Seasonal Editor (Full-Time)

The Trek is hiring a Full-Time, Seasonal Editor

Do you have a robust love for writing, editing, and a love for long-distance backpacking? Want to work with a media company dedicated to all things hiker trash?

Let’s do this!

Position Summary

The Trek is seeking a skilled and motivated individual to lead our editorial team. As the Full-Time, Seasonal Editor, you will be responsible for managing our content creation, editing, editorial calendar, and gear reviews. This is a remote position, with the option for local candidates to work from The Trek’s HQ in Golden, CO. You will work closely with our founder and editor-in-chief, Zach Davis, and receive guidance from our current Managing Editor, Kelly Floro.

This role will begin on July, 1st 2023 and go through January 2024.

Position Requirements

  • Has robust experience in writing compelling backpacking articles
  • Has the ability to edit others’ articles
  • Is a strong writer and communicator, with an eye for detail
  • Is highly organized, being able to manage spreadsheets for contributor pitches, timelines, gear reviews, and more.
  • Must have the availability to work ~40 hours per week
  • Is a self-starter and doesn’t require constant supervision to stay busy
  • Ample long-distance backpacking, thru-hiking experience is a major bonus
  • Ability and desire to stay updated on the outdoor industry and trail community
  • Has own laptop or computer and Internet access

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Proficiency with Google Drive
  • Is comfortable working odd schedules

Time Commitment

  • This is a full-time job
  • The role starts on July 1st and goes through at least January 15th, 2024


This position starts at $4,250 per month, with the opportunity for bonuses.

This is a remote position, though local candidates have the option to work from The Trek’s HQ in Golden, CO.   

The deadline to apply is June 2nd.


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