Jobs with Backcountry Magazine

Associate Editor – Backcountry Magazine

Backcountry Magazine, located in Jeffersonville, Vt., is currently seeking an Associate Editor. Likely candidates will be deadline-oriented and creative and will possess exceptional writing skills and editing experience. A passion for backcountry skiing or snowboarding is a must.

Job Description:

The Associate Editor reports to and works closely with the Editor in Chief and Editorial Director and will work daily within a small production team on tasks that include:

  • Writing news, profiles, editorials, gear reviews and other content for Backcountry Magazine and BackcountryMagazine.com.
  • Along with editorial team, planning, assigning, editing, copyediting and proofing all content for print, digital and other projects.
  • Representing Backcountry Magazine at trade shows and other events.
  • Assisting with development, marketing and execution of other projects related to the Backcountry Magazine brand, including the Backcountry Magazine Podcast and the Backcountry Basecamp.
  • Editorial planning with editors and art department staff, including developing and executing a creative and diverse editorial calendar in print and online.
  • Actively populating and monitoring Backcountry Magazine’s social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and weekly e-newsletters.
  • Planning and conducting product testing at the annual gear test and throughout the year.

Qualifications/Requirements:

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
  • Two-plus years of journalism and/or editorial experience.
  • Strong knowledge of backcountry skiing and/or snowboarding, and experience working within the outdoor industry.
  • 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, solid 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.
  • A strong working knowledge of WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, including inCopy and inDesign, social media management tools and Google Suite.
  • As an employee of Height of Land Publications, the Associate Editor will assist with various editorial responsibilities for company’s other titles, including for Mountain Flyer and Cross Country Skier magazines.

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume and published writing samples by Thursday, May 7 to lucy@backcountrymagazine.com.

Our sister publication, Cross Country Skier, is also hiring. Read more about the opportunity at crosscountryskier.com.

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