Staff Writer

Trueline, Portland, Maine

Date Posted August 02, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $35,000 to $40,000


The basics

We are looking for an experienced writer to crank out 1,000 word stories daily--and then some. Interested? Great! You have the opportunity to join a tightknit team that works hard and plays hard—queue the annual rafting trip and managers who wear flip flops.

To qualify, you need experience working in a deadline driven environment, probably at least a few years of it. If you have a degree in journalism or communications, but you don’t have significant work experience, you are not a good fit. A marketing background is not enough but it is a bonus.

What you're getting into

Unlike a typical magazine or newspaper writing job, this position involves customer service, so you also must be friendly on the phone and have a thick skin.

The stories you write will appear in promotional publications that include,, These articles must be written quickly and accurately based on phone interviews and internal notes. They also must be flattering without being tasteless, as they are reviewed by the companies they are about.

In this context, customer services means ensuring companies thoroughly like the stories about them or their executives, and that their feedback is incorporated.

Why Trueline?

Like, besides the ping pong table and donuts?

We offer medical and dental benefits, a relaxed work culture, comradery, and a sweet location in downtown Portland, Maine. Additional benefits include partially paid parking; the ability to work remotely one day a week after a grace period; competitive salary (for Maine); and confections shared between writers.

Address your application to Blake Davis (, including recent clips as links or attachments. The body of your email can act as the cover letter, which does not need to be a novel.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at