Job Openings & Guidelines for Freelancers

Job Openings

There are currently no staff positions available.

Freelance Opportunities


HAWAII Magazine is an award-winning bimonthly regional travel publication, with a national paid circulation of 68,000 and per issue readership of more than 289,000. The magazine is written for people who love Hawaii and visit often, but who primarily reside outside of Hawaii. We have the largest circulation base of paid subscribers of any magazine based in the state of Hawaii and are the only nationally-distributed magazine about Hawaii.

Founded in 1984, HAWAII Magazine was produced for 22 years out of California. In October, 2006, Honolulu-based PacificBasin Communications brought the magazine home for the first time in its history, acquiring it from Irving-based BowTie Inc. PacificBasin Communications is Hawaii’s leading publisher of consumer magazines. Its current titles include Hawaii Business, Hawaii Home+Remodeling, Honolulu and Mana Magazine. It is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

HAWAII uses freelance writers on a wide variety of subjects, including travel stories, personality profiles, stories on activities, history, culture, music, food and environmental sustainability. All stories must be related to Hawaii, though we do consider stories about Hawaii-related events on the mainland.

We especially encourage submissions from writers who reside in and are very knowledgeable about the Hawaiian Islands.

Queries and Submitting Clips

Freelance writers interested in writing for HAWAII Magazine are encouraged to submit samples of their published work (print and/or online) along with a letter of interest to editor Catherine Toth by email at:, or to Hawaii Magazine, ATTN: Catherine Toth Fox, 1088 Bishop St., Suite LL2, Honolulu, HI 96813. Samples should showcase travel writing experience.

We do not publish travel pieces on destinations outside of Hawaii. We do not publish fiction or poetry. We do not publish features and articles previously published verbatim in other media.

Serious inquiries only, please.



HAWAII Magazine also purchases photographs. Queries about photography or potential photo essays should be addressed to art director, Kayla Rivera (


Video Editors
Can you take provided footage and turn it into a video that’s engaging, fast-paced with smooth transitions and tells a story? We’re looking for video editors who can turnaround video edits quickly on a number of projects to tell our stories visually through our Have Aloha Will Travel video channel. Send a letter of interest and sample clips to Open to candidates living on any of the Hawaiian Islands, but prefer Oahu based.

Want to shoot inspirational travel videos for a wide audience that loves everything about Hawaii? We’re looking for videographers to help support our Have Aloha Will Travel video channel and support our editorial department on assignments. Send a letter of interest and sample clips to Open to candidates living on any of the Hawaiian Islands.

Are you comfortable on camera and want to tell the story of Hawaii through your own narrative? Whether you’re interested in shopping, culture, camping or dining, tell us what you’d like to cover for our Have Aloha Will Travel video page, and send us sample clips or a proposal of the kind of Vlogs you’d like to produce to Must be able to shoot your own videos, but video editing is not required. Open to candidates living on any of the Hawaiian Islands.

All video positions work alongside our art and editorial departments and are compensated.