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Portland Monthly is seeking smart, energetic, talented people to fill the positions below. See what it takes to join our team.

Available Opportunities

Advertising Sales Intern
Audience Development & Public Relations Intern
Event Marketing Intern
Editorial Interns
Web Editorial Interns
Design Interns
Photography Interns


Advertising Sales Intern

Job Description:

Portland Monthly Magazine is currently seeking a bright and motivated sales intern to assist in our fast-paced and energetic advertising department. The position requires a minimum of 15 hours a week in four- to five-hour stints. The duration of this unpaid internship is generally 12 to 16 weeks, depending on the needs/schedule of the candidate. We are flexible with student schedules during the academic year, and the internship can be used to fulfill school credit.

ADVERTISING SALES RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Media tracking
  • Creating, updating and assembling sales materials
  • Assisting account executives with various projects
  • Compiling and managing advertising databases
  • Marketing collateral distribution
  • Assisting with sales/marketing events
  • Assisting with sales/marketing events

Qualifications:

  • Have a background, focus and/or interest in marketing and analysis.
  • Have heightened ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Be detail-oriented, responsible and self-motivated with excellent computer and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Word and Excel are mandatory.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will be working toward a bachelor's degree in publishing, advertising, marketing/PR, business, or communications. Must have experience working with Word and Excel and be a master at multitasking.

APPLY

We accept applications on a rolling basis for all terms (winter, spring, summer, fall).To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to bhersh@pdxmonthly.com.

No phone calls please. 

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

SagaCity Media –  publisher of Portland Monthly and Seattle Met magazines – has an exciting opportunity for someone interested in learning about marketing, PR and building readership as it pertains to the continuously evolving media industry. SagaCity seeks an intern in the audience development department to assist with our print and digital publications and their entities including websites, blogs, e-newsletters and social pages.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop / maintain specialty distribution programs in hotels, airport lounges, corporate Employee Resource Groups
  • Assist Marketing and Promotions Manager with public relation development and strategy for all publications
  • Develop relationships with local events to support distributions of magazines
  • Assist with copy development and project management of online and print advertising to promote subscriptions to SagaCity magazines and e-newsletters
  • Support Audience Development Manager with customer service issues
  • Participate in audience development strategy and analysis meetings -- gain an understanding of how to build a subscriber file, promote newsstand sales, build web traffic, improve click-through rates for e-newsletters, build fan pages and more!

Applicants must be energetic, dependable, outgoing and possession strong communication and computer skills. We train, but expect our interns to hit the ground running.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD:

  • Have a background, focus and/or interest in marketing and analysis.
  • Have heightened ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Be detail-oriented, responsible and self-motivated with excellent computer and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Word and Excel are mandatory.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS:

Must possess a valid driver’s license and be authorized to work in the U.S. for any company.

This is an unpaid position with college credit opportunities that requires a commitment of a minimum of 20 hours per week.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to:

Natasha Kautsky
Audience Development Director
nkautsky@sagacitymedia.com

No phone calls please. 

EVENT MARKETING INTERNS

Portland Monthly is seeking interns to gain event marketing experience including event production and promotion.

Applicants must be energetic, dependable, outgoing and possess strong communication and computer skills. We train, but expect our interns to hit the ground running.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD:

  • Have a background, focus and/or interest in advertising, marketing or communications.
  • Have heightened ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Be detail-oriented, responsible and self-motivated with excellent computer and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint are mandatory.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in planning, coordination and execution of client campaigns including social media marketing and contests
  • Assist in the planning, execution and management of marketing/events
  • Assist in inquiries (phone, email, mail, in-person at events) and responses
  • Research and analyze the current media market and areas for potential growth
  • Update client advertising details and information
  • Assist Account Executives with presentations, meeting preparation, and creation of sales materials.

Intern Qualifications:
Must be able to lift up to 30+lbs. Must posses a valid driver’s license and be authorized to work in the U.S. for any company.

This is an unpaid position with college credit opportunities that requires a commitment of a minimum of 20 hours per week. Due to the nature of events, some weekend and evening hours are required.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to:

Connie Apa, Marketing Events Manager
capa@sagacitymedia.com

No phone calls please.

EDITORIAL INTERNS

We hire editorial interns on a rotating basis throughout the year, and are constantly on the hunt for bright, diligent and ambitious applicants.

The internship is unpaid but we offer college credit to enrolled students who request it. While we try to be flexible with student schedules during the academic year, the internship requires a firm commitment of 20 hours per week, 5 days a week. Typically, internships last 3 to 6 months. 

We train, but expect our interns to hit the ground running. Duties include fact-checking articles, assisting editors with research and reporting, and writing short news stories. We expect and encourage interns to be a part of the team by contributing their own ideas, attending meetings, and getting to know the editorial staff. 

Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, responsible, well-read, curious, and knowledgeable about the city. We prefer journalism, communications, English, and history students, particularly those who are active with campus publications and are interested in a career in journalism. You do not need to be a current student to apply, but we can offer college credit.

Start and end dates vary with the needs and flexibility of the magazine, but generally we hire new interns seasonally (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter). Please note in your cover letter for which term you are applying and your availability to work during the week. 

To apply, send the cover letter, a résumé with references, and three (3) excellent writing samples to:

Marty Patail, Research Editor
mpatail@pdxmonthly.com

No phone calls, please.

WEB EDITORIAL INTERNS

We are currently seeking smart and outgoing editorial web interns for spring term, 2013. The position requires 20 hours a week in 4 to 5 hour stints, 4 or 5 days a week. We are flexible with student schedules during the academic year.

Applications for summer internships will be accepted until all positions are filled. We also accept applications on a rolling basis for fall, winter, spring.

Web interns are responsible for uploading magazine content to our website using our content management system; writing original content for the site, including blogs and events listings; assisting editors in conceptualizing and executing web exclusives such as slide shows and video/audio content; participating in team brainstorming meetings; and assisting with some administrative tasks.

Web interns should be web savvy, but not web obsessed. We’re looking for self starters that bring a keen interest in the city to the table. Demonstrated interest in a range of cultural topics, especially food and drink, arts and culture, current news and events, is a plus. We value a willingness to pitch in, detail-oriented thinking, diligent fact checking, and the ability to do the heavy lifting of data entry with grace and aplomb.

Web interns have the opportunity to write for the magazine as needed and pitch stories for the magazine, but their primary job function is to administer our website, which is updated daily. Web interns proving successful on shorter writing assignments may have the opportunity to contribute to and write departments and features for the magazine.

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or working toward a bachelor’s degree in English, literature, journalism, or creative writing. Our internship candidates also commonly have previous editorial experiences (at school newspapers, journals, magazines, etc.), strong interests in magazine writing, and the ability to juggle several assignments at once. Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and content management systems is helpful but not required.

To apply, send résumé and any additional materials to:

Allison Jones, Web Editor
ajones@portlandmonthlymag.com

DESIGN INTERNS

Applications for spring, summer and fall design internships are open. We are now taking applications for our fall and winter terms, 2012-13.

We’re on the hunt for ambitious, detail-oriented interns to work in the Art Department. Duties include basic page-layout assignments that are printed in the front of the book; image research, basic office tasks, website and marketing materials, and other duties that may come up. We train, but we expect our interns to hit the ground running. We prefer students interested in pursuing a career in editorial design and those who are juniors or seniors in college.

Successful candidates will fit in socially with the rest of the team. You must have a strong typeface sensibility and be creative when it counts the most. This is a learning environment, and we expect interns to approach it that way. We encourage our interns to push the limits of page design. We expect that you join the office each day with a smile on your face and an eagerness to learn and work.

We have four intern seasons: January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. Schedules are modeled after a quarterly system, but can be adjusted to accommodate a semester schedule.

The unpaid position, for college credit, requires a commitment of 15 to 20 hours per week in 3- to 4- hour stints, 5 days a week. We are flexible with student schedules during the academic year.

To apply, send a cover letter, a résumé with references, and design samples to:

Thomas Cobb, Senior Designer
Portland Monthly
921 SW Washington St, Ste 750
Portland, OR 97205

Or by e-mail: tcobb@portlandmonthlymag.com

No phone calls, please.

PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNS

Applications for spring, summer and fall photo internships are open. We are now taking applications for our fall and winter terms, 2012-13.

Photo intern candidates should be pursuing a career in freelance or in-house photography. Bonus if you are interested in commercial and ad work. This is a great opportunity to get to know other local photographers and to learn trade skills and how to work with art directors. We look for a sensibility in composition and lighting. It’s important that you have great social skills and energy as well; this is an important skill when working with clients and subjects in photos. Interns should be attending school for a photography or art degree with an emphasis in photography. Local candidates are preferred.

We have four intern seasons: January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. Schedules are modeled after a quarterly system, but can be adjusted to accommodate a semester schedule.

The unpaid position, for college credit, requires a commitment to roughly 10 hours of shooting a week. Schedules are determined on a per assignment basis.

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, and samples of your work in .jpg format to:

Thomas Cobb, Senior Designer
tcobb@portlandmonthlymag.com

No phone calls, please.