Job PostingsNewsFasterSkier Seeks Associate Editor, Canadian Editor, and Reporter

FasterSkier FasterSkierApril 14, 2011

FasterSkier is looking to fill several positions for the coming year.

Associate Editor

The Associate Editor is a full time position at FasterSkier.

The Associate Editor will work closely with the FasterSkier Editor to manage overall editorial content of the site, and will be responsible for overseeing one or more additional employees.

Journalistic duties include regular reporting on news in the cross-country community, identification of newsworthy topics, and authoring of regular features.

FasterSkier's Nat Herz interviewing Lukas Bauer at World Championships in Oslo

The Associate Editor will work with multiple forms of media, including the creation of regular podcasts and videos, and will assist in the publication of the Start List, FasterSkier’s semi-regular email newsletter.

Management work includes oversight of an intern and a reporter—giving guidance on topic choice, interview subjects, and issues of journalistic style, as well as providing feedback and editing.

The Associate Editor will travel regularly throughout the winter, to North American and European events, and will be expected to work most weekends from mid-November through mid-April.

This position is a great opportunity for an individual looking to grow as a reporter and writer. The Associate Editor will be working at a high level—accumulating experience, and taking on responsibilities, that would take years to acquire at more mainstream publications.

FasterSkier has become an internationally recognized news source, and employees have access to many of the top individuals in the sport, both in North American and overseas.

Nat Herz and Chelsea Little surveying the scene at World Championships

The work is intense—at times, relentless—but it is also extremely rewarding. The travel alone will be eye-opening: the previous Associate Editor, in two years on the job, reported from locations including Alaska; Germany; Canmore, Alberta; the Vancouver Olympics; West Yellowstone, Montana; Estonia; Lake Placid, New York; Drammen, Norway; the World Championships in Oslo; Sun Valley, Idaho; and even Rumford, Maine.

While the Associate Editor will have many clearly defined tasks and responsibilities, there is plenty of room for pursuing projects of personal interest, and to have a lasting impact on both the website, and the sport of cross-country skiing. The position is ideal for an individual who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, and works well independently—there are few limits to the work, and on the stories that can be written.

The Associate Editor will be included in the decision-making process for many aspects of the website, including employee hiring, and strategic planning.

Requirements:

–       General knowledge of elite ski racing, and a passion for the sport.

–       Interest in professional journalism, and some experience in the field.

–       Strong writing skills.

–       The ability to work well independently, and to self-manage daily tasks.

–       A creative and inquisitive mind.

–       Work well with others.

–       Accept and dispense constructive criticism.

–       Some digital media skills (audio, video, photo), or the willingness to quickly learn such skills.

–       Good communication skills.

–       The willingness to challenge oneself and push the comfort level.

–       A commitment to professional conduct, including ethical behavior, and objectivity in writing and reporting.

This is a full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience, but applicants should be aware that this is not a high-paying job.

For more information and an application, please send a letter of interest to info@fasterskier.com.

Canadian Editor

Over the last several years, FasterSkier has worked hard to increase coverage of elite Canadian ski racing. For the coming year, we are looking to hire an editor to oversee the daily news cycle in Canada.

The Canadian Editor will be responsible for identifying and planning daily content, and will report and produce it. The individual will also manage and work with other reporters, in partnership with the FasterSkier Editor, to provide the highest level of coverage.

This position is still evolving, and the Canadian Editor will be work with FasterSkier staff to create a roadmap for Canadian coverage, and an overall approach to the project.

Requirements:

–       Strong knowledge of elite ski racing, and a passion for the sport.

–       Familiarity with Canadian ski racing.

–       Interest in professional journalism, and some experience in the field.

–       Strong writing skills.

–       The ability to work well independently and to self-manage daily tasks.

–       A creative and inquisitive mind.

–       Work well in a team environment.

–       Accept and dispense constructive criticism.

–       Solid digital media skills (audio, video, photo) or the willingness to quickly learn such skills.

–       Good communication skills.

–       The willingness to challenge oneself and push the comfort level.

This position could be full-time, but could also be structured to accommodate an additional job. Compensation is commensurate with experience, but applicants should be aware that this is not a high-paying job.

For more information and an application, please send a letter of interest to info@fasterskier.com.

Reporter

FasterSkier is looking to hire a reporter to assist with coverage of daily ski news, and competition events during the winter. Hours are flexible, but the Reporter must be able to work a significant number of weekends during the winter. Some opportunities for travel to elite-level competition may exist.

Requirements:

–       Strong knowledge of elite ski racing, and a passion for the sport.

–       Interest in professional journalism.

–       Strong writing skills.

–       The ability to work well independently and to self-manage daily tasks.

This position is part-time with more hours in the winter. Compensation is commensurate with experience, but applicants should be aware that this is not a high-paying job.

For more information and an application, please send a letter of interest to info@fasterskier.com.

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