Jobs with Backcountry Magazine

Assistant Editor – Backcountry Magazine

Backcountry Magazine, based in Jeffersonville, Vt., is currently seeking an Assistant Editor. Likely candidates will be deadline-oriented and creative with strong writing skills and experience producing digital content. A passion for backcountry skiing or snowboarding is also a must.

Job Description:

The Assistant Editor reports to the Editor in Chief, works within a small production team and primarily focuses on BackcountryMagazine.com. Daily tasks include:

  • Writing and building digital content for BackcountryMagazine.com.
  • Contributing to the creative output and long-term planning for Backcountry Magazine and BackcountryMagazine.com.
  • Promoting the Backcountry Magazine brand and print product through all digital platforms.
  • Interacting with Backcountry’s community through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Assisting in print-related projects, including but not limited to writing, researching, proofing, copyediting and fact checking.
  • Planning and conducting product testing.

Qualifications/Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field with 1+ years editorial experience.
  • Strong knowledge of and interest in backcountry skiing/snowboarding.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work daily within a creative team.
  • A solid blend of big-picture creativity, attention to detail, organizational skills and a commitment to quality.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects across platforms and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel regularly throughout the winter for stories, trade shows and events.
  • Proficiency in: Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver (or similar), WordPress, Google Analytics and all social media platforms. Familiarity with kegerator operation and maintenance a plus.

This entry-level position is based in our Jeffersonville, Vt. office.

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume and writing samples and salary requirements to tyler[at]backcountrymagazine[dot]com by Friday, June 19.

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