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Outsider is an independent media and lifestyle company built for the heart of America; a community of those passionate about being outside, adventure, hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. We are the pulse for entertainment, trending news, reviews, and how-tos for the outdoor lifestyle. Outsider, part of the D17 portfolio, was created by the founders of Rivals.com (acquired by Yahoo! 2007), 247Sports (acquired CBS Sports 2015), ComicBook.com, and PopCulture.com (acquired CBSi 2017).

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Jobs Currently Available:

Country Music Executive Editor

Role: 

The Country Music Executive Editor will be responsible for developing Outsider’s Country Music brand voice, overseeing the production of original content and managing a team of experts and original content production team, overseeing writers, podcast and video production, and managing company Instagram and Twitter Country Music-related accounts. This Editor will also communicate daily with industry leaders, influencers, and media contacts to facilitate breaking industry news and exclusive content. This Editor will also ensure that production staff produce a set amount of content pieces and social media posts based on guidelines from Outsider executive editor (there will be daily/weekly goals to hit) while also being able to pinpoint content lanes that continue to grow Outsider’s audience. The Country Music Managing Editor will report to executive editor and work alongside other managing editors in a collaborative team effort. 

Day-to-Day: 

  • Work with staff to produce the best of the best, most prioritized Country Music content for Outsider’s web site and social media pages
  • Ensure that supervised content producers hit target content frequency goals daily, monthly
  • Develop the brand “voice” in the Country Music category for Outsider
  • Develop and maintain a consistent exclusive pipeline with country artists, for editorial and video
  • Help seek out content lanes that will drive user engagement and brand dedication
  • Understand and manage search and social performant content so that Outsider can stay at the top of each daily and weekly news cycle
  • Manage to session/audience traffic forecasts

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in a similar position in digital entertainment media, preferably Country Music-related
  • Entrepreneurial minded with the goal of growing not only yourself, but a team and online brand
  • Proficient in journalism/writing, video, podcasts, SEO and social media experience
  • Experience prioritize content and Instagram/Twitter posting and distribution
  • Experience working in fast-paced content production environments

You might also have:

  • Bachelor’s in Journalism, Online Media or equivalent 
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to problem-solve each day as it relates to written, video, podcast, and social media content production 
  • Good understanding of SEO, social, and other referral and distribution platforms

Job Type: Full-time

Social Media Producer

Role: 

As a Social Media Producer, you are a crucial member of our team, helping to produce content specifically for Instagram and Twitter. You will be expected to grow these accounts both in followership and engagement. We are looking for a team player with a positive attitude who understands we are aggressively building the Outsider brand via these two social platforms. You are comfortable working well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. You will be offered the following shift: 8am-6pm, but will be expected to work outside hours during live events and breaking news.

Day-to-Day: 

  • Produce content for social media platforms including Twitter and Instagram
  • Produce high quality branded stories for Instagram
  • Maintain consistent Outsider “voice” and personality across multiple platforms
  • Prioritize news desk content of the day/week quickly
  • Evaluate social media analytics and track social conversation around topics that relate to Outsider
  • Plan ahead for events and create social media content to build and engage Outsider followers
  • Communicate with the News Desk department regarding priority content
  • Cut and post multiple video clips each day (both stories and feed posts)

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree and/or relevant work experience
  • Strong knowledge and passion for outdoor lifestyle and middle America news content
  • 5+ years of experience in REAL social producing and management (bonus if in an entertainment news-based company
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Team-player attitude paired with the ability to meet quick deadlines and react to breaking news developments
  • Ability to prioritize scheduling assignments under tight deadlines
  • Strong editorial judgment and a commitment to quality caption writing that consistently captures the developing Outsider voice
  • Expert level experience with video editing (specifically for social clip outs), Photoshop

You might also have:

  • Bachelor’s in Journalism, Online Media or equivalent 
  • Good understanding of SEO, social, and other referral and distribution platforms

Job Type: Full-time

Staff Writer

  • 2+ years of writing/editorial experience, preferably in a newsroom environment
  • Full-time Employee w/ benefits
  • Remote employee
  • Must produce 10+ articles in an 8-hour shift in newsroom environment, some weekend shifts required
  • Must submit work samples. Only qualified applicants will receive a response

Camping Expert Writer

  • 3+ years of editorial experience
  • Full-time Employee w/ benefits
  • Remote employee
  • Camping and/or outdoors enthusiast
  • Camping related articles and extensive reviews
  • Video talent a plus
  • Must submit work samples. Only qualified applicants will receive a response

Hunting Expert Writer

  • 3+ years of editorial experience
  • Full-time Employee w/ benefits
  • Remote employee
  • Hunting and/or outdoors enthusiast
  • Hunting related articles and extensive reviews
  • Video talent a plus
  • Must submit work samples. Only qualified applicants will receive a response

Entertainment Managing Editor & Producer (ME)

Role: 

The Managing Editor will be responsible for finding, creating and assigning content and supervising a team of staff writers to produce daily news desk articles that include but are not limited to entertainment, trending news, celebrities and outdoor lifestyle content. The managing editor will also be responsible for editing produced content, posting content on Facebook and other social media, and SEO for produced content. The managing editor will ensure that staff writers produce a set amount of articles each day (there will be daily goals to hit) while also being able to pinpoint content lanes that continue to grow Outsider’s audience. The managing editor will report to executive editor and will work alongside other managing editors in a collaborative team effort.

Day-to-Day: 

  • Work with staff writers to produce the best of the best, most prioritized content for that day’s news cycle
  • Consistently ensure that supervised writers hit target content frequency goals daily, monthly
  • Help seek out trending news items that will drive user engagement and brand dedication
  • Understand and manage search and social performant content so that Outsider can stay at the top of each daily, weekly news cycle
  • Manage to session/audience traffic forecasts

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of professional experience in digital media
  • Entrepreneurial minded with the goal of growing not only yourself, but a team and online brand.
  • Proficient in journalism/writing, SEO and social media experience
  • Experience working in trending news, how to prioritize content and Facebook posting and distribution
  • Experience working in fast-paced, but high-quality writing on a trending news desk

You might also have:

  • Bachelor’s in Journalism, Online Media or equivalent
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to problem-solve each day as it relates to news desk workflow, content production and social platforms
  • Good understanding of SEO, Facebook News Feed and other referral and distribution platforms

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year

Outdoors Managing Editor & Producer (ME)

(see ME job description above)

Additionally, must have:

  • Authentic outdoors expertise and experience in camping, hunting, fishing, and other popular outdoor activities