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

Available Opportunities

Marketing and Events Manager
Digital Account Executive
Account Executive
Account Executive, Eugene
Sales and Marketing Intern
Event Marketing Intern
Editorial Interns

MARKETING AND EVENTS MANAGER

The ideal candidate is organized, independent, a team player, and knowledgeable about Portland culture. This candidate must have experience effectively communicating with the media, event sponsors, vendors, artists, and internal management as well as managing freelance producers and teams.

Remaining calm under pressure is required, with quick decision-making skills and a clear ability to give directions. This is a great opportunity to produce high-profile events and be a part of creative marketing plans for one the most innovative media companies on the West Coast.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Event Management:
  • Organize, plan, and execute every signature event and any co-hosted events with the Portland Monthly, Portland Bride and Groom and Oregon Custom advertising department
  • Types of events include, but are not limited to, lunches, dinners, staff meetings, staff retreats and parties, cocktail events and private dinners of all sizes, interviews, panel discussions, bridal shows and Portland Monthly’s marquee events – Light a Fire, Country Brunch, Generocity, Beer and Burgers, and Flare
  • Event management includes creating customized sponsorship decks, run of shows, timelines and scripts for senior management and clients
  • Event management includes managing a complete repertoire of current vendors in the market: chefs, florists, designers, stage managers, producers, catering companies, and gift suppliers
  • Flexible schedule, working on weekends, and late nights with travel

Event Creation:
  • Evolving and expanding current marquee events and developing potential partnerships for senior management to review
  • Ability to execute proposed projects and work closely with all staff and departments when necessary

Marketing Program:
  • Inform our ongoing and developing business strategy through deep knowledge and understanding of our product and the market as a whole
  • Lead brand development, reputation management (press releases and community event sponsorships), and sales marketing efforts
  • Interface with Advertising Sales, Audience Development, and Editorial to produce timely, creative, and highly impactful marketing programs and materials that are appealing to our readers and advertisers
  • Develop, manage, and execute innovative integrated marketing strategies for SagaCity in support of revenue goals
  • Translate publication content and strategies into marketing initiatives, proposals, and deliverables
  • Understand the needs and ambitions of our advertisers and commit this to producing organized, compelling marketing materials, from media kits to online content, and ensure consistency and dynamism of message throughout
  • Ensure that the editorial mission of SagaCity is articulated through our marketing strategy and objectives

Management
  • The Marketing and Events Manager is responsible for managing a Marketing Designer. You will oversee the creation, concepting, and management of all marketing and event collateral. In addition to the Marketing Designer, the Marketing and Events Manager will be required to oversee a Marketing and Events Intern.

ABOUT SAGACITY MEDIA:

SagaCity Media, Inc. is a multimedia content company with a core focus on the publication of consumer magazines in regional markets including Portland, Seattle, Houston, and the Rocky Mountains. SagaCity Oregon publications include Portland Monthly, Portland Bride & Groom, The Pearl, Oregon Quarterly, Travel Portland and many other regional visitor and travel guides.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume with a cover letter to:

Jess Sword
Marketing & Events Director
921 SW Washington, Suite 750
Portland, OR 97205
jsword at sagacitymedia.com
No phone calls, please.

We will contact you if your skills and experience seem to be a good fit for our team.

DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Portland Monthly magazine is seeking an ambitious self-starter who is highly motivated to join our Advertising Sales team as a Digital Account Executive. The ideal candidate will have 1–2 years of sales experience with strong persuasive and closing abilities. Excellent communication skills a must. You’ll be challenged to sell digital and event sponsorship across multiple platforms.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Digital Account Executive will report directly to the advertising director. This position will be responsible for managing and maintaining pre-existing accounts, generating new sales leads and opportunities, developing new agency and client relationships, preparing and presenting proposals, closing business, and hitting aggressive monthly sales goals. The position requires consultative selling across multiple platforms.

The ideal candidate would be a recent graduate with a focus in communications, marketing, or publishing—with a desire to have a career in the field of sales/marketing or publishing.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1–2 years advertising sales experience
  • Established client relationships at a junior level
  • Computer literate: Good understanding of programs such as Excel, PowerPoint—Magazine Manger a plus
  • Has transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Advanced communication skills—making sales calls, strong written skills, leveraging marketing materials, traffic and inventory, setting and meeting goals, time management, negotiating, problem solving and decision making
  • Highly organized, responsible, self-motivated, and results-driven
  • Ability to work independently but take direction when required
  • Working knowledge of digital sales required

SALARY

Based on experience

BENEFITS

401K, Dental, Health

ABOUT US

Portland Monthly is an award-winning publication dedicated to the highest standards in editorial and design, based in one of the nation’s most desirable places to live. Portland Monthly has been the top-selling magazine in the greater Portland metropolitan area, having won many awards including General Excellence from the City and Regional Magazine Association, Folio, Communication Arts, and multiple Society of Professional Journalists awards. Portland Monthly is published by Sagacity Media Inc., which also publishes Portland Bride & Groom, Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle Met Bride and Groom, and more.

APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Heather Back
hback@sagacitymedia.com
No phone calls please.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

SagaCity Media (Portland Monthly Magazine, Portland Bride & Groom, Travel Portland, the Pearl etc.) is seeking a highly motivated, seasoned Advertising Sales Executive to drive sales revenue and growth for the company. This is a “hunter” role and provides exceptional players with uncapped earning potential as well as professional development.

KEY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create new business opportunities through personal selling activities and great networking
  • Thoroughly qualify new opportunities to determine whether prospects are good potential for Sagacity Media
  • Manage relationships throughout the entire sales cycle, from initial contact through execution of the client campaign
  • Develop creative campaigns / proposals that help clients achieve their business objectives
  • Consistently win new business and achieve personal revenue goals
  • Expand and maintain existing client relationships

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree + 3 – 5 years sales experience in a B2B environment
  • Very strong prospecting skills. Committed to consistent daily selling behaviors
  • Well-networked in the Portland marketplace. Should be involved with industry associations and have a strong personal network
  • Ability to get in front of high-level decision makers
  • Consultative selling experience a must
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Experience with and comfort entertaining clients in social setting
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, well versed in Excel, Powerpoint (Adobe InDesign a plus)
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, driven, strong work ethic, good sense of humor

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Very competitive comp plan and uncapped incentive program
  • SagaCity benefits include medical, dental insurance, retirement savings, paid holidays, and personal days.

ABOUT US

SagaCity Media Inc. is the parent company of Portland Monthly, Seattle Met, Houstonia, Aspen Sojourner, Park City Magazine, Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine, Portland Bride & Groom, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, and dozens of other custom and editorial publications. Seattle Met and Portland Monthly are both among the top 10 biggest-selling city magazines in the nation, and are the number one-selling magazines in their respective markets, over all national and regional titles. For information about SagaCity Media, visit http://sagacitymedia.com/.

TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and résumé to Heather Back at hback@sagacitymedia.com.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, EUGENE TERRITORY

SagaCity Media (Portland Monthly Magazine, Portland Bride & Groom, Travel Portland, Eugene Cascade and Coast Visitors Guide, Oregon Quarterly) is seeking a highly motivated, seasoned Advertising Sales Executive to drive sales revenue and growth for the company. This is a “hunter” role and provides exceptional players with uncapped earning potential as well as professional development.

KEY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create new business opportunities through personal selling activities and great networking
  • Thoroughly qualify new opportunities to determine whether prospects are good potential for Sagacity Media
  • Manage relationships throughout the entire sales cycle, from initial contact through execution of the client campaign
  • Develop creative campaigns / proposals that help clients achieve their business objectives
  • Consistently win new business and achieve personal revenue goals
  • Expand and maintain existing client relationships

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree + 3 – 5 years sales experience in a B2B environment
  • Very strong prospecting skills. Committed to consistent daily selling behaviors
  • Well-networked in the Portland marketplace. Should be involved with industry associations and have a strong personal network
  • Ability to get in front of high-level decision makers
  • Consultative selling experience a must
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Experience with and comfort entertaining clients in social setting
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, well versed in Excel, Powerpoint (Adobe InDesign a plus)
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, driven, strong work ethic, good sense of humor

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Very competitive comp plan and uncapped incentive program

ABOUT US

SagaCity Media Inc. is the parent company of Portland Monthly, Seattle Met, Houstonia, Aspen Sojourner, Park City Magazine, Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine, Portland Bride & Groom, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, and dozens of other custom and editorial publications. Seattle Met and Portland Monthly are both among the top 10 biggest-selling city magazines in the nation, and are the number one-selling magazines in their respective markets, over all national and regional titles. For information about SagaCity Media, visit http://sagacitymedia.com/.

TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and résumé to Heather Back at hback@sagacitymedia.com.

SALES AND MARKETING INTERN

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Portland Monthly Magazine is currently seeking a bright and motivated sales and marketing 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
  • Assist marketing dept with the creation, execution and wrap-up of special projects

Qualifications:

  • Background, focus and/or interest in marketing and analysis
  • Heightened ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • 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, experience with Adobe creative suite, a plus.

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 Heather Back, Advertising Director.

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:

Jess Sword, Marketing Events Director.

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 four 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 web stories and short print pieces. 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 for three seasonal terms (May–August, September–December, and January–April). 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:

Ramona DeNies, Assistant Editor
rdenies@pdxmonthly.com

No phone calls, please.