EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIPS

Internships

Accounting
Custom Publishing Graphic Design
Editorial Design
Editorial (Custom)
Editorial (Hour Detroit)
Editorial (DBusiness)
Information Technology
Marketing/Public Relations
Marketing Research
Publishing & Sales

Full-time Positions

Account Executive
Accounting Clerk
Digital Campaign Manager
Marketing & Events Assistant
Marketing Research Sales Assistant

Part Time Positions

Technical Support Specialist (Part-Time)


Internships

Accounting Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Accounting
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, Metro Detroit Wedding magazines and more, is proud to offer an accounting internship for the Winter/Spring 2019 term. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per-week. Schedules are negotiable, but a three-month commitment is required. Interns must be enrolled in a university, however the intern does not have to be receiving credit to be eligible for the position.

Interns will assist all accounting associates with daily office needs, including but not limited to; tear sheets, generating invoices, assisting with our sales reps by creating proposals/contracts, and creating cash receipts. Interns will have invaluable opportunity to get first hand accounting experience at a national media company.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: nbajju@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Custom Publishing Graphic Design Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Custom Publishing
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Custom Publishing, a division of Hour Media, is proud to offer graphic design internships during all semesters. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 15 hours per week during fall, winter, spring or summer term. Schedules are negotiable, but a minimum three-month commitment is required.

A graphic design intern will assist several art directors in day-to-day departmental functions. The intern will be responsible for gathering images and products, assist on photo shoots, create marketing materials, design layouts, and participate in press checks.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 2.80 or higher. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must. Candidates should also have some familiarity with Hour Media and its properties. Intern must be extremely proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator on a Mac Platform. Ability to use email and internet software efficiently is a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Online Portfolio, Graphic/Art Samples
Contact: hourcustomart@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Editorial Design Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Editorial
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media is proud to offer graphic design internships during all semesters. Candidate will work primarily on Hour Detroit magazine but may also assist on Detroit Home and DBusiness magazines when needed. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 15 hours per week during fall, winter, spring or summer term. Schedules are negotiable, but a minimum three-month commitment is required.

A graphic design intern will assist the art staff in day-to-day departmental functions. Individual will be responsible for gathering images and products, assist on photo shoots, design layouts, and participate in press checks.

Requirements: Ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in art or journalism; those with relevant coursework and experience will also be considered. Candidates must be proficient in professional communication, grammar and spelling, write clearly, possess good organizational skills, and be detail-oriented. They should work calmly under deadline pressure and have a pleasant, polite demeanor on the phone. The art department works at Hour Media’s Troy office and on location around metro Detroit. Candidates must have reliable transportation.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Required Documentation: Resume, Online Portfolio, Graphic/Art Samples
Contact: kparkinson@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Editorial Internship (Custom) – Troy, MI

Division: Custom Publishing
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media Custom Publishing offers unpaid, semester-long internships throughout the year. They may be applied toward college credit, but the editor must be informed of this before the internship takes effect. Duties include writing, fact-checking, research, compiling information, and related tasks. Interns may be asked to pick up and return products for photo shoots (gas mileage will be reimbursed).

Requirements: Candidates must be proficient in grammar and spelling, write clearly, possess good organizational skills, have a positive attitude, and be detail oriented and flexible. They should work calmly under deadline pressure and have a pleasant, polite demeanor on the phone.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples
Contact: kgibbons@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Editorial Internship (Hour Detroit) – Troy, MI

Division: Editorial
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Detroit magazine offers unpaid, semester-long internships throughout the year. They may be applied toward college credit, but the editor must be informed of this before the internship takes effect.

Some writing is involved, but the internship consists mainly of fact-checking stories. Other duties include posting stories to the Web and compiling arts and entertainment listings. Interns may be asked to pick up and return products for photo shoots (gas mileage will be reimbursed). Interns are encouraged to pitch story ideas and are expected to keep abreast of current events.

Requirements: Ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in journalism or related field; those with relevant coursework and experience will also be considered. Candidates must be proficient in grammar and spelling, write clearly, possess good organizational skills, and be detail-oriented. They should work calmly under deadline pressure and have a pleasant, polite demeanor on the phone.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact editorialjobs@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Editorial Internship (DBusiness Magazine) – Troy, MI

Division: Editorial
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: DBusiness Magazine seeks unpaid editorial interns year-round. DBusiness interns are essential to the magazine’s operations and write articles for the website, conduct research for the print magazine, post to social media, attend and report on press conferences, use the Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress to post articles to the website, keep the online calendar updated, and more.

Candidates should possess good organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and demonstrate strong writing skills. While scheduling is flexible, it is preferred that interns be in the office for about 16 hours per week.

DBusiness reports on all aspects of business in metro Detroit, including automotive, technology, health care, entrepreneurship, new restaurants and stores, and the people who make the city great.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact gturner@dbusiness.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Information Technology Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Production
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, Metro Detroit Weddings, and more is proud to offer Information Technology internships during the fall, winter, and summer semesters. Ideal candidates will be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Schedules are negotiable, but a three-month commitment is required. Interns must be enrolled in a university; however, the intern does not have to be receiving credit to be eligible for the position.

The Information Technology intern will assist the IT team with day-to-day operations for Hour Media and Hour Media Group. Interns will have access to a wide range of experiences including help desk services, desktop support, project management, and IT planning. Strong problem-solving and people skills as well as the ability to work independently are a must.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Please indicate which semester you are applying for in your cover letter.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: itjobs@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Marketing/Public Relations Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Marketing
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, Metro Detroit Bride magazines and more is proud to offer marketing internships during all semesters. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per week during fall, winter, spring or summer term. Schedules are negotiable, but a minimum three-month commitment is required.

A marketing intern will assist the marketing director and assistant in day-to-day departmental functions, including press release writing and distributing, developing and distributing promotional materials, assisting with marketing campaigns for all publications, Web marketing, event planning, managing and tracking company donations, archiving, assisting in the ordering of promotional marketing tools and more.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Please indicate which semester you are applying for in your cover letter.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: MSutton@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Marketing Research Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Marketing Research
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, Metro Detroit Wedding magazines and more, is proud to offer a marketing research internship for the Spring/Summer 2019 term alongside Hour’s sister research company, Professional Research Services. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per-week. Schedules are negotiable, but a four month commitment is required. Interns must be enrolled in a university, however the intern does not have to be receiving credit to be eligible for the position.

PRS works with several City and Regional Magazines nationwide in providing them solid research methodology for their publications. Interns will assist the marketing research department in day-to-day tasks including, tracking survey results, fact checking professionals, assisting with marketing campaigns, communicating with potential clients as well as maintaining social media pages.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher with strong Microsoft Excel skills. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact spinkhasova@hourdetroit.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Publishing & Sales Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Advertising
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, Metro Detroit Wedding magazines and more, is proud to offer a sales and advertising internship for the Spring 2018 term. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per-week. Schedules are negotiable, but a three-month commitment is required. Interns must be enrolled in a university, however the intern does not have to be receiving credit to be eligible for the position.

Interns will assist the advertising director and the publishing and sales coordinator in day-to-day departmental functions including, prospecting potential clients, updating and managing Hour Media’s sales database, tracking sales and surveying results, working closely with account executives, assisting with events put on by Hour Media and more.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: LMiller@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


 

Full-time Positions

Account Executive – Troy, MI

Division: Advertising
Position Type: Full-Time
Description: Hour Media is seeking pro-active, energetic advertising sales account executives to manage many categories – you must be resourceful, independent, focused, and well-organized individual.

Responsibilities
• Manage the entire sales process from incoming lead to close.
• Understand customer needs and requirements with regard to print advertising.
• Present and articulate the value of branding in an upscale environment.
• Ability to sell and differentiate in a competitive environment.
• Close sales and achieve sales quotas.

Requirements
• Minimum of 2-3 years media or like sales.
• Strong sales and presentation skills with a proven track record.
• Ability to develop key client, agency and industry relationships at all levels.
• Enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals with a serious work ethic.
• College degree preferred.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits.
Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: jobs@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Accounting Clerk – Troy, MI

Division: Accounting
Position Type: Full-Time
Description: HOUR Media, publisher of award winning Hour Detroit Magazine and dbusiness Magazine has an immediate opening for a full-time or part-time accounting clerk who is flexible, detail oriented, organized, and professional.

Ideal candidate will have:
• Associates Degree or working towards in a business or accounting related field • Excellent communication – written and verbal
• Experience with Microsoft Office; MS Word, MS Excel
• Previous accounting experience a plus
• Assertive personality with excellent customer service skills and dependability

Duties include:
• Accounts receivable responsibilities, invoicing, cash receipts
• Collections
• Enter customer contracts in data base
• Accurate data entry into spreadsheets
• Serve as backup for other positions in the accounting department

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits.
Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: accountingjobs@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Digital Campaign Manager – Troy, MI

Division: Marketing
Position Type: Full-Time
Job Description: Compass Media, a leader in digital marketing, seeks an immediate hire of a Digital Campaign Manager to work with our busy client-facing team. This position answers to the Director of Digital Marketing.

This very unique position requires an accountable, reliable and talented candidate who will work closely with members of the digital team as well as all departments of Compass Media. The Digital Campaign Manager will be managing accounts for a wide-variety of clients using search engine marketing, digital display marketing, paid social media marketing, and video advertising. In addition to paid campaigns, we are looking for experience in organic/managed social skills and SEO. The Digital Campaign Manager will produce comprehensive monthly reports and strategic insight. We are looking for someone with experience in all of these areas, but also someone who is willing to dive in and learn new skills as needed.

You will manage multiple client projects and will be responsible for communicating results and strategy to clients directly and to the sales representative (who is their main client point of contact in the agency). We want all our digital marketing to drive real results, and you will be responsible for showing these results and communicating them in a way that excites your clients.

We take great care that every account and client we work with is treated with the highest level of attention and expertise. If you are looking for a competitive, challenging, fast-paced environment based on constant growth, we’re the agency for you!

You will collaborate with various team members within all the departments to ensure that the deliverables are implemented and the accounts are achieving their objectives. You will communicate regularly with the Director of Digital Marketing, the sales team and the executives and must be able to clearly articulate strategic vision. You must be creative as well as data-driven, but ultimately you are responsible for managing client expectations and communicating success.

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • 1+ year’s experience in digital campaign management: primarily search, display, paid social ads
  • MUST have at least 1 year of experience with Google Ads
  • Current Google Ads Certification
  • SEO experience (a big plus)
  • Organic Social Management (managing social profiles)
  • Extremely organized and great at managing deadlines
  • Coachable, trainable attitude
  • Proficiency and some comfort with light analytics/observations
  • Ability to measure the effectiveness of strategy (rankings, traffic, conversions) and make decisions based on data
  • Exceptional project and time management skills
  • MUST be accurate and detail-oriented
  • Comfort and familiarity with the primary social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.)
  • Experience working with programmatic campaigns or vendors is a plus
  • Will work in Troy, Michigan office of Hour Media and work with remote digital team from all over the United States.
  • Can-Do nature with a tendency towards perfectionism and meeting/beating deadlines & goals
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel
  • Great flexibility in a rapidly changing environment is critical

Responsibilities

  • Create and execute multiple digital campaigns across multiple platforms simultaneously
  • Create and manage content, copy and keywords for digital campaigns across multiple platforms
  • Define and manage metrics and success criteria for marketing campaigns
  • Provide insight and strategic recommendations to consistently improve campaign performance
  • Generate monthly reports on a schedule using aggregate tools
  • Attend regular weekly internal meetings and monthly client meetings

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact greatjobs@compassmedia.com with the required documentation listed above.


Marketing & Events Assistant – Troy, MI

Division: Marketing
Position Type: Full-Time
Job Description: Hour Media is seeking a proactive and driven marketing and events assistant to support all programs within the marketing and events department. Ability to organize, plan, and manage multiple projects at once. Ability to communicate with clients and sponsors effectively in a fast-paced environment. Ability to problem solve, prioritize tasks, and manage time efficiently. Positive attitude, professionalism, eagerness to learn, attention to detail, and willingness to take on new tasks.

This position will be responsible for fulfilling partnership, trade, and sponsorship contracts including scheduling deliverables, communicating timelines, coordinating materials, and producing proof of performance recaps. Assist marketing and events manager on event preparation, planning, and execution of 30+ Hour Media events including research, event collateral, and vendor communication.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact MSutton@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Marketing Research Sales Assistant – Troy, MI

Division: Marketing Research
Position Type: Full-Time
Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home and Metro Detroit Weddings is looking for a full-time employee working within the Marketing Research department alongside Hour’s sister research company, Professional Research Services. PRS conducts peer-review surveys of professionals to determine the best doctors, dentists, lawyers and chiropractors within a specific geographical area. PRS then licenses this data to city and regional magazines and other media groups around the country.

Specifically for this position, we’re looking for a well-organized, resourceful and highly motivated individual with a sales background. The ideal candidate must have great communication skills as well as professional demeanor when engaging with clients. Day to day responsibilities will include online research, sales calls and data organization. A large part of this position will be coordinating all sales communications with clients through emails and mailings for potential new revenue.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must be college graduates with strong Microsoft Excel skills, as well as a sales and marketing background. Web design and social media knowledge is a plus. Hour Media offers its employees substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact spinkhasova@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


 

Part Time Positions

Technical Support Specialist (Part-Time) – Troy, MI

Division: Production
Position Type: Part-Time
Job Description: Hour Media Group is looking for knowledgeable, motivated individuals to join our Hour Media team as Technical Support Specialists. We publish and produce more than 132 magazines and custom titles, 37 consumer websites, and 65 shows and events throughout the United States. Hour Media Group is recognized as an influential publisher of city, regional, and custom publications, including the marquee titles Atlanta Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine, Hour Detroit, Los Angeles Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, Naples Illustrated, Orange Coast Magazine, Palm Beach Illustrated, Pasadena Magazine, and Sacramento Magazine.

The Technical Support Specialist will assist the IT Director with day-to-day operations for Hour Media and Hour Media Group. Duties include providing help desk services and desktop support, as well as assisting with audits, project management, and IT planning. Strong problem-solving and people skills, and the ability to work independently are a must. Ideal candidates will be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Schedules are negotiable, but candidates must be available for some evening hours. Occasionally weekend infrastructure projects may also be required.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills
  • Advanced understanding of macOS, Windows 7/8/10, Apple iOS, and Android.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Office 365 and Adobe applications.
  • Experience with cloud services (Box.com, Dropbox, Google, Mobile Me, Zoom)
  • Functional knowledge of IT best practices for security, privacy, and data integrity.
  • Functional understanding of DHCP, DNS, and IP networking
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and deal with ambiguity

Preferred

  • Prior MSP, helpdesk or support experience (at least one year)
  • Familiarity with Cisco Meraki and Cisco iOS
  • Experience with Amazon or Backblaze B2 cloud services.
  • Working knowledge of Hyper-V and virtualization
  • Knowledge of Active Directory and LDAP

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact itjobs@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.