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About Us

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 event company developing 35 annual advertising- and single-client-based publications serving Chatham, Durham, Raleigh and Orange County markets, over 25 social handles, 7 sites, 4 annual events and custom publishing programs. All of our products were created internally and grew from the ground up.

SMI is a proud Orange County Living Wage Employer, an award-winning magazine and majority woman-owned company.

Giving Back

Our host of magazine and digital publishing supports over 100 nonprofits and events every year with over $150,000 of sponsorship advertising investment.

Awards

  • Niche Award – Best City and Regional Magazine
  • Chapel Hill Chamber Midsize Company of the Year
  • Orange County Living Wage Employer
  • Best Relocation Guide

 

Our Team

Partners

Rory Kelly Gillis

Rory Kelly Gillis

Chief Operating Officer

Dan Shannon

Dan Shannon

Chairman

Ellen Shannon

Ellen Shannon

Vice President of Planning & Development

Corporate & Administration

Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Charlotte White

Charlotte White

Marketing Manager

McKenzie Reinhold

McKenzie Reinhold

Project and Events Coordinator

Editorial

Amanda MacLaren

Amanda MacLaren

Executive Managing Editor

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amanda@durhammag.com

Jessica Stringer

Jessica Stringer

Editor, Chapel Hill Magazine

Matt White

Matt White

Executive Editor, Chatham Magazine

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

Associate Publisher, Chatham Magazine

Michael McElroy

Michael McElroy

Managing Editor/Business Editor

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michael@durhammag.com

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee

Assistant Editor

Art and Production

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Creative Director

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kevinb@durhammag.com

Keith Warther

Keith Warther

Senior Graphic Designer

Hunter McCumber

Hunter McCumber

Senior Graphic Designer

Lizzie Jones

Lizzie Jones

Ad Traffic and Distribution Manager

Beth Mann

Beth Mann

Photographer

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beth@durhammag.com

Advertising

Melissa Crane

Melissa Crane

Senior Account Executive

Kem Johnson

Kem Johnson

Senior Account Executive

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kem@durhammag.com

Chris Elkins

Chris Elkins

Senior Account Executive

Lauren Phillips

Lauren Phillips

Account Executive

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lauren@durhammag.com

Internships and Careers

Email jessica[at]chapelhillmagazine.com for editorial internship inquiries or kevin[at]durhammag.com for graphic design internship inquiries. Generally, we start the search for fall interns in July and August, spring interns in November and summer interns in March. We’re always looking for interns the months of December and January.

We'd love to hear from you.

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