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Preview of Upcoming Spotlight Media Issues

Preview of Upcoming Spotlight Media Issues

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look forward to 2019! Here are some of the great issues you can expect to see from Spotlight Media’s publications: Bison Illustrated, Design & Living Magazine, Fargo INC! and Fargo Monthly.

*Editorial calendars are subject to change throughout the year.

Bison Illustrated

Bison Illustrated Magazine

January – Women In NDSU Athletics

February – Commemorative Football Issue

March – Pride On The Prairie

April – Foreign Athletes At NDSU

May – Student Within The Athlete

August – Alumni Issue

September – Football Preview

October – Foundations of Tradition And Success

November – Train Like A Bison

December – The Coaches Issue

Design & Living Magazine

Design & Living Magazine

January – A look back at 2018 and a look forward with mood boards

February – Commercial Issue with home offices

March- Match the Person to the House

April- Spring Shopping Guide

May – Flip Issue

June – Rural Issue

July – Lake Issue

August – Outdoor Entertaining

September – Curb Appeal Issue

October – Historic Home Issue

November – Artist Issue

December – Shopping Guide

Fargo INC!

Fargo INC! Magazine

January – State-Wide Fargo INC

February – My First Job

March – Women’s Issue

April – Rebirth

May – Automation

June – Culture

July – Marketing

August – Work-Life Balance

September – Fargo Goes Global

October – The Story of a Startup

November – Veteran’s Issue

December – Why I Chose Fargo

Fargo Monthly

Fargo Monthly Magazine

January – Nonprofits Issue

February – Music Issue

March – Family Issue

April – Brunch Attack

May – Play!

June – Weekend Travel

July – Pets

August – Farm to Table

September – Collegiate Spotlight

October – Fashion/Style

November – Fargo Born: Where Are They Now?

December – Year in Review

Check Out Our November Issues Today!

Check Out Our November Issues Today!

Our November Spotlight Media magazines are here! You can read the current and past issues of our magazines at issuu.com/FMSpotlight.

Each magazine is available by stand distribution throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area and select locations around the state. You can always read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online and subscribe to Bison Illustrated and Design & Living Magazine to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

For more information about Spotlight Media’s publications, visit SpotlightMediaFargo.com/Magazines.

Fargo Monthly Magazine November 2018

Fargo Monthly

Just because the weather is sickening, doesn’t mean your body should take a hit as well. Why not get out there and have fun with it! Staying fit doesn’t always mean having to spend an hour on the stair stepper. We had our editor test out a few fun, alternative workouts throughout town that will make you look forward to breaking a sweat this upcoming winter.

Design & Living Magazine November 2018

Design & Living Magazine

When the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall, we retreat indoors. This is not only where we go to relax and unwind, but also where we come together to host family and friends during the holiday season. Let us be your local guide for everything entertaining this month.

Fargo INC! Magazine November 2018

Gary Tharaldson is one of North Dakota’s most prominent business leaders. We talked with Gary and some of his employees to find out the secrets behind his success.

Bison Illustrated Magazine November 2018

Bison Illustrated

The NDSU wrestling program is often overlooked. However, it is one of the most storied programs in NDSU’s long history of athletic success. Bison Illustrated profiles how this tradition began and how it is carried on today through coach Roger Kish and his 2018-19 wrestlers.

Get A Sneak Preview Into Our Winter Issues!

Get A Sneak Preview Into Our Winter Issues!

Ready to start embracing fall and winter? We’ve got a special preview of some great upcoming content for Fargo Monthly, Fargo INC!, Design & Living Magazine and Bison Illustrated. More information will be coming soon for each of our magazines, so be on the look out for that. Check out the following and other great content coming soon!

Fargo Monthly

  • The November cover story will be about fitness in the winter! Just because the weather is sickening doesn’t mean your body should take a hit as well. We had our editor test out a few fun, alternative workouts throughout town that will make you look forward to breaking a sweat this upcoming winter.
    • Fargo Monthly got an exclusive interview with Old Dominion’s lead vocalist Matthew Ramsey before their show at the Scheels Arena on Dec. 14.
    • Other stories this month include a visual guide of our area’s gyms and fitness facilities, tips for winter wellness, an interview with the husband-wife team behind Power Plate Meals and a feature on a microsanctuary in Minnesota that’s currently home to 18 chickens, six ducks and three cows.
  • The December issue is a staff takeover! Be on the lookout for our staff members’ favorites of the year.
  • The January issue will be a special Giving Hearts Day Charity Issue! It will be entirely dedicated to promoting giving back to nonprofits in our community.

Fargo INC!

  • The November cover story is all about entrepreneur Gary Tharaldson, including what he and his employees have learned with 25 years in business.
    • Other features this month include Coffee With Kara: Orangetheory Fitness, 10 Tips for Dealing with Sexual Harassment at Work and 10 Things to Think About When Building a Website.
  • The December issue will be a recap of the amazing people we’ve profiled in our Faces of Business features over the past year.
  • The January issue will be our first state-wide issue, and it will focus on workforce development in North Dakota.

Design & Living Magazine

  • The November issue is called “Come Together: A Local Guide for Entertaining,” and it will feature transitional tablescapes, furniture rentals, cookware essentials and a fall foliage tutorial.
  • The December issue will be a Global-Inspired, Local Shopping Guide to prepare you for the holidays.
  • The January issue will feature a look back at 2018 and experts predicting the trends of 2019.

Bison Illustrated

  • In November we uncover 61 years of brilliance on the mat with NDSU wrestling. We take a look at how their rich tradition was created and how the 2018-19 team looks to continue that tradition for the Bison. In that way, the Bison wrestlers are true “Iron Men.”
  • The December issue is entitled “Winter Is Coming.” We go inside Bison winter athletics, profiling athletes from Wrestling, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Football, Women’s Indoor Track & Field and Men’s Indoor Track & Field.
  • The January issue will be about Women in NDSU Athletics. With National Women In Sport Day in early February, we honor the fantastic women athletes, coaches and administration that make NDSU athletics so successful.
Take A Peek At Our October Issues Today!

Take A Peek At Our October Issues Today!

Our October Spotlight Media magazines are here! You can read the current and past issues of our magazines at issuu.com/FMSpotlight.

Each magazine is available by stand distribution throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area and select locations around the state. You can read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online and subscribe to Bison Illustrated and Design & Living Magazine to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

For more information about Spotlight Media’s publications, visit SpotlightMediaFargo.com/Magazines.

Fargo Monthly Magazine October 2018

Fargo Monthly

When it comes to dining, many of us don’t quite understand all that goes on behind the scenes of how delicious dishes get from Point A to Point Belly. We talked with a variety of chefs throughout the area and let them give us a peek into a day in their lives. Join us in exploring what it really takes to be able to don a chef’s apron.

Design & Living Magazine October 2018

Design & Living Magazine

October is National Kitchen & Bath Month, so of course, we here at Design & Living Magazine have decided to honor two of the most important rooms in the home within the issue. Join us a we visit three different homes that have just undergone extensive kitchen and bath renovations. Along ehe way, we’ll see a classic clawfoot tub, timeless tile and so much more. Then, meet the local interior decorators, designers and homeowners behind it all.

Fargo INC! Magazine October 2018

North Dakota is under the political spotlight as we enter this election season. We sat down with Senatorial candidates Kevin Cramer and Heidi Heitkamp to discuss what this election will mean for your business.

Bison Illustrated Magazine October 2018

Bison Illustrated

Are you a diehard Bison fan? Stumped on what to wear on game day or in the tailgate lot and where to get it? Can’t find the right accent for your home? Looking to prove your extreme fandom for North Dakota State to your fiends and family? Well, you’re in luck, Bison Nation. We found all the gear, products, home accents and opportunities for you to live your best Bison life.

 

Don’t forget that you can always subscribe to Bison Illustrated! For a limited time, $5 of every subscription will go to Carson Wentz’ AO1 Foundation.

Check Out Our September Issues Today!

Check Out Our September Issues Today!

Our September Spotlight Media magazines are here! You can read the current and past issues of our magazines at issuu.com/FMSpotlight.

Each magazine is available by stand distribution throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area and select locations around the state. You can read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online and subscribe to Bison Illustrated and Design & Living Magazine to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

For more information about Spotlight Media’s publications, visit SpotlightMediaFargo.com/Magazines.

Fargo Monthly Magazine September 2018

Fargo Monthly

There are many ways to tell a story, but clothing can often speak a world of stories and experiences without uttering a word. A ring can capture the memory of a loved one, a torn pair of jeans can memorialize a thrilling misadventure or a t-shirt can make a fun-filled vacation. We entered the closets of some of Fargo’s most stylish and let them give their clothes a platform to share their own unique stories.

Design & Living Magazine September 2018

Design & Living Magazine

We’ll introduce you to FM area homeowners who have used dark, moody hues and pops of color to bring drama to their bright, white spaces. Then, join us as we take exclusive tours of their jaw-droppingly beautiful homes.

Fargo INC! Magazine September 2018

Our community is changing before our eyes and a large part of that is thanks to new leadership. From new superintendents to the new president of the Economic Development Corporation, we meet with the fresh faces of leadership in our community who will be charting FM’s future.

Bison Illustrated Magazine September 2018

Bison Illustrated

It’s football season, Bison Nation. 2018 will see the North Dakota State Bison go for their seventh FCS National Championship in eight years. While past teams have had plenty of attention and expectations attached to them, this year seems different. This year’s team is shaping up to be one of the most dominant in the program’s history. Is the hype surrounding this team for real? Is it warranted? It’s safe to say you should believe the hype because this Bison team is ready to dominate the standard.

Come Join The Spotlight Media Team!

Come Join The Spotlight Media Team!

Spotlight Media is currently hiring for several positions, and we’d love to have you join our team! Click on each title to learn more about the positions.

Videographer

The ideal candidate must have a good sense of telling interesting stories, be able to work under firm deadlines and knows how to successfully take an idea from concept to reality. We are looking for somebody to create and edit videos and video content for marketing campaigns, social media, websites, television ads and more. This position will work with Spotlight Media’s customers and Spotlight Media’s brands on creating video content that will drive retention and impact.

Associate Sales Director

We have an opportunity for an Associate Sales Director at Spotlight Media. We are in the first phase of expanding Spotlight Media’s capacity to serve clients, not only advertising, but a full suite of marketing and web services. The individual we seek is a highly skilled hunter who will focus on developing new revenue and new customers by identifying the prospect’s advanced marketing needs. This role will be provided with a full-time direct assistant.

Senior Sales Executive

This energetic and self-driven individual will work with business owners and marketing directors in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The ideal candidate has at least five years of proven business-to-business sales experience, with a preference in media sales. Candidate must be motivated, organized, goal-oriented and possess an outgoing personality and professional demeanor. A Spotlight Media Senior Sales Executive must be able to prospect, make cold calls and develop new business while managing existing account relationships. Basic computer skills are required. Detail-oriented and excellent verbal and written communication skills are also required. You must be able to thrive in an informal, collaborative and deadline-driven environment.

Backend Web Developer & IT Administrator

Spotlight Media is expanding and looking for an intelligent, creative and energetic team player with professional experience in website development and internet technologies. The work is challenging, fast-paced and always changing. The ideal candidate has strong analytical skills, unwavering commitment to quality, collaborative work ethic and has the ability to use standardized coding is required. This is an advanced level, back-end focused Web Developer position at Spotlight Media.

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Spotlight Media is expanding and looking to find a Sales & Marketing Coordinator.  This role will serve as the leader in enabling our sales department to become more successful every day.  It also will include marketing Spotlight Media’s products and services to potential clients.

Business Development Assistant

Spotlight Media is looking to fill the role of Business Development Assistant. Are you someone who strives in relationship building and organization? Are you looking to be involved with a growing company and want the ability to contribute to the company’s success? Do you thrive under the pressure and stress of a deadline? If so, you’d be a perfect fit for this position.

Social Media & PR Coordinator

The ideal candidate will combine a passion for social media with excellent writing and communications skills. In addition to overseeing the daily management and measurement of social media channels, the candidate will assist in content development that will improve social and earned media engagement, including graphics, stories, news releases and case studies. The ideal candidate will have a passion for social media combined with the ability to capture ideas and translate them into compelling content.

Grab Your Copies Of Our August Issues Now!

Grab Your Copies Of Our August Issues Now!

Our August Spotlight Media magazines are here! You can read the current and past issues of our magazines at issuu.com/FMSpotlight.

Each magazine is available by stand distribution throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area and select locations around the state. You can read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online and subscribe to Bison Illustrated and Design & Living Magazine to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

For more information about Spotlight Media’s publications, visit SpotlightMediaFargo.com/Magazines.

Fargo Monthly magazine August 2018

Feel like you aren’t getting the most out of your Fargo experience? Not to worry, we have compiled a list of downtown Fargo treats, new and old, for you to explore and enjoy. Whether you’re new to the area or a seasoned veteran, you will be surprised by some of the special findings we have unearthed. From street art to treat-yo’-self ventures to historical tidbits, you can be sure you are using your last weeks of summer wisely by checking out these essential Fargo treasures.

Design & Living Magazine August 2018

Design & Living Magazine

These serene scenes will inspire you to make the most of the season, featuring lots of lovely landscaping, a recipe for a pretty poolside party, charming exteriors, a bright and airy three-season porch and a whimsical garden. Then,  come along with us as we tour a Perham home that is breathtakingly beautiful, inside and out.

Fargo INC! Magazine August 2018

Meet Adam Martin, a Fargo social entrepreneur who wants the community and business owners alike to look at felons in a different light, and, more importantly, see how their unique experiences and skill sets can actually be an asset.

Stay tuned for more information about the special alumni issue of Bison Illustrated, which will hit stands in late August!

Saying Goodbye To The Fargo INC! Editor

Saying Goodbye To The Fargo INC! Editor

Photo by Hillary Ehlen

After about three years of working with Spotlight Media, Fargo INC! Editor Nate Mickelberg is leaving to pursue a different opportunity. While everyone at Spotlight Media will miss him, we wish him nothing but the best.

“Nate has done a tremendous job helping create the Fargo INC! brand,” said Andrew Jason, Spotlight Media’s Editorial Director. “He has become an expert in the FM business scene and he will be sorely missed, but we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

We sat down with Nate for one final Q&A to reflect on his time here at Spotlight Media and Fargo INC!.

What’d been your favorite part about working at Fargo INC!/Spotlight?

The creative freedom. I can count on one hand the number of times I had to defend an idea, and that’s a testament to the amount of creative trust they had in me. I genuinely appreciated it, and I think it’s a big part of what makes Spotlight different.

What are some of the stories you’re most proud of covering/working on?

A few come to mind:

  • May 2018 cover story, “Why Fargo?” – Not only interesting personal narratives but a great overall sell of Fargo as a place to start and grow a business.
  • October 2017 cover story (and subsequent evergreen article), “A Career After Camo” – A profile of seven area veterans who started businesses after their time in service. It was a fascinating look at the different perspectives about how military life can both help and hurt an entrepreneurial mentality.
  • April 2016 cover story, “Swimming with the Sharks” – Definitely the most fun (and stressful) photo shoot we ever did. We rented out the MSUM swimming pool for an entire morning to photograph the cofounders of PRx Performance — a lot of people didn’t know that cover was actually shot underwater.

What’s one thing you wish people knew about Fargo INC!/Spotlight?

It’s more of a request, I’d say: Keep supporting local media. At a time when our problems can seem so big and distant, local stories are a great way to connect with and celebrate all the people in our community who are working to solve those problems in their own small way.

What do you think you’ll miss the most about being here?

I’m really going to miss the creative process. I’ve worked with the same core team all three years I’ve been here, and I think we got to a point where we were finishing each other’s sentences, creatively speaking. That’s not easily found or replicated, and while I’m going to miss working with them, I’m really proud of all the great stories we told together.

Check Out Our New July Issues!

Check Out Our New July Issues!

Our July Spotlight Media magazines are here! You can read the current and past issues of our magazines at issuu.com/FMSpotlight.

Each magazine is available by stand distribution throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area and select locations around the state. You can read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online and subscribe to Bison Illustrated and Design & Living Magazine to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

For more information about Spotlight Media’s publications, visit SpotlightMediaFargo.com/Magazines.

Fargo Monthly July 2018

Are you a pet owner in the Fargo-Moorhead area? Well, we asked the city of Fargo, looked over the data, and came up with the things you need to know about owning a pet in Fargo. From adopting your pet to frequently asked questions, we have an all-encompassing list for you to peruse. If you want to give your pet the best life possible, you’ll need to check out this cover story.

Design & Living Magazine July 2018

Design & Living Magazine

It’s true; we love the Lakes. Each year, we travel to the heart of Lakes Country to find paradise amongst the lake homes, cabins and resorts. This month is no exception. We’ll show you three private homes with amazing indoor and outdoor spaces that we’d love to call our own.

Fargo INC! July 2018

The TEDxFargo team is crafting our community’s ninth TED event, which will be held at the end of this month on July 26 at the Fargo Civic Center. The day will be a chance for our community to share ideas and experiences as the team brings another world-class event to Fargo. There will be local, national, and global thought leaders who will be sharing their ideas on the main stage to help solve challenges and create possibilities. The idea is to empower people to be solutions-oriented, believing that ideas can change the way the world works. So come listen to new ideas, find a topic you’re passionate about and then take action to enable those ideas. And ask yourself a simple question, “How will I go forth?”

Bison Illustrated July 2018

Bison Illustrated

Considering we are all on an endless quest to attain the freshest Bison news, we decided it would be good to feature those who bring us that news. So, we gathered all of the local media figures who cover North Dakota State and we had them answer some interesting questions. We also had them step in front of a camera which is something they are used to doing.

Come Work For Spotlight Media!

Come Work For Spotlight Media!

Spotlight Media has several exciting positions open, and we’d love for you to join our team! Here is a list of our current openings with a short description. Click on each title to learn more about the positions!

Lead Driver

Spotlight Media is looking for a full-time lead driver to oversee the distribution of Spotlight Media publications across the Fargo-Moorhead area and occasionally in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This position will be a mix of delivery and management. Roughly 75 percent of the time will be spent delivering magazines around town. The other 25 percent will be overseeing the team of delivery drivers, preparing work schedules and coordinating between the operations and distribution departments. An ideal candidate will be responsible, professional and efficient.

Fargo INC! Editor

This position is a mixture of management and writing. While they will be doing a good deal of writing, they must also be a good project manager and work with all available resources to finish the magazine. The goal is to provide exceptional, informative and engaging content and to stay true to the publication’s brand and identity. In this position, they will work on making sure the reader is informed and engaged.