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Company: Blister Gear Review
Position:
Managing Editor / Producer
Location:
All Locations
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 14, 2013
Job ID: 1492566

Description:

Blister Gear Review, an independent, authoritative review source for outdoor sports equipment, is seeking a Managing Editor / Producer.

The primary duties will be to oversee all aspects of content production. This includes working closely with section editors to prioritize and plan future content, reviewing submissions from prospective reviewers, some contacting of gear manufacturers and sales reps to arrange shipping of product to reviewers, overseeing the publication calendar, editing reviews and working closely with writers on revisions, formatting photos, building articles into the CMS, copy editing, and posting content to social media.


Assorted tasks assisting the editor-in-chief will also be necessary from time to time.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related fields, with experience in writing, reporting, editing, web publishing, and social media. Previous experience as a managing editor is preferred.


Meticulous attention to details, consistency, style, grammar, format, and spelling are a must.


Strong candidates will also be extremely well organized with the ability to juggle a number of tasks, and express ideas clearly and precisely.


Knowledge of Wordpress and Photoshop are a major plus, as is a basic comprehension of HTML and some researching or fact-checking experience.


Passion and experience for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and/or paddles sports are viewed as a significant plus, as is an established network of professional connections and contacts within the outdoor industries.


The job will begin on a preliminary / probationary pay scale with the ability to earn performance-based raises quickly.


Please e-mail resume & cover letter to BLISTER’s editor-in-chief, Jonathan Ellsworth: jonathan@blistergearreview.com.


ABOUT BLISTER GEAR REVIEW

Blister Gear Review (BLISTER) was born from a passion for playing in the mountains, and a corresponding frustration with the lack of honest, available information about the gear we use to do what we love.

BLISTER was launched on January 25, 2011, and has already established itself as one of the most credible review sites in the outdoor mountain sports industry.


BLISTER’s reviews are the most informed and in-depth reviews available. The average review length of traditional review publications is 50-80 words; the average BLISTER review is 1500-2000 words.


We currently have a team of 30 reviewers from around the country, men and women, from 19-56 years of age.

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