People at Trueline are passionate, driven and perpetually curious. We believe that every company has a story to tell—be it a plucky startup or a multinational corporation. Our job is to help them tell it.

We’re a fast-growing B2B branding, marketing and consulting business located in the heart of Portland, Maine. We’re best known for our industry-specific publications and have a knack for helping businesses shape a narrative. We’re always on the lookout for smart and ambitious people to join our team. This is an opportunity to work with one of Maine’s most fun, innovative, collaborative and profitable businesses—a recipient of the “Best Places to Work in ME” award five years running.

As a Staff Writer, you will be responsible for writing five feature-length stories per week (~1,000 words each) as well as 10 story abstracts (150 words each). These stories will appear in our publications: Vanguard, Toggle and Blueprint. They must be written quickly based on phone interviews and internal notes. We’re looking for clear, concise copy—with a bit of creative flare (where appropriate). Unlike a typical magazine or newspaper job, this position involves a lot customer service: making sure we shed the company in a positive light without sounding overly promotional.

If you’re passionate about writing, love to learn new things and enjoy working in a fast-paced (virtual) environment, this is the role for you.

What You’ll Do as a Writer: 

  • Write feature articles profiling c-level executives for publication in our quarterly industry journals
  • Use recorded phone interviews and internal notes provided by Content Developers for article development
  • Conduct additional phone interviews as needed
  • Share finished story with the subject and respond to feedback
  • Be an active presence on LinkedIn

You’ll Succeed at Trueline if you: 

  • Have at least five years of full-time writing experience (i.e. at newspapers, magazines or PR/marketing agencies)
  • Are comfortable working in a deadline-driven writing environment
  • Commit to mastering your craft and achieving your goals—whatever they may be
  • Are diligent and enthusiastic
  • Appreciate quality (and deliver it daily)
  • Regularly find yourself traveling down internet rabbit holes or asking odd questions to better understand the world around you
  • Are a tried and true storyteller; you could turn an ordinary grocery store run into a nail-biting thriller
  • Welcome feedback and an editor’s eye; you value good writing more than your ego
  • Are unafraid to share your writing with the subjects you have written about
  • Have a degree from an accredited 4-year college or university

Bonus points if you: 

  • Work in journalism, marketing, advertising, or publishing
  • Have some editing experience
  • Know how to post GIFs with the best of them

We Offer:

  • A vibrant and inclusive remote and in-office (when safe) culture
  • Incentives and revenue share bonus potential for ALL employees 
  • Ongoing training opportunities 
  • An environment of positivity and wellness, including virtual exercise classes and charity-driven challenges
  • Monthly Trivia Nights, Happy Hours, and other activities to keep you connected
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Health and dental insurance, plus vision discounts 
  • 401k with match 
  • Business casual culture 
  • Volunteer and community outreach opportunities 

Trueline is an unabashed equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We want smart and ambitious applicants, and we hire without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. The more diverse and inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

 Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.