assistant arts and culture editor

Willamette Week

Portland, Oregon

Date Posted March 29, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time


A&C Assistant Editor Job Description


Locally-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and media company Willamette Week is seeking an Assistant Arts & Culture Editor with reporting and editing experience to join the team. 

We’re looking for a candidate who can be an arbiter of what’s next in the city with an emphasis on discovery—identifying breakout bands, steering readers toward innovative culinary pop-ups and cultural shifts in visual arts. Can you write criticism in an insightful way, and uplift artistic movements that merit praise? Can you manage a small team under big pressure? We want to meet you. Come from a background that’s underrepresented in journalism? We want to hear from you.


Responsibilities Include:


  • Collaborate with Arts & Culture Editor on scheduling, writing and editing weekly print content, including bimonthly cover packages

  • Assist overseeing a team of freelancers covering a diverse range of arts & culture news

  • Develop a beat to cover as WW’s main voice for both digital and print

  • Contribute stories to WW’s digital coverage 

  • Work from the NW office at least three days a week (this is a hybrid role)

  • Attend team and all staff meetings, and collaborate with other departments on company wide initiatives 




  • 2+ years of professional writing experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, creative writing or equivalent work experience

  • Sharp proofreading and editing skills

  • A strong writing portfolio 

  • Experienced in giving clear and concise editing feedback and responding to edits

  • An organized writer with ability to balance multiple projects and prioritize deadlines


Additional Information:


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