Careers

Careers

Job Opportunities: 

Senior Editor

WNC magazine, the lifestyle publication for Western North Carolina, is looking for a full-time senior editor to lead our award-winning team. The senior editor will ensure that the quarterly magazine goes out on time and within budget, enforcing internal deadlines, maintaining the production schedule and overseeing freelance fees. She or he will be heavily involved in the creative process, contributing ideas, writing and editing skills, and problem-solving abilities to the production of the entire magazine in print and digital platforms.

Our ideal candidate will have a deep interest in and ongoing engagement with life in Western North Carolina, as well as the ability to translate this into appealing, insightful articles. Publishing experience and the ability to manage a team of contributors is a must.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a relevant field
  • Three+ years of experience in publishing, preferably with at least one year of experience in an editorial oversight role
  • Demonstrated experience with assigning, writing and editing stories
  • Strong leadership abilities and experience in managing a staff and interns
  • Top-notch organizational skills
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, G Suite and digital media technology is preferred
  • Knowledge of Chicago and/or MLA style
  • Familiarity with SEO and social media best practices
  • A general familiarity of Western North Carolina life, history, and culture preferred

Job Description:

  • Coordinate print and online publishing cycles and manage content areas
  • Set publication standards and establish goals and expectations
  • Suggest stories and generate headline ideas in alignment with targeted audience’s preferences
  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors
  • Proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces
  • Recruit and manage contributing writers
  • Cooperate and liaise with designers, photographers and advertising reps
  • Oversee social media
  • Meet deadlines and budget requirements

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to editor@wncmagazine.com.

 

Sales Executive

GulfStream Communications, the award-winning publishers of WNC magazine, is seeking a full time sales executive based in the Asheville, North Carolina, area to represent all GulfStream titles, including WNC magazine, Charleston magazine, Grand Strand, Charleston Weddings magazines, Asheville Wedding Guide and High Country Wedding Guide, as well as Ashvegas.com. 

If you are a bright, energetic, motivated team player with a love for advertising sales and at least two years of media sales experience (preferred), please submit your resumé and cover letter to Mike Granger, Director of Advertising (mike@wncmagazine.com). Compensation includes monthly base plus performance based commission, with expected all-compensation of $30k+ first year.

 

WNC Internship Opportunities

Interested in getting hands-on experience publishing a magazine? GulfStream Communications, publisher of WNC (Western North Carolina magazine based in Asheville, North Carolina), Charleston, Charleston Weddings, and Grand Strand magazines in South Carolina, offers internships in graphic design, editorial, photography, marketing & sales, and multimedia. Unpaid spring, summer, and fall semester internships are open to qualified applicants.

 

 

Editorial Internship

  • Develop strong writing, editing, research, and proofreading skills
  • Get your writing published in a nationally distributed magazine
  • Complete 15+ hours per week

Requirements: Strong creative writing, grammatical, research, and communication skills. Social media skills a plus. Must submit writing samples.

Photography Internship

  • Get your images published in a nationally distributed magazine
  • Assist with studio and location shoots, and gain knowledge from professional photographers
  • Learn the production process from camera to layout by working with the art directors and editors
  • Complete 10+ hours per week

Requirements: Must have personal digital SLR equipment and a good understanding of digital photography and lighting. Experience with product shots and portraits are pluses. Must submit digital photography samples.

Marketing & Sales Internship

  • Learn what it takes to market a magazine through research, analysis, and strategy
  • Develop an understanding of advertising sales and how revenue is generated for magazine publishing
  • Help stage special events, write press releases, and assist in campaign launches
  • Complete 15+ hours per week

Requirements: Strong customer service skills, previous experience or coursework in public relations, social media proficiency, and knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. Design experience a plus. Position requires some regional travel.

Multimedia Internship

  • Gain experience with the basics of web design, development, and entry-level information technology
  • Develop strong writing, editing, and content management skills geared toward online readership
  • Promote the magazine through social media
  • Complete 15+ hours per week

Requirements: Proficiency with Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Adobe Flash are necessary. Creative writing skills and social media experience required. Basic understanding of HTML and video production experience are pluses. Must submit pertinent samples.

Click here for a printable PDF version of available internships 

To apply for an internship, please e-mail a cover letter, résumé, and pertinent samples to: employment@wncmagazine.com, or mail materials to WNC Internships, P.O. Box 1330 Asheville, NC 28802.

To learn about internships with Charleston or Grand Strand magazines, visit Charlestonmag.com or GrandStrandmag.com.