The following positions are currently available:

Full-Time Advertising Representative

Johnston Now magazine is seeking a full-time Advertising Representative. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who has the desire to help businesses of all sizes, small and large, and who wants to succeed in their career.

About Our Company

Johnston Now magazine, a product of Shandy Communications LLC, is a monthly magazine dedicated to telling the positive stories of Johnston County. We don’t cover crime, government or controversy. Instead, we focus on the “good news” of one of the fastest growing areas in North Carolina. And we do it in a full-color, glossy product.
We’re a family-owned company that values quality employees. We work hard, while still having fun.

Job Responsibilities

  • Become an expert in local print marketing and advertising.
  • Sell advertising through networking, cold calls and building relationships with local businesses.
  • Close contracts confidently with new businesses and annual renewals.
  • Interface with decision makers and business owners on a daily basis.
  • Represent Johnston Now at community events.
  • Work with internal partners to coordinate ad design and billing.
  • Have the autonomy to grow and work on your own with the support of local team members.

Skills/Experience Desired

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing preferred, but not required.
  • Two years of outside or business-to-business sales.
  • Marketing experience is preferred.
  • Naturally outgoing and able to communicate effectively.
  • Strong sense of ambition, self-motivation and determination.
  • Solid organizational and time-management skills.
  • Commitment to help others succeed.
  • Ability to build and keep professional relationships.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

What We Offer

Competitive salary plus commission, paid time off and the chance to work with a media company that values its employees. We’re located 45 minutes from Raleigh and 90 minutes from the coast.

To apply

Send a resume with cover letter to hello@johnstonnow.com. No phone calls. Only applicants that follow these directions will be considered.

Graphic Designer

Johnston Now magazine is seeking a full-time Graphic Designer. We are looking for a self-motivated, highly creative individual to collaboratively develop and create visually compelling magazine layout, advertisements and marketing materials for our company and our clients.

About Our Company

Johnston Now magazine, a product of Shandy Communications LLC, is a monthly magazine dedicated to telling the positive stories of Johnston County. We don’t cover crime, government or controversy. Instead, we focus on the “good news” of one of the fastest growing areas in North Carolina. And we do it in a full-color, glossy product.
We’re a family-owned company that values quality employees. We work hard, while still having fun.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and update visual concepts and assets for a wide variety of print and digital projects. This includes, but is not limited to, advertisements, brochures, flyers, posters, billboards, signs and logos.
  • Pagination of monthly magazine.
  • Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Execute multiple projects in a timely manner with attention to detail.
  • Exhibit a high level of creative thinking and creative problem-solving.
  • Work with clients to facilitate desired changes and alterations to print ads.

Skills/Experience Desired

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in art/design.
  • Excellent design and layout skills with a highly developed aesthetic and artistic vision.
  • Adobe Creative Suite proficiency (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Knowledge of standard design formats, file types and image sizing.
  • Team collaborator with a professional attitude and an ability to respond constructively to creative feedback.
  • Smart, enthusiastic, motivated team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Very quick learner, self-sufficient and motivated to work autonomously.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

What We Offer

Competitive salary, paid time off and the chance to build a portfolio with a media company that values its employees. We’re located 45 minutes from Raleigh and 90 minutes from the coast.

To apply

Send a resume and portfolio samples to hello@johnstonnow.com. No phone calls. Only applicants that follow these directions will be considered. All applicants MUST submit portfolio samples to be considered for the position.