EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIPS

Internships

Accounting Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Accounting
Position Type: Internship

Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Design, 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 Design 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: edoran@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 awinn@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. Responsibilities include fact-checking stories, conducting research and outreach, and compiling event listings. There are also opportunities – varying from intern to intern – to write small pieces for the print issue. Interns are expected to keep abreast of current events and encouraged to pitch stories. They may occasionally be asked to transport items for photo shoots (gas mileage reimbursed).

Requirements: The ideal candidate is a college junior or senior pursuing a degree in journalism or a related field; those with relevant coursework and experience will also be considered. In addition to being organized and detail-oriented, candidates must write clearly and demonstrate proficiency in grammar and spelling. They should also 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, Two Writing Samples
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact awinn@hour-media.com, with the required documents listed above.

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

Editorial Web Internship (Hour Detroit) – Troy, MI

Division: Editorial (Digital)
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Detroit magazine offers unpaid, semester-long internships throughout the year.

Hour Detroit is seeking an intern to assist the digital content coordinator, who oversees hourdetroit.com. Responsibilities include building stories and photo galleries, writing web stories, assisting with projects related to analytics, creating a digital content calendar, pitching story ideas, and more.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is a college junior or senior 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. Previous experience working with Photoshop, InDesign, and a content management system (preferably WordPress) is ideal.

Note: This is an unpaid internship. Interns are required to receive school credit.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact eklug@hour-media.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 Design, 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/Events Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Marketing & Events
Position Type: Internship
Job Summary: Event & Marketing Interns work closely with the Marketing & Events Team. They assist in planning and executing special events for over 5 different magazines within the metro Detroit and Grand Rapids area. Applicants must be completing this internship in exchange for course credit at their college/university. This is an in-person and unpaid internship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a degree in Event Management, Marketing, Hospitality, Communications, or related field
  • Flexibility to work unusual and abnormal hours based on event timelines. Includes the occasional early mornings, late evenings, and weekends
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Great attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior work experience or campus involvement in event planning
  • Prior work experience or campus involvement in customer service
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Eventbrite, Universe, and HubSpot

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with the deliverables for each event
  • Research various events, individuals, and companies and discover new opportunities Hour Media can pursue
  • Develop digital marketing skills and execute event campaigns across various social media platforms
  • Coordinate event logistics with Hour Media clients/customers
  • Archive event information onto the company’s server (attendance, invoices, etc.)
  • Distribute promotional materials to internal and external sources
  • Additional duties will be assigned by the Marketing and Event Coordinators if priorities shift leading up to events

Contact: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to Drake Lambright, dlambright@hour-media.com, to submit your application.

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 Design, Metro Detroit Wedding magazines and more, is proud to offer a marketing research internship for the Summer 2021 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 and receiving college 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 and communicating with potential clients.

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 giden@hour-media.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 Design, Metro Detroit Wedding magazines and more, is proud to offer a sales and advertising internship for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 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: KMingo@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.

Accounts Receivable Assistant – Troy, MI

We are looking for an Accounts Receivable Clerk to provide financial, administrative, and clerical services. Accounts receivable duties include ensuring accuracy and efficiency of operations, processing and monitoring incoming payments, and securing revenue by verifying and posting receipts.

Responsibilities

  • Process accounts and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Perform day to day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, computing, posting, and recording accounts receivables data
  • Prepare bills, invoices, and bank deposits
  • Reconcile the accounts receivable ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted
  • Verify discrepancies by and resolve clients’ billing issues
  • Facilitate payment of invoices due by sending bill reminders and contacting clients
  • Generate financial statements and reports detailing accounts receivable status

Skills

  • Working towards a degree in a business or accounting field
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Send cover letter and resume to: akotzian@hour-media.com

Circulation Coordinator – Troy, MI

Division: Circulation
Position Type: Full-Time
Description:Hour Media has an exciting opportunity for a detail-oriented and energetic Circulation Coordinator working in our subscription customer service department in Madison Heights, MI.

Responsibilities

  • Interacting with customers over the phone and email regarding subscription orders, billing payments and issues, or general publication and subscription questions.  The Circulation Coordinator must maintain a high level of professionalism and be able to listen to customer service issues and then offer quick and accurate assistance to our customers.
  • Data entry in system database for mail/email/phone subscription orders & transactions across all Hour Media titles.
  • Opening, sorting, and batching subscription mail.
  • Processing payments for all subscription orders under a strict deadline.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other internal departments and publishing markets.
  • Managing USPS and UPS shipments for customer requested orders of our publications.
  • Creating and maintaining multiple Excel documents and reports.
  • Other general office duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a customer service-related field.
  • Strong background and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail and an eye for accuracy.
  • Highly organized and able to juggle multiple projects and finishing on deadline.
  • Must be organized, courteous and a team player.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

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

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

Digital Development Specialist – Troy, MI

Title: Web Development Specialist
Level: Entry-Level
Type: Full-time
Location: Troy, MI – Office

Description: Hour Media, publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, and Detroit Home magazines, is seeking a full-time entry-level Web Development Coordinator to assist in the daily operations of a variety of websites and systems. The position reports to the Digital Development Manager and resides in the Digital Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Advertising placement and reporting
  • Content management
  • Web design and layout
  • Program development and implementation
  • Data maintenance
  • Project Troubleshooting.
  • Assist in maintaining the Hour Media brands
  • Collaborating digital media projects

Skills Needed:

  • Strong familiarity with Frontend Web Development (HTML5, Javascript and CSS)
  • Familiarity in Server-Side Scripting
  • WordPress and other CMS systems
  • Google Analytics
  • Social Media platforms
  • Digital Ad Serving (such as Google Ad Manager & Revive)
  • Ability to Q/A Digital products
  • Rudimentary IT knowledge
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work within a deadline
  • Reliable transportation to the Troy, MI Office

Standout experience:

  • Ability to work with and create digital assets
  • Strong familiarity in Server-side scripting languages
  • Familiarity with SEO
  • Familiarity with web databases

How to apply:

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

Marketing Research – Graphic Designer

Division: Marketing Research
Position Type: Full-Time

Description: Professional Resource Services (PRS), a sister company of Hour Media, is looking for a full-time graphic designer. As a graphic designer your responsibilities will include developing graphics for multiple publications across the country for their “Top” and “Best” professional lists. The creative will come from you and will be different for each publication. As a graphic designer for PRS you will be a critical member of a team that pushes through vast amounts of design and listing services. Some of the tasks include promotional design, plaque award design and administration design.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a design or marketing related field
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • A positive attitude
  • Ability to take direction well
  • Able to handle multiple deadlines
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Professional appearance
  • Reliable transportation

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus full benefits

Required documentation: Cover letter, resume, portfolio (recommended)

Contact: To apply for this position, please email hthomas@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

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

Marketing Research – Marketing Research Assistant

Division: Marketing Research
Position Type: Full-Time

Description: Hour Media 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, chiropractors and realtors within a specific geographical area. PRS then licenses this data to city and regional magazines and other media groups nationwide.

The ideal candidate must be organized, detail-oriented, resourceful and highly motivated. They also must be self-sufficient and well spoken. Accurate data entry skills are a must. Day to day responsibilities will include online research, phone calls to clients and fact checking of any new and existing lists.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must be college graduates with strong Microsoft Excel skills, as well as a sales and marketing background. Hour Media offers its employees substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals that are both a team-player and can work independently and are willing to take initiative in tackling new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Required documentation: Cover letter, resume

Contact: To apply for this position, please contact apotter@hour-media.com and hthomas@hour-media.com the required documentation listed above.

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

Marketing Research Sales Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time

Description: Hour Media is looking for a full-time, entry level employee to work 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, chiropractors and realtors within a specific geographical area. PRS then licenses this data to city and regional magazines and other media groups nationwide.

The ideal candidate must be organized, detail-oriented, resourceful and highly motivated. They also must be self-sufficient and well spoken. Accurate data entry skills are a must. Day to day responsibilities will include delegating marketing materials and marketing outreach, managing product orders, maintaining and growing relationships with clients and updating website content.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must be college graduates with strong Microsoft Excel skills, as well as, a sales and marketing background. Hour Media offers its employees substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals that are both a team-player and can work independently and are willing to take initiative in tackling new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Required documentation: Cover letter, resume

Contact: To apply for this position, please contact apotter@hour-media.com and send the required documentation listed above.

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

Marketing Research Manager

Division: Marketing Research
Position Type: Full-Time

Description: Hour Media is looking for a full-time employee working within the Marketing Research department alongside Hour’s sister research company, Professional Research Services (PRS). PRS conducts peer-review surveys of professionals to determine the best doctors, dentists, lawyers, chiropractors and realtors within a specific geographical area. The ideal candidate would be highly skilled in project management, overseeing market research data collection, budgets and schedules, and coordinating with clients, design teams and customers. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead team of four full-time and four part-time employees. Manage dozens research projects per year.  
  • Establish weekly, monthly and yearly goals for Professional Research Services (PRS). Work with the team to meet and exceed goals.
  • Successfully establish and maintained long-term business relationships with key clients. Maintained excellent client and consumer communications across 30+ diverse markets nationwide.
  • Analyze survey data for all projects. Create survey websites, track survey data for all projects, adjusting marketing methods to increase participation year to year.
  • Finalize marketing research data for all projects and present data to clients while meeting publication deadlines.
  • Manage sales and marketing as well as budget and yearly expenses for Professional Research Services (PRS). Tracking yearly sales for all projects, both client and customer driven. 
  • Create and implement the marketing strategy for all client and consumer projects. This includes outreach strategy, creative web design, product design and extensive email marketing campaign strategy.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in project management in a marketing related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail and an eye for accuracy.
  • Ability to develop and maintain key client and customer relationships.
  • Highly organized and able to juggle a multitude of projects with tight deadlines.
  • Experience in quantitative marketing research preferred, email marketing, data collection and data presentation.
  • Strong background and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Google Workspace. Experience in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator preferred but not required.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits.
Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume to: kmingo@hour-media.com