Shannon Media, Inc. (SMI) is a privately owned print and digital publishing and event company based in Chapel Hill. Today, SMI is a 20-person cross-platform media and digital advertising company developing 24 annual advertising- and single-client-based publications serving Chatham, Durham, Wake and Orange County markets, over 25 social handles, 7 sites, 2 annual events and an in-house digital agency. Our digital advertising company works with small to medium sized organizations located in the Triangle that want first in class technology paired with a strategic digital marketing plan directed to your target audience that drives results and measurable data.
SMI is a proud Orange County Living Wage Employer, an award-winning magazine and majority woman-owned company.
Our host of magazine and digital publishing supports over 100 nonprofits and events every year with over $150,000 of sponsorship advertising investment.
Niche Award – Best City and Regional Magazine
Chapel Hill Chamber Midsize Company of the Year
Orange County Living Wage Employer
Best Relocation Guide
Corporate & Administration
Art and Production
Junior Graphic Designer & Production Coordinator
Publisher, Chatham Magazine and Digital Sales Manager
We offer editorial internships in our Chapel Hill office (with a fully vaccinated stuff) where students will gain experience fact checking, copy editing and writing for both print and web. Interns will work on all three publications – Chapel Hill Magazine, Durham Magazine & Chatham Magazine. An ideal intern would be proactive and communicative and would have experience with WordPress, AP Style and social media. Spring & fall internships are 10 hours a week; summer & winter internships are 20-30 hours a week. Past interns have gone on to work or intern at Real Simple, Garden & Gun, Washingtonian and The Local Palate. The internship is unpaid but we will work with students to get school credit, and a select few interns will be invited back for another semester for a paid internship.
Additionally, we are also looking for interns for Heart of NC Weddings magazine and also social media interns who will draft social posts, interact on our social media accounts across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and more. If you’d like to apply, please send firstname.lastname@example.org a resume and writing samples with “editorial internship” “Heart of NC Weddings internship” or “social media internship” in the subject line. Deadline to apply: fall 2021 (rolling admission until we fill the internship); winter 2021 (Nov. 1) and spring 2022 (Nov. 1)
Diversity & Inclusion
Shannon Media is an equal opportunity employer that pledges to not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
At Shannon Media, Inc., our approach to diversity is simple—it’s about embracing everyone. We want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. We are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. We reflect these same values in our relationships with our greater community, customers and vendors.