If you are interested in advertising in the International Examiner, please contact our advertising associate Lexi Potter by email at or

Reasons to Advertise

According to a recent United Way survey, the International Examiner was the most-read non-daily publication among Asian Americans in the Northwest. Numbering approximately 300,000, Asian Americans are the largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority group in the Seattle and Portland metropolitan regions. 

Public and private entities use the Examiner to:

  • Market to a high-earning and brand-loyal niche market.
  • build a reputation as a business or agency invested in communities of color.
  • recruit from an educated and skilled pool of Asian American employees and contractors.

Special Issues

The Examiner publishes special annual issues focusing on Arts, Education, Health, Employment and Home ownership for a regional Northwest market. National exposure is available through the Pacific Reader, the IE’s semiannual review of books.

Classified Advertising in Print – Classifieds are neatly formatted and checked for accuracy. $6 per line in our column inch (2.375″), $10.50 per bold line, $12 for logos or boxes. Send listings via  email to We will send back a quote and copy to proof within 48 hours.

Online Classifieds – For $95, online classifieds appear on our website at for one month. As part of this fee, the online classified will also appear permanently as an individual web post in our community section. The link to the online classified’s web post will also appear on the International Examiner’s social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+).

Reduction/Enlargement Charges  – Ads should be built to exact dimensions. Ads that do not meet size specifications will have a surcharge of $25 to cover enlargement or reduction.

Cancellations Advertisers must notify us of cancellations by 5 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Cancellations after are subject to a charge of 50% of the ad’s value.

Late Charges – A fee of 5% of the ad’s value will be billed for materials that arrive past scheduled materials deadline. A $20 fee will be charged for changes made to classified ads 48 hour or less before issue is released.

Billing and Payment – Prepayment for new accounts is required until credit is established. Payment is due upon receipt. Past due accounts will be charged 18% per annum after 30 days.

Display Advertising – We offer affordable design and production services as well as frequency, non-profit, and negotiable advertising agency discounts.

Printing Specifications –  The International Examiner is printed on 30# newsprint with an 85 lines per inch screen. Page Size: 11.375″w x 14″h (standard tabloid size), Printable Area: 10″w x 12.75″h.

Production RequirementsAll artwork must be submitted digitally to the International Examiner by the Thursday before publication. Files should be submitted in .pdf, .jpg, or .tif format with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch, grayscale if black-and-white.

Deadlines – The deadline for ad space reservation is the Monday of the week before publication. Ad artwork is due the Thursday of the week before publication. Deadlines are subject to change; advertisers will be informed a week before a changed deadline.

Community Resource Directory – Become part of our community resource directory! The listing will run each issue and costs $250 for 24 issues (one year). Total amount can be pro-rated for the year.