Love skiing? Love writing? Looking for a job or hobby that combines the two? FasterSkier needs you!
The FasterSkier team is looking to grow with the addition of part-time reporters as well as volunteer contributors.
Those applying for the part-time position should be highly motivated and self-driven with strong writing skills and a thorough understanding of nordic racing. All FS reporters work remotely while reporting on various levels and topics relating to the nordic-skiing world.
Perhaps the best part of the part-time 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 most weekends and 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 and around the clock 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.
FS survives because of the enthusiasm and loyalty of our readers, and if you find yourself an avid fan of the site with a desire to write — even if it is just a few times a month — then this is for you! We compensate contributing reporters with equipment or gear perks based on the amount of work they’re able to complete over a season.
We need volunteer contributors in a variety of areas, from weekend to on-site reporting on some of the biggest events in nordic and biathlon racing, to regional contributors (i.e. Canada, and in the U.S., regions like the Midwest, Alaska, etc.). And if you specialize in biathlon or nordic combined, we certainly have a place for you on the FS team.
Must have a computer with reliable internet, desire to pitch story ideas and contribute on an as-needed basis, strong written and communication skills, and the ability to proofread your own work. Contributors will work with an editor on all assignments and projects, and will be asked to assist other FS team members at times.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: “Part-time reporter” or “Contributing reporter”.