Job Opportunities

Assistant Editor


Are you passionate about climbing, writing, photography, film and art? Do you love searching through archives for stories of esoteric ascents? Do you enjoy discussing the past and present state of alpinism with climbers from around the world? Do you seek a job that allows you the chance to pursue your ideals in an atmosphere of creative freedom and opportunity?

Alpinist seeks qualified applicants for an Assistant Editor position.


  • Working closely with contributors and staff to ensure both accuracy and originality in historical and investigative articles.
  • Researching, reporting and fact-checking articles.
  • Writing, editing and proofreading copy for the print magazine and website.
  • Attend climbing community events as a representative of Alpinist.
  • Write/edit/produce e-newsletters and social media posts.
  • Code stories in html for the website.


  • Minimum one year of journalism experience, including excellent reporting, research, fact-checking and copyediting skills.
  • Commitment to high standards of journalistic integrity.
  • Familiarity with international mountaineering history and literature as well as with topics in the modern climbing world.
  • An awareness of the wide range of cultural and environmental issues that intersect with climbing stories.
  • An interest in and understanding of website/social/email analytics.

Preference will be given to candidates willing to work in our Jeffersonville, Vermont office or to spend a significant portion of the year there. Our staff is small, so responsibilities and opportunities will evolve over time, and candidates should be eager to continue learning and developing new professional skills.

To apply, email a cover letter, writing samples and resume (including a description of climbing, writing and journalism experience) to Derek Franz at

The application deadline is Monday, August 15, 2022.