(919) 933-1551

Graphic Designer – Contract

Work with our talented, energetic and creative team of print and digital designers at our Chapel Hill office. We are looking for a freelance or part-time graphic designer with strong design skills, as well as, excellent ad design skills and organization for 40-75 hours per month depending on seasonality (our busiest months of the year are March, April, August, October, November and December).

Our team is responsible for the design and production of lifestyle publications Chapel Hill Magazine, Chatham Magazine, Durham Magazine and custom publishing pieces, as well as, annual events, WellFest, Sip+Savor and Taste the Event. Plus, we work with our 700+ clients by producing striking ads that tell their individual marketing message. Our art department generates thousands of outstanding editorial & photo pages and ads each year. We work in a high-velocity, demanding, creative and rewarding environment.

Responsibilities will include ad design, editorial layout, customer service, digital ad banners and promotional collateral for products and events.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Must be flexible, able to work under pressure with tight deadlines, stay organized, and have good communication skills with an eye toward quality at all times. 


  • 2+ years experience in graphic design.
  • Proficiency in a Mac environment and Adobe Creative Suite, particularly, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Print and digital advertising and marketing experience is essential!
  • Willingness to receive and accept feedback.
  • Good communication skills, experience with print/digital advertising and customer service.
  • Excellent time management, multitasking, flexibility and organizational skills. 

A little bit about us  

We are Shannon Media, Inc. is a small company of self-starters who thrive in an exciting work environment. Our team of about 20 people produces 30+ high-quality publications per year, in addition to a diverse media approach of digital and experiential businesses. Our office environment in Chapel Hill, near Interstate 40 and Fordham Boulevard, where we are headquartered, is fun, creative and casual, yet fast-paced and professional. Check out digital versions of our products at issuu.com/shannonmedia.  

How to apply  

This is a contract hourly position. Please be prepared to design ad(s)/layout(s) which will be submitted by us to bring prior to interview. Please send cover letter, resume and samples of your work to lizzie@chapelhillmagazine.com. Applications solely through LinkedIn will not be considered. You must send these documents and links to Lizzie directly.

And check out our sites at chapelhillmagazine.com, durhammag.com, and chathammagazinenc.com.

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