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

Available Opportunities

Audience Development Assistant
Arts & Culture Editor
Account Executive
Account Executive, Eugene
Staff Accountant
Sales and Marketing Intern
Event Marketing Intern
Editorial Interns

Audience Development Assistant

SagaCity Media, Inc. is seeking a self-motivated, meticulous, team-player for an immediate opening in the position of Audience Development Assistant.

SagaCity is the parent company of Portland Monthly, Seattle Met, Houstonia, Aspen Sojourner, Park City Magazine, Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine, Colorado Summit, Portland Bride & Groom, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, Salt Lake Bride & Groom, among several other custom and editorial publications. Portland Monthly, Seattle Met and Houstonia are top selling magazines in their respective markets, over national and regional titles.

This position supports audience acquisition, engagement, retention and monetization efforts for all SagaCity publications.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Self-motivated and can work through challenges to get to viable solutions
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills and experience in client relations
  • Proven track record of accuracy to detail and timeliness
  • Ability to handle variety of duties and timelines under pressure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced knowledge of Excel. Coding experience a plus.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Track and analyze website subscription sales
  • Bid out printing, lead design and measure results for select print acquisition campaigns
  • Review the execution of audience retention and billing efforts
  • Act as point person for the e-commerce content management system to create new order pages and redesign existing pages
  • Manage the creation, booking and analysis of audience development ads
  • Oversee customer service communications and monitor consumer behavior trends
  • Process subscription orders
  • Issue monthly financial reports

For consideration, please email your resume, list of potential references and a cover letter with relevant experience to dsuch@sagacitymedia.com

SagaCity Media, Inc. is an EEO employer. For more information about us, please visit: http://sagacitymedia.com


ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

Portland Monthly seeks a full-time editor to guide our coverage of Portland’s diverse and innovative cultural scenes. We’re looking for a polymath equally comfortable weighing in on symphony financing, museum curation, the latest indie band, conceptual art, visual art, digital art, books, and theater. She or he will help our readers decide what to do next weekend, and how to think about the newest Portland-made TV hit. We’re looking for a journalist who can bring the arts beat alive through news reporting, personality profiles, insightful previews, smart and sassy reviews, and in-depth features, in print and online. We’re looking for a perspective that can put Portland in its proper national and international context. We’re looking for both a champion and a critic. And we’re looking for an editorial sensibility that combines an eye for variety and breadth with discriminating taste. Yes, it’s a big job. Also, an awesome job.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Editing and writing for the magazine’s monthly Arts & Culture department, consisting of in-depth previews, reviews, and a curated calendar of cultural events
  • Commissioning and managing story and project assignments to freelancers and interns, and managing a departmental freelance budget
  • Working with the magazine’s art directors to develop visual content for the print department and features
  • Writing and editing for our daily arts and culture blog
  • Supervising the writing, editing, and production of our weekly arts and culture e-mail newsletter
  • Supervising the assembly, writing, and editing of our daily online culture calendar
  • Editing two seasonal feature-length arts guides per year for print and web
  • Covering Portland’s cultural scenes and events, which necessitates attending performances and events on evenings and weekends
  • Representing Portland Monthly in the local arts communities as appropriate
  • Contribution to all sections of the magazine and website as needed 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least four years of magazine editing experience or comparable experience in journalism, with an emphasis on traditional reporting, arts journalism and criticism, or some combination thereof 
  • Familiarity with the local, national, and international 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 online content management systems, social media, and other common digital tools
  • 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, Houstonia, and more.

APPLY

Please send cover letter, résumé, and PDFs or links to three relevant writing samples to editor@portlandmonthlymag.com with “Arts Editor” in the subject line. 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.

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

SagaCity Media Inc. is the parent company of Seattle Met, Portland Monthly, Aspen Sojourner, Park City Magazine, Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine, Portland Bride & Groom, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, and other custom and editorial publications. . Looking for a team player who likes being around creative individuals that has an energetic personality with accounting skills to join our team.

POSITION DESCRIPTION & TASKS

Reporting to the Controller, you would be responsible for:

  • Assisting with internal and external reporting
  • Process accounts payable
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts
  • General ledger posting and reconciliations
  • Comply with local reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Assist with financial statement preparation
  • Provide managerial reporting: including variance analysis, projections and budgeting.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Education: 4-year college degree in Accounting is required.

Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of Accounting Experience.

Computer Skills: Intermediate experience in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, prior experience with Great Plains is a plus.

Communication: Strong customer service and business communication skills, including verbal and written communications.

Other: Highly organized and self-motivated, able to juggle multiple tasks/priorities, can learn and adapt quickly and work independently. Experience working in the private sector.

WHAT WE OFFER

Compensation plan with generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, holiday pay, PTO, ORCA card and more!

TO APPLY

Please send cover letter, résumé, as well as your salary requirements to jobs@sagacitymedia.com with "Senior Accountant" in the subject line. 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 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.