Employment

Thank you so much for your interest in employment opportunities with Our State. Our State magazine is front porches, back roads, and barbecue. We’re saltwater breezes and cool mountain air. We have something special here, and our readers love us — they are passionate and loyal (with an 81% renewal rate), and they invite us into their homes every month. We are one of the fastest-growing and most successful magazines in the South. Our culture is fun, relaxed, and casual, and we offer a no-walls environment that encourages creative freedom and collaboration.

Ad Traffic Coordinator

Our State magazine is searching for a detail-oriented multi-tasker to serve as our Ad Traffic Coordinator. As part of the Our State production team, you will be responsible for communicating with advertisers to procure ad materials for our print publication and our various digital products.

Our State magazine is an award-winning publication featuring North Carolina travel, history, and culture. Located in Greensboro, Our State is a progressive company that offers a stimulating working environment where you will be part of one of the most prestigious and fastest-growing magazines in the South. Our company culture is fun, casual, highly creative, and collaborative.

The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, be an excellent communicator, and possess exceptional organization skills.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as ad materials coordinator between sales representatives, advertisers, and the production department
  • Communicate with sales representatives to understand advertiser histories
  • Send deadline reminders to all contracted advertisers
  • Prepare production orders for every ad, based on advertiser response
  • Confer with sales reps and prepare production orders as new advertisers are acquired during the monthly sales cycle
  • Retrieve new ad materials from advertisers before deadlines
  • Collect native files and solicit ad direction from advertisers who require design services
  • Understand basic graphics terminology and be able to explain to advertisers so they will supply materials in an acceptable format
  • Send proofs to advertisers and get approvals or changes from advertisers in a timely manner
  • Maintain files of ads for each issue as a reference
  • Review printer proofs to ensure that ads are correct
  • Proofread ads for typos, incorrect information, etc.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Tenacity
  • Strong computer skills
  • Comfortable working with a database
  • Previous magazine publishing or advertising agency experience strongly preferred
  • Positive attitude and outgoing personality
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Send cover letter and résumé to hr@ourstate.com or Human Resources, Attn: Ad Traffic Coordinator, P.O. Box 4552, Greensboro, N.C. 27404.

Proofreader – Fact-checker

Our State magazine, an 80-year-old publication devoted to celebrating the joys of living in North Carolina, is hiring a full-time, dedicated proofreader/fact-checker to join our award-winning team.

The ideal candidate is smart, deliberate, focused, and fast, and is eager to help make the magazine better, crisper, and clearer by ensuring we get things right the first time. You’ll review all copy for clarity, consistency, grammar, spelling, structure, and style, and check and correct typographical and factual errors.

A passion for magazines and a strong understanding of the nuances of North Carolina are pluses.

To get in touch with us, send your letter of interest and résumé to Human Resources, P.O. Box 4552, Greensboro, N.C. 27404 or to HR@ourstate.com.

Retail Products Director

Our State magazine is searching for a dynamic, self-motivated, entrepreneur to serve as our Retail Products Director. As part of the Our State Store team, you will be responsible for managing and growing the retail division of Our State magazine.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in business, retail, and marketing, with significant management, customer service, and ecommerce experience. Primary responsibilities for this full-time position include:

  • Develop and implement a strategic growth plan to increase sales and profitability
  • Evaluate and implement order and inventory management software
  • Manage and monitor inventory at multiple locations
  • Create and implement a purchase order system to include vendor orders, inventory and invoice receiving, and accounts payable processing
  • Prepare and analyze sales and inventory reports
  • Work with product developer to research and select high-quality new, classic, and custom products
  • Coordinate promotions and special events (some evening and weekend hours may be required)
  • Work with store staff and graphic designer to create print and digital marketing materials, including writing clear and compelling copy
  • Maintain effective working relationships and open communication with editorial, sales, and other departments
  • Oversee and maintain exemplary customer service
  • Manage the Our State store staff

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the Our State brand and the products that will appeal to our readers
  • Ability to market and promote products through traditional, digital, and social media channels
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Must have a high energy level and an outgoing personality
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively
  • Advanced computer skills to include proficiency in Excel and database management, basic HTML knowledge, and ecommerce platforms
  • College degree and minimum of 5 years experience in retail, customer service, ecommerce, or related field

Send cover letter and résumé to hr@ourstate.com or Human Resources, Attn: Retail Products Director, P.O. Box 4552, Greensboro, N.C. 27404.

Sales Professionals

Our State magazine, a 80-year-old publication, located in Greensboro, N.C., is a progressive company which offers a stimulating working environment for a successful, self-motivated sales professional. We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing self-starter, who is tenacious and resilient, with at least 3 years of sales experience and a passion for North Carolina. Recent track record of media sales is a big plus, as are relationships within the North Carolina area.

Responsibilities will include prospecting, developing persuasive pitches, securing and managing new business, as well as meeting and exceeding sales quotas. Strong work ethic with exceptional written and verbal communication skills a must. Ability to work within a professional, team-oriented environment. Send resume to Human Resources, PO Box 4552, Greensboro, NC 27404 or email to jwhite@ourstate.com.

Editorial Internships

Our State offers internships during fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Internships positions are for 10 hours a week, unpaid, and offer opportunity for experience in several areas: research, proofing, writing, and editing. Interns also help with fact-checking, indexing, assembling copy for our website, and other general duties. Our State interns work closely with the editorial team and have the opportunity to produce portfolio-worthy clips.

We prefer students who are pursuing a degree in journalism or English. Experience working on a student or local publication is a huge plus.

Students interested in applying for an internship should send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to the Editorial Department editorial@ourstate.com or P.O. Box 4552, Greensboro, N.C. 27404. Please list “INTERNSHIP” in the subject line of any email communication.

This is an ongoing listing.

Digital Internships

Our State Digital is continually seeking interns to support the Web team by writing, researching, and publishing shareable stories. The digital internship is part-time, unpaid, and interns must be eligible to receive school credit.

Interns will be working directly for ourstate.com and Our State’s smartphone app, TRAVEL NORTH CAROLINA, and candidates should have experience with online publishing and a familiarity with HTML and Photoshop.

We prefer students who are pursuing a degree in journalism, English, or communication studies. Experience working on the digital side of a student or local publication is a huge plus. Candidates must be able to work in our office in Greensboro, N.C.

All submitted filenames should include your first and last name. The most promising candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply for the Our State digital internship, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and links to writing samples (mandatory) to Andy Busam at abusam@ourstate.com.

This is an ongoing listing.