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 January-February 2015

January-February 2015


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  About Alameda Magazine
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Account Executive at Oakland and Alameda Magazines and The East Bay Monthly

Telegraph Media, the publisher of Oakland Magazine, Alameda Magazine, the East Bay Medical Guide, and The East Bay Monthly, is seeking an account executive to sell advertising to local and regional businesses.

Qualified applicants will have several years of sales experience, preferably in media sales. Applicants should possess a genuine interest in helping local businesses achieve their objectives, while also advancing their own professional goals. Applicants should be ethical, professional, and able to build successful long-term relationships with clients while representing our company in the East Bay.

Account Executives find new clients to advertise in our print and online publications. They develop, contact and meet with prospects; assess their marketing needs; develop relevant and effective ad campaigns; sign contracts for new business; and have fun while doing so. Additional duties include participating in weekly sales meetings, attending local networking events, and assisting with Telegraph Media’s monthly events for advertisers.

Compensation consists of a base salary, commission, and a very attainable system of bonuses.

For consideration, please submit a resume and compelling cover letter.

Job Requirements:

Ability to nurture and develop client relationships.

Excellent verbal and writing skills.

Enthusiastic and self-motivating.

Capable of collaborating in a team environment.

Proven track record of generating new business.

Able to initiate new business relationships by networking, prospecting and cold-calling.

Goal-oriented, confident, and well-organized.

Exceptional presentation skills.

Passion for sales and for the communities of the East Bay.

Oakland Magazine and Alameda Magazine are distinct editions of one single publication. Oakland Magazine is essential reading for keeping up with one of America’s most engaging and underappreciated cities. Alameda Magazine is the most authoritative guide to the island’s wonderful quality of life. Our combined circulation in Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda is larger than that of any other city magazine. For more than a decade, we have targeted an audience of highly desirable consumers through a variety of print and online channels. From comprehensive coverage of the trend-setting local food scene to thorough reporting about local retail and real estate, both magazines chronicle the forces reshaping the East Bay. And our newly reinvigorated culture and news coverage documents the latest trends in arts, development, and politics.

The East Bay Monthly, meanwhile, targets more upscale East Bay households than any other publication—with a circulation of 62,000, reaching more than 150,000 readers. Our formula is sophisticated yet straightforward. Readers get eclectic, fascinating editorial and an attractive, useful catalog of the best local shops and services—delivered free to their doors every month. Since 1970 we’ve offered our advertisers effective, targeted, saturation marketing at a fraction of the cost of direct mail. The Monthly has more repeat advertisers than any other local publication, and our advertisers tell us we generate the best response, dollar for dollar.


Freelance Writers Wanted

Alameda Publishing Group, publisher of Oakland Magazine and Alameda Magazine, is in the market for great freelance writers and reporters to contribute to our East Bay lifestyle magazines.

Ideal Freelancers

Ideal contributors are based in the East Bay and know the area’s diversions, people, issues and dynamics. It’s also important to be familiar with our magazines. We’re looking for good generalists as well as contributors who want to report on and write about arts and entertainment, society, wine, personalities, home/garden/interior design, trends, food and community do-gooders. There’s room for quirky, snappy shorts and in-depth profiles. Pay is commensurate with complexity of subject matter per assignment.


Freelancers must have magazine writing or comparable experience and know AP style. Journalism degree preferred.


Send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample and a story idea to or Please write “Freelance Writer” in your e-mail subject line. Material may be mailed to 7977 Capwell Drive, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94621, or faxed to (510) 553-1697.

How to Pitch

If you’re a PUBLICIST pitching an idea, the editor prefers to receive this information via e-mail, so send pitches and news releases to: or

If you’re a WRITER, the editor also wants queries sent by e-mail, so send them to: and

BEFORE YOU PITCH any ideas, however, it’s imperative that you familiarize yourself with our magazines, which includes general understanding of what our lifestyle-oriented magazines actually cover and our sections and departments. The editor prefers writers to pitch articles for specific sections of the magazine when possible. All queries should be well thought out and well researched yet short, to the point and information packed. Upon receipt of a query that may interest the editor, clips and writing samples will be requested as evidence of the writer’s ability to complete the proposed assignment. Those should be sent via e-mail as attachments.

Typical front of the book section are less than 200 words (section fronts are closer to 450 words), departments are in the 650-word to 1,000-word range and feature articles hit the 2,500-word-or-plus mark. Our lead-time is about three months, so timely items should factor that component into the proposal. Pay depends on the complexity of the assignment, and Alameda Publishing Group pays upon publication.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a one-page cover letter, resume and three writing samples to: or or mail material to Judith M. Gallman, Editor, 7977 Capwell Drive, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94621.

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