Mario Batelić is free-lance journalist from 1993 on, covering alternative rock, jazz, experimental and world music.
His articles were published in major daily newspapers and weekly magazines (Delo, Dnevnik, Stop), as well as in specialised music media, such as Muska magazine, web magazine Odzven and Radio Študent. In years 2011 and 2012 he was editor-in-charge of Odzven, web magazine published by Slovenian Music Information Centre (SIGIC), and was also editor of Odzven 2011, printed book with selected articles from this magazine.
At SIGIC, he was also part of teams that put together cd compilations of Slovenian world music and jazz, such as Jazz Slovenia 2011, the first ever compilation of Slovenian jazz music. For this double cd album, he also wrote a short history of Slovenian jazz.
From 2003 on he is radio host for Globaluna weekly show at Radio Študent, covering world music. For the same radio he writes album and concert reviews. Since 2002, he is part of the Jazz Cerkno festival team, writing texts for the festival booklet, media announcements, preparing and conducting interviews with musicians etc. In recent years, he is also member of the Jazz Cerkno festival program board.