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Account Executive

Sactown magazine, the largest and most respected magazine in the Sacramento region, is looking for a new Account Executive to join our team.

If you’re good at sales, don’t sell widgets. Sell a product you can believe in. Sactown was started by two national magazine journalists (one born and raised in Sacramento) who are committed to spotlighting Sacramento’s best and brightest people, and advancing bold ideas to push the city forward. The bimonthly magazine is owned and edited by former writers for Money Magazine, InStyle, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, who bring a strong civic mission to the magazine, combined with national-caliber journalism, photography and design. We’ve even been written up in The New York Times! If you’re passionate about Sacramento, you’ll be in very good company here.

This is a great opportunity to use your sales abilities to develop new business (both print and online) and to work directly with our marketing partners to help them grow their businesses by finding the right advertising plans for them. We’re looking for at least 2 to 3 years of in-person, consultative sales experience. The right candidate will be goal-driven, a problem solver, creative and have strong verbal and written communication skills. Loving Sacramento is a bonus.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Advertising Director Scott Hassenflu at sales@sactownmag.com. A cover letter *must* accompany your resume for your application to be considered. **No phone calls will be accepted** You can find Sactown at Raley’s, Bel Air, Safeway, Nugget, Barnes & Noble, Corti Brothers and other quality retailers throughout the Sacramento region.


Managing Editor

Sactown magazine in Sacramento is looking for a talented managing editor who will, as the job title suggests, manage the day-to-day editorial operations. The ME will work closely with the editors-in-chief (who own the magazine) to conceive, assign and edit both short and feature-length stories for print and online. The city magazine is a dynamic bimonthly publication that covers topics including food, the arts, politics, architecture, design, business, travel and more.

Before launching Sactown in 2006, the magazine’s founders/co-editors spent 10 years in NYC as staff writers for Money Magazine, InStyle and SmartMoney, and as freelance writers for New York magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Metropolis and elsewhere.

Sactown has won dozens of awards for its editorial, design, illustration and photography, including the Western Publishing Association award for Best City Magazine and the Folio Award for Best Cover. In 2019, Sactown earned the National City & Regional Magazine Award for Best Profile for our piece on author William T. Vollmann. In 2020, Sactown won the City & Regional Magazine Award for Column Excellence.

This position requires:

  • A minimum of 5 years of editing experience at a consumer magazine
  • Experience editing service journalism, as well as personality profiles and other long-form features on a broad range of topics
  • The ability to generate smart, surprising, timely story ideas, and take stories from the concept stage to ship-out
  • The ability to meet and manage multiple deadlines
  • The candidate must also be detail-oriented and experienced in line-editing and basic copy-editing.
  • Experience in photo assigning/editing, fact-checking and web editing a plus.

The magazine takes Covid-19 safety issues very seriously, and moved to work-from-home status before it was even required to do so in March, 2020. The Sactown team, which is 100% vaccinated, will only return to the office only when it becomes fully safe to do so, and when it does, it will be a hybrid office-home work schedule (Tuesdays through Thursdays at the office, and Mondays and Fridays working remotely). All new staffers *must* be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and be able to provide verification of such.

Our new office is located in midtown Sacramento, amidst many of the city’s best restaurants and shops. The office does not have an open floor plan; rather, it features almost entirely private offices and a brand-new air purification system installed in the HVAC system.

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary the range you’re seeking to jobs@sactownmag.com.

For those not familiar with Sacramento, the region has a population of 2.6 million, and is located 60 minutes from Napa, 90 minutes from San Francisco, two hours from Lake Tahoe, three hours from Monterey and 3.5 hours from Yosemite.

No a-holes, please. We’re a small company of only about 10 very friendly people and we just don’t need the headaches associated with prima donnas or jerks. Only nice people need apply. You know who you are. 🙂


Staff Reporter

Sactown, Sacramento’s largest city magazine, is looking for a qualified staff reporter who will report and write stories, fact-check articles, generate story ideas and perform light editing. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of print journalism experience, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. Must be a self-starter and very detail-oriented. Familiarity with Sacramento is preferred, but not necessary. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and 3-4 story clips to jobs@sactownmag.com.

Before launching Sactown in 2006, the magazine’s founders/co-editors spent 10 years in NYC as staff writers for Money magazine, InStyle and SmartMoney, and as freelance writers for New York magazine, The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalEntertainment WeeklyMetropolis and elsewhere.

Sactown has won dozens of awards for its editorial, design, illustration and photography, including the Western Publishing Association award for Best City Magazine and the Folio Award for Best Cover. In 2019, it earned the National City & Regional Magazine Award for Best Profile for our piece on author William T. Vollmann. In 2020, Sactown won the National City & Regional Magazine Award for Column Excellence.

The magazine takes Covid-19 safety issues very seriously, and moved to work-from-home status before it was even required to do so in March, 2020. The Sactown team, which is 100% vaccinated, will only return to the office only when it becomes fully safe to do so, and when it does, it will be a hybrid office-home work schedule (Tuesdays through Thursdays at the office, and Mondays and Fridays working remotely). All new staffers *must* be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and be able to provide verification of such. Our new office is located in midtown Sacramento, amidst many of the city’s best restaurants and shops.


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