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.


Brand Ambassador

This is a team of fun, energetic, and passionate people who love North Carolina and Our State magazine. Our State brand ambassadors share and discuss the magazine with the public as they represent Our State at festivals, fairs, theatre performances, and various other interesting events across the state. Most events occur on weekends or weekday evenings, but we do have an increasing need for weekday availability. Most brand ambassadors will work one to three events per quarter depending on their own availability, but you are not guaranteed event assignments each quarter. 

Position Duties:

  • Pick up event supplies and materials from the Our State office on weekdays during business hours
  • Transport event supplies, such as banners, signs, tents, and magazines
  • Set up tents and tables, and arrange our booth display
  • Engage readers by selling subscriptions, distributing magazines, hosting door prize drawings and encouraging people to sign up for email newsletters
  • Represent the spirit and vision of Our State
  • Repack event supplies and materials and deliver them back to the Our State office on weekdays
  • Complete and submit event evaluations and a time sheet at the end of each month

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the Our State magazine brand and the state of North Carolina
  • Outgoing, energetic, and friendly disposition
  • Ability to work independently or as a team
  • Able to lift 25-pound boxes of magazines; carry and use event materials like collapsible tents, banners, and folding tables; use a hand cart
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Comfortable communicating almost exclusively through email and text messages
  • Able to navigate to locations throughout the state independently

Send cover letter and résumé to khill@ourstate.com.


Part-Time Seasonal Retail Assistant

Our State magazine seeks a Part-Time Seasonal Retail Assistant for the Our State Store, our online and catalog-based retail division that celebrates North Carolina-made and -inspired goods. We seek an enthusiastic individual with exemplary customer service skills, an interest in retail sales, and e- commerce during our busy holiday season.

Our State is North Carolina’s premier magazine devoted to travel, history, and culture. As a staff member, you will be an integral part of one of the most prestigious and fastest-growing magazines in the South. We are a 100% employee-owned company, and our culture here is fun, relaxed, casual, and collaborative.

In this part-time position, you will:

Customer Service & Store Administration

  • Answer phone calls, emails, and take retail orders from customers
  • Provide exceptional service to all customers by anticipating their needs and practicing empathy, patience, and good listening
  • Take initiative to make decisions based on our customer service standards
  • Input orders and data from various sales sources
  • Assist with sales and accounting reports
  • Provide efficient and professional administrative support to the Store team
  • Assist with handling customer service issues, returns, exchanges, etc.
  • Make changes to orders and communicate with our fulfillment warehouse
  • Input data into warehouse management software system

Merchandise & Inventory

  • Package merchandise and coordinate with our third-party fulfillment partner to ensure inventory is properly managed
  • Assist with maintaining product information in our e-commerce platform

Special Events

  • Work at occasional weekend and evening special events where you will assist with set-up and interact face-to-face with customers

To succeed in this role, you should be:

  • Flexible in availability early-August through mid-January for approximately 25 hours per week
  • A motivated self-starter with experience in customer service, retail, or a related field
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment during the holiday season
  • A great verbal and written communicator
  • Able to multi-task
  • Patient and passionate about providing exceptional customer service
  • Highly organized with superb attention to detail
  • Passionate about North Carolina and supporting locally-made goods
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and the Mac operating system

Check out Our State Store at ourstatestore.com. Then send your resume and cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit to hr@ourstate.com.


Production Assistant

Our State magazine is searching for a detail-oriented multi-tasker to serve as our Production Assistant.  You will be responsible for production and administrative tasks for our print publication and digital products.

Our State magazine is an award-winning publication featuring North Carolina travel, history, food, and culture.  Located in Greensboro, Our State 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 efficient, and possess exceptional organization skills.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

      • traffic materials for, and administer digital contests and email blasts
      • assist with print ads, trafficking, etc.
      • update sales collateral materials using Adobe InDesign
      • maintain and update Magazine Manager (contact management software) as needed
      • review magazine proofs monthly for print and digital editions
      • prepare files for State Library archives
      • prepare ad page copies for editorial notebook review
      • administrative tasks

Skills and Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Print production knowledge
      • Knowledge of digital media (including newsletters, promotions, display advertising)
      • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite / Mac platform
      • Familiarity with marketing automation platforms such as Wishpond
      • 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
      • Comfortable working with a database
      • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
      • Flexibility
      • Ability to take initiative

Send cover letter and résumé to hr@ourstate.com or Human Resources, Attn: Production Assistant, PO Box 4552, Greensboro, NC 27404.


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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