Willamette Week is Portland's go-to alternative media source for news, politics, arts and culture. WW produces a weekly newspaper, bimonthly culture magazines, major events and daily web content. We are a team of hard working individuals committed to making Portland a better place.


Seeking a meticulous and experienced production designer with a keen eye for the smallest details to join the team at Portland's best media company. Candidates must have at least 5 years of professional experience as a designer, with a proven record of guiding projects proactively, intentionally, and intuitively from concept to completion. The designer will work with the editors, creative director, and marketing/sales team to execute compelling design in keeping with brand standards and print quality. Must be an excellent communicator and inter-departmental collaborator with experience working under tight deadlines and managing tasks under stress.


  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to calculate and create documents related to page count and ad space for weekly paper and occasional magazines
  • Process ads using consistent organization and naming of files, work closely with sales reps to ensure accuracy and proper pacing of newspaper
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts
  • Release and track art, layouts and the progress of layouts through the editorial process
  • Preflight and ensure creative quality and consistency of editorial pages
  • Maintain organized and consistent asset management system


  • Expert proficiency in InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Able to manage multiple projects from start to finish with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines
  • Extreme attention to detail and consistency of work, with a focus on composition and typography
  • Ability to work in collaborative environment and drive and defend design solutions
  • Experience with CMS, CSS, and web design

To Apply: Send cover Resume and Portfolio to jobs@wweek.com with the title "Senior Production Designer".