July 2017 Chesapeake Family LifeWork with the team behind Chesapeake Family Life, the #1 magazine and website that helps Chesapeake Bay area parents raise their children.

We don't just write about families, we care about them too. We are professional, depend on each other to get the job done and meet deadlines, do top quality work and have fun. We expect hard work and lots of laughter. We welcome resumes from highly qualified people who want to join our team.

Our office is located on Cathedral Street very near downtown Annapolis and within a five minute walk to many good restaurants, banks and the main post office.

If you’ve got what it takes to join a progressive, challenging and award-winning team we want to see your resume. We are changing the media model in Maryland and are at the forefront of providing new ways for advertisers to reach our loyal readers. 

You must be flexible and willing to try new things, making note of your progress and adjusting your work for top performance. Click through to see all of the positions open with Jefferson Communications, the parent company to Chesapeake Family Life.

 Read on to learn more


Chesapeake Family Life January 2017Multimedia Advertising Sales

What does success look like for you? Are you earning what you are worth?

Join the most innovative media company in the greater Annapolis area. We have the most web traffic of any other local company along with robust social media accounts.

We work hard but have flexible hours, high income potential, direct contact with family-friendly business owners, are creative and enjoy the work we are doing. If that sounds good, read on.

Do you like helping business owners problem solve?

Chesapeake Family Life, and all of its related channels, reaches over 200,000 people each month. Our market is well-defined and targeted. We are looking for motivated individuals who like to help businesses succeed in reaching the same people Chesapeake Family Life reaches.

Our mission is to connect parents with great local businesses through print publications, online advertising, e-enewsletters, social media and events. We are looking for “hunters” who will be responsible for prospecting and selling print and digital ads to small and medium size businesses. We are searching for results-driven sales professionals who can conduct marketing sales calls, have the ability to identify the business owner or decision maker, present a marketing plan and close the deal.

Traits of a successful account manager include:
•    2+ years sales experience
•    High energy and results driven
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Self-starter and ability to work independently
•    Resilience and an ability to overcome objections
•    Computer proficient and comfortable using cloud-based programs for reporting and customer management

You will also be required to attend weekly staff meetings, training in Annapolis and report on daily progress.

Come to work with us and you will receive:
•    A group of established accounts
•    Training to get you off to a good start
•    Regular coaching sessions and staff meetings to ensure your success
•    Clear instructions on what it will take for you to succeed
•    Company provided laptop computer
•    Above average commission structure and bonus eligibility
•    Unlimited income potential

We are an Innovative and fun staff to work with where your input is valued. Minimum 35 hrs/week, flexible hours.

If you are not earning what you are worth, send us your resume for a confidential interview. We value hardworking sales team members and pay you handsomely for your success.

Send your resume at this link.


Freelance Writers Needed

Are you in tune with topics Maryland parents care about and know who — and how — to ask to get your burning questions answered? Do you like to share what you know with others through stories, tips and creative presentation? Do you have exceptional grammar, communication skills and professional journalism writing experience? Then we're looking for you!

We're on the hunt for local freelance writers to pitch topics and write on assignment for Chesapeake Family magazine and website. Professional journalism, photo and/or video skills are especially desirable. Payment is based on experience, topic and length of assignment on a per assignment basis.

If you would like to be considered for freelance writing assignments, send a note of introduction, resume and links to previous work samples to Betsy Stein at editor[at]chesapeakefamily.com.

Calendar Editor

Jefferson Communications is seeking a freelance calendar editor to manage the digital and monthly print calendars for Chesapeake Family and associated e-newsletters. This key position also compiles and updates weekly, seasonal and holiday event roundups throughout the year.

**We currently are looking to fill this important position as soon as possible.**

This freelance position requires someone who is:

  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Comfortable balancing and meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Persistent — yet polite — in tracking down information and photos.
  • A good communicator with other team members and able to come to the office weekly.
  • And, above all, passionate about helping Chesapeake Family be the top resource for Maryland parents looking for events and things to do in the area.

The ideal candidate also will have experience and/or knowledge of:

  • Writing for the Web with a basic understanding of SEO.
  • Working with content management/blog platforms.
  • Resizing digital images.
  • Working in a journalism or communications capacity.
  • Following AP style.

This freelance position is for 10-15 hours per week at a rate of $15/hour.

If you are interested in helping Maryland parents find out all the great stuff to do in our area, email a letter of introduction and resume to:

Betsy Stein, editor, at editor[at]jecoannapolis.com


Inside Sales: — Position Closed

Work in the office with our sales manager to help develop sales leads, follow up with current advertisers, assist with marketing materials and more. You must be good on the phone and have excellent written skills to compose emails. 25-30 hours/week or full time. Hourly salary plus bonuses.

Event Staff — Position Closed

Looking for a few reliable and personable people to staff events periodically throughout the year . Familiarity with Chesapeake Family Life and accompanying websites is a must. pay is $12 per hour.

We currently do not need any Event Staff. 

Marketing and Editorial Interns

Chesapeake Family Life has positions open for graphic design, editorial, video/multimedia and marketing/sales interns. College and high school students are encouraged to apply. A willingness to learn, ability to follow directions and stay on task while working alone, reliability and good research skills are essential.

Video interns should have experience with editing video for the web.

Send a brief resume and sample of work to:
Graphic design position: Jenny Cardoza at ArtDirector@JeCoAnnapolis.com
Editorial position: Editors Betsy Stein at Editor@jecoannapolis.com
Video/Multimedia position: Donna Jefferson at DJefferson@jecoannapolis.com
Marketing/Sales position to: Donna Jefferson at DJefferson@jecoannapolis.com
The perks: hours are flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. You get to work with an award-winning and fun staff. You work will be printed and/or put online so you will have clips and credits to include in your portfolio of work. 

Magazine Delivery

Chesapeake Family Life is looking for drivers to deliver the magazine every month. We have two routes available, Crofton/Gambrills and Bowie.
Drivers will receive a distribution list at the end of each month as well as a date the magazine will be available for pickup. Drivers then come to Annapolis to pick up the magazines and deliver them during normal business hours to locations on the established routes. Locations include schools, libraries and doctors’ offices. Magazines should be delivered to all locations on the route by the third business day of the month and the distribution list emailed back to the office. Your check is then mailed to you.
You must use your own vehicle and you are responsible for your own insurance and fuel. Delivery days and hours are flexible as long as you meet the deadlines. Each route takes less than 8 hours to deliver.
A reliable vehicle is required as well as a positive and responsible attitude. This is a great way for a parent with kids in school to make some additional money.
Call or email Claire to learn more about the delivery routes. 410-263-1641 ext. 232