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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

Associate Art Director
Assistant Editor
Audience Development Director
Art Director
Designer
SagaCity Media Account Executive
Junior Digital Account Executive
Sales and Marketing Intern
Audience Development & Public Relations Intern
Event Marketing Intern
Editorial Interns
Web Editorial Interns

ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR, PORTLAND MONTHLY MAGAZINE, PORTLAND, OR

SagaCity Media has an immediate opening in its Portland office for an ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR to work on a monthly publication dedicated to exceptional editorial and design. The position will report to the Art Director.

We are seeking a highly creative and energetic person whose responsibilities will vary, but include designing departments, features, and occasional covers. Duties include assigning, producing, or sourcing photography and illustration; designing magazine pages; developing maps, charts, and other information graphics as needed; and overseeing Portland Monthly’s brand extension in the digital space. Candidates must have a keen design eye, exceptional typographic skills, and fastidious attention to detail. Candidates must also be able to manage workflow with firm deadlines and be in daily collaboration with internal editorial staff. The ideal candidate will have exceptional organizational skills and be zealous about producing compelling and innovative editorial design in a fast-paced workplace.

EXPERIENCE

Qualified candidates should have 3 years experience art directing or designing for consumer magazines, or equivalent agency art directing experience, as well as demonstrable experience managing budgets and directing photo shoots. Best candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar field.

SKILLS

Education and technical background must include mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, extensive knowledge and stylish use of type, photography, and illustration, and experience with art commissioning, photo directing, and editing. Extra points for illustration/photography chops.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, résumé, and PDFs or links to relevant samples to jobs@sagacitymedia.com and put “Associate Art Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

ABOUT US

Portland Monthly is an award-winning publication dedicated to the highest editorial and design standards, based in one of the nation’s most exciting cities. Portland Monthly is the top-selling magazine in the greater Portland metropolitan area, and has 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 and Groom, Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle Met Bride and Groom, Houstonia, and more.

ASSISTANT EDITOR, PORTLAND MONTHLY MAGAZINE, PORTLAND, OR

Portland Monthly magazine seeks an assistant editor to join its dynamic editorial team. The ideal candidate should be a creative, sophisticated, and collaborative editor and project manager with a passion for magazine making. The assistant editor’s primary responsibilities are to lead Portland Monthly’s fact-checking and research departments, as well as manage and strengthen the magazine’s editorial internship program. Additionally, the assistant editor will be a central contributor to the magazine’s multiplatform arts coverage. To that end, the right candidate will have both a meticulous attention to detail and an interest in and knowledge of local arts and culture, as well as general-interest reporting skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collecting and sorting data for the magazine’s research-driven features
  • Leading and managing the fact-checking department
  • Hiring, managing, and mentoring editorial interns; planning and conducting educational components of the internship program
  • Writing arts listings for print and web with expertise, verve, and wit
  • Contributing to arts and culture coverage both online and in print, which will include attending performances on some evenings and weekends
  • Writing for all sections of the magazine and website

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least two years of magazine editing experience or comparable experience in journalism, with an emphasis on traditional reporting, data journalism, fact-checking, arts journalism and criticism, or some combination thereof
  • Familiarity with the local and national arts and culture landscapes
  • The ideal candidate will think creatively, learn quickly, and possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and database management tools
  • Copy editing skills, including fact-checking, copyright basics, and familiarity with style guides
  • Candidates will ideally have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or similar field
  • The ability to bring independence, energy, and personality to a fast-paced, creative work environment
  • Demonstrated management/leadership/mentorship skills

ABOUT US

Portland Monthly is an award-winning publication dedicated to the highest editorial and design standards, based in one of the nation’s most exciting cities. Portland Monthly is the top-selling magazine in the greater Portland metropolitan area, and has 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 and Groom, Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle Met Bride and Groom, and more.

TO APPLY

Please send cover letter, résumé, and PDFs or links to relevant samples to jobs@sagacitymedia.com with “Assistant Editor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, SAGACITY MEDIA, PORTLAND, OR

SagaCity Media is looking for a full-time Audience Development Director to perform a wide variety of tasks related to the circulation for the following print and digital-edition products: Portland Monthly, Seattle Met, Houstonia, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, Portland Bride & Groom, Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom, Aspen Sojourner, Vail-Beaver Creek, Park City magazine and Colorado Summit. These tasks include managing a circulation budget, print orders, forecasting, newsstand promotions, tracking and analysis, circulation database management and development, and all subscriber acquisition and retention strategies. This position also maintains the relationships with our fulfillment house and national distributor. Distribution planning and strategies are required for our custom publishing titles as well. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver and strategic thinker who is self-motivated, well organized and proactive, with exceptional communication skills. 

The Audience Development Director is part of a three-person Audience Development team responsible for our audiences in print, digital, social media, web, newsletters and more. The qualified candidate will collaborate with other team members cross-promoting products between print and web, assisting with monetization strategies, developing distribution/marketing plans for new product launches and existing product enhancements. The position reports to the Director of Print and Digital Publishing.

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform traditional circulation tasks: print orders, audits, budgets, circulation marketing (ALL titles).
  2. Oversee all Digital-edition platforms, Zinio, Pixel Mags, DPS.
  3. Find, track, organize and grow our audiences in print and digital editions. Ensure that these audiences are readily available to the brands and to the company as a whole so that they can be targeted for revenue generation.
  4. Develop accurate and achievable circulation budgets in concert with the President, Publishers and Department Director.
  5. Ensure that all audits, publisher statements, press runs and other audience-related reports are accurate and submitted by the established deadlines.
  6. Submit budget adjustments as forecasts dictate.
    1. Works with the Publishers, Ad Directors and other team members on the following:
    2. Ensure the brands’ audiences are accurately reflected and fully maximized for revenue generation in Media Kits and sales tools.
  7. Create and implement new ways to continually grow ad clients and prospects
  8. Work with the Publishers, Marketing Directors and team members on the following:
    1. Develop strategic subscription/single-copy campaigns.
    2. Increase newsstand (both print and digital) awareness and revenues.
    3. Monitor subscription and single-copy sales and expenses and adjust accordingly.
    4. Ensure that the subscriber online user-interface is easily navigated, secure and in keeping with standard online consumer expectations and behavior.
  9. Other responsibilities as the market and business dictate.

ABOUT US 

SagaCity Media is an award-winning multimedia publishing company dedicated to the highest standards in editorial and design. SagaCity Media publishes monthly magazines Houstonia, Seattle Met and Portland Monthly which are top-selling magazines in their markets and have won numerous awards for excellence. These magazines’ custom-built companion websites, daily blogs, and weekly e-newsletters, which attract more than 550,000 unique visitors a month, are a go-to destination for what is happening in our cities. Our other proprietary multimedia titles include regional magazines in Colorado and Utah and bridal publications in three states. SagaCity Media also produces publications for a wide range of custom clients in five states, primarily in the tourism category.

APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, three references, and your salary requirements to: jobs@sagacitymedia.com and put "Audience Development Director" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

ART DIRECTOR, SAGACITY MEDIA, PORTLAND, OR

SagaCity Media has an immediate opening in its Portland office for an art director to work on a range of award-winning magazines dedicated to exceptional editorial and design.
 
The art director will work as part of a team to maintain standards for all art content—design, photography, illustration, and layout—for a number of SagaCity’s publications in our Custom Media and Mountain Media divisions. Duties include assigning, producing, or sourcing photography and illustration; designing magazine pages; and developing maps, charts, and other information graphics. The candidate must have the ability to conceive and execute original designs, a keen eye for photography, exceptional typography skills, and fastidious attention to detail. The art director must be able to work effectively with external and internal clients, manage workflow with firm deadlines, and work in daily collaboration with internal editorial, production, and design teams.

EXPERIENCE:

Qualified candidates should have at least 5 years of experience art directing or designing for travel, national, or regional consumer magazines and demonstrable experience managing budgets and directing photo shoots. The ideal candidate will be zealous about producing compelling and innovative editorial design.

SKILLS:

Education and technical background must include expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite, as well as extensive knowledge and stylish use of type, photography, and illustration. Best candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar field and bring outstanding conceptual and organizational skills to a fast-paced workplace.

ABOUT SAGACITY MEDIA

SagaCity Media Inc. is a growing and award-winning multimedia company. In addition to custom publications, such as the Washington State Visitors’ Guide, Travel Portland, and Visit Seattle, and our proprietary titles—which include Seattle Met, Portland Monthly, Houstonia, and Aspen Sojourner—we maintain a thriving digital media business.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, résumé, and PDFs or links to relevant samples to jobs@sagacitymedia.com and put "Art Director" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Designer, SagaCity Media, Portland, OR


SagaCity Media has an immediate opening in its Portland office for a staff designer to work on a range of award-winning magazines dedicated to exceptional editorial and design.
 
The designer will work as part of a team to produce design, photography, illustration, and layout for a number of SagaCity’s publications in our Custom Media and Mountain Media divisions. Duties include sourcing photography, designing magazine pages, and developing illustrations and information graphics. The candidate must have the ability to execute original designs, a keen eye for photography and typography, and fastidious attention to detail. The designer must be able to work effectively with internal clients, manage workflow for a number of simultaneous projects, and work in daily collaboration with internal editorial, production, and design teams.

EXPERIENCE:

Qualified candidates should have at least 3 years of experience designing for travel, national, or regional consumer magazines. The ideal candidate will have lofty design standards and an interest in multimedia design.

SKILLS:

Education and technical background must include expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite. Best candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar field and bring outstanding organizational skills to a fast-paced workplace.

ABOUT SAGACITY MEDIA

SagaCity Media Inc. is a growing and award-winning multimedia company. In addition to custom publications, such as the Washington State Visitors’ Guide, Travel Portland, and Visit Seattle, and our proprietary titles—which include Seattle Met, Portland Monthly, Houstonia, and Aspen Sojourner—we maintain a thriving digital media business.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, résumé, and PDFs or links to relevant samples to jobs@sagacitymedia.com and put "Designer" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


SagaCity Media  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

REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIENCE, AND ATTRIBUTES OF IDEAL CANDIDATES

  • 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 AND BENEFITS

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

ABOUT SAGACITY MEDIA

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 submit cover letter and resume to Greta Hogenstad at ghogenstad@portlandmonthlymag.com
No phone calls please.

Junior Digital Account Executive

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Junior Digital Account Executive will report directly to the associate publisher and the sales and marketing 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 ideal candidate would have a degree with a focus in communications, marketing, or advertising—with a desire to have a career in the field of sales/marketing.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1–2 years advertising sales experience
  • Established client relationships at a junior level
  • Computer literate: Good understanding of programs such as Excel and PowerPoint. Adobe InDesign a plus
  • Has transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Consultative selling experience a must
  • 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

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Salary based on experience.
  • Benefits include medical, dental insurance, retirement savings, paid holidays, and personal days.

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 is 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 and Groom, Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle Met Bride and Groom, and more.

TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume to Greta Hogenstad at ghogenstad@portlandmonthlymag.com
No phone calls please.

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 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:

Stephanie Albright
Audience Development Director
salbright@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 fall term, 2014. 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