What It’s Like at D
We recently conducted a survey of employees. Their take on the culture? It’s collaborative and family-focused; people who aren’t afraid to come to the table with ideas (and questions!) and take advantage of opportunities will thrive. Sound like you? Hear it from them:
Our Company Values
- Emphasis on Trust
- Excellence Freaks
- The People are Everything
We believe trust is everything—with our readers, our advertisers, and our team.
We are mission-based; this means sometimes we do things that don’t make money because we believe it’s important to the city and for our readers.
We are excellence freaks. Everything we create or that has our brand on it should be relevant, remarkable, bold, stylish, and authoritative.
We are family-first, no questions asked.
We do not make or sell widgets—our people are our everything and we are dedicated to building a work environment where they can innovate, create, and thrive.
We are entrepreneurial and the people who thrive take advantage of the range of opportunities and new experiences that they can get their hands on—or create for themselves with leadership’s guidance.
As a company, we’re committed to personal growth and creating a space for open dialogue about how to grow; we have a companywide quarterly review process that ensures that you and your manager are on the same page about your performance and goals, and the owners doors are always open.
Everyone can be a leader at D and we have a number of ways to get more involved in helping shape the future of our company and our culture:
- Culture Club
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council
- Weekly Team Huddles
With representatives from across the company, this employee group helps gauge the pulse of folks, plans events, happy hours, fitness and mental health activities, volunteer days, and much more.
More than a sounding board, this group sets target goals for the company’s DEI efforts and supports managers in hiring, training, and retention initiatives to ensure that all feel a sense of belonging—and that D better reflects the city which we serve.
Lead the weekly meeting that sets us up for success—whether it’s sharing your own wins, championing the hard work of others, or revealing the latest cover story, everyone has a chance to shine in front of their peers with deserved recognition.
- Time Off For Adults
- Health is Wealth
Aka we don’t have a vacation policy. We trust you to get your job done, be a team player, and take the time you need to recharge, reset, and live your life outside of work.
D Magazine Partners offers health insurance, vision, dental, life insurance + disability, 401k planning, and more for full-time employees and their families. No tracking of sick days or mental health time off either.
Current Job Openings
D Magazine Partners is looking for an experienced and highly motivated candidate to manage and produce a wide variety of event programs for our brands—ranging from consumer events to B2B awards programs and more.
As an Event Producer, you will service internal teams and external clients, assisting with event strategy and managing all components of event production. The best fit for this role is someone with exceptional project management skills and experience in managing end-to-end event processes, including but not limited to: invitations, budget management, sponsor activation and communications, attendee experience, site selection, contracting, vendor partnerships, registration, and program implementation.
You will report to the Marketing Director, manage an Event Coordinator and Event Manager, and work very closely with the sales team. This position requires confidence, independent action, initiative, a sense of urgency, and the ability to make decisions and take responsibility for them. A well-suited candidate can react and adjust quickly to changing conditions and come up with practical ideas for dealing with them. The style is purposeful, directed at getting things done quickly. There is a great deal of challenge and pressure, and people and problems must be handled with confidence and determination. There is a strong demand for high quality, organized and repeatable results. The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring rapid shifts in priorities.
Deep relationships and knowledge within the DFW events industry will be a plus.
- Serve as the events project manager on D’s 50+ annual events, owning the logistics and overall management in coordination with small team (booking venues, negotiating with vendors, managing trade partnerships, seating, attendee experience, speaker coordination, materials and signage/program design, catering, staff, event design, etc).
- Lead day-to-day contact for communications with clients, internal stakeholders, and external partners relating to events.
- Produce events across multiple publications and communities, with wide range of size, scope, and type (breakfasts, happy hours, large-scale award ceremonies, food & wine events, etc).
- Meet or exceed budgetary goals through vendor contract negotiation and other creative cost efficacy measures.
- Manage and track all expenses, negotiate with vendors as needed, and manage and build partnerships and relationships with DFW event vendors.
- Partner with the sales team and clients to create and deliver engaging and effective sponsor activations and new revenue-producing event ideas.
- Faster-than-average pace; ability to learn quickly, thoroughly, and in detail
- Must recognize and adjust to change. There is considerable variety in the work.
- Strategic, big-picture thinking backed by an added focus on the tactical aspects of the work
- Setting and achieving specific standards for self and for others; an emphasis on schedule and quality
- Primarily task-focused, with some action-oriented collaboration required occasionally
- Seeks and accepts decision authority and responsibility
- Will effectively weigh risk against the benefit; while not cautious, a calculated decision maker
- An independent decision maker, will occasionally utilize team consensus or collaboration
- Requires a lively and incisive communicator, both authoritative and persuasive in style
- Provides a stimulating influence on others, while being encouraging, calm, direct, and self-assured
- Capable of delegating, with close follow-up and oversight
- Maintains responsibility of overall agenda, includes others in a task-focused manner, while developing their management skills
- Creates a disciplined process
- Minimum of 7 years of experience working on relevant events, preferably with sponsors (liquor, auto, B2B, consumer products, activations, etc).
- Experienced with event details and logistics.
- Ability to work on many projects at once and keep track of multiple priorities.
- Demonstrated business and financial acumen to make strategic decisions, engage in negotiations, evaluate issues, and propose solutions.
- Creative and strategic thinker with emphasis on customer service to meet client objectives
- Significant weeknight availability
- Preference for existing relationships with Dallas event industry
- Competitive comp plan
- D Magazine benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, and retirement savings.
- 19 days off when our office is closed for holidays and just to take a break, in addition to vacation and personal time opportunities
- Looking to hire for a mid-June start
- Office at D Magazine Partners, hybrid schedule (in office 3 days per week, remote 2 days per week, pending events calendar)
- 3 – 6 events per month, weekday evenings (Tuesday-Thursday)
All candidates must live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter to [email protected]
Are you a grammar fanatic, typo terminator, and AP Stylebook aficionado? Do you enjoy working across clients and industries? D Custom is looking for a new freelance proofreader!
This detail-oriented person is a wizard at catching the miniscule errors that no one else would catch. They attentively adhere to client style guides, AP style, and the Merriam-Webster dictionary to ensure that no letter, hyphen, or apostrophe is out of place.
- Proofreading print and digital content for a wide range of clients.
- Working closely with the managing editor to turn edits around in a timely manner.
- Up to 20 hours per week.
The ideal person should be:
- Fluent in Microsoft Office applications, InCopy, InDesign, and Acrobat.
- Well-versed in AP Stylebook and Merriam-Webster.
- Able to learn, implement, and accommodate SEO best practices to proofing changes.
- Comfortable producing clean, publication-ready digital and print content for major companies.
- Able to juggle multiple projects at once.
- Detailed and organized.
- Prompt in communication.
Ideal candidates include those with part-time jobs or full-time freelancers who can work proofing projects into their weekly schedule. Please apply by emailing your resume, portfolio, and desired hourly rate to [email protected].
Health Care Writer
D Custom is looking for experienced freelance health care writers to write thought-leadership content for a pharmaceutical client, conduct research and interviews, and work as a seamless extension of the D Custom team.
We offer competitive compensation.
- Strong storytelling skills and experience in longform content.
- B2B expertise in the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical preferred.
- Proficiency with AP style and SEO best practices.
- Professionalism and experience communicating with executives and high-profile clients.
- Flexibility to make client calls in various U.S. time zones.
- 5+ years industry experience.
Please contact Annie Wiles at [email protected].