Snowsports Editor (Switchback Travel)

Snowsports Editor (Switchback Travel)

AllGear Digital is looking for a high-energy, creative wordsmith with a passion for the outdoors to help grow high-quality, snow-sports-focused gear reviews and Buyer’s Guides for Switchback Travel, our leading online publication dedicated to outdoor gear guides and reviews. The Affiliate Editor, Snowsports establishes review methodology and assigns, writes, and edits publication-ready content that informs and engages readers and catalyzes purchase behavior. This role is explicitly responsible for monitoring and growing affiliate revenue while maintaining journalistic integrity.

Ideal candidates will be talented writers with strong communication skills and the ability to convey complex technical information in a way that’s easy to process for the reader. Possessing a wide knowledge of different facets of the skiing and snowboarding industry is a must, as you’ll be helping us recommend the best tools, apparel, and gear to our readers across the globe. The position is remote, so reliable internet access, the ability to self-regulate, and on-time delivery are required. The preferred candidate will also be willing to travel once or twice a year for on-location testing and photoshoots with a team. Preference will go to applicants with backcountry experience and proficiency.

This position will start as a 40-hour, contract role with the potential to convert to a salaried, benefits-eligible position in approximately 6 months. This position is remote, and someone in Washington State or the Lake Tahoe region is preferred. The expected compensation for this position is $55,000-$65,000 per year based on skills, experience, and geographic location.

AllGear Digital is committed to expanding representation in the outdoor industry, and we are looking for diverse writers to join the team!

Responsibilities

  • Assign, write, and edit publication-ready Buyer’s Guides and product reviews
  • Supervise freelance resources to create content as directed
  • Create or coordinate supporting visuals (e.g., photographs, pull-out quotes) for pieces
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise in several of the following categories:
    • Skiing (downhill, cross-country, backcountry)
    • Snowboarding
    • Other winter outdoor activities (snowshoeing, skating, ice climbing, etc.)
    • General wilderness travel, climbing, outdoor exploration, camping, etc.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of SEO principles and practices
  • Use tools including data from affiliate networks, Google Analytics, Accuranker, etc. to monitor and improve key metrics including search rankings, affiliate revenue, traffic, etc.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of editorial experience, preferably in digital publications with affiliate marketing
  • Proficient with Google Workspace, Slack, Monday, and other project management tools
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and project management skills
  • Familiarity with digital publishing tools, content management systems, and affiliate networks
  • Comfort reporting, analyzing, and interpreting data to drive decisions
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field (preferred)

To Apply

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and any relevant photography and writing samples to hr@allgeardigital.com with the subject: “Snowsports Editor, Switchback Travel.” Please be specific about your area of expertise (skiing, snow/splitboarding, backcountry experience, etc.) We will respond to high-quality candidates as quickly as possible.

 About AllGear Digital:

At AllGear Digital, we strive to inform, educate, and entertain readers about the passions, products, and people that enrich their lives, with the goal of becoming the leading publisher of gear reviews and content for active lifestyle and the outdoors. We own and operate a diverse set of digital media brands, including GearJunkie, Switchback Travel, iRunFar, Bikerumor, The Inertia, ExplorersWeb, and other top names in their respective niches. AllGear Digital is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, both for the company and in their content.