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About HAWAII Magazine

Based in Honolulu, Oahu, HAWAII Magazine is the state’s only national magazine. It is also the largest paid circulation magazine in the state.
HAWAI‘I Magazine reaches Hawai‘i enthusiasts locally, nationally and internationally.  With each bimonthly issue, HAWAI‘I provides insight into how to experience the best the Islands have to offer. The magazine helps readers plan for new vacations and fondly remember past ones. Through our stories, readers experience Hawai‘i in more depth, gaining an understanding of history culture and landscape.

HAWAI‘I Magazine is predominantly subscriber based. We have 68,000 total paid subscribers, verified circulation, and single copy sales at Borders, Barnes and Noble, Longs Drugs, Costco, Safeway, Foodland, key airport locations and other retail outlets throughout the U.S. Mainland and Hawaii.

HAWAI‘I Magazine provides its more than 200,000 readers per issue with an intelligent and well-informed connection to the Islands. If you are planning a trip or simply reliving memories, HAWAI‘I Magazine will remind you why Hawai‘i is the most extraordinary place on earth and why once it enters your heart, it never leaves.

For 23 years, HAWAII Magazine was published in Southern California. In 2007, it joined the ohana (family) of magazines at PacificBasin Communications.  

PacificBasin, locally owned and headquartered in Honolulu, also publishes Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Business, Hawaii Home+Remodeling, MANA, Honolulu Family and Whalers Village Magazine.

PacificBasin Communications, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 405, Honolulu, HI 96813 • (808) 537-9500

Job Openings at HAWAII Magazine

Online/Associate Editor

(4/1/2014) HAWAII Magazine, a Honolulu-based, national bimonthly magazine for Hawaii travelers and Hawaii enthusiasts, is seeking a full-time Online/Associate Editor.

This position reports to the Editor of HAWAII Magazine.


The duties of the Online/Associate Editor include the following:

• Work collaboratively with the Editor to develop and produce long- and short-form editorial content appropriate to HAWAII Magazine’s editorial vision.

• Be the lead for developing and writing original daily content for the website.

• Work with the Editor to maintain HAWAII Magazine's social media presence and produce a monthly e-newsletter.

• Work collaboratively with the Editor and Art Director to help develop strategies that define the editorial future of the magazine, website, social media platforms, events and ancillary products.

• Review all editorial content, edit copy, and, with the Editor, research and write features for each issue while meeting all deadlines and budgetary objectives.

• Monitor layouts, headlines and work with the Art Director to develop a consistent visual style for HAWAII Magazine.

• Communicate with and work effectively with the Sales, Creative and Circulation departments to achieve the business goals of the magazine.

• Perform other related duties based on business needs.



• An extensive knowledge of Hawaii to present an authoritative, factual voice on the subject for HAWAII Magazine.

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, English or equivalent professional magazine or newspaper editorial experience.

• Minimum two years of full-time magazine, newspaper or online media editorial work experience with solid research, reporting and writing skills, including copy editing and proofreading.

• Ability to work independently on a schedule of tight daily, weekly and bimonthly deadlines.

• Multiple samples of published editorial work/content for other print- and/or Web-based media entities.


To apply:


Please send a cover letter, resume and multiple samples of your published work to HAWAII Magazine Editor Derek Paiva at

You may also send a cover letter, resume and multiple samples of your published work via postal mail to:


HAWAII Magazine Associate/Online Editor Posting

ATTN: Derek Paiva

1000 Bishop St., Suite 405

Honolulu, HI 96813