Outside (501+ Employees, 63% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

1% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 63% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $174.3M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?


This is a very exciting and highly innovative time here at Outside.


Outside Interactive, Inc., the premier hub for active lifestyle enthusiasts, offers best-in-class content and experiences to more than 70 million of the world’s most passionate outdoor, wellness, and endurance enthusiasts every month. We inspire a broad and diverse audience to do the activities they love with greater enjoyment, inspiration, and knowledge and are dedicated to making real change in the outdoor and fitness industries.

The Editor in Chief serves as steward of the flagship Outside Magazine brand, The primary responsibility is to revitalize this venerable brand to reflect: innovative trends at the intersection of culture, style, technology and the outdoor industry; a digital-forward content approach; and the inclusivity inherent in Outside’s core mission of “getting everyone outside.” The successful candidate will usher in a new era at Outside Mag that continues its history of best-in-class journalism and storytelling while integrating forward-thinking influencers, culturally relevant content, and stylish design that will redefine the brand and reinforce our position as a leader in our industry.

In this role, your focus will be on maintaining excellence and a consistent voice across all brand platforms. You will work with your team of approximately 20 editors and creatives to drive the editorial strategy and performance of Outside magazine in digital and print media, Your organization will also coordinate with the centralized Outside Studios, social media, and audience development teams to facilitate our efforts in audio, video, and brand reach. Working closely with the Outdoor Group’s editorial director, you will also create an overall vision and action plan aimed at expanding our editorial strategy from one that solely supports an ad-based model to one that drives membership for our subscription platform. You will also develop and manage budgets for content creation, manage senior personnel, attend and lead daily and weekly editorial meetings, and assign and top edit stories.

Like other senior executives, you will be expected to represent the company in industry initiatives and at functions, serving as a key leader and ambassador to the communities we serve. And as a member of the company’s Senior Leadership Team, you will collaborate with other executives to build strategy, culture, and market reputation for the company at large.

Our ideal candidate will have:

*This candidate will have proven experience driving multi-format content performance across digital and social platforms (a leadership role at a major newsstand print title is a big plus)

*Extensive experience leading teams of content producers; and a personal or professional background in (or adjacent to) the outdoor industry.

*This candidate will bring a deep understanding of the storytelling that resonates with outdoor-enthusiast and outdoor-curious audiences. T

*This candidate will strive to maintain Outside’s editorial legacy and leadership positions while also reimagining our content in ways that will attract newer, younger, and underrepresented audience groups.

*Last but not least, the ideal candidate will share Outside’s commitment to participation, sustainability, and diversity.


EICs at Outside rarely do the same thing every day, and part of the joy of the job is how varied the tasks and experiences are. While your duties are likely to evolve in response to market trends and business changes, your core responsibilities will include:

  • Grow audience, revenue, and membership as an inspirational and inclusive leader of our largest title
  • Develop strategies and execution plans to achieve greater reach and engagement with our existing and incremental audiences
  • Stay abreast of trends in the outdoor industry, popular culture, and digital media
  • Manage the career growth of a talented team of editors
  • Attend and/or lead all high-level print, channel, feature, podcast, affiliate, video, and news editorial meetings to help guide consistent execution of our editorial strategy across the teams
  • Assign, edit, and write stories for online and print
  • Represent the company as a thought leader in the category
  • Partner with sales and marketing to support advertising success
  • Contribute to the company’s culture and direction as a member of the Senior Leadership Team


Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English or other relevant degree
  • 10+ years’ experience in editing, assigning, and writing content for local and national audiences
  • 5+ years’ experience managing creatives, as well as a passion for mentoring and guiding their career development
  • Extensive knowledge and networks in the outdoor enthusiast category
  • Fluency in digital, social, and video content best practices
  • Fluency in financial reporting and budget development

Entirely remote jobs that could be performed in Colorado: Employees can expect to be paid a salary of between $180,000 to $200,000. Additional compensation may include a bonus or commission . Additional benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, Flexible Time Away, sick leave, and more. This salary range is merely an estimate and may vary based on an applicant’s location, market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors

Tagged as: >50% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 501+ Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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