Love skiing? Love writing? Looking for a job that combines the two? FasterSkier needs you!
The FasterSkier team is looking to grow with the addition of part-time reporters: highly motivated and self-driven individuals with strong writing skills and a thorough understanding of nordic racing, who will work remotely while reporting on various levels and topics relating to the nordic-skiing world.
Perhaps the best part of this job is the potential for travel. Committed and proven reporters can expect to travel to one or more events throughout the 2015/2016 race season, including but not limited to the U.S. SuperTours in Montana, Idaho and Vermont, as well as U.S. nationals in Michigan, the American Birkebeiner in Wisconsin, and perhaps best of all, one or more of the Canada World Cups in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, and Canmore.
Part-time reporters are expected to manage their time and tasks on a weekly basis, with an expectation of working about 10 hours per week in the offseason (now through October) and revving up to a more weekend-based position, requiring at least 20 hours a week, during the race season (mid-November through March). While covering events on site and in person, reporters are expected to work full time to complete all assignments.
Clear and efficient writing is a must, and reporters should have the ability to produce well-crafted stories on a tight schedule — often within a few hours of a race.
Candidates should have a strong interest and desire to cover most elite domestic and international races (in the U.S. and Canada, and internationally) throughout the 2015/2016 season from the comfort of their own homes. A computer and reliable internet are a must.
Compensation will be paid in monthly installments and can be discussed upon inquiry. Ideal candidates should be able to start as soon as possible, possess a strong knowledge of nordic ski racing, as well as social awareness and interview skills, and be able to write effectively and efficiently on deadline while thoroughly proofreading all work. Keen communication skills are key as much of this job involves email and phone interviews, as well as frequent email check-ins and conversations with coworkers.
Reporters will work with an editor on all tasks and projects, and will be expected to produce several articles per week while assisting other FS team members as needed.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: “Part-time reporter.”