Meet Spotlight Media’s New Team Members

Meet Spotlight Media’s New Team Members

Meet Spotlight Media’s New Team Members

Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. As we’re sad to see a few team members leave, we’re also excited to announce this year’s new hires. Since they come from a wide range of backgrounds, each new member offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded. From photography to office management, meet our new team members.

Devin Joubert | Design & Living Magazine Assistant Editor

Devin Joubert

Devin Joubert is originally from rural Minnesota (Twin Valley). She attended college at MSUM and graduated with a double degree in English/mass communications and a certificate in publishing. For as long as she can remember, Joubert has loved working with words and strives to create stories that’ll touch her readers. Before working at Spotlight Media, she was a digital content editor at two children magazines in Las Vegas. When her Scandinavian blood couldn’t handle the heat any longer, Joubert became a blog editor at a local startup.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“Outside of work my hobbies include writing fiction, capturing moments with a camera and spending time with my husband. I love adventures.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“In 2010, I studied abroad on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland Australia and met my future husband there. We were in a long-distance relationship for 5.5 years and are finally in the same place. Also, my husband and I started an online magazine called Wolfland (wolflandmagazine.com) which is for couples who are in long-distance relationships. We share tips and tricks to help make our audience’s long-distance relationships thrive.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“I’ve always loved magazine publishing. When I saw the open position as the Assistant Editor to Design & Living, I couldn’t resist.”

What’s your favorite part about your new position?
“I really enjoy the variety that this job offers. It’s never boring as there is always something to be done, whether it’s edits, writing or getting up out of the desk to go on interviews/shoots. I enjoy meeting the people we write about.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“Probably one of the photographers. It’s fun to take pictures and organize people for shoots to bring out their personalities.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“I love this question. Oh man, it’s a difficult question. I’d have to say that if Hollywood made a movie about my life I’d like to see me cast as me. No one can act like me, better than myself. haha… well, if I had to pick an actress to play me I’d probably pick Emma Stone.”

Luke Albers | Sales Associate

Luke Albers was born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin. He traveled to North Dakota after high school to earn a degree in fishery and wildlife management at NDSU and play football as a tight end for the Bison. Though he said goodbye to his Bison teammates after graduation last December, he still holds onto his five national championship rings with pride and is excited to cheer them on when they win their sixth.

Luke Albers

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“If I’m not in the office, you can find me on the lake, in the tree stand, in the weight room or on the hardwood (the gym).”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“I’m the youngest of four children, my older siblings all being the female gender of the human species.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“The opportunity to begin a successful career with a company whose employees are a mixed bag of fun.”

What’s your favorite part about your new position?
“People person, meet someone new and/or build a new relationship everyday essentially.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“I’m content with my current role.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“Not specifically Brad Pitt or Leo Decap the actors but more so a character combination of Tyler Durden from Fight Club and Jordan Belfort from Wolf of Wall Street. Why? They get sh*t done.”

Brady Dukart | E-Commerce Associate

Brady Dukart

Brady Dukart grew up in a small, eight house town just north of Fargo, ironically called Prosper. After graduating last August from MSUM with a degree in marketing, Dukart realized he had another passion: website design. He then decided to further his education and attend M State this fall with majors in web design, graphic design, and computer programming. Before he joined the Spotlight Media team, Dukart interned at three other businesses in Downtown Fargo, so he doesn’t plan on leaving the area anytime soon.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I’m a huge music and movie nerd. I’ve been in many different bands since I was 14. I’ve been able to tour the country many times with them as well. I really enjoy computer programming and building websites as well.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“I can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute!”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“What drew me to Spotlight, specifically One Herd, was the ability to work in many different aspects of e-commerce.”

What’s your favorite part about your new position?
“My favorite part of my new position is the experience I’m getting and being mentored by a great leadership team.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“If I could switch my job with someone else, I’d switch with Mike. I plan on being in a position like his someday. The experience would be awesome!”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“If someone were to be cast as me, I’d like to think it’d be Joseph Gordon Levitt, but (if I’m being honest with myself) it’d probably be Steve Buscemi.”

Ethan Mickleson | Bison Illustrated Intern

Ethan Mickelson grew up on a farm just outside of Rolla, North Dakota, and is currently a junior at NDSU majoring in strategic communications. The start of his journalism career was writing for his hometown newspaper, the Turtle Mountain Star. When he isn’t working in the office, Michelson is enjoying the leisure life, as he loves the outdoors and camping.

Ethan Mickelson

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I love amateur art like coloring books, water paints, that sort of thing. I’m fond of anything that allows me to unplug and relax, like camping or traveling.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“I was an Eagle in the Boy Scouts.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“Every time I’ve picked up Bison Illustrated on campus, I was impressed with how well the spirit of the Bison Herd was captured and I really wanted to be a part of that.”

What’s your favorite part about your new position?
“Seeing the inner-workings of a publishing company and learning how everyone’s work comes together has been awesome.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“Fargo Monthly Editor Erica Rapp, because she gets to eat free food all the time.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would play me, because of our comparable musculature, and narrated by Morgan Freeman.”

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