Introducing Spotlight Media’s New Interns

Introducing Spotlight Media’s New Interns

Introducing Spotlight Media’s New Interns

Portraits by Paul Flessland

Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. As we’re sad to see team members leave, we’re always excited to announce our newest hires. Since all our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each member offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded. Meet Fargo INC! Editorial Intern Kara Jeffers and Project Administrative Intern Kelsey Wolters, and learn what makes them a perfect fit for our company.

Kelsey Wolters | Project Administrative Intern

Kelsey Wolters is from Burtrum, Minnesota, a village of roughly 100 people about 15 minutes outside of Long Prairie, Minnesota. She’s currently enrolled at Minnesota State University of Moorhead, where she’s scheduled to graduate December 2017 with a major in advertising and a double minor in mass communications and media analysis. Going on four years this August, Wolters is also a manager at the Moorhead Country Club.

Kelsey Wolters

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I love going to my parents house, since they live on a lake, and playing with our chocolate lab named Bogey—yes, we are a golfing family. I started golfing when I was six years old, but even though I only go a handful of times a year, it’s one of my favorite things to do.

“Two of the reasons I enjoy winter is because of snowmobiling and hockey season. I grew up in a hockey loving family, so yelling at the TV during games is a common thing. My family also goes on a yearly snowmobile trip around Voyageurs National Park.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“I can quote a majority of Walt Disney movies, but the Lion King I have memorized like the back of my hand. It was always my favorite movie growing up. If you don’t believe me, wait until you hear me talk about my dog, Mufasa. Best part, he’s a Yorkie, so he is only a small dog with a big dog name.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“My mom works at the printing press in Long Prairie, Minnesota, that handles a few Spotlight magazine accounts. When I realized I wanted to get more into sports/advertising a couple years ago, she brought home the Bison Illustrated magazine for me to look at and I started looking into the magazines and following them ever since.”

What are you looking forward to the most?
“I have always been curious as to how the company works, so understanding and learning the complete process from brainstorming to sending the magazines to print is something I am ready to learn.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“I would have to say it would probably be with a photographer or designer. I was a photography major for two years at MSUM before I switched over to advertising. I have always enjoyed the art and the creative process.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see casted as you? Why?
“Zooey Deschanel because I went through a phase where I had dark hair and straight bangs. But mostly, it would be because in “New Girl,” she’s slightly awkward and always joking around or laughing. If you were to ask my friends, they could tell you a few dozen awkward stories of me, along with the fact I can never be serious for more than a few seconds.”

Kara Jeffers | Fargo INC! Editorial Intern

Kara Jeffers is from Garrison, North Dakota, a small town north of Bismarck, North Dakota, on Lake Sakakawea. She’s expected to graduate from North Dakota State University in May with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in theatre arts. In addition to working at Spotlight Media, Jeffers also works at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor’s Center, where she’s one of the first people (and, at times, only person) visitors meet when they arrive to North Dakota—talk about pressure.

Kara Jeffers

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I enjoy theatre, specifically directing. I read a lot, both books and plays. During the summer, I ride my bike and try to do at least 10 miles every day. I play piano and the ukulele. I’m constantly planning road trips I want to take.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“I like to do things that scare me. For example, I’m scared of heights but try to put myself into situations to help me conquer that fear, like skydiving, parasailing, climbing towers or walls, going on to roofs of buildings and so on.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“While working at the F-M Visitor’s Center, we get all of (Spotlight Media’s) publications delivered to us to hand out to visitors. I would always read them when they came in. As the semester was nearing an end, and I was looking for a journalism-related internship, I remembered how fun and creative the magazines were and decided to look up job opportunities at Spotlight.”

What are you looking forward to the most?
“I’m looking forward to creating connections with my coworkers and people in the Fargo-Moorhead area. I’m excited to meet and get to know people within the business community.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“I would want to switch with Sarah Geiger, the lead designer. I’ve always been interested in design, even though it’s been several years since I’ve pursued it, and I think the switch would also remind me how much work the designers do that doesn’t always get recognized.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see casted as you? Why?
“Oh gosh, I expected this question to be difficult. It’s actually super easy. Mae Whitman, for three reasons: 1. I’ve loved every character I’ve seen her portray. 2. “Parenthood” is my favorite. 3. She has just as many, if not more, ear piercings as I do.”

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