Willamette Week is Portland’s go-to alternative media source for news, politics, arts and culture. WW produces a weekly newspaper, annual culture magazines, a podcast, major events and daily content across our website, newsletters and social channels. Each month we publish original content on and in weekly print editions, keeping over 2 million unique readers consistently up to date, engaged and coming back for more through our newsletters, social channels, magazines, events and more.

We also operate a charitable effort that has raised more than $40 million for local nonprofits since 2004, and we are the only weekly newspaper ever to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

We are a team of hard working individuals committed to making Portland a better place.

Circulation Director

Love Portland? WW Needs You!

Reports directly to the paper’s two owners.

Key assignment: Getting copies of Portland’s newsweekly in the hands of readers week in and week out, rain or shine, early every Wednesday morning.

The position has five main components:

  • Organizing routes using specialized (but easy to master) software.
  • Engaging independent contractors to deliver papers on those routes — and monitoring their performance.
  • Coordinating with our printer, Signature Graphics, which produces Willamette Week on Tuesday evening.
  • Labeling and mailing subscriber copies (fewer than 200 each week).
  • Supervising repairs to distribution equipment. This work is performed by a separate person. (Occasionally repairs to boxes are urgent, and must be handled by the Circulation Director.)

Several times each year, Willamette Week publishes glossy magazines. These require their own special route lists and additional drivers.

We estimate this to be a 15-20 hour per week assignment, and we pay on an hourly basis, starting at $19.75 per hour.

WW’s current circulation manager will be available to help with training and transition.

You must have a working and insured vehicle and a current Oregon driver’s license.

Being Willamette Week’s Circulation Director is far from the typical newspaper job — and calls for someone who’s a self-starter and sees things through on their own. For the right person, it’s an exceedingly rewarding assignment.

Please send an email expressing your interest to: and