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Works on the following titles:

  • HONOLULU Magazine (monthly, 12 issues per year)

  • HONOLULU Shops (quarterly, 4 issues per year)

  • HONOLULU Family (quarterly, 4 issues per year)

  • Whalers Village Magazine (contract publication, 4 issues per year)

  • All digital companions to the above titles

Reports to:
HONOLULU Publisher

Job Description (duties include but are not limited to):

  • With Publisher, identify all marketing initiatives for the HONOLULU Group brands.

  • Develop and implement strategic marketing plan for all 4 titles, finding opportunities for leveraging multiple HN brands simultaneously, and, when possible, including other PBC titles. Identify and execute tactical steps and resources necessary to achieve marketing goals. Evaluate market conditions, competitor data and implement marketing plan changes as needed.

  • With Publisher, set and manage the budgets necessary to implement marketing plans.

  • Supervise Special Projects Editor, and all needed freelancers to produce advertorial sections both in print and online.

  • Conduct public relations on behalf of the titles, including writing/distributing press releases, writing copy for all marketing collateral, develop and maintain media contacts and media list, manage speaking and appearance bookings for all brand staff, assist with media/speaking training for staff when appropriate.

  • With Publisher, conduct and evaluate audience and customer research, and develop and implement audience/customer growth plans based on that research.

  • With Publisher and Circulation Director, plan and implement initiatives to reach subscriber and newsstand goals. Continually evaluate initiatives and refine for increased effectiveness and cost-benefit productivity.

  • With the Publisher and Advertising Director, develop and maintain strategic alliances and partnerships to meet ad revenue objectives including new product/sponsorship development.

  • With Publisher and Digital Media Manager, develop and implement strategic marketing plan to attract and maintain an appropriate and growing online audience, including but not limited to SEO, paid search, paid banner/other advertising, email newsletters, linking and partnerships.

  • Oversee the development of marketing and promotional information on websites related to all 4 titles.

  • Collaborate with Events Manager to plan and execute brand specific events that support the strategic marketing plans of each brand.

  • Other Responsibilities as market and business dictate.

To apply, please click here.




HONOLULU Magazine is looking for a senior editor to write major features as well as shorter pieces for the state’s best-selling monthly magazine. This writer will pitch and write stories that make a difference, work on multi-source stories that delve into the strengths and challenges of this diverse community; and provide relevant and useful information to our readers, in print and online. This writer will play an important role on a team that tells stories in compelling and innovative ways.

Reports to:

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • At least five years of professional reporting and writing experience;

  • A bachelor's degree in journalism, English or equivalent professional work experience;

  • A deep knowledge of Hawai‘i, its history, current events, social issues as well as developing trends;

  • Experience and skill in various storytelling techniques, including long and short stories, social media, compiling data for infographics and writing online stories;

  • The flexibility, social skills and work habits to operate as a key part of a dynamic, small team that collaborates on ideas, story development, reporting and writing, proofing, events, online, in social media and various projects.

Duties include:

  • Collaborate with the editor and editorial staff on story ideas, including participation in issue-planning meetings.

  • Contribute articles of varying length and topics for HONOLULU, and its sister publications, in print, digital, online and social media.

  • Assist with research, editing and fact checking including  copy editing, assist with copy editing proofs to our editorial standards.

  • Ensure that work is completed within the assigned editorial deadlines.

  • Other duties as needed.

Benefits include:

  • 100 percent company-paid health insurance, with 90% company subsidy for spouse and/or dependent coverage - paid vacation, sick leave, and company holidays

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Company-paid Group Life, Long Term Disability and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance coverage

To apply, please click here. Click on the “apply now” button to submit your application and upload your resume, cover letter and clips via our online staffing system (preferred method).

Candidates may also submit their applications via postal mail at:    
Honolulu Magazine Senior Editor Vacancy     
Attn: Human Resources
1000 Bishop Street Suite 610 
Honolulu, HI 96817





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