In 2007 she was awarded an Oscarson Discovery Grant which enabled her to relocate to Washington DC and accept a dramaturgy internship with Arena Stage. At the conclusion of her internship, she was hired as a full time employee of Arena Stage and served as their head Literary Manager/Dramaturg. In 2012 Janine joined BYU as the TMA Department's Dramaturgy Specialist. In June of that year, Sobeck represented BYU at the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas conference, attended by around 100 people from all over the US, Canada, UK, and Mexico.
Sobeck was a co-presenter at the 2013 Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas conference. Her presentation was about the New Play Exchange project. The following year, Sobeck was published in the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy. Her chapter is titled, "Reimagining the Literary Office: Designing a Department that Fulfills your Purpose," which is based on her work in Washington DC.
In 2015, she presented at the Theatre in our Schools Conference in Orem, Utah, sponsored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE). The same year, Princess Academy, which Sobeck crafted the script for, premiered at BYU.