Careers at Outside

Mar 8, 2016
Outside
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Careers at Outside

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Outside is independently owned by Mariah Media Network, LLC. The magazine and website cover adventure sports, travel, fitness, health, nutrition, gear, science, and the environment. Every month, through well-crafted writing, reporting, service journalism, photography, and design, we inspire these readers and provide them with the tools they need to fulfill their dreams. Our headquarters are located in beautiful downtown Santa Fe (pop. 70,000, elevation 7,000 feet), within walking distance of numerous cafés and shops, and in view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which offer numerous opportunities for running, road and mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding, climbing, and hiking. We enjoy 300-plus sunny days a year.


Careers at Outside

Editorial Producer 

Outside is seeking an editorial producer to join its digital division. This person will work closely with our editors to present all online content in a clean, timely way. Responsibilities include managing both daily and long-term production needs for the brand.

Applicants must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, have experience navigating a content management system (we use Drupal), and have a basic understanding of HTML. An eye for copy editing and headline writing is also important. Previous experience as a producer is a plus, but if you're motivated, detail-oriented, and a fast learner, we encourage you to apply. 

Important: This position is based in Santa Fe, NM—sorry, no telecommuting.

If you're interested, please send your résumé and cover letter to Axie Navas at anavas [at] outsidemag [dot] com with both your name and "Editorial Producer” in the subject line.  


Online Fitness Staff Writer

Outside is seeking an energetic, experienced staff writer to join its digital division and contribute to the Fitness channel. The primary responsibility of this staff writer will be generating daily story ideas and turning around quick, clean copy. The candidate should have a comprehensive understanding of the fitness realm—including nutrition, exercise, wellness, health, and endurance—and should be comfortable reading scientific journals and peer-reviewed research. The candidate will be tasked with generating “day-two takes," where she or he uses a peg as inspiration for a deeper story that advances the news in a unique, Outside way. Candidates should be comfortable writing essays, reporting, and analyzing data.  

Candidates will need to write effectively and efficiently, have a solid understanding of what makes a good Outside story, and possess a healthy amount of skepticism when it comes to new trends in the fitness space. This staff writer will be expected to juggle multiple assignments at once.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write, on average, one story per day for the website’s Fitness channel. 
  • Generate multiple story ideas, and different ways to tell these stories, per day.
  • Follow outdoor fitness trends and news closely. 
  • Translate dense research findings into compelling stories.
  • Constructively and effectively work with editors to shape and define an Outside story.  

Requirements

  • At least two years of experience at a digital publication or as a freelance writer. 
  • Passion for, and experience with, outdoor sports and news.
  • A keen sense of what makes a good Outside fitness story.

Important: This position is based in Santa Fe, NM—sorry, no telecommuting.

Tentative Start: January 2017

If you're interested, please send your résumé to Axie Navas at anavas [at] outsidemag [dot] com with both your name and "Online Fitness Staff Writer” in the subject line. In addition, pitch three story ideas to the Fitness channel—a responsive piece with a relevant news peg; a service roundup of tips, tricks, tools, or food, with a specific conceit; and a longer feature that examines a trend or personality in our world. 


Assistant Social Media Editor

Outside is seeking a social-media editor to join its digital division. Primary responsibilities include planning and executing content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social platforms, in addition to planning and writing newsletters. Candidates should have impeccable writing skills, experience with content-management systems and digital publishing, and a keen understanding of stories that fit the Outside brand.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Writing social copy that is on-brand and representative of Outside's voice.
  • Publishing content to all social channels using both native platform publishing as well as third-party tools like Buffer.
  • Helping to launch the Outside brand on new social-media properties.
  • Reporting growth on a regular basis using metrics from both social media dashboards and Google Analytics.
  • Working with other departments including marketing and sales.
  • Writing and scheduling Outside’s newsletters.
  • Increasing traffic and engagement.

Requirements

  • One year of full-time experience at a digital publication, minimum.
  • Basic Photoshop, HTML, and Google Analytics experience.
  • Experience using newsletter services such as Silverpop, MailChimp, etc.
  • Passion for, and experience with, outdoor sports and news.

Important: This position is based in Santa Fe, NM—sorry, no telecommuting.

Tentative Start: January 2017

If you're interested, please email your résumé and cover letter to adumford [at] outsidemag [dot] com with both your name and "Assistant Social Media Editor” in the subject line. In addition, please write Facebook and Twitter promotional copy for five of our most recently published stories as an attachment to your application.

Also Important: Please include links to your social-media profiles (personal and brand pages); applications without these will not be considered. No phone calls, please.


Visual Producer 

Outside is seeking a visual producer to join its digital division. This person will work closely with our editors to present all online content in a visually engaging way. Responsibilities include sourcing images for stories, working with illustrators, and managing other daily production needs for the brand. 

Applicants must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, have experience navigating a content management system (we use Drupal) and searching for stock photos, and have a basic understanding of HTML and photo-licensing rights. An eye for good photography is key. Previous experience as an illustrator, photographer, and/or producer is a plus, but if you're motivated, detail-oriented, and a fast learner, we encourage you to apply. 

Important: This position is based in Santa Fe, NM—sorry, no telecommuting.

Tentative Start: January 2017

If you're interested, please send your résumé and cover letter to Axie Navas at anavas [at] outsidemag [dot] com with both your name and "Visual Producer” in the subject line.  


Fellowships

Outside is accepting applications for an editorial fellowship. The fellowship is a six-month, paid position in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Duties include fact-checking, reporting, research, proofreading, and assorted support chores for the editorial department. 

Fellows occasionally have the opportunity to write short pieces for the magazine and website, and they will attend editorial meetings, work closely with top editors, and gain hands-on experience at an award-winning magazine. 

Some journalism experience at a newspaper, magazine, or website, a graduate degree in journalism, or significant college writing experience is a plus. But we encourage all college graduates with a serious professional interest in journalism—and a desire to learn and work hard—to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to:
Will Egensteiner
Assistant Editor, Outside
400 Market Street Santa Fe, NM 87501
[email protected]

 

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