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.
Our State magazine, an 83-year-old publication devoted to celebrating the joys of living in North Carolina, is hiring an Editorial Assistant to join our award-winning team.
The ideal candidate will provide administrative support for the editorial department, executing projects as assigned by the managing editor, including:
- Maintaining the weekly schedule for the editorial department
- Making travel arrangements for editors and contributors
- Coordinating meetings with staffers
- Collecting and reconciling invoices from writers and photographers
- Conducting research for upcoming stories
- Managing and responding to calls and letters from readers
- Preparing pre-press notebook for review
In addition, editorial duties will include:
- Assist with writing and editing certain sections in the magazine each month, including Letters to Editor, Quiz, and Carolina Calendar
- Participate in the editorial process, including proofreading and story generation
- Write short features, sidebars
- Work with managing editor on special ancillary projects
This is a great entry-level opportunity and a chance to become part of a thriving North Carolina institution. Exceptional communication skills required; degree in journalism and experience writing for a magazine or newspaper preferred. A passion for magazines and a strong understanding of the nuances of North Carolina are pluses.
Send your letter of interest, resume, and writing samples in PDF format to Human Resources, P.O. Box 4552, Greensboro, N.C. 27404 or to HR@ourstate.com.
Our State is hiring a graphic designer to work closely with the design team and editors to design and layout our award-winning magazine. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience designing a print publication; experience concepting and art directing photo shoots; and strong knowledge of typography, photography, and illustration. Strong affection for North Carolina or an ability to embrace our state’s regional culture is a plus.
Our State is an award-winning publication featuring North Carolina travel, history, and culture. We have something special here, and our readers love us – they are passionate and loyal. Located in Greensboro, we are one of the fastest-growing and most successful magazines in the South. Our culture here is fun, relaxed and casual and we offer a no-walls environment that encourages creative freedom and collaboration. We are looking for an exceptionally talented designer who wants to be part of something big.
To get in touch with us, send your cover letter, resume, and creative samples of design layouts in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org or Human Resources, PO Box 4552, Greensboro, NC 27404.
Customer Service Representative
Our State is seeking a Customer Service Representative for our circulation department. We are looking for an individual with exemplary customer service skills and strong proficiencies with computers and data entry.
Our State is an award-winning publication featuring North Carolina travel, history, and culture. We have something special here, and our readers love us – they are passionate and loyal. Located in Greensboro, we are one of the fastest-growing and most successful magazines in the South. Our culture here is fun, relaxed and casual and we offer a no-walls environment that encourages creative freedom and collaboration. We are looking for an exceptionally skilled Customer Service Representative who wants to be part of something big.
In this full-time position, you will:
- Answer phone calls and emails, and take orders from customers
- Provide exceptional service to all customers by anticipating their needs and practicing empathy, patience, and good listening
- Open mail orders and process orders in data entry program
- Perform various other customer service-related tasks
To succeed in this role, you should be:
- A great verbal and written communicator
- Patient and passionate about providing great customer service
- Highly organized with superb attention to detail
- A motivated self-starter who can work independently
This position requires strong knowledge of using a PC, as well as experience in customer service. Data entry experience is preferred.
Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com, or Human Resources, PO Box 4552, Greensboro, NC 27404.
Our State Digital is continually seeking interns to support the Web team. Two tracks are available for interns, including writing and researching or design and development. In both programs, the goal is to create compelling and shareable stories for a digital audience. The digital internship is part-time, unpaid, and interns must be eligible to receive school credit.
We prefer students who are pursuing a degree in journalism, English, communication studies, interactive design, or website development. Experience working on the digital side of a student or local publication is a plus. Candidates must be able to work in our office in Greensboro.
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, send a cover letter, resume/portfolio, and links to writing samples or past projects to Andy Busam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an ongoing listing.
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 email@example.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.
Our State magazine, an award-winning publication, located in Greensboro, 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 cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or Human Resources, PO Box 4552, Greensboro, NC 27404.
This is an ongoing listing.