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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

Caleb Rushing

Caleb Rushing

Distribution Specialist

Editorial

Amanda MacLaren

Amanda MacLaren

Executive Managing Editor

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amanda@durhammag.com

Jessica Stringer

Jessica Stringer

Editor, Chapel Hill Magazine

Jenna Parks

Jenna Parks

Publisher, Heart of NC Weddings

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee

Assistant Editor

Marie Muir

Marie Muir

Editorial Assistant and Digital Editor

Art and Production

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Creative Director

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kevinb@durhammag.com

Lizzie Jones

Lizzie Jones

Ad Traffic and Distribution Manager

Lauren Wilkinson

Lauren Wilkinson

Junior Graphic Designer & Production Coordinator

Advertising

Melissa Crane

Melissa Crane

Senior Account Executive

Chris Elkins

Chris Elkins

Associate Publisher, Chatham Magazine and Digital Sales Manager

Lauren Phillips

Lauren Phillips

Account Executive

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lauren@durhammag.com

Now Hiring

Internships 

We offer unpaid editorial internships (remote until further notice) 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, given remote nature of the internship, and would have experience with WordPress, AP Style and another publication. Spring & fall internships are 10 hours a week; summer & winter internships are 20-30 hours a week. 

If you’d like to apply, please send jessica@chapelhillmagazine.com a resume and writing samples with “internship application” in the subject line. Deadline to apply: summer 2021 (March 12); fall 2021 (July 15); winter 2021 (Nov. 1) and spring 2022 (Nov. 1) 

If you’re interested in a graphic design internship, please email laurenwilkinson@chapelhillmagazine.com

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