The Stock Bio

Erik Beene is from Benson, N.C. He is a class of 2020 UNC Hussman School graduate who majored in advertising and political science. Erik was formerly a staff writer for the Daily Tar Heel covering Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the Durham-Orange Light Rail Project. He also served as a student member on the board of directors for the DTH.

The Personal Touch

I am an aspiring advertising professional looking to relocate the greater Atlanta area. I double-majored in advertising and political science. Originally from Nashville, TN, I moved to Benson, NC, in 2012 where I graduated from West Johnston High School. I’ve been involved in media since his sophomore year of high school when I helped found an NCSMA award-winning weekly news broadcast.

I spent the past summer as a copyrighter at Benecomms, a Wake Forest, NC based marketing firm. There I worked on content focused on the B2B human relations industry and internal marketing projects. I most recently worked as an advertising intern for the Carolina Alumni Review where I managed local restaurant accounts. I’ve also previously worked as a reporter for the DTH and a Public Information Assistant for Johnston County Schools.

I’m most at home in the mountains despite never living on them. I love dogs, hiking, and all things caffeinated. I currently serve on the board of directors for The Daily Tar Heel.