Our Story

Triangle Media Partners is the largest lifestyle influencer in the Triangle and expert audience and content builders. Our marketing strategists offer custom, flexible and thoughtful marketing solutions for local businesses with targeted multimedia audiences. We help your organization grow traffic, leads and awareness.  Our team is dedicated to quality local content that serves our readers, local businesses and the community.

We are an Orange County Living Wage employer, and we are proud to say that we are a majority female-owned organization.

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Core Values

  • Support the Customer
  • Love Your Community
  • Enthusiasm First
  • Buy Local
  • Quality Always Wins

Our Staff



Rory Kelly Gillis

President of Triangle Digital Partners
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Dan Shannon

Dan Shannon

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Ellen Shannon

President of Triangle Media Partners
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Corporate + Administration


Amy Bell

Vice President of Finance & Administration
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Cassady Orsini

Office Administration & Accounting Assistant
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Amanda MacLaren

Amanda MacLaren

Executive Managing Editor
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Jessica Stringer

Jessica Stringer

Editor, Chapel Hill Magazine
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Morgan Weston

Managing Editor, Chatham Magazine; Digital Growth Strategist

Anna-Rhesa Versola

Anna-Rhesa Versola

Senior Staff Writer


Renee Ambroso

Assistant Editor


Leah Berry

Editorial Assistant

John Michael Simpson

John Michael Simpson

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Art + Production


Ashlin Acheson

Director of Creative Operations
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Kevin Brown

Creative Director
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Lindsay Scott

Graphic Designer/Production Coordinator


Khadijah Weekes Nolan

Graphic Designer
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Jean Carlos Rosario-Montalvo

Art Director


Matt Bair

Distribution Manager

Advertising Sales


Chris Elkins

Vice President
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Jenna Parks

Publisher, Heart of NC Weddings

Melissa Crane

Melissa Crane

Senior Account Executive
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Lauren Phillips

Account Executive
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Kem Johnson

Kem Johnson

Account Executive


Lucinda Poole

Account Executive


Dana Statkun

Account Executive

Triangle Digital Partners


Lizzie Jones

Search Marketing Manager


Sally Scruggs

Creative Director


Brian McIndoo

Digital Operations Manager

Giving Back

Our host of magazine and digital publishing supports more than 100 nonprofits and events every year with over $150,000 of sponsorship advertising investment. Our team sits on the following boards and committees:

  • NAACP of Orange County
  • The Greater Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce
  • The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Chatham Chamber of Commerce
  • The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center
  • NC Alumni Committee for Racial and Ethnic Diversity
  • UNC Board of Visitors
  • Pittsboro Rotary and Chatham Chamber of Commerce
  • Meals on Wheels
  • GiGi’s Playhouse
  • Band Together
  • Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce
  • Triangle Non-profit Volunteer and Leadership Center
  • Helius Foundation

Diversity + Inclusion

Triangle Media Partners is an equal-opportunity employer that pledges to not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

At Triangle Media Partners, our approach to diversity is simple – it’s about embracing everyone. We want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated and free to be who they are at work. We are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. We reflect these same values in our relationships with our greater community, customers and vendors.


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    Sales Executive

    Triangle Media Partners inspires people to live their best lives by connecting and informing lifestyle decisions through the largest curated audience in the Triangle. We are an independently owned print, digital, custom publishing and event company. Triangle Digital Partners is our agency that provides digital marketing services. We also publish Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine, Chatham Magazine, The Triangle Weekender, Heart of NC Weddings and numerous custom publishing titles including the DPAC Broadway Series Program. Additionally, we stage our annual “Best of” events in three counties and Women of Achievement events, as well as wine and food events.

    We're seeking a sales professional in the Triangle area who wants to grow with us. Your role will involve creatively selling our high-quality print, digital, and event products while nurturing relationships with our valued customers.

    In this position you will:

    • Establish relationships to sell advertising and marketing services
    • Engage in networking opportunities
    • Discover revenue streams by prospecting
    • Service current active advertisers
    • Collaborate with sales team/manager to increase revenue ideas and meet goals
    • Work closely with creative and marketing team to ensure client's marketing plan is successful
    • Deliver monthly or quarterly reporting for digital clients


    • A minimum or 2 years in advertising sales, preferably media print or digital marketing sales
    • Knowledge of Durham, Orange, Chatham and/or Wake business community is preferred
    • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding advertising sales goals
    • Must have strong aptitude for working with tech – we use Apple computers and software like AdOrbit, Basecamp, Google Drive, PowerPoint, Excel and more
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Prized characteristics:
    Self-starter, energetic, competent, professional, money-motivated, team player, networker, relationship-driven, agile, enthusiastic and goal-oriented

    Please send resumes to Ellen.Shannon@trianglemediapartners.com.

    Benefits include health, vision, dental, simple IRA with a match, life Insurance policy, disability insurance, company lunches 2x per month, tickets to various community events and performances, company shut down for a week at the end of the year and more!

    Senior Print Designer

    This member of our team will design editorial pages for various magazines, inserts and additional projects. They will be responsible for supporting the design direction of the Creative Director while bringing new design ideas to the team. The ideal candidate will be a talented and experienced designer who: loves print work, but has a portfolio of impressive print and digital projects; is passionate about the communities we represent; is excited to help us bring our products to life. The best fit for this role will know how to work well with a team, manage their time with deadlines and stay creative! This is a freelance position.


    • A bachelor’s degree.
    • 5+ years of graphic design experience in a professional environment.
    • 1-2 years of art direction or photography work.
    • Previous editorial print work preferred in magazines, books or marketing collateral. Familiarity with print production processes.
    • Familiarity with Mac, Adobe CC 2023, Basecamp/Asana/Slack-type software programs. Canva experience a plus, but not necessary.
    • Friendly individual who collaborates well with a larger creative team.
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
    • Passionate about print design with a portfolio to support that.

    A little about us:

    Triangle Media Partners is a company of self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Our team of nearly 30 is comprised of full-time and freelance designers, editors, photographers, sales experts and digital marketing strategists. We produce lifestyle publications Chapel Hill Magazine, Chatham Magazine, Durham Magazine, Heart of NC Weddings and The Triangle Weekender, in addition to custom publishing projects like the DPAC Broadway programs and The Assembly Magazine. We are home to Triangle Digital Partners, our growing digital agency that services the greater Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. We also host annual events and programs throughout the year such as the Best of Chapel Hill and Durham, Women of Achievement and Sip+Savor/Taste the Event at DPAC. We work with our 700+ advertising clients, producing striking print and digital products that tell their individual marketing messages. Check out more of what we do at trianglemediapartners.com and triangledigitalpartners.com. Sound like something you want to be a part of? See below to apply.

    How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume and portfolio link to ashlin.acheson@trianglemediapartners.com. Applicants without portfolios will not be reviewed.


    We are looking for editorial interns who will gain experience fact checking, copy editing and writing for both print and web. Interns will work across all three city mag publications – Chapel Hill Magazine, Durham Magazine & Chatham Magazine – plus annuals like the visitors and relocation guides. Interns need to be proactive, organized and meticulous, and ideal interns would have experience with AP Style, WordPress and writing or editing for a student publication. Past interns have gone on to work or intern at Real Simple, Garden & Gun, Our State, Washingtonian and The Local Palate. If you’d like to apply for the editorial internship, please email a resume and writing samples to jessica.stringer@chapelhillmagazine.com with “editorial internship” in the subject line.

    We are also looking for a digital intern to help execute a social media strategy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. and turn print articles into web posts, IG stories and other videos for social media. For the digital internships, please email morgan.weston@chathammagazinenc.com a resume, links to IG Reels or TikToks, and online story samples that exemplify creative headline writing.

    We are also looking for interns for Heart of NC Weddings magazine. Interns will have the opportunity to attend wedding industry events including vendor showcases and venue open houses, gain experience drafting weekly blog posts for the website and write posts for social media accounts. The ideal intern will have experience with WordPress, an attention to detail and enthusiasm for creating engaging social media content. If you’d like to apply for the Heart of NC Weddings internship, please email a resume and writing samples to renee.ambroso@trianglemediapartners.com with “HONCW internship” in the subject line.

    The internships are hybrid and interns choose their days/hours; ideally interns could work a shift or two in Chapel Hill office (with a fully vaccinated staff) each week.

    • Spring (early January through last week of April) & fall (mid-August through last week in November, plus the second week in December) internships are 10 hours a week
    • Summer (May through August) & winter (December/January) internships are 20-30 hours a week.
    • Deadlines to apply: Dec. 12 (spring 2024), March 1 (summer 2024). If you've missed the deadline, reach out to inquire as sometimes we take intern applications on a rolling basis depending on the need.
    • The internship is unpaid but we will work with students to get school credit, and a select few interns will be invited back for another semester for a paid internship ($12/hour, starting in 2024)

    Want to know more?

    Book a discovery meeting with one of our Marketing Strategists for a custom and thoughtful marketing solution! 

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