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Entry-Level Graphic Designer 5 August 2019

Portland Business Journal

The Portland Business Journal is seeking a graphic designer to assist with its ongoing marketing and advertising needs, as well as the layout of the weekly newspaper. The designer will maintain high standards for visual design throughout our products, with a keen eye for details pertaining to accuracy, presentation, photography, typography and graphics. The graphic designer will:

  • Work collaboratively with the Editorial, Advertising, Audience Development and Event departments to fulfill daily design requests on both digital and print platforms
  • Use corporate branding guidelines to design the PBJ’s weekly print edition
  • Create interactive digital galleries and infographics
  • Concept and design collateral for all PBJ’s signature events, including email marketing, banners/signage, print and digital advertisements, etc.
  • Design both in-house and client advertising campaigns, across all platforms
  • Use innovative tools/graphics and creative visual storytelling to drive reader engagement
  • Prepare files for press using production standards including photo color correction
  • Maintain best practices for detailed organization of file management and versioning control


  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple design projects, and work under deadline pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work and communicate in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience working with multiple design platforms including print, web, email, and social media
  • Proven knowledge of visual design principles, including graphic design, layout, typography and branding
  • Expertise in Mac OS X and Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS/Video
  • Illustration ability a bonus
  • Experience with data/infographic design a bonus


  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years graphic design experience

Portland Business Journal and its 39 sister publications are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. We publish daily online, weekly in print and deliver multiple daily email products and host monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. The design department is responsible for the design support of all departments in the office, including editorial, advertising and marketing across all platforms, including our signature events. Portland Business Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, generic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law.

Downtown Portland
Email resume, cover letter with salary requirements and a link to your design samples to Creative Director Briana Finney at bfinney@bizjournals.com. Only applications with design samples will be considered. No phone calls please. No relocation available.
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