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.

Climbing is the premier digital publication dedicated to the historic and continually evolving world of climbing. We’re seeking an Editor in Chief with deep editorial experience and a passion for climbing to work alongside a team of experienced climbers, outdoor enthusiasts, and talented writers to deliver high-quality, engaging content across platforms that keeps readers informed about the latest trends, techniques, gear, and destinations.

This role can be 100% remote within the United States or Canada

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Assume responsibility for Climbing's existing staff, writers, content, editorial processes, and audience.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define the short-term and long-term editorial vision and strategy.
  • Brainstorm stories, make assignments, and write 3-5 stories per week for Climbing.
  • Engage with a diverse mix of new writers and contributors.
  • Maintain key performance metrics.

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Implement a comprehensive editorial calendar and content plan.
  • Foster a collaborative and creative environment for the editorial team.
  • Establish relationships with influential climbers, industry experts, and a diverse group of potential content contributors.
  • Analyze audience engagement data and reader feedback to optimize content strategy.
  • Explore opportunities for exclusive interviews, features, and special projects.
  • Collaborate with marketing and social media teams to amplify content reach and engagement.
  • Meet all benchmarks and KPIs as assigned.

Within 12 months, you will:

  • Solidify Climbing's position as the leading voice in the climbing community while meeting all goals and KPIs.
  • Identify and cultivate new content verticals or niches to expand readership.
  • Develop a talent pipeline and mentorship program for diverse writers and editors.
  • Represent Climbing at industry events, conferences, and speaking engagements.
  • Continually evaluate and refine content strategy based on performance metrics and audience insights.
  • Explore opportunities for strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and collaborations.

What YOU bring to Outside: (Preferred Qualifications)

  • 10+ years of combined experience in both climbing and editorial
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading abilities. You are a player and a coach.
  • Proven experience in digital editorial leadership roles
  • In-depth knowledge of the climbing industry and outdoor recreation
  • Expertise in channel management, digital publishing trends, SEO, and content optimization
  • Expertise in managing and motivating teams
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills
  • Established authority in the climbing and active lifestyle communities
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

We are unable to sponsor or transfer a VISA for this position

Entirely remote jobs that could be performed in Colorado: Employees can expect to be paid a salary of between $80,000- $94,000. 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

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Outside Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristics. Pursuant to applicable laws, we also make accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We believe a diverse team is a strong team, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.