications.com