Sales - The Portland Mercury is always looking for experienced, and sometimes not-so-experienced, account executives for the sales team. If you are highly organized, have excellent communication skills, are self-motivated and goal-oriented then you might be a good fit. Previous experience with commission-based print/media sales is a plus but not a deal-breaker. If you think you have what it takes then send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing - The Mercury rarely publishes unsolicited articles, although you are free to send them with the knowledge that, if published, they would almost certainly need to be revised to suit the format of our paper.
We are also open to queries for brilliant, original feature articles that will be of deep fascination to our readers. If you would like to submit a query, please send a description of your topic, a brief outline of the ways you hope to approach it, a suggested length for the piece, and an explanation of why the story would be a smash hit with our readers. We receive many unsolicited submissions, so don't be offended if we don't immediately respond! Please no phone calls. Email your queries to Managing Editor Erik Henriksen (email@example.com).
Art - The Mercury hires freelance photographers, illustrators, and comic artists all the time, so feel free to send work samples for consideration. Same for cover submissions. No promises, and if you don't hear back from anyone it simply means we are very busy (feel free to keep trying, but try not to be annoying about it). Please no phone calls. Email website addresses or low-res samples to Art Director Kathleen Marie (firstname.lastname@example.org).