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Careers & Internships

JUNIOR SALES ASSOCIATE

The Chronicle of the Horse is seeking a motivated Junior Sales Associate who will be an avid prospector and responsible for managing several categories of advertisers. Responsibilities would also include:

  • Helping senior account managers by responding to inbound requests;
  • Cold-calling into prospect companies;
  • Qualifying potential opportunities. 
Ability to analyze potential and missed business using database essential, as well as ability to help each company find marketing solutions best suited to their business, and close and grow sales in person and on the phone.

Knowledge of horse sports and products essential, and knowledge of the Chronicle’s products and role in marketplace ideal. Willing to train the right person. Position based in Middleburg, Va., in a casual office environment. 

The Chronicle of the Horse published its first edition in 1937 and remains the industry leader in providing news coverage of national and international sport horse competitions. Through our magazine and web coverage we offer everything from competition results to compelling features and thought-provoking commentary. We also print a bimonthly magazine, Untacked, focused on the equestrian lifestyle, as well as newsletters and a vibrant social media presence.

Emailed applications are preferred. Please send résumé, including cover letter and equestrian background and availability to:

Alison Thayer  athayer@coth.com
The Chronicle of the Horse
P.O. Box 46
Middleburg, VA 20118

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

The Chronicle of the Horse offers an editorial internship for people interested in horses and journalism.

Our internship gives interns a real feel for publishing. The job description varies little from the actual duties of the editorial staff. We work with the intern, offering personal attention and a level of responsibility fitted to the individual. Successful candidates arrive at the Chronicle ready to hit the ground running thanks to strong writing skills, familiarity with our products and in-depth sport horse knowledge. We are proud of our program. The Chronicle offers a chance to grow.

Duties:

  • Proofreading
  • Researching
  • Writing news, features and other content for The Chronicle of the Horse magazine, www.chronofhorse.com and Untacked.
  • Managing and publishing photo galleries online
  • Special web projects
  • Interviewing experts for profiles or features

Normal hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5, with some flexibility possible. Interns will work in our Middleburg, Va., office; telecommuting is not possible. Some weekends are spent on assignment. Rolling internships available.

Requirements:

  • Strong writing background
  • Knowledge of English horse sports. A competitive background is strongly suggested.
  • Interest in a journalism or new media career
  • Talent for photography helpful
  • Knowledge of AP Style and multimedia skills helpful
  • Familiarity with CMS helpful

Compensation is $7.25/hour or academic credit. Housing is the responsibility of the intern; we will assist in your search. A car is necessary.

Most of the editorial staff at the Chronicle started their careers as interns. The internship is a great fit for college graduates as well as top college students. Graduates of our internship program now work at news outlets like Practical Horseman, In Stride, The Horse, Condé Naste Traveler, Horse-Journal and CBC. Other former interns are now working in fields of equine photography and public relations, and others work as freelance writers.

In the past interns have written cover stories for The Chronicle of the Horse magazine, produced behind-the-scenes videos at events, blogged for chronofhorse.com and pitched ideas for projects to the editorial staff that we helped them carry out. 

We are currently accepting applications for interns to winter 2017.

Emailed applications are preferred. Please send résumé, including cover letter, equestrian background, writing sample and availability to:

Mollie Bailey, Senior Reporter
The Chronicle of the Horse
P.O. Box 46
Middleburg, VA 20118