Is Looking For Help

FasterSkierApril 8, 2004

Since its inception in January 2002, has been growing extremely fast. As we continue to grow, we are constantly adding new features and many new readers.

Looking forward to the 2004-2005 season, we would like to continue to expand and better serve our readers. We believe that having a larger, more diverse group of people contributing to will make it an even better resource for skiers around North America and the world. Therefore, we are looking to hire some additional help. The best part about all these jobs is that you can work from anywhere. If you have a phone and a computer, it doesn't matter where you live. Join the team now!

If any of these positions interest you, please <contact us via this email form for more information. We are happy to discuss them and answer any questions you might have.

We are looking to fill three positions:

Advertising Sales Rep

Advertising revenue is what keeps our site running. We are looking to hire an advertising sales representative who will market FasterSkier to companies both inside and outside the ski industry. Candidates should be outgoing and self-motivated. Previous experience in sales and/or marketing is preferred but not required. Pay will be entirely on commission. Contact us for more details. Intern

Are you a post-college racer looking for supplemental income to support your ski career? Are you a college racer looking for a part-time job? This is a job for you. is looking for an Intern to help with either writing and posting articles and/or help with website design, maintenance and expansion. The ideal candidate would be a ski racer looking to pursue a career in either journalism or computer programming who wants to get some real-world experience while also enjoying the cross-country skiing lifestyle. This position would require 1-2 hours of work per day during the winter season, and a few hours each week during the summer. Intern can be based anywhere, and will work closely with Cory Smith,'s editor and webmaster, via email and phone. Pay for this position will be a monthly stipend, amount to be based on time commitment.

Responsibilities may include:
Writing articles
Tracking down and posting results
Interviewing Skiers and Coaches
Taking photographs
Adding new features to the FasterSkier website
Maintaining the website (fixing links, adding graphics, etc)
Administering the FasterSkier scripts and database

Desired skills include (not all are required – just some combination of the following):
A genuine interest in cross-country ski news
Good writing skills
Internet-saavy (the ability to find race results, articles, etc on the internet)
Basic knowledge of HTML (or willingness to learn the basics)

Additional skills that would be handy:
Knowledge of PHP & SQL (or any programming language and/or database)
An education in journalism
The ability to read or speak a foreign language, such as Italian, German, or Russian is a bonus

Contributing Authors

We are looking for approximately 5 skiers who enjoy writing to contribute regularly to Ideal candidates would write about training escapades, races they attend, and anything else skiing-related. You don't have to be an elite racer or expert coach, all you need is a love for cross-country skiing and a willingness to share your experiences. This is a paid position based on the number of articles contributed (minimum one per week average during the winter). You won't get rich doing this, but it will be a 'rich' experience. A great way for Senior skiers, Master skiers and coaches to make a few extra bucks doing something they enjoy!

Ideal Candidates would have the following (though all are not required):
Good writing skills
A love for cross-country skiing
A personal computer
A digital camera which they take to races
The desire to write about races they attend and other skiing experiences


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