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Business Operations Manager

The Washington Monthly is seeking a Business Operations Manager, who will have responsibilities for a wide range of publishing-side activities, including:

  • Managing advertising operations including contracts, invoicing and receivables and assisting with production (pre-flighting) of all ads;
  • Managing account payables and receivables and maintaining financial files;
  • Basic bookkeeping;
  • Replying to inquiries to “services” in-box, processing credit card payments.
  • Managing author contracts and payments;
  • Managing impact tracking and assisting with foundation grant reporting;
  • Coordinating engagement with donors and outreach to potential donors;
  • Assisting with magazine promotion and publicity;
  • Helping to coordinate and manage events and panel discussions;
  • Processing requests for reprints and back copies;
  • Assisting with management of circulation and subscriptions;
  • Ordering office supplies and maintaining office equipment (copy machine, postage meter, etc.);
  • Helping to maintain magazine archives; and
  • Providing general support to the Deputy Director as necessary.


  • At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of broad experience in at least some of the areas above, preferably in a non-profit environment, with an eagerness to be trained in the other areas;
  • Experience with QuickBooks;
  • Highly developed organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Quick-study, self-starter with the ability to work with – and bring order to – a team of obstreperous journalists

We are looking for someone who meets the above qualifications and has an interest in and commitment to the work of the Washington Monthly. Hours can be flexible and position can be part-time for qualified candidate.

To apply: send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with “Business Operations Manager Application” in the subject line.  This is an opportunity to learn all aspects of the business side of serious journalism and work with a wonderful team.

Editorial Interns

The Washington Monthly is looking for thoughtful, creative, driven interns. We have a small staff that produces big stories, so expect to work closely with editors on our website and bimonthly print magazine. We are a nonprofit, independent voice with nearly 50 years of experience understanding Washington and telling fascinating, deeply reported stories about the ideas and characters that animate America’s government. This is not a place where interns fetch coffee and observe journalism from the sidelines; you’ll be expected to research and fact check stories, pitch your own stories for the site, and help manage our social media accounts.

This is a part-time, paid position, and we can do our best to accommodate a second job if necessary. No phone calls, please.

“The Washington Monthly was an amazing place to do an internship. That’s where it cemented for me that I wanted to be journalist.” – Ezra Klein

Recent interns have gone on to work for the following publications: Washington Post, Politico, Politico Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Mother Jones, the Week, American Prospect, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Applicants should have an interest in politics and journalism. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and two clips to — and mention “Winter/Spring Internship” in the subject line.



The Washington Monthly is a publication covering politics, government, culture and the media. Our editors welcome story pitches that suit our editorial mix. Please submit query letters in writing through our Contact page.

Before you pitch a story to us, we recommend you read through a few of our back issues online or in print to get a feel for the type of investigative, system-analysis journalism we value and promote.

The magazine is published five times a year and includes investigative and opinion-based feature articles (2,000 to 5,000 words), occasional short news items and humorous sidebars (500 to 1,400 words), and book reviews of recent political and cultural titles (usually about 1,500-3,000 words). We occasionally print excerpts from forthcoming political books. We don’t publish fiction, poetry, or celebrity profiles.

Due to the volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot respond to every story pitch.