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Want to be an outdoor writer? We'll teach you.

Join editors from SNEWS and BACKPACKER, Climbing, and SKI magazines to learn how to break into this industry.


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It sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it? Getting paid to travel, backpack, climb, ski, and test gear. All you have to do is write about it.

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We’re here to tell you that the dream is real. With more print and online publications than ever, it’s a great time to break into the outdoor world. And we’ll even help you do it.

SNEWS has teamed up with editors from our sister publications, BACKPACKER, Climbing, and SKI Magazines, to teach a brand-new course called “How to be an Outdoor Writer.”

Sign up for this online course led by SNEWS Editor Kristin Hostetter, and we’ll teach you how to:

-Get into gear testing

-Build your portfolio with relevant clips

-Pitch magazines in the outdoor space

-Network with PR professionals to get invited on press trips

And much, much more. 

Sign up today.