Meet Spotlight Media’s New Bison Illustrated Editor

New Hire

Photo by Hillary Ehlen

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 our new Bison Illustrated editor Nolan Schmidt, and learn what makes him a perfect fit for our company.

“I am from Bismarck, ND originally, but I came to this area for school. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2017 majoring in English and Mass Communications and minoring in History. I have actually worked in radio in my professional career up until this point (and I still do on the side a bit), but now I am here!”

What originally drew you to Spotlight Media?
“I love this area and writing is my number one hobby/passion. I knew I would’ve regretted it if I didn’t try this opportunity. Plus, the people and culture here are bomb. ”

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I like to write creatively, so like short stories and the occasional poem, it’s the English major in me. Besides that, I love to read and sports are a big interest for me. I am obsessed with basketball. ”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“My favorite book is Dracula by Bram Stoker. Picking one movie is too challenging for me, but I love Pulp Fiction, that’s at least in the top-three. ”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“I have a small library of probably close to 300 books or so.”

What’s the most useless talent you have?
“I have a weird memory that remembers random facts but can’t recall where my car is parked. For example, give me any current or former NBA player and I can name where they went to college.”