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Advertising Sales and Client Care Captain (Year Round)

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The Advertising Sales and Client Care Captain is responsible for bringing in and retaining advertising business in 48° North—a magazine and website about Pacific Northwest sailing and boating and the associated communities. The right person for this job will think it’s gratifying to build excellent relationships and understand clients’ needs; it’s rewarding to help promote those businesses and deliver outstanding and attentive service, and it’s fun that these mutually beneficial partnerships support a free-nonprofit publication about the awesomeness of boat-life in the PNW! This is a part-time, primarily remote position with benefits; and is a crucial part of the small and close-knit 48° North crew, a division of the Northwest Maritime (NWM). 

We love working with team members who:

  • Are superb relationship builders, within our team and with existing and prospective advertising clients. 

  • Are reliable and independently-motivated go-getters, but who also thrive on teamwork.

  • Are detail-oriented and organized, meeting their own deadlines, and helping clients do the same.

  • Are ultimately effective salespeople, bringing in revenue to enable the work of 48° North.


  • Sell advertisements for 48° North magazine, website, and associated special publications, including prospecting and winning new business

  • Work with 48N team to provide a customer-first advertising service experience for our family of advertisers, making sure we deliver on our advertising promises. Provide timely, accurate information about bookings and billing, internally and externally

  • Promote existing digital advertising products, and help develop new ones

  • Other duties as assigned


While this position’s primary responsibility is in advertising sales and service, the Ad Sales and Client Care Captain will work as part of the NWM team to ensure smooth operations for the organization as a whole. This could include providing information about Northwest Maritime; or helping out in NWM projects, meetings, and events that require all-hands-on-deck. We all pitch in for the heavy lifting now and then—sometimes this is metaphoric; occasionally we all have to actually help lift something heavy.


  • The desire and willingness to proactively build relationships and sell advertising, along with the ability to make the focus of that sale about the customer’s needs as much as our own

  • Technical proficiency to learn and work in Salesforce for customer relationship management and advertising bookings, and in the Google Suite (sheets, docs, email, chat) for internal work and communications

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail to be responsive to clients, meet deadlines, and prepare accurate documents to inform the 48N team who is advertising and to inform the Finance Department which clients should be billed and for how much


  • Background in advertising sales

  • Savvy with digital media and social media

  • Enthusiasm for boats, boat-folk, and the Pacific Northwest


  • Submit your resume with the online application

  • Deadline for applications: Open until filled, application review begins April 22, 2024


  • Position will primarily be remote. Office/desk space is available if desired at the NWM Main Office (431 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368)

  • Regular virtual presence and periodic in-person meetings with the 48N/NWM teams will be required. 

  • Intermittent in-person meetings and visits with advertising clients and prospects may require day travel around the Pacific Northwest

  • Position is part-time, averaging 20 hours per week, with some fluctuation due to the monthly publishing cycle

  • Reports to: 48° North Managing Editor


  • $25 - $27 per hour, non-exempt + 10% commission on new client business for first year of advertising

  • 100% company paid Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance + contributions to HSA account

  • Matching contributions to a SIMPLE IRA retirement fund after 1 year of employment 

  • Paid time off: accrues 2 weeks of vacation per year, 17 paid holidays in a calendar year, & 1 hour of sick time accrued per every 25 hours worked

  • Flexible schedule & employee discounts

NWM is committed to equal employment opportunity, striving towards being an antiracist and inclusive organization. We value the diversity of our staff and the communities that we serve, which includes a spectrum of racial, cultural, religious, sexual and gender identities, and abilities. We strongly encourage applications from people who have not seen themselves represented in the industry.