Careers at Outside

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.

Copy Editor

Outside is accepting applications for a copy editor. The position is full-time in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Job Requirements: At least five years' experience copyediting for a national magazine or web site. Experience with InCopy, InDesign, and K4 preferred. Familiarity with web-based CMS environments and knowledge of the outdoor industry a plus. Copyedit all stories in the monthly magazine and semiannual Buyer's Guide for grammar, style, consistency, and flair. Some line and content editing required. Shepherd stories from copy edit stage through galleys, page proofs, prepress, and ship. Work with designers and editors to fit stories at each stage. Work with story editors and production department to process and approve blue lines. Manage the copy edit department. Maintain house style guide. Assist online team with web stories as needed. Writing and editing opportunities for the magazine and website also exist.

Further Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, or a related field
  • Working knowledge of Chicago style
  • Ability to multitask and work quickly and accurately
  • Must be able to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

Please send a resume to:
Mary Turner
[email protected]

Gear Editorial Assistant

We're accepting applications for a gear editorial assistant. This is a six-month, paid position at Outside headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Duties include calling in gear for our Winter Buyer's Guide and monthly magazine, fact-checking, reporting, research, proofreading, and assorted support work for the editorial department. EAs 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.

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

Assistant Social Media Editor

We're looking to hire a social-media editor who isn't afraid to shake things up. Want to spearhead the launch of private Facebook groups and Slack channels, rethink our Facebook Gear account, and bring a new level of engagement to all our accounts? Are you interested in working for a site that's showing double-digit year-over-year growth across all KPIs? Do you work hard and collaborate well? This is the job for you. 

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 and MeetEdgar.
  • Helping to launch the Outside brand on new social-media properties.
  • Reporting and tracking growth using metrics from both social media dashboards and Google Analytics.
  • Working with other departments, including marketing and sales.
  • Writing and scheduling Outside’s newsletters.


  • At least one year of full-time experience at a digital publication.
  • 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.

Applications Due: May 8

If you're interested, please email your résumé to srosenfield [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.

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.


Outside is now accepting applications for a paid, six-month editorial fellowship at our offices in Santa Fe. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and hires are typically made in early autumn and early spring.

As an editorial fellow, you'll work closely with top editors and reporters at an award-winning magazine, with duties including fact-checking, reporting, research, and proofreading. From time to time, fellows also have the opportunity to write for the magazine and website. 

An ideal candidate is passionate about the outdoors, knows the magazine well, and has some professional experience working at a newspaper, magazine, or website. A degree in journalism is a plus, but is not required. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three relevant writing samples to:
Reid Singer
Associate Editor, Outside
400 Market Street Santa Fe, NM 87501
[email protected]

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