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Jacqueline Rupp

Managing Editor 
Anastasia Barbalios

Arts & Culture Editor 
Sheena Lester

Philly Weekly accepts pitches from freelance contributors. Please direct inquiries to



General Manager

Jay Sterin  215-563-7400 x163

National Advertising Representative
VMG Advertising
Sue Belair  212-475-2529

Distribution Manager
Pearl Harta  215-354-3146

Business Manager
Katharine Wamser


R.P.M. Philly, LLC


Perry Corsetti

Network & Desktop Support
Jeanne Terne

Kaitlin DeRoo

Production Manager
Holly Siemon

Senior Graphic Designer
LeTera Haynes

Graphic Designers
Veronica Hanna, Donna Mackey


A S S O C I A T I O N   O F  A L T E R N A T I V E   N E W S W E E K L I E S



Philly Weekly is the city’s leading source for arts and entertainment news, dining reviews and thoughtfully literate current-affairs coverage. Our multimedia approach includes a weekly print tabloid; a robust selection of digital content, including original ebooks; and event marketing that gives our readers an immediate connection to the culture of Philadelphia. Our bold journalistic approach over the past several decades has contributed to making PW the most widely read and highly acclaimed newsweekly in the region.

At Philly Weekly, we offer interns the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the editorial and publishing process, with a special focus on the fundamental journalism skills of research, fact-checking and effective writing. PW internships may be used for academic credit, and involve a time commitment of 12-15 hours per week. While internships do not include an hourly wage, editorial interns are eligible and encouraged to pitch stories for professional freelance pay, and advertising interns will receive commissions for any sales they make. When reviewing applications, PW considers experience, research/writing ability, availability and enthusiasm.

Magazine publishing internship at Philly Weekly

Philly Weekly is the city's cutting-edge culture & lifestyle magazine, publishing a print edition every Wednesday, a constantly updated website, and a network of social media content on an ongoing basis. It's a vital piece of Philadelphia's media landscape, and its creative team has won numerous local, state and national awards for top-quality writing and visual presentation.

Philly Weekly's internship program offers college students the opportunity to gain diverse experience in the various aspects of magazine publishing: editorial, advertising, promotions, readership development, etc. In a 12- to 15-hour/week commitment over the course of a semester, interns responsibilities include:

  • Attend editorial, advertising and production meetings
  • Observe & assist editorial and digital staff with the online publishing process
  • Observe & assist advertising staff with sales/promotional projects
  • Observe & assist readership development efforts: contests, events, email list, etc.
  • Research and fact-check editorial content
  • Report and write short-form content for publication in print and social channels

Internships are currently available for Fall 2015. Please submit a letter and resume (and any relevant writing samples you may have) to managing editor Anastasia Barbalios at no later than Sept. 28, 2015.

The Advertising Internship
Description: You’ll work with our advertising manager and account executives to develop the skills necessary for professional success in advertising sales. You’ll accompany executives on their sales calls; practice identifying prospective clients and securing appointments; develop a solid understanding of the online marketing industry; and practice selling to business decision-makers.

This internship is open to students interested in pursuing a sales career, and is particularly well suited to those who have some advertising experience from an independent student publication, other media work, etc.

Application: Please send a cover letter describing your experience and interest, along with your resume, to Jay Sterin at:


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