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Digital Editor

Height of Land, publisher of Alpinist and Backcountry Magazines, is currently seeking a digital editor for Alpinist.com and BackcountryMagazine.com. Likely candidates will be deadline-oriented and very well organized with strong writing skills and a passion for climbing and backcountry skiing or snowboarding.

Job Description

The digital editor reports to and works closely with the editorial staffs of each publication and will work daily on tasks that include:

-Writing for Alpinist.com and BackcountryMagazine.com.

-Building and posting articles and newsletters for each website.

-Contributing to creative output and long-term content planning for each website.

-Promoting Alpinist and Backcountry brands and print products through respective digital platforms.

-Interacting with Alpinist and Backcountry audiences through social media.

-Assisting in print-related projects as necessary, including but not limited to writing, researching, proofing, copyediting and fact checking.

Qualifications/Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess:

-A bachelor's degree in journalism or related field with 1+ years editorial experience.

-Knowledge of and interest in backcountry skiing/snowboarding and climbing.

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work daily within a creative team.

-Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent time management and a commitment to quality.

-Proficiency in: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver (or similar), Wordpress, Google Analytics and all social media platforms.

This position is based in our Jeffersonville, Vt., office.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume and writing samples and salary requirements to Gwen Cameron, Managing Editor, Alpinist Magazine.



Editorial Internship

Alpinist Magazine seeks qualified applicants for three- to four-month internships. Editorial Interns work at Alpinist Headquarters in Jeffersonville, VT. Read below for more information and how to apply.


Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes at Alpinist Magazine? Join our team as the Editorial Intern and you'll get firsthand experience, from organizing photo submissions to writing news and feature stories for Alpinist.com to executing historical research.

Alpinist's Editorial Intern works closely with the editorial and photo staff and must be based at Alpinist Headquarters in Jeffersonville, Vt. Day-to-day work depends on the intern's interests and strengths, resulting in a specialized exposure to the outdoor publishing industry. Responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

* Proofreading, editing and fact checking
* Researching historical documents for Alpinist features and departments
* Author articles for Alpinist.com
* Work on other web-based projects that fit the intern's strengths
* Soliciting and managing photo submissions
* Supporting the Alpinist team with administrative tasks
* Writing copy for the print magazine
* Corresponding with contributors
* Translating, for interns with foreign language fluency

No specific computer proficiency is required, but interns are expected to be able to learn the basics of programs similar to Inkscape, InCopy, Photoshop and Excel. Applicants should be self-motivated and detail-oriented with good organizational skills. Since responsibilities vary wildly from day to day, the Editorial Intern must have a love of learning and an ability to multitask in a team atmosphere.

The 20+ hour/week position is unpaid, but offers rich experience and learning opportunities. Many of Alpinist's previous interns have secured top-notch jobs in the outdoor and publishing industries. To apply, email a cover letter and resume (including a description of climbing experience) to:

Gwen Cameron, Managing Editor, Alpinist Magazine