Jobs

Junior Graphic Designer

Immediate opportunity to join MyNorth Media, publishers of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, in an entry-level position. Our team is looking for a Junior Graphic Designer with a great attitude who would like to advance and develop their existing skills by working with senior creative staff on a range of projects. An understanding of typography, layout, and art direction is required to help the team produce the best work possible. Requirements: Bach Degree Graphic Design / Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign / One Year+ agency experience / Creative thinker + deadline driven. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Web Content/Outreach Specialist MyNorth.com

Immediate opening at MyNorth.com for experienced web content/outreach professional interested in working in our fast-paced, innovative, 35-year-old media company located in Traverse City, MI. This person is at the epicenter of MyNorth.com, the site dedicated to celebrating Northern Michigan with over 1.4 million visitors a year. Must like a nimble, creative environment with mission at its core and enjoy collaborating creatively and strategically with everyone from fellow editors to community members. Must possess the ability to see the big picture and break a strategy down into meaningful, successful efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Directing and care-taking the overarching brand and direction of MyNorth.com
  • Collaborating with community members to build content relationships, awareness and opportunities
  • Participating in the daily detail that ensures content, mission and outreach are all in sync.
  • Creating and implementing social media strategies
  • Managing audience expansion and retention through use of data tools
  • Producing some content

Skills required:

  • Strong SEO skills
  • Strong analytic, creative and people skills.
  • Ability to convey a mission and a brand to an audience in writing and outreach efforts
  • Excited to engage and interact with people and organizations
  • Proven collaboration skills with coworkers
  • Solid writing skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Event experience a plus

Send resume to [email protected].

Sales Executive

MyNorth Media, located in Traverse City, Michigan, seeks a sales professional who has proven experience working with businesses to help them achieve their marketing goals. This experienced sales professional will represent the 35-year-old, award winning publication, Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, MyNorth.com, one of Michigan’s most successful websites, 11 more magazines and five enewsletters. The ideal candidate is a strategic sales professional, comfortable with an array of media products from print to digital, who enjoys meeting and working with businesses of all sizes. Must be an independent, organized and ambitious person who builds relationships and territories and who believes in consultant selling as well as commitment to the company’s vision. Established accounts. Send resume to [email protected].

Software Engineer

Immediate full time position open for full stack developer to join a fast-growing SaaS project in Traverse City, MI. Join a small, outstanding team working on features, fixes and integrations on this robust project. Looking for self-starter who values a structured yet nimble build, test and deploy process and who thrives in an innovative environment. Located in Traverse City, MI, the company is 35 years old, stable and well funded and offers the opportunity to join a growing software company located in a fantastic place to live. Send resume to [email protected]

Responsibilities:
Develop and expand features and products using a variety of programming languages
Review project requirements and write technical specifications
Debug, test, and fix errors
Document code development and revisions
Create and use software tools to help automate writing code

Qualifications:
Previous experience in programming and software development
Proven Rails experience
Knowledge of Java, node.js, and other programming languages
Experience with Jenkins and Chef helpful
Familiarity with relational databases
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
Strong attention to detail

Send resume to [email protected]

 

Marketing Internships

MyNorth Media offers marketing internships all year. Candidates must be 21 years of age at the time of the internship because we work with events where wine and beer are served. If you would like to apply, please provide three writing samples, resume and cover letter to Marketing Director, Rachel North.

Our internships are flexible. We work around the intern’s work schedule to come up with roughly 20 hours per week for 12 weeks. (some work can be done at home computers.) We offer a stipend at the end of $1,000.

Duties include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Updating Facebook and Twitter daily
  • Keeping track of our results for our newsletters and other ads into a large excel sheet
  • Logistics, staffing and follow up on events (Microbrew & Music, Wine & Art, Northern Home & Cottage Kitchen Tour, etc.)
  • Producing materials for events like subscription forms, flyers, entry pads, posters
  • Editing our newsletters (5 per month) from the content available on MyNorth.com
  • Really glamorous stuff like typing in the entry forms from events, fulfilling ShopMyNorth.com orders, answering consumer questions,
  • Updating our assignment logs
  • Loading product descriptions into ShopMyNorth.com
  • Contacting winners of our contests, facilitating their prize, recapping their story
  • Writing some text ads for us for our newsletter
  • Refilling our displays with publications, posting flyers and posters

Other opportunities that are possible:

  • Writing and distributing press releases
  • Writing print ads
  • Coordinating our charitable giving
  • Putting new products and promotions into our store

Where can this lead? The more skill you demonstrate, the more MyNorth Media will teach you.

We will teach you the skills you’ll need for entry level positions in any of following areas:

  • Public relations, you’ll be able to pitch stories via email, know how to put together a media list, know how to write and submit a press release. Vocus is the technology we use here
  • Event management, how to plan, execute and evaluate an event
  • Publishing, you’ll be able to point to a newsletter and say, I edited that. And you’ll have experience working with MailChimp, an email management program
  • Social marketing, we’ll give you the corporate view of things, so you can write for a corporation’s purpose
  • Advertising and sales promotion, you’ll have skills trafficking projects with designers, possibly writing text ads and working on sell sheets

 

Graphic Design Internship

MyNorth Media, publishers of Traverse Magazine, is looking for summer design interns. Join us in celebrating all that Northern Michigan has to offer while gaining experience in editorial design. Our design interns will join the art department in contributing to our magazines, website and marketing initiatives.

If you would like to apply for this part time internship, please send your resume and a robust portfolio demonstrating your abilities to Art Director, Nicole Steffen at [email protected].

Only applicants with a portfolio will be considered.

General Expectations:

  • Strong mastery of InDesign and Photoshop
  • Ability to use and build paragraph and character styles
  • Complete and deliver assignments on time
  • Strong typography
  • Creative thinker

What you will gain:

  • Experience working with the art director, designers, marketing and editorial staff at MyNorth Media.
  • Growth through positive critique.
  • The opportunity to grow your portfolio and see your work in print.
  • The opportunity to work with a fast paced magazine staff

 

Photography Internships

MyNorth Media, publishers of Traverse Magazine is looking for summer and winter photography interns. Join us in celebrating the beauty of Northern Michigan while gaining experience in editorial photography. Interns will spend time shooting and exploring areas like the trails at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, meandering through the crowds at Cherry Fest, and getting lost in downtown Frankfort.

This paid, part-time internship offers flexible hours. If you would like to apply, please send your resume and a robust portfolio demonstrating your photographic skills to Art Director, Nicole Steffen at [email protected].

General Expectations:

  • Shows up for meetings and office time
  • Complete and deliver assignments on time
  • Understanding of how to compose and take photos with a DSLR camera
  • Ability to edit photos for color, lighting and imperfections
  • Organize, tag, name and date all photos
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week

Interns may be given these additional opportunities during their internship:

  • Studio time—shooting products or food
  • Additional paid assignments during or after internship (these will be based on availability and skill)
  • Possible opportunities to go backstage at local events and photograph
  • Travel to Mackinac or Beaver Island
  • Opportunity to go to feature photo shoots and shadow expert photographers

What you will gain:

  • Experience working with the art director, designers, marketing and editorial staff at MyNorth Media.
  • Growth through positive critique of photography.
  • Learning how to work with shot lists, mood boards, tear-sheets, and photo direction.
  • The opportunity to see your work published online and in print.
  • The opportunity to say you worked with a fast paced magazine staff to produce the images that help tell the stories and set the scene.