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.

Triangle Media Brands

Core Values

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

Our Staff


Rory Kelly Gillis

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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Anna-Rhesa Versola

Anna-Rhesa Versola

Managing Editor, Chatham Magazine


Renee Ambroso

Assistant Editor


Brooke Spach

Editorial Assistant
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John Michael Simpson

John Michael Simpson

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Art + Production

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Kevin Brown

Creative Director
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Ashlin Acheson

Production Manager
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Khadijah Weekes Nolan

Graphic Designer
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Lindsay Scott

Graphic Designer/Production Coordinator


Jean Carlos Rosario-Montalvo

Art Director


Matt Bair

Distribution Manager

Advertising Sales

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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

Lauren Phillips

Account Executive
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Kem Johnson

Kem Johnson

Account Executive


Lucinda Poole

Account Executive

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Lizzie Jones

Digital Operations Manager


Sally Scruggs

Creative Director


Brian McIndoo

Digital Operations Specialist

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
  • The Carolina Theatre of Durham
  • 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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    Digital Editor

    Triangle Media Partners, the parent company of Durham MagazineChapel Hill MagazineChatham MagazineHeart of NC Weddings and Triangle Digital Partners, is looking for a Digital Editor to strategize and execute social and web content to grow and connect with digital audiences. Additionally, this position will execute our clients’ native content on social media and website. You aren’t alone, you will have the opportunity to grow and collaborate with our team of creative and knowledgeable editors, SEO specialists, website designers and sales teams.

    • Collaborate with editorial team and in-house SEO specialist to build evergreen content online by adapting stories from Durham MagazineChapel Hill MagazineChatham Magazine and Heart of NC Weddings Magazine into digital content that serves SEO and drives engagement
    • Be on the pulse of what’s happening in Durham, Chatham and Orange counties and in our local wedding industry by breaking stories on social, going to events or previews, experiencing our communities and building fun content that fits our brand standards
    • Build click-worthy content to grow social channels with an emphasis on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn
    • Manage digital paid partnerships (sold by our sales team) by executing sponsored content and Instagram posts/giveaways/collaborations and native clients
    • Maintain and uphold brand standards across all channels – content must be correct, celebratory, engaging, informative and collaborative
    • Additional duties as needed
    Essential characteristics
    • The digital landscape is forever changing and we live within a creative and collaborative environment that is always learning. You must be open to try new things and learn with us!
    • Comfortable in social settings and in meeting/talking with people — you will be asked to cover events for our channel, interact with clients and collaborate with community leaders; similarly, a penchant for getting out and about (think art exhibits, performances, dining experiences, etc.) is a must
    • Must be an excellent communicator with colleagues — this job affords a lot of autonomy, so you must proactively talk with editors, sales teams, leadership team and our in-house SEO expert to ensure that you are meeting your goals and building audiences
    • Must uphold our brand standard, which embodies the word “quality” – always accomplish tasks accurately and professionally with stylistic flair
    Essential Skills
    • 2+ years of experience running and growing social media channels
    • Journalism and/or marketing background preferred
    • Proficiency in AP Style
    • Working knowledge of Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter
    • Deep knowledge of Durham, Orange and Chatham counties
    • WordPress proficiency – we do have an in-house WordPress expert, but you must be able to learn our WordPress systems and maintain content on the site
    • InDesign and Canva experience is a plus
    • TikTok experience is a plus
    • Prioritization of several projects going at the same time will be essential to keep this job fun!
    How to apply:

    Please provide a resume, social handles you’ve managed (including time frame you managed them) and samples of your work directly to rory.gillis@triangledigitalpartners.com.

    Benefits include:
    • Dental, Vision, Medical, Disability Insurance
    • Up to a 3% SIMPLE Retirement Plan match after 1 year of full-time employment
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Generous PTO policy
    • Company provided lunches 2x per month
    • This is a full time in-office position located in Chapel Hill, NC. Candidates must be located locally as you will be required to attend events and collaborate with our staff, but we do have some hybrid flexibility over time.

    Graphic Designer - Heart of NC Weddings Magazine (contract/freelance)

    Are you a talented designer that lives for bridal/wedding content? Do you have a beautiful portfolio of editorial work you want to share? We are looking for an experienced graphic designer to support our Heart of NC Weddings magazine. This key member of our team will design editorial pages and some ads, work closely with the creative director, production manager, and editorial team to meet deadlines. Part-time, contract role September-mid December. Hours will vary per week. They will range from a few hours a week at start to 15+ by the end of project. This person can work in-house or remote. Must be able to communicate during the 9-5pm workday, but can also design in the evenings. The ideal candidate will be creative, collaborative, detail-oriented and organized with a passion for high-end design and bridal content.

    • 5+ years of design experience, preferably print or editorial. Strong portfolio illustrating that experience or ability.
    • Mac proficient. Creative Suite fluent.
    • Strong communication and organizational skills. Professionalism and positive attitude always.
    • Strong time-management skills - must be able to produce to meet the volume of pages or ads needed.
    • An obsessive attention to detail and commitment to high quality design.

    Triangle Media Partners (formerly Shannon Media Inc.) is a small company of self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Our team of about 20 people produces lifestyle publications Chapel Hill Magazine, Chatham Magazine, Durham Magazine and Heart of NC Weddings, in addition to our digital arm, Triangle Digital Partners. We also host annual events and programs throughout the year such as Sip+Savor, Women of Achievement, and Best of Chapel Hill & Durham. We work with 800+ Advertising clients, producing striking print & digital ads that tell their individual marketing messages.

    How to apply:

    Please tell us why you want to work with us along with your resume and portfolio link. Send to ashlin.acheson@trianglemediapartners.com.

    Magazine Distribution Assistant

    Triangle Media Partners is looking for a flexible part-time assistant to help with the delivery/distribution of our magazines. This person would support the Distribution lead approximately 10+ hours each month between 9-5pm, when magazine bulk shipments arrive at the office. They would assist in unloading the palettes of boxes and move boxes to different locations.

    • Physically fit - able to lift multiple 40lb boxes and break down palettes
    • Responsible, organized, and time sensitive.
    • Vaccinated - our office staff are fully vaccinated.
    • Friendly & professional - if shipments are late and have to be rescheduled, this person is understanding and adjusts quickly.
    • Clean driving record. Reliable vehicle a plus, but not required.

    Triangle Media Partners (formerly Shannon Media Inc.) is a small company of self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Our team of about 20 people produces lifestyle publications Chapel Hill Magazine, Chatham Magazine, Durham Magazine and Heart of NC Weddings, in addition to our digital arm, Triangle Digital Partners. We also host annual events and programs throughout the year such as Sip+Savor, Women of Achievement, and Best of Chapel Hill & Durham. We work with 800+ Advertising clients, producing striking print & digital ads that tell their individual marketing messages.

    How to apply:

    Please tell us about yourself and why you would be a good addition to our team. Please send this and a professional resume to ashlin.acheson@trianglemediapartners.com.


    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 jessica.stringer@chapelhillmagazine.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.

    All are in-person internships in our Chapel Hill office (with a fully vaccinated staff) where interns choose their days/hours and some hours/days can be remote.

    • Spring (early January through last week of April) & fall (mid-August through first 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: fall 2022 (July 30), winter 2022 (Oct. 30), spring 2022 (Nov. 15)
    • 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.

    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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