Rapid Media is the world’s leading paddlesports media company. We produce Paddling Magazine , including our annual 300+ page Paddling Buyer’s Guide and special 200+ page Paddling Trip Guide travel issue.
We also produce Kayak Angler , the world’s leading kayak fishing magazine. Both our Paddling Magazine and Kayak Angler brands have significant digital assets, including industry-leading websites, flipbook and app editions, and the world’s most sophisticated online paddling buyer’s guides.
In our spare time, Rapid Media produces the international Paddling Film Festival and World Tour, now touring to more than 130 cities.
Over the last 21 years, we’ve worked hard to become North America’s most trusted paddlesports authority.
As the Paddling Magazine and Kayak Angler inbound-focused digital content writer/editor, you will be responsible for producing and optimizing online service-oriented and entertaining editorial content from themed roundups and guides to personal reviews and more. It’s the stuff our readers need, want and enjoy, extending our reach and creating more loyal fans who turn to Paddling Magazine and Kayak Angler for every gear purchase and travel decision they make.
Responsibilities include researching, planning, coordinating, assigning, writing, editing and publishing while meeting deadlines and following guidelines. The goal is to provide exceptional, essential, engaging, informative, honest and credible stories, news and reviews more paddlers are searching for.
You’ll collaborate and coordinate with the editorial and marketing teams to develop efficient and synergistic plans to maximize value and reach.
Expect to work in a variety of digital publishing and distribution platforms as well as with photography, video and social media.
You should have an understanding and voice of authority when writing about paddling—including whitewater, canoeing, kayak touring, standup paddleboarding and kayak fishing—and the paddling industry. Our readers are paddling and fishing enthusiasts. You don’t work at Car & Driver because you own a minivan; you must be a car nut. You get the idea.
The position is in-house, full-time and year-round. It’s a dream job, but it’s a real job!
It’s a long list, but we believe the right candidate will already know the skills and experience he or she will need to excel at all this.
Salary to commensurate with experience, of course.
Headquarters is located in Palmer Rapids, which is a small rural community with a big heart. The cottagey office is on the river-right bank of the Madawaska River, five minutes downstream from class II-III+ Palmer Rapids, less than an hour from the mighty Ottawa River, and right in the middle between Algonquin Park and Calabogie Peaks ski resort. It’s only two hours to Ottawa and three hours to Toronto. Here we paddle, fish, ride bikes and ski regularly. And we go swimming from the dock at lunchtime… in the summer.
Or you can work out of the new Revelstoke office tucked between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain Ranges of southeastern British Columbia. Our desks are 1.8 kilometers from Revelstoke Mountain Resort, where we ski and ride mountain bikes. We canoe and kayak on Lake Revelstoke and the Columbia River and chase river levels of the Illecillewaet, Jordan and Clearwater, to name-drop a few classics.
The Rapid Media team consists of a publisher, director of marketing, director of sales, advertising and sponsorship coordinator, two magazine editors, graphic designer and production coordinator, film festival tour coordinator and finance and circulation managers. Most of us wear flip-flops every day and have never been caught wearing ties at our desks. Creep us at: paddlingmag.com/staff
This is not a telecommuting position; only candidates who can work at the riverside Palmer Rapids office or Revelstoke mountain office will be considered.
Sound like the perfect combination of work and play?
If you think this job is amazing but not the perfect fit for you right now, please forward this posting along. Thanks for doing so. Learn more about Rapid Media at: paddlingmag.com , kayakanglermag.com , paddlingfilmfestival.com.
Rapid Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or boats you paddle.
Rapid Media is the world’s leading paddlesports media company. We produce Paddling Magazine, including our annual 300+ page Paddling Buyer’s Guide and special 200+ page Paddling Trip Guide travel issue. We also produce Kayak Angler, the world’s leading kayak fishing magazine. Both our Paddling Magazine and Kayak Angler brands have significant digital assets including industry-leading websites, flipbook and app editions and the world’s most sophisticated online buyer’s guides. In our spare time, Rapid Media produces the international Paddling Film Festival and World Tour now touring to over 130 cities. Over the last 20 years we’ve worked hard to become North America’s most trusted paddlesports authority.