Job Opening: digital guru, Colorado

If you’re an outdoorsy type, this might be a job worth pursing. God luck and always be job hunting!

Climbing, the sister publication of Backpacker, is hiring a digital guru. If you’re itching to move out to the land of mountains, microbrews, rescue dogs, and adventurers (aka, Boulder, CO) to play in the mountains, sip on microbrews, rescue a dog, and go on adventures—all while writing about it—this is a great opportunity.

Description is pasted below. Feel free to send applications directly to the Climbing ed-in-chief, Shannon Davis (pro tip: he’s a Mr.), or you can send to me and I’ll pass along personally. I can also attempt to answer any q’s if you’ve got ’em.


Please send a resumé and cover letter to Editor Shannon Davis at
Job Description
Active Interest Media is currently seeking to fill the Digital Media Specialist position at Climbing magazine, based in Boulder, Colorado. The job will entail managing and producing content for a growing online and electronic publishing business, with a focus on website production, social media initiatives, newsletters, tablet editions, e-books, and multimedia storytelling. The editor will enjoy a set of responsibilities that includes opportunities to write, report, blog, travel, create video, and test gear.

Minimum requirements:
A bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field
Strong editing and writing skills
Significant climbing experience
Proficiency in digital media platforms
Excellent project management skills

Key technical abilities:
CMS Knowledge: WordPress preferable.
Basic HTML/E-Newsletter Production Knowledge
Photoshop Skills
InDesign/Adobe Digital Publishing Suite a Plus
Final Cut Pro Video Editing/Basic Video Production
Basic SEO knowledge
Social networking and analytics experience
Experience with Google Analytics

At Climbing magazine, the digital media specialist is likely to work on some or all of the following:
-Managing schedule and production of electronic publications by working with other editors on staff.
-Working to build social media audience and engagement.
-Generating newsletters, slideshows, video, and other multimedia content.
-Researching and reporting information for all types of stories.
-Evaluating manuscripts and queries to determine if their publishing potential is consistent with the overall editorial plan.
-Conceptualizing and/or helping locate art/photos to accompany content.
-Staying abreast of the sport by climbing frequently.
• Job location: Boulder, CO
• Start date: Winter 2014
• Active Interest Media is an equal opportunity employer

Please send a resumé and cover letter to Editor Shannon Davis at

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