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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 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.

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

Brian McIndoo

Brian McIndoo

Digital Customer Service Specialist

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

Anna-Rhesa Versola

Anna-Rhesa Versola

Managing Editor of Chatham Magazine

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee

Assistant Editor

Marie Muir

Marie Muir

Editorial Assistant and Digital Editor

John-Michael Simpson

John-Michael Simpson

Photographer

Art and Production

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Creative Director

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Lizzie Jones

Lizzie Jones

Ad Traffic and Distribution Manager

Jean Carlos Rosario-Montalvo

Jean Carlos Rosario-Montalvo

Art Director

Lauren Wilkinson

Lauren Wilkinson

Junior Graphic Designer & Production Coordinator

Advertising

Melissa Crane

Melissa Crane

Senior Account Executive

Chris Elkins

Chris Elkins

Publisher, Chatham Magazine and Digital Sales Manager

Jenna Parks

Jenna Parks

Publisher, Heart of NC Weddings

Lauren Phillips

Lauren Phillips

Account Executive

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lauren@durhammag.com

Kem Johnson

Kem Johnson

Account Executive

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Now Hiring

Internships

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 jessica@chapelhillmagazine.com 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.

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