FasterSkier is currently seeking a part-time reporter. The position runs from December to March, with the opportunity for extension. Currently, we have a preference for a Midwest or Canadian based reporter. However, we will consider qualified candidates from other regions.
Applicants should be highly motivated and self-driven with strong writing skills. A thorough understanding of nordic ski racing is required.
Part-reporters will be expected to produce stories that are clear, concise, and timely— often within a few hours of a race. As most FS reporting is done remotely, a computer and reliable internet are a must. The potential for travel to domestic events during the race season is available to part-time reporters. While covering events on-site and in-person, part-time reporters are expected to work full-time and around the clock to complete all assignments.
During the race season, part-time reporters are expected to work most weekends; at least 15-20 hours a week. 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.
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, be able to write effectively and efficiently, and hold proficient skills in conducting an interview. The ability to communicate effectively with others is key, as much of the position involves email and phone interviews, as well as frequent email check-ins and conversations with coworkers.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: “Part-time reporter” .