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Careers

Gulfstream Communications is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


 

Current Openings:
 

Job Opportunity: Advertising Traffic Manager

GulfStream Communications, the award-winning publisher of Charleston, Charleston Weddings, Grand Strand, and WNC magazines, as well as the owner and producer of Charleston Fashion Week (CFW) and numerous websites, digital and social media initiatives, is seeking an Advertising Traffic Manager in its Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina based office with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferable in design, public relations, journalism, or communications
  • Minimum two-year experience in related field.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign
  • Excellent Organization and planning skills. Ability to self-manage and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Self-starter, goal-oriented, and strategic thinker and consummate team player
  • Absolute ability to work under high-pressure environment, meet deadlines, and multi-task

Responsibilities will include:

Responsible for managing the flow of work to ensure that print ads are completed on time and within budget for publication. Ad traffic manager works closely with members of the account management and creative teams to ensure that work flows efficiently through the Company from the initial brief to the point where it is released to the printer (and other mediums where applicable).

  1. Work with sales team, editorial teams and management on Charleston print and digital products. Be valuable resource in Mt. Pleasant office to assist sales teams into ad placements into all of GulfStream products
  2. Work with sales teams in collecting advertising materials, communication with clients
  3. Keep solid databases with client contacts, print orders, interactions and next steps.
  4. Learn and actively use Magazine Manager
  5. Other related responsibilities as requested by senior management

Compensation:

Guaranteed annual base salary around $25,000 with commission/bonus upside based on achieving team sales goals in 2021 and beyond.
Health benefits after three-month trial
Job Type: Full-time

Learn more and apply here.



Job Opportunity: Assistant Editor

Charleston magazine, the award-winning city magazine for Charleston, South Carolina, is looking for an assistant editor. Our ideal candidate will have a deep interest in and ongoing engagement with life in Charleston and the broader Lowcountry region, as well as the ability to translate this into appealing, insightful articles for our audience. A positive attitude, team player, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment are musts.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Managing specific editorial sections and departments both for print and online (assigning, editing, and fact-checking articles, assisting art department with visuals, and translating to digital content)

  • Overseeing the production of the About Town calendar section with assistance by editorial interns

  • Assisting the managing editor in managing the Editorial Internship program

  • Proposing the schedule and writing the posts to promote editorial articles on social media

  • Organizing and overseeing the production of the weekly enewsletter

  • Participating in proofing all sections of the print magazine as well as web and marketing materials

Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years experience editing or writing regularly for print publication

  • General familiarity with life in Charleston

  • Passion for excellence in magazine journalism

  • Ability to pitch individual stories, plus contribute to larger, team-driven pieces

  • Proven ability to write clean copy with a quick turnaround time

  • Track record of providing critical, constructive feedback to other writers and editors

  • Must be able to work closely with art, photo, and web teams to present the best story possible across all mediums

  • Knack for writing headline packages

  • Ability to copy edit

  • Ability to manage interns

  • Strong writing voice

  • Good sense of what constitutes an engaging story

  • Knowledge of Chicago and/or MLA style

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign and managing freelance writers a plus

 

Salary DOE; health benefits. If interested, please send a resume, writing clips, and salary history to: Charleston editor-in-chief Darcy Shankland (dshankland@charlestonmag.com).



Job Opportunity: Graphic Designer
Gulfstream Communications, award winning publisher of Charleston magazine, is looking for a passionate & talented graphic designer with at least 1-3 years of design experience to join our team. The ideal highly-organized candidate will work closely with the art director and other designers in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Experience in print publishing and digital is a plus. Benefits included. If interested, please send a resume, portfolio, and salary history to: Melinda Monk, art director, mmonk@charlestonmag.com.

 

EDUCATION: 

BFA or related art/design degree

 

SKILL REQUIREMENTS: 

-Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

-Digital: Some experience with website design, video, and social media is a plus.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

PRINT DESIGN (60%)

-Work with the art director and other designers to help with the design of page layouts for monthly Charleston magazine
-Coordinate photoshoots and give appropriate art direction to photographers based on article content
-Attend photo shoots
-Retouch, clip, and convert high resolution images for print
-Design print house ads to promote our various digital platforms, marketing subscription campaigns, etc.
-Assist in the production of sister publications Charleston Weddings, GrandStrand, WNC, High Country Wedding Guide, Asheville Wedding Guide, and House Calls magazines
-Work closely with the design and photo interns. Train and hand out tasks, oversee, and aid in the production of Charleston magazine and occasionally our other titles. 

DIGITAL DESIGN (20%)

-Design web graphics each month to promote print magazine articles on our website homepage
-Design e-mail graphics each week to promote print magazine articles via our e-newsletter
-Design ads and graphics for Charleston magazine for partnered sponsorships and campaigns
-Prepare feature article images and artwork for our website micro sites
-Prep graphics each month for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

MARKETING DESIGN: (20%)

-Create visual content for marketing campaigns. ie: print, website, e-mail, and social media, etc.
-Design ads and graphics for Charleston magazine for partnered sponsorships 
-Design miscellaneous visual collateral & content for Charleston magazine for various departments as requested, for example, our yearly media kit 



Job Opportunity: Sales Executive

GulfStream Communications, publishers of WNC magazine, is seeking a sales executive based in the Asheville, North Carolina, area to represent all GulfStream titles, including WNC, Charleston, Grand Strand, and Charleston Weddings magazines, and High Country Wedding Guide, as well as two popular websites, Ashvegas.com and AshevilleGrit.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, please submit your resumé and cover letter to Mike Granger, Director of Advertising (mike@wncmagazine.com)



INTERNSHIPS


EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP: Charleston magazine

Explore the ins and outs of print and digital magazine publishing with this in-depth, hands-on opportunity to learn what is required to produce an award-winning monthly publication and its associated digital properties. During their time here, editorial interns will work closely with editorial staff, gaining invaluable insight and knowledge integral for career-track positions. Weekly assignments help hone skills such as copyediting, fact-checking, proofing, reporting, researching, and transcribing for stories that explore and celebrate Lowcountry life and culture.

We are currently seeking interns for Spring 2021. Interested candidates should contact Shelley Young (shelley@charlestonmag.com) and submit a cover letter, résumé, and three writing samples (each sample must not exceed 1,000 words). High school students will not be considered. The deadline to apply is December 11. Internships would start January 11.  The deadline to apply for Summer 2021 internships is March 15. 


EDITORIAL GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP

- We publish 5 different magazines - you get to be a part of all of them
- Learn the process of making a magazine by working directly with the creative team
- Help design editorial pages of a magazine with our creative director and graphic designers overseeing & guiding you
- Polish up your researching skills
- Converting photographs from RAW, re-touching, color-correcting etc.
- Assist with the production of photo-shoots
- Network while you start your professional career
- Take advantage of all the opportunities to help at events that we sponsor
- Must have a great attitude & good work ethic
- To be comfortable in a fast pace environment with tight deadlines
- Must be proficient in Photoshop & InDesign

Please send resumes and inquiries to Julie Wood.

(click here to download more information about our internship program)



EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP

- Depending on your strengths, have upwards of 20+ images in each issue
- Meet hundreds of people on assignment
- Go on Studio, portrait, in-house, and location shoots
- Gain knowledge from other professional photographers by assisting at photo shoots
- Learn the process from camera-to-layout by working directly with the art director and graphic designers as a team
- Convert from RAW format
- Complete at least 20 hours a week, for at least 3 months
(Minimum hours are necessary to stay involved in a constantly changing atmosphere)

*Ideal candidates own digital SLR equipment and have a good understanding of digital photography and lighting. Must submit digital portfolio samples.

Please send resumes and inquiries to Julie Wood.

(click here to download more information about our internship program)



EDITORIAL STYLE INTERNSHIP

Charleston magazine style interns will learn the ins and outs of putting together monthly and quarterly publications. In addition to learning styling techniques and the requirements for producing photo shoots, interns will also gain experience in both the fashion and publishing industries.

Style internship duties include:
- Researching trends and fashion news
- Organizing and completing Google slideshows with scouting finds and trend research
- Picking up and returning merchandise
- Organizing and completing photo shot lists
- Assisting on photo shoots
- Contacting local and national retailers for use of merchandise and/or high-resolution images
- Shipping and receiving merchandise
- Updating local and national style department database
- Corresponding with local designers and retailers
- Assisting with additional editorial needs upon request

This is an unpaid internship with a commitment of 16 to 20 hours a week for a three to four month period. Please send resumes and inquiries to Quinn Sherman (Quinn@charlestonmag.com).



ADVERTISING DESIGN INTERNSHIP

The advertising design department at Gulfstream Communications is seeking a design intern to work directly with the advertising art director in creating high-end advertisements for some of the areas most upscale clients. You will be designing creative for Gulfstream’s family of publications including: Charleston, Charleston Weddings, Grand Strand, WNC (Western North Carolina), and House Calls magazines. Opportunities include, but are not limited to: assisting with photo retouching/cloning, color correction, converting RAW images, styling photo shoots, clipping, scanning, placing advertising, trouble shooting issues, and postcripting. Great opportunity for regional and national recognition of your work. Must have a great positive attitude, the desire to be in a fast-paced design environment, and the drive to learn and improve your skills. Basic knowledge of the following are required: Adobe CS3 (flash/dreamweaver not required), Acrobat Distiller, Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Please send resumes and inquiries to Kalee Lineberger (ads@charlestonmag.com).



MARKETING INTERNSHIP

Are you interested in a career in marketing or public relations? Gulfstream Communications, publisher of Charleston, Charleston Weddings, Grand Strand, and House Calls magazines, offers internships in the fast-paced, exciting world of magazine publishing. Learn what it takes to market our award-winning publications in local, regional, and national markets. You will gain experience in circulation, marketing, event planning, and public relations and see how the departments work together to get our message across to potential readers. If you are interested, please send your resume to Allie Siciliano at allie@charlestonmag.com.