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. 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: lrichards@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 jbekemeyer@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 year-round. The responsibilities of a student intern include fact-checking, conducting outreach, and assisting with research. They also work closely with the editorial team and have varying opportunities 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; those with relevant coursework and experience will also be considered. In addition to being organized and detail-oriented, applicants must write clearly, using proper grammar and spelling, and work calmly under deadline pressure. They should also possess a polite, professional demeanor.

Note: This is an unpaid position. Interns must receive college credit from their educational institution. 

To apply: Please contact awinn@hour-media.com with a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester for which you are applying. 

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 Jodie Svgar, jsvgar@hour-media.com, to submit your application.

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

Market Research Internship – Troy, MI

Division: Marketing Research
Position Type: Paid Internship

Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Design, Metro Detroit Weddings magazines and more, is proud to offer a marketing research internship for the Fall 2023 term alongside Hour’s sister research company, Professional Research Services.

Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 25 hours per week. Schedules are negotiable, but a 4 month commitment is required.

Interns are not required to be enrolled in college courses to be eligible. Candidates CAN be enrolled in a university – and 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 and communicating with potential clients.

Requirements: Qualified candidates 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.

*We require our interns to complete their hours in office, so please only apply if you have reliable transportation.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact Kristin Mingo at kmingo@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.

Part-Time Positions

Part-Time Customer Service Representative – Subscription Department

Hour Media is a multimedia production company and the largest publisher of city and regional magazines in the country. We have an exciting opportunity for a detail-oriented and energetic individual to work in our customer service subscription department onsite in Madison Heights, MI.

Part-Time Position. Flexible Schedule. Up to 29 hours a week.

Responsibilities include:

  • The Customer Service Representative must maintain a high level of professionalism and be able to listen to customers issues and then offer quick and accurate solutions.
  • Data entry into our subscription system database for all mail, email, and phone subscription orders, payments & transactions for several publications.
  • Interacting with customers over the phone and email regarding subscription orders, invoicing and payment issues, or general publication and subscription questions.
  • Opening, sorting, and batching subscription mail.
  • Processing USPS and UPS shipments for customers requesting copies of our publications.
  • Other general office duties as assigned.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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 an attention to detail and an eye for accuracy.
  • Highly organized. Able to meet deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Must be a courteous team player.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Please email resume and cover letter to rmeyers@hour-media.com.  No telephone calls, please.

 

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.

Associate Editor, DBusiness Magazine – Troy, MI

Division: Editorial
Position Type: Full-Time
Description: A successful candidate will gather and write news stories for the DBusiness Daily News e-mail newsletter, produce the newsletter via Hub Spot, and populate the DBusiness.com website via WordPress.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather and write news stories once a week for Hustle and Muscle.
  • Contribute articles to six yearly issues of DBusiness magazine.
  • Maintenance of DBusiness.com website
  • Recruit and manage internship program

Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. Proficiency in Word, WordPress, and HubSpot preferred, but not mandatory.

Send resume and writing samples to Tim Keenan, managing editor, at tkeenan@dbusiness.com.

Entry-Level Publishing and Sales Coordinator – Troy, MI

Job Description:

As an Entry-Level Publishing and Sales Coordinator at Hour Media, you will assist the President, Publisher, and various other departments.  You will be responsible for a range of tasks that require excellent communication skills, and the ability to multitask effectively.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform accurate data entry to maintain and update records
  • Handle phone calls and emails professionally and courteously
  • Communicate effectively with team members and external partners
  • Pay attention to detail in all tasks
  • Take direction from multiple individuals and manage priorities accordingly
  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Conduct research and manage tasks using the internet
  • Work independently to complete tasks
  • Have a sense of urgency in completing time-sensitive tasks

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision after 61 days
  • 401k
  • Paid vacation

Please send resume and cover letter to: kgorecki@hour-media.com

 

IT Lead – Troy, MI

Division: Information Technology
Position Type: Full-Time
Description: Hour Media is looking for a skilled IT professional to develop and maintain our information technology systems. The IT Lead will assist the IT Director with day-to-day operations for Hour Media and Hour Media Group. Duties will include providing end-user support, assisting with audits, project management, and IT planning. Strong problem-solving skills, excellent communication, and the ability to work independently are a must. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required for system maintenance and updates.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor systems and network performance
  • Provide technical support or training for systems and networks
  • Collaborate with other professionals to maintain standards and functionality
  • Perform troubleshooting, repairs, and data restoration
  • Assist the IT Director in the planning and execution of backups and data migrations
  • Install, configure, and upgrade software and hardware

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in a help desk, MSP, or technical administration role
  • BA/BS in Information Technology, related field, or equivalent experience preferred
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and presentation skills
  • Advanced understanding of macOS, Windows 10/11, Microsoft Office.
  • Administration experience with one of more of the following: Active Directory, Adobe Creative Cloud, Cisco Meraki, Device Management (JAMF, Intune, Mosyle, etc.), Microsoft 365, Microsoft Exchange, Synology NAS products, Windows Server
  • Knowledge of IT best practices for security, privacy, and data integrity
  • Functional understanding of Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, and IP networking
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and deal with ambiguity

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume

Contact: itjobs@hour-media.com with the required documentation.

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

Paid Search Manager – Compass Media LLC – Remote

Our team is looking for an experienced Paid Search Manager to join our team. We have seen steady growth in our digital services work over the past few years and have been continuously hiring to keep up with that growth.

Our ideal candidate is an SEM/PPC expert who is self-motivated, can communicate effectively with internal stakeholders and clients, has a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Develop and manage implementation of search campaigns (primarily on Google Ads)
  • Generate monthly reports on a schedule using aggregate tools
  • Manage bids and budgets, test and optimize keywords and creative
  • Be the subject matter expert on monthly client calls and translate data into actionable recommendations to consistently improve campaign performance
  • Ability to thrive in a flexible, remote environment and ability to learn/adapt quickly
  • Ability to be extremely organized and be great at managing deadlines
  • Stay current with search engine and PPC industry news and trends

Does your resume include the following?

  • At least 3 years of experience in SEM/PPC campaign management
  • Current Google Search Ads certification
  • Experience in use of Google products including Drive, Sheets, Docs, and Tag Manager
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Search Console, and Google My Business a plus
  • Additional experience with Paid Social and/or Programmatic a plus

About Compass Media

At Compass Media we combine a laid-back vibe with a hyper-productive digital workload. The result? A fun, creative, energetic, showcase-your-skills kind of environment where you can grow and mentor, roll up your sleeves, and play a key role in the success of our clients and our company.

For more than 35 years, Compass Media has established and maintained a tradition of achieving results for companies and organizations looking to promote their destinations, businesses, products and services.  We are a growing, fun team to work with.

Does this sound like a good match?

Then submit your resume and cover letter to greatjobs@compassmedia.com.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your email. Yes, we read cover letters but they are not required.