SNEWS is hiring an Assistant Editor

Want to join our team?


SNEWS is looking to add a member to its Boulder-based editorial team. The Assistant Editor must be a lover of the outdoors, a creative storyteller, a fast and accurate news reporter, a champion of outdoor specialty retail, and a tireless ambassador for SNEWS. If this sounds like you, keep reading.


  • Write fast, accurate, daily news articles, as well as weekly features, profiles, and department stories
  • Manage the SNEWS home page on a daily basis
  • Create, manage, and track all social media activity (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn)
  • Attend and cover all relevant trade shows and industry events
  •  Oversee the creation and coordination of all editorial e-blasts and newsletters
  • Generate custom content ideas
  • Work with freelancers on content creation
  • Work with our sister publications (Backpacker, Ski, Climbing) on relevant projects


  • 2 years writing or journalism experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs, Google Analytics; familiarity Sales Force, Facebook Insights and other social media analysis tools and platforms a bonus
  • No telecommuting: this position is based in our headquarters in Boulder, CO

Further Requirements

  • An editorial background and/or good sense for what makes a good story
  • Familiarity and passion for the outdoor landscape, including news, brands, trends, influencers, and issues
  • Eager to learn and accept new challenges, working both independently and as a member of a team
  • Enthusiasm, personality, a passion for teamwork, and a positive attitude
  • Excellent problem-solving capability
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-moving media landscape, a hunger to learn, and an overarching ability to kick ass at everything they do

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Kristin Hostetter at with your name and “Assistant Editor” in the subject line.