Seafarers International Union

Seafarers International Union

Assistant Editor

Based in Camp Springs, MD


The Seafarers International Union is hiring a communications professional who’ll be based in Camp Springs, Maryland. We offer competitive pay, outstanding benefits and a supportive environment that encourages work-life balance. We promote the U.S. Merchant Marine, trade unionism and workers’ rights via multiple publications, websites and social-media accounts. Job duties include writing, editing, page layout, photography and photo editing, event planning and coverage, supporting headquarters and union-hall personnel as requested, and whatever else needs to be done. Travel typically is infrequent.


  • Minimum two years of full-time experience in an editorial/communications field.
  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign.
  • Demonstrated writing skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but will consider strong candidate with associate’s degree.

Helpful but not necessary:

  • Familiarity with labor movement.
  • Knowledge of AP style.
  • Video-editing experience.
  • Familiarity with U.S. maritime industry.

Salary: from $55,000 per year

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, résumé and two writing samples to: mmyers@seafarers.org, or fax to 301-702-6060.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. The employer is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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