Pillow Pizzazz

From left to right:

Silk ikat medallion pillow cover, $99, Williams-Sonoma Home, williams-sonoma.com.

Dena Home European sham, $75, Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection, Troy, 248-643-3300.

Creature hideaway Euro sham, $58, area Anthropologie stores, anthropologie.com.

Green peacock pillow cover, $195, John Robshaw, johnrobshaw.com.

 

Left: Geometric linen sham, starting at $99, area Ethan Allen stores, ethanallen.com.

Right: Standard botanical pillowcases, 2/$100,  Thomas Paul, shopthomaspaul.com.

 

From left to right:

SFERRA Dovina standard sham, $108, Cristions Fine Linen & Down, Birmingham, 248-723-3337, and A Touch of Lace, Bloomfield Hills, atouchoflace.com.

FAUNA SHAM, starting at $29.50, area Pottery Barn stores, potterybarn.com.

SFERRA Ressa boudoir sham, $80, Cristions Fine Linen & Down, Birmingham, 248-723-3337, and A Touch of Lace, Bloomfield Hills, atouchoflace.com.

 

From left to right:

Signature Classics standard pillowcase, $90, Ralph Lauren, Somerset Collection, Troy, 248-637-7656.

Ralph Lauren Langdon pillowcases, 2/$115, Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection, Troy, 248-643-9000.

Sonia Rykiel Maison pillowcases, 2/$135, Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection, Troy, 248-643-9000.

 

From left to right:

june & december reversible pillow cover, $55, Leon & Lulu, Clawson,  248-288-3600, junedecember.com.

Crewel modern stripes pillow cover, $44, West Elm, Birmingham, 248-593-8200.

Tile embroidered pillow cover, $49.50, area Pottery Barn stores, potterybarn.com.

Iosis by Yves Delorme air cushion cover, $145, Kramer’s, Grosse Pointe, 313-881-9890.

 

Left: Safia embroidered shams, starting at 2/$88, area Anthropologie stores, anthropologie.com.

Right: Sonia Rykiel Maison sham, $90, Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection, Troy, 248-643-9000.

 

Left: Sonia Rykiel Maison sham, $100, Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection, Troy, 248-643-9000.

Right: Palmer sham, $130, Ralph Lauren, Somerset Collection, Troy, 248-637-7656.

 

Lavender Lulls

Spritz your pillow with an essential-oils concoction for a good night’s sleep

“Lavender works,” says Teri Racey, owner of Huntington Woods-based Illumined Heart. She’s referring to perhaps one of the most effective scents for helping relieve stress and inducing a good night’s sleep.

“Scientists believe the scent of lavender goes right to the brain and takes on the inherent qualities of the oil itself,” she says. “Lavender stimulates parts of the brain that are the same areas affected by prescription sedatives.” Racey, a physician assistant, mindfulness meditation teacher, health consultant, and author, makes a special spray that she sells to her clients and area health-based shops. Called Open Your Heart to Joy!, the spray is made of lavender and rose essential oils and distilled water, and comes in a small spray-style bottle. “We spray it on pillows; it helps with sleep,” Racey says, adding that she was intrigued by a study of seniors who sprayed lavender on their pillows and those who didn’t. “Those who did it enjoyed better sleep quality; the duration of their sleep was improved,” she says.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIPS

Internships

Accounting Internship - Troy, MI
Division: Accounting
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Design, Metro Detroit Wedding magazines and more, is proud to offer an accounting internship for the Winter/Spring 2019 term. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per-week. Schedules are negotiable, but a three-month commitment is required. Interns must be enrolled in a university, however the intern does not have to be receiving credit to be eligible for the position.

Interns will assist all accounting associates with daily office needs, including but not limited to; tear sheets, generating invoices, assisting with our sales reps by creating proposals/contracts, and creating cash receipts. Interns will have invaluable opportunity to get first hand accounting experience at a national media company.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: nbajju@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Custom Publishing Graphic Design Internship - Troy, MI
Division: Custom Publishing
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Custom Publishing, a division of Hour Media, is proud to offer graphic design internships during all semesters. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 15 hours per week during fall, winter, spring or summer term. Schedules are negotiable, but a minimum three-month commitment is required.

A graphic design intern will assist several art directors in day-to-day departmental functions. The intern will be responsible for gathering images and products, assist on photo shoots, create marketing materials, design layouts, and participate in press checks.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 2.80 or higher. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must. Candidates should also have some familiarity with Hour Media and its properties. Intern must be extremely proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator on a Mac Platform. Ability to use email and internet software efficiently is a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Online Portfolio, Graphic/Art Samples
Contact: hourcustomart@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Editorial Design Internship - Troy, MI
Division: Editorial
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media is proud to offer graphic design internships during all semesters. Candidate will work primarily on Hour Detroit magazine but may also assist on Detroit Design and DBusiness magazines when needed. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 15 hours per week during fall, winter, spring or summer term. Schedules are negotiable, but a minimum three-month commitment is required.

A graphic design intern will assist the art staff in day-to-day departmental functions. Individual will be responsible for gathering images and products, assist on photo shoots, design layouts, and participate in press checks.

Requirements: Ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in art or journalism; those with relevant coursework and experience will also be considered. Candidates must be proficient in professional communication, grammar and spelling, write clearly, possess good organizational skills, and be detail-oriented. They should work calmly under deadline pressure and have a pleasant, polite demeanor on the phone. The art department works at Hour Media’s Troy office and on location around metro Detroit. Candidates must have reliable transportation.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Required Documentation: Resume, Online Portfolio, Graphic/Art Samples
Contact: kparkinson@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Editorial Internship (Custom) - Troy, MIDivision: Custom Publishing Position Type: Internship Job Description: Hour Media Custom Publishing offers unpaid, semester-long internships throughout the year. They may be applied toward college credit, but the editor must be informed of this before the internship takes effect. Duties include writing, fact-checking, research, compiling information, and related tasks. Interns may be asked to pick up and return products for photo shoots (gas mileage will be reimbursed).Requirements: Candidates must be proficient in grammar and spelling, write clearly, possess good organizational skills, have a positive attitude, and be detail oriented and flexible. They should work calmly under deadline pressure and have a pleasant, polite demeanor on the phone. Note: This is an unpaid internship.Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples Contact: edoran@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Editorial Internship (Hour Detroit) - Troy, MIDivision: EditorialPosition Type: InternshipJob Description: Hour Detroit magazine offers unpaid, semester-long internships throughout the year. Responsibilities include fact-checking stories, conducting research and outreach, and compiling event listings. There are also opportunities – varying from intern to intern – to write small pieces for the print issue. Interns are expected to keep abreast of current events and encouraged to pitch stories. They may occasionally be asked to transport items for photo shoots (gas mileage reimbursed).Requirements: The ideal candidate is a college junior or senior pursuing a degree in journalism or a related field; those with relevant coursework and experience will also be considered. In addition to being organized and detail-oriented, candidates must write clearly and demonstrate proficiency in grammar and spelling. They should also work calmly under deadline pressure and have a pleasant, polite demeanor on the phone.Note: This is an unpaid internship.Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Two Writing SamplesContact: To apply for this position, please contact awinn@hour-media.com, with the required documents listed above.No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Editorial Internship (DBusiness Magazine) - Troy, MI
Division: Editorial
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: DBusiness Magazine seeks unpaid editorial interns year-round. DBusiness interns are essential to the magazine’s operations and write articles for the website, conduct research for the print magazine, post to social media, attend and report on press conferences, use the Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress to post articles to the website, keep the online calendar updated, and more.

Candidates should possess good organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and demonstrate strong writing skills. While scheduling is flexible, it is preferred that interns be in the office for about 16 hours per week. DBusiness reports on all aspects of business in metro Detroit, including automotive, technology, health care, entrepreneurship, new restaurants and stores, and the people who make the city great.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact gturner@dbusiness.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Editorial Web Internship (Hour Detroit) – Troy, MI
Division: Editorial (Digital)
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Detroit magazine offers unpaid, semester-long internships throughout the year.

Hour Detroit is seeking an intern to assist the digital content coordinator, who oversees hourdetroit.com. Responsibilities include building stories and photo galleries, writing web stories, assisting with projects related to analytics, creating a digital content calendar, pitching story ideas, and more.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is a college junior or senior pursuing a degree in journalism or related field; those with relevant coursework and experience will also be considered. Candidates must be proficient in grammar and spelling, write clearly, possess good organizational skills, and be detail oriented. They should work calmly under deadline pressure. Previous experience working with Photoshop, InDesign, and a content management system (preferably WordPress) is ideal.

Note: This is an unpaid internship. Interns are required to receive school credit.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact eklug@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Information Technology Internship - Troy, MI
Division: Production
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Design, Metro Detroit Weddings, and more is proud to offer Information Technology internships during the fall, winter, and summer semesters. Ideal candidates will be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Schedules are negotiable, but a three-month commitment is required. Interns must be enrolled in a university; however, the intern does not have to be receiving credit to be eligible for the position.

The Information Technology intern will assist the IT team with day-to-day operations for Hour Media and Hour Media Group. Interns will have access to a wide range of experiences including help desk services, desktop support, project management, and IT planning. Strong problem-solving and people skills as well as the ability to work independently are a must.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship.

Please indicate which semester you are applying for in your cover letter.

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: itjobs@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Marketing/Events Internship - Troy, MIDivision: Marketing & EventsPosition Type: InternshipJob Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit DesignMetro Detroit Weddings magazines and more, is proud to offer marketing internships during all semesters. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per week during fall, winter, spring or summer term. Schedules are negotiable, but a minimum three-month commitment is required.A marketing and events intern will assist the marketing manager, coordinator, and assistant in day-to-day departmental functions, including research, developing and distributing promotional materials, assisting with marketing campaigns for all publications, web marketing, event planning, event execution, managing and tracking company outreach, archiving, assisting in the ordering of promotional marketing tools and more.Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.Note: This is an unpaid & in-person internship.Please indicate which semester you are applying for in your cover letter.Summer Term: May – AugustFall Term: August – NovemberWinter Term: November – FebruarySpring Term: February - MayRequired Documentation: Cover Letter, ResumeContact: Drake Lambright, dlambright@hour-media.com, with the required documentation listed above.No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Marketing Research Internship - Troy, MI
Division: Marketing Research
Position Type: Internship
Job Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Design, Metro Detroit Wedding magazines and more, is proud to offer a marketing research internship for the Summer 2021 term alongside Hour’s sister research company, Professional Research Services. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per-week. Schedules are negotiable, but a four month commitment is required. Interns must be enrolled in a university and receiving college credit to be eligible for the position.

PRS works with several city and regional Magazines nationwide in providing them solid research methodology for their publications. Interns will assist the marketing research department in day-to-day tasks including, tracking survey results, fact checking professionals, assisting with marketing campaigns and communicating with potential clients.

Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher with strong Microsoft Excel skills. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.

Note: This is an unpaid internship

Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: To apply for this position, please contact giden@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Publishing & Sales Internship - Troy, MIDivision: Advertising Position Type: InternshipJob Description: Hour Media, the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Design, Metro Detroit Wedding magazines and more, is proud to offer a sales and advertising internship for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 term. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per-week. Schedules are negotiable, but a three-month commitment is required. Interns must be enrolled in a university, however the intern does not have to be receiving credit to be eligible for the position. Interns will assist the advertising director and the publishing and sales coordinator in day-to-day departmental functions including: prospecting potential clients, updating and managing Hour Media’s sales database, tracking sales and surveying results, working closely with account executives, assisting with events put on by Hour Media and more.Requirements: Qualified students will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must.Note: This is an unpaid internshipRequired Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume Contact: KMingo@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Full-time Positions

Account Executive - Troy, MI
Division: Advertising
Position Type: Full-Time
Description: Hour Media is seeking pro-active, energetic advertising sales account executives to manage many categories - you must be resourceful, independent, focused, and well-organized individual.

Responsibilities

Manage the entire sales process from incoming lead to close.
Understand customer needs and requirements with regard to print advertising.
Present and articulate the value of branding in an upscale environment.
Ability to sell and differentiate in a competitive environment.
Close sales and achieve sales quotas.

Requirements

Minimum of 2-3 years media or like sales.
Strong sales and presentation skills with a proven track record.
Ability to develop key client, agency and industry relationships at all levels.
Enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals with a serious work ethic.
College degree preferred.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits.
Required Documentation: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact: jobs@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.

No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Circulation Coordinator - Troy, MIDivision: CirculationPosition Type: Full-TimeDescription: Hour Media has an exciting opportunity for a detail-oriented and energetic Circulation Coordinator working in our subscription customer service department in Madison Heights, MI.ResponsibilitiesInteracting with customers over the phone and email regarding subscription orders, billing payments and issues, or general publication and subscription questions.  The Circulation Coordinator must maintain a high level of professionalism and be able to listen to customer service issues and then offer quick and accurate assistance to our customers.Data entry in system database for mail/email/phone subscription orders & transactions across all Hour Media titles.Opening, sorting, and batching subscription mail.Processing payments for all subscription orders under a strict deadline.Communicate and coordinate with other internal departments and publishing markets.Managing USPS and UPS shipments for customer requested orders of our publications.Creating and maintaining multiple Excel documents and reports.Other general office duties as assigned.RequirementsMinimum of 2 years’ experience in a customer service-related field.Strong background and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook.Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail and an eye for accuracy.Highly organized and able to juggle multiple projects and finishing on deadline.Must be organized, courteous and a team player.Must have reliable transportation.Required Documentation: Cover Letter, ResumeContact: jobs@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Marketing & Events ManagerDivision: Marketing & EventsPosition Type: Full-TimeDescription: Hour Media is seeking an organized and resourceful Marketing & Events manager to oversee marketing programs, events and PR for the Detroit and Grand Rapids markets. Individual would be responsible to lead efforts to increase revenue contributions, audience growth and engagement, and brand recognition.Responsibilities:Creating and executing detailed marketing plans for all Hour Media programs, products, and events.Developing and researching new event opportunities and digital marketing programsSecuring and managing event vendorsBrainstorming new sponsorship opportunitiesCommunicating with sponsors to execute contract deliverables and ensure client satisfaction.Overseeing guest experience for event attendeesManaging budgets for all revenue-generating events and programsWorking with PR firm to elevate and establish branding, coordinate media opportunities, and act as on-air presence for TV segments and radio interviews.Developing, proposing, and executing sponsorship and partnership agreements with charitable organizations, non-profits, schools, and chambers to align brands with desired audiences.Overseeing execution of social media strategy, including marketing plans that leverage social media platforms to promote brand engagement and audience growth.Supervising design of promotional materials for marketing programs and eventsRequirements:Minimum 2-3 years event planning experienceExperience crafting and executing marketing plans.Ability to develop strong client and industry relationships.Highly motivated and detail-oriented individualCollege degree preferred.Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefitsEmail to Jobs@hour-media.com both a  cover Letter and resume

Marketing Research – Graphic DesignerDivision: Marketing ResearchPosition Type: Full-TimeDescription: Professional Resource Services (PRS), a sister company of Hour Media, is looking for a full-time graphic designer. As a graphic designer your responsibilities will include developing graphics for multiple publications across the country for their “Top” and “Best” professional lists. The creative will come from you and will be different for each publication. As a graphic designer for PRS you will be a critical member of a team that pushes through vast amounts of design and listing services. Some of the tasks include promotional design, plaque award design and administration design.The ideal candidate will possess:A bachelor’s degree in a design or marketing related fieldProficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoshopProficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)A positive attitudeAbility to take direction wellAble to handle multiple deadlinesExceptional organization skills and attention to detailExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to work as part of a teamProfessional appearanceReliable transportationSalary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefitsRequired documentation: Cover letter, resume, portfolio (recommended)Contact: To apply for this position, please email hthomas@hour-media.com with the required documentation listed above.No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Racey created the spray a couple of years ago for her meditation classes. “I thought it would help people to begin meditating, to calm down.” She says she often sprays it in her hotel rooms when traveling, because it provides a deeper level of relaxation. And who doesn’t need that? If you don’t have any lavender spray, Racey says try dabbing lavender and/or rose oil on your hands, rub them together to create some heat, and then inhale.

“We absolutely need good, quality sleep. It relaxes and defrays us. It puts us back together and supports the healing process. If we don’t get a deep level of sleep, we’re not restoring ourselves, (which) causes an accumulation of pain and anxiety. Lavender gives you the opportunity to restore.” — Megan Swoyer

For more on Teri Racey’s company, go to teriracey.com.

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