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.


Marketing Specialist

Our State magazine, an 86-year-old award-winning publication, is searching for a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join our team as the Marketing Specialist. This position will assist in the development and implementation of marketing strategies and plans that will define the Our State brand in order to build awareness and increase readership.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Use both traditional and innovative approaches to public relations and special events
  • Ability to assist in successfully building positive client and community relationships across the state
  • Ability to create, produce, plan, organize, write, and implement impactful promotional marketing and branding campaigns
  • Design, order, and maintain promotional materials
  • Ability to create, plan, organize, staff, and execute promotional events and activities
  • Assist in the training of brand ambassadors/event liaisons
  • Support in-house sales team with creative ideas to enhance their presentations
  • Meet with clients as needed to help pitch, brainstorm, plan, and create events
  • Maintain an effective working relationship and open communication with cross-functional teams in order to build marketing initiatives and collaborate on projects
  • Assist with the Our State Travel Club as needed

 
Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or marketing
  • Minimum of 3 years strategic brand planning and/or strategic marketing experience
  • Great understanding of digital/social marketing
  • Must have event planning experience
  • Must be a self-starter and highly organized with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Flexibility to work on tight deadlines and on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong follow-up skills
  • High energy level
  • Must display a passion and knowledge for North Carolina and Our State
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Must be able to travel and work some weekends and evenings throughout the year

Account Supervisor

North Carolina’s premier media company, Our State, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, is seeking an Account Supervisor who will play a critical role within our fast-paced advertising sales team. The Account Supervisor will be responsible for growing revenue across multiple platforms, through the development and sale of creative advertising solutions. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, tenacious, and results-driven, with a track record of developing and securing new business.

Position Duties:

  • Drive event, digital, and print advertising sales, by developing new revenue opportunities, opening new categories of business, and shaping future monetization opportunities
  • Develop short-and long-term sales programs and initiatives to maximize revenues
  • Own, manage, and develop relationships with clients, agencies, and advertisers though day-to-day interactions
  • Understand customer needs and look for opportunities to develop customizable, creative solutions across all platforms, including digital, print, and events that meet client needs
  • Keep abreast of the continually evolving advertising marketplace, customers, and competition in order to conceive and effectively execute a sales strategy that generates leads and drives results


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of selling experience in Advertising Sales, both print and digital
  • Deep knowledge of the digital media/social media landscape
  • Proven experience in prospecting new clients, generating sales leads, and closing the sale
  • Consistent track record of achievement in increasing sales revenue and profitability across multiple products and offerings
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently, but also fit into a strong team environment
  • Exceptional influencing skills
  • A resourceful analytical thinker and creative problem solver with the ability to initiate change and motivate innovation and creativity
  • Strong project management skills with proven abilities in managing multiple schedules and deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with the Our State brand and the state of North Carolina

Send cover letter and résumé to hr@ourstate.com or Our State, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4552, Greensboro, NC 27404.


Account Associate

Our State magazine is searching for a dynamic, self-motivated individual to serve as Account Associate. The Account Associate will provide support/assistance for the Account Supervisor and the Sales Manager. The Account Associate is responsible for increasing sales, renewals of existing accounts, lead generation and qualification. For a specified time frame, the Account Associate position should serve as the training ground and grooming period for an Account Supervisor position.

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.

Position Duties:

  • Assist sales team/member in handling inquiries, quotes, orders, issues, and general follow-up
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of sales products and the production process
  • Work both independently and within a team on developing both print and digital programs for key and target accounts with a goal of increasing revenue across multiple platforms
  • Assist sales team/member in going on sales calls each week
  • Work with agencies, marketing directors, and media buyers to understand their media strategy, goals, campaign objectives, and to develop strategies to help them meet their goals
  • Learn and assist reps with CRM database, including notes and data clean up
  • Continuously keep abreast of competitive media trends
  • Assist with prospecting and building proposals
  • Ability to create PowerPoint/Keynote presentations
  • Assist as needed with RFP process
  • Generate lead base by making cold calls, calling on inactive accounts, networking, and maintaining awareness of new business

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Willingness and confidence to contact customers and make new calls
  • Excellent customer service and strong follow-up skills
  • Proven organizational skills with ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and focus on details
  • Proven track record with cold calling, presenting to prospective clients, RFPs and maintaining client relationships
  • Ability to diffuse complicated situations, resulting in a win-win
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain a high level of energy
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to analyze trends and metrics
  • Ability to accept accountability to work effectively both as an individual and as part of team
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create custom advertising packages utilizing print and online
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Must be proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook and must be technically savvy

Send cover letter and résumé to hr@ourstate.com or Our State, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 4552, Greensboro, NC 27404.


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, writing samples, and a story pitch to the Editorial Department at editorial@ourstate.com or PO Box 4552, Greensboro, NC 27404. Please list “INTERNSHIP” in the subject line of any email communication.

Deadlines for applying: for fall, June 15; for spring, November 15; for summer, March 15.

This is an ongoing listing.

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