Freelance Reporter

Maritime Publishing

West Coast, Telecommute

Date Posted August 26, 2021
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Freelance
Salary Paid Per Article


San Diego-based Maritime Publishing, producer of the monthly magazines Pacific Maritime and Fishermen’s News, is seeking freelance journalists to cover West Coast maritime business news and the Pacific commercial fishing industry.

We seek writer/reporters who are familiar with West Coast commercial marine transportation and/or commercial fishing, or are willing and eager to learn. More important than in-depth industry knowledge is writing talent and the ability to craft a quality feature story or news article out of the facts that have been gathered.

Candidates should have at least two years’ professional journalism experience and live on the West Coast – preferably in Oregon, Washington state or Hawaii. This is a telecommuting position, all work is done remotely.

Among the topics to be covered in the coming editions of the magazines are new navigation technology; upcoming diving & salvage equipment; commercial maritime opportunities in the Arctic; and a status report regarding major Pacific fisheries.

Articles usually range from 1,200 to 2,500 words and pay about $300-$600, depending on story length and other factors. The freelancer will receive one or more assignments per issue from the editor. Story ideas may also be pitched to the editor by job candidates.

To apply, please provide at least two of the following three: a resume; examples of your published journalism work (URLs for online articles are fine); and/or a link to your LinkedIn profile. They should be sent, along with a cover letter, to Managing Editor Mark Nero at

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