Job Opportunities

Temporary Assistant Editor


Are you a climber and a writer who is passionate about mountain literature? Do you love searching through old alpine journals for stories of esoteric ascents? Do you enjoy discussing the past and present state of alpinism with climbers from around the world? Do you obsess about the accuracy of little-known facts?

Alpinist seeks qualified applicants for a temporary (3 month) Assistant Editor position beginning in mid- to late November.


  • Researching, reporting and fact-checking articles in print and online.
  • Working closely with contributors and staff to ensure both accuracy and originality in historical and investigative articles.
  • Writing, editing and proofreading copy for the print magazine and website as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess a BA or graduate degree in a humanities field, as well as experience in journalism. Strong writing, research, editing and communication skills are required. Applicants should be familiar with mountaineering history and literature, in addition to topics in the current climbing world. They should be able to thrive in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and writing samples (creative nonfiction, history and/or long-form journalism preferred) to Editor-in-Chief Katie Ives (

Application closing date: September 20, 2021.

Remote applicants encouraged to apply.