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Yellow Scene Magazine distributes 70,000 magazines throughout Boulder County and the North Metro area, giving us a prominent media presence and making us one of the most accessible publications in the region. We offer a casual, creative enthusiastic work environment with high expectations, serious deadlines and opportunities to collaborate with a hard-working team of editors, designers, account representatives and one bad ass publisher. At Yellow Scene we seek to find unique individuals that feel right at home in our eclectic, hectic, and creative environment. YS provides a great environment for the creatives, the individual, we often lovingly refer to ourselves as a group of scrappy, rag tag beatniks! YS is a place to grow but expect late night deadlines-we are a monthly magazine! (We provide ample time off in exchange for those late, late nights).

Direct applications accepted by mailing to Job Applications. Please include all relevant material such as resume, cover letter, and work samples. Include the position in the subject line.

Freelance writer


Boulder County-based magazine Yellow Scene is seeking magazine journalists for it’s monthly publication, as well as its sister magazines Colorado Brides & Colorado Babies and home design-oriented Home & Hood.

Candidates will work on a freelance basis writing feature stories in the vein of Yellow Scene’s voice– a creative combination of just the right amount of sass and a whole lot of substance– and should already have published clips. Feature-length stories, which cover a range of general subjects, will be assigned at first with cash and house account compensation. Later, we can talk about pitching ideas and blueprinting story packages.

We’re looking for dogged journalists itching to tell a story creatively that engages our Boulder County readership. If you’re a thorough researcher and writer looking for elegantly designed clips in a magazine circulating 70,000 copies, we want to hear from you.

Editorial and Social Media Internships

Yellow Scene Magazine offers an internship each semester—fall, spring and summer—for students looking to get a taste of the magazine business. Interns get the opportunity to write everything from small blurbs to blogs to Facebook posts to feature-length cover stories. Internships are not paid, but perks include exposure in a magazine that distributes more than 70,000 copies a month in the North Metro area, clips and access to gift certificates to local restaurants, shops and services.

Some experience and interest in web publishing in a must, as we not only publish and distribute hard-copy magazines but also online peices which feature layout and formatting in HTML and CSS in order to maintain our quality standards regarding the look of our published material.

Email resume, clips and a cover letter to editorial@yellowscene.com. No phone calls please.

Graphic Design Intern


We are looking for a graphic design intern desiring to get their feet wet in the publishing business. This is a great opportunity for a fledgling designer who is ambitious and eager to learn. The intern will assist with print and web advertising, website maintenance, editorial illustrations (though that is not required), and will have opportunities to learn about editorial design and photo shoots.

This is an unpaid internship, however, we offer perks such as spiff to local restaurants and spas. There is potential for a part-time position in the future for the right candidate. Ideally, the intern will work 2 days a week, however, hours and days can be very flexible.

    Skills and Expectations:

  • Skills in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Some familiarity with industry standard file formats and printing standards
  • Skills in concept development, layout, and typography
  • Strong organization, time management and excessive attention to detail
  • Work with designers and account representatives to create high quality ads
  • Help with in-house marketing projects
  • Provide support to design team as needed
  • Mac platform
  • Some experience and interest in online production is required (HTML, CSS, File Standards)

Email a cover letter, resume and a url or samples of your work to apply@yellowscene.com. Please put “internship” in your subject line. No phone calls please.

Distribution Drivers


Yellow Scene Magazine, the North Metro’s largest publication is seeking a part-time driver to help distribute the magazine to our distribution partners. The job is physical and does require lifting of heavy tubs of magazines. The work is sweaty, and requires a fair amount of stop and go with your car (so you better have a good set of music to get in the groove), but the money is good for the hours.

Once familiar with the route, the job should take approximately two-three WEEKdays to complete. Pay is by the drop, plus gas, but routes pay APPROXIMATELY $250-400, depending on quantity of drops in route. While the work is flexible, scheduling around our press time is imperative and weekday availability a must. Great work for a part-time student, and as an A and E publication there are a fair amount of added perks, like free tickets, concerts, restaurants, and other little goodies thrown in for working hard. Professional demeanor is important as we view you as a representative of our company.

If interested, please send an informative email of who you are, why you are interested and times you are available. Brief and uninformative emails will simply be ignored. Email your resume to distribution@yellowscene.com.

Advertising Sales Executive Extraordinaire (Erie/Boulder/Denver)


Advertising Sales (is more fun than Insurance)

Experienced B2B Advertising Sales-Outside

We are a small creative house that does big things. We produce three local magazines (two annuals, and one monthly-which is the largest in the Region) and have an in-house design firm. We have been doing this for 16 years and have established our voice in the community as a significant one, all with a team of about 10.

We are seeking a sales executive to drum up the new business alongside the owner. You are seasoned enough that rejection, objections and the tough nature of “doing business” no longer intimidates you but still eager enough to be willing to learn different tactics.

With 30 years in Media we know what we are doing in the creation of all our products. But we are a Independent, self-financed organization since inception and work hard to have the privilege to produce a true community source that adheres to the highest journalism and design ethics.

We are as far from corporate as you can get. Which means you will also have the opportunity to work independently yourself. In fact you thrive in a non-cubicle world of chaos, creativity, dedication and passion for what you do. We do not seek someone who needs management but rather someone who wants to learn, make money for themselves and the company. The idea of ending each month with a tremendous sense of pride in what they have helped create with the small, intimate team is inspiring (versus intimidating).

The daily tasks for this role will include relationship development, pitching, helping to manage client campaigns and expanding our sales pipeline. This is a highly collaborative role that will work closely with a skilled but small team, which includes operations, marketing, production, distribution and editorial.

You bring a track record of achieving your own sales quotas as well as the ability to develop new client sales, which means you are long past needing to develop that “thick outer skin. However, you recognize that a independent media house that boasts a quality in-house agency sets us apart from all other media houses. You understand that closing comes from servicing the client properly.

We produce about $90,000 a month with two salespeople. We dont need 10 salespeople to get us to our goal of $120,000 a month, we are seeking one who will do the work to produce an additional $25,000-$30,000 a month within 4-7 months. We offer a solid base of $34,000 and 14-25% commission if you are reaching your monthly goals. Expect to make approx. $60-$65,000 your first year, and $75-$100,000 by your second if you are a performer. Gas and other expense allowances provided. However, you must be prepared to show how and why you can book appointments, provide the solution to the problem and ultimately close the deal. Once solidly trained in our processes and our agency approach, working offsite is available.

As an experienced sales specialist you will:

• Pitch, negotiate and close new advertising partners
• Establish strong relationships with clients to ensure long-term success
• Work to refine and develop pitches, client communications, meetings, RFPs, etc.
• Manage new/existing campaigns to meet/exceed performance expectations
• Be solutions-focused while advising and pitching clients
• Manage and document sales pipeline
• Provide reporting and forecasting

Please provide a detailed cover letter demonstrating your ability to close as well as some insight into your desire to work for a small, local company. Of course include your resume but we care just as much about your introduction as we do your CV.

Job Type: Full-time
Required experience: Marketing, Sales, Events, Lead Generation, Cold calling: 3 years

Marketing Intern and Event Worker


We are looking for a couple outgoing, friendly, dependable people to man our YS Booth at several area events. You will be able to talk to people as they pass by, hand out Fest Bags and encourage people to sign up for the Free YS Consumer Card-which earns them discounts at area businesses.

No selling required but strong PR skills are. Our goal is to sign up as many people as possible! You need to be good at working crowds and not afraid to talk to people to attract them to the booth, promoting Giveaways as incentive. We have over 40 events throughout Boulder County and the North Metro area so ability to transport from event to event is necessary. Most events SATURDAY, with a few on weeknights. Responsible for setting up and tearing down booth.

Course work signoffs are provided when working through an internship program from local schools, and compensation bonuses are obtainable based on the number of signups recorded. Additional work opportunities include but may not be limited to: helping increase our number of Boulder business distribution sites and fest bag stuffing/general event participation. Please email your why this position interests you, your background, qualifications and best time to reach you.

Send a resume of course, but we really like applicants who take the time to tell us why they think this job fits them, so please send a cover letter along with those credentials.