Careers at TCW

Employment Opportunities at Today’s Chicago Woman

TCW is the place to be seen! If you’re looking for invaluable exposure in the Chicago media, please contact us about the following opportunities.

Sales Account Executive

Today’s Chicago Woman is looking for a smart, savvy sales professional to join our sales team. Minimum three years experience. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Sherren Leigh at sleigh@tcwmag.com.

Editorial Interns

Today’s Chicago Woman hires three editorial interns each fall, spring and summer semester. Internships are unpaid, but the experience and clips you’ll gain will prove invaluable to your future magazine career. Past TCW interns have gone on to hold writing and editing positions in a variety of media outlets and other facets of the communications industry.

At TCW, you won’t spend your days fetching coffee, sending faxes or doing endless research for other people’s articles. You’ll be assigned departments in the magazine, such as Networking News; Wedding Belles; Health, Beauty and Fitness Notes; To Do Calendar; Ask the Expert; Trunk Shows; and Picture Pages. You’ll write bylined, feature-length articles on subjects such as Continuing Education, fashion, health, home décor, beauty, career, finance, profiles, restaurants, and more. You’ll learn the indispensable art of fact-checking, and help edit columnist submissions. You may have the opportunity to attend photo shoots and industry events. And, if you have original, powerful ideas for stories, our ears are open.

If you’re an ambitious, talented college student who wants to be an integral part of our staff and see what it’s really like to put together a monthly magazine (and not just what it looks like on Ugly Betty or Just Shoot Me), TCW is the place for you. Please send a professional cover letter, resume and clips to Managing/Digital Editor Carrie Williams at cwilliams@tcwmag.com, or via mail at 150 E. Huron, Suite 1001, Chicago, IL 60611. Be sure to include the approximate start and end dates you would be available, along with approximate number of hours and, if known, dates and times available.

Requirements for Editorial Intern:
-A talented journalism, communication or English student with demonstrated ability to create print-worthy articles. Experience at a prior internship, publication, school newspaper, etc., strongly preferred.
-Thorough fact-checking skills and attention to detail.
-Knowledge of AP style.
-Availability to work three days, 9:30am-5pm, per week (or equivalent).
-Strong interviewing and reporting skills.
-Ability to write fun and informative consumer-drive copy.
-Ability to balance many tasks at once and adhere to firm deadlines.
-Above all, an eagerness to learn, the initiative to take on new challenges and a desire to gain real-world experience.

Application deadines: 
Summer: April 1
Fall: August 1
Spring: November 1

Applications received in advance of these dates will be held on file and followed-up with at the appropriate time.

Production Intern

Looking for a talented Visual Communication or Graphic Design student with a creative edge. Experience at a prior internship, publication, school newspaper or magazine, preferred. Please submit a resume, portfolio CD or link to website to view work to Creative Director Alex Kamischke at akamischke@tcwmag.com or by mail to 150 E. Huron, Suite 1001, Chicago, IL 60611. Be sure to include the approximate start and end dates you would be available, along with approximate number of hours and, if known, dates and times available. Please send well in advance of the start term–for example, applicants for the Spring semester should apply in November or December.

Qualifications for Production Intern: 
-Knowledge of Adobe creative suit, proficient in InDesign CS3
-Availability to work a minimum of 2 days 9am-5pm, per week (or equivalent.)

Freelance Writers

Write for TCW! We’re looking for talented, deadline-conscious writers to contribute to our pages in both our print and online magazines. These may include profiles on professional Chicago women, health and beauty features, career and finance pieces, and more. In addition, if you’re an expert in health, workplace, wine and dine or other topic, we’d love to hear from you. With an average of 203,000 professional women browsing our pages every month, and described as “Chicago’s networking vehicle in print for working women,” TCW is the perfect place for exposure for your talent. Email qualifications, clips, preferred area of interest and/or story ideas to Managing/Digital Editor Carrie Williams, cwilliams@tcwmag.com, or send via mail to 150 E. Huron, Ste. 1101, Chicago, IL 60611. Queries with story pitches strongly preferred.