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    Associate Editor – Cross Country Skier Magazine

    Cross Country Skier Magazine, the Journal of Nordic Skiing, based in Jeffersonville, Vt., is currently seeking an Associate Editor. Likely candidates will be deadline-oriented, with exceptional writing skills and strong editing experience; will possess a deep knowledge of and passion for all forms of cross country skiing; and will be prepared to combine their skiing interests, creativity and media savvy to champion North America’s only print media dedicated to Nordic skiing.

    Job Description:

    The Associate Editor reports to and works closely with the Editorial Director and will work within a small production team on tasks that extend across Cross Country Skier Magazine’s print and digital portfolio, including:

    • Writing news, editorials, gear reviews and other material for Cross Country Skier Magazine and CrossCountrySkier.com.
    • Along with editorial team, editing, copyediting and proofing all material for print, digital and other projects.
    • Collaborating with contributors to gather pitches, make assignments and edit stories.
    • Editorial planning with editors and art department staff, including developing and executing a creative and diverse editorial calendar in print and online.
    • Representing Cross Country Skier Magazine at trade shows, races, festivals, press events and other magazine-, sport- and industry-related gatherings.
    • Actively managing Cross Country Skier Magazine’s digital presence—on social media, at CrossCountrySkier.com and through regular newsletters.
    • Planning and executing the Cross Country Skier gear test.
    • Assisting with development and execution of other projects related to the Cross Country Skier Magazine brand, including the Cross Country Skier Podcast.
    • As an employee of Height of Land Publications, the Associate Editor will assist with various editorial responsibilities for company’s other titles.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    The ideal candidate should possess:

    • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
    • Five-plus years of journalism and/or editorial experience working with print media.
    • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of Nordic skiing and experience working within the outdoor industry.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work daily within a creative team.
    • Big-picture creativity, attention to detail, solid organizational skills and a commitment to quality.
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects across platforms and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to travel regularly throughout the winter for stories, trade shows and media events.
    • A deep interest in promoting Nordic skiing through various media outlets.

    This is a seasonal position, extending through the print publication’s production season—roughly July to December.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit cover letter, resume and samples of published writing to tyler@holpublications.com.