Salary Range:$90,000.00 To 100,000.00 Annually

Title: Editor-In-Chief, POWDER

Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Intermountain West, Northeast, Remote USA

First Look: Editor-In-Chief, POWDER

The Arena Group is looking for an experienced, dynamic, passionate and creative Editor-In-Chief for POWDER. This individual will be tasked with the exciting venture of relaunching the POWDER brand, as well as overseeing the content, direction, and future of the publication. Candidates must be passionate skiers who can thrive in both a start-up and corporate environment.

The Arena Group’s expected annualized base salary range for this position is currently $90,000 – $100,000. Actual salaries will vary based on multiple factors including location, education, experience and other factors permitted by law.  The listed salary range is but one component of The Arena Group’s total compensation and benefits available to its employees.

Please note: due to the volume of applications we receive, only applicants selected for consideration will be contacted.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage and lead the POWDER editorial team, including assigning stories and overseeing the writing, editing, and production process of both print and digital publications

  • Ensure that the content is accurate, of high quality, true to the POWDER voice, and make final decisions on any controversial or sensitive material

  • Maintain and grow skiing and adventure sports industry relationships whilst collaborating to bring more top talent to POWDER – such as writers, athletes, photographers, videographers, and other ski industry insiders

  • Consistently ensure high standards of excellence, collaboration, and creativity across teams

  • Work with the business or management team to develop and implement strategies for growing the audience and increasing revenue.

  • Represent POWDER at public events, competitions, and other ski industry gatherings

  • Keep up to date with skiing trends, developments, and news to guide the editorial direction of the publication

  • Continuously look for new ideas and opportunities to improve POWDER and continue its success

  • Manage the budget for the editorial department, making sure that resources are allocated in the most efficient and effective way

  • Ensure a robust editorial calendar and pipeline of future content, whilst continuously uplevelling the content offering, advising on content experiences and collaborating on all social, commerce and experiential formats.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Absolute commitment to producing the best content in skiing for one of the most expert and passionate audiences in the world

  • Deep connection and passion for the sport of skiing

  • 8-10 years minimum of prior experience in editorial leadership

  • Prior experience working in skiing or outdoor sports media

  • Ability to communicate at an executive level to share ideas, investment cases and performance.

  • Strong ski industry relationships across social media, editorial, business development, marketing and PR/Talent entities

  • Familiarity with the wide-range of ski areas, mountains, and cultures across the globe.

  • Deep catalog of personal and profound experiences related to skiing

  • Regular access to a ski resort, ski area, or backcountry skiing

  • Dedication to keep skiing, and ski media, a fun and inclusive experience

  • Knowledge of ski industry trends and latest technologies in the editorial space

  • Professional maturity, integrity, discipline, a positive attitude, and excellent communication skills

  • Exceptional presentation skills

  • Track record of leading by example, and with integrity, toward your teams and Arena colleagues

Snapshot of Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K), with company match

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Reimbursement for business cell phone use per company policy

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • 12 Paid Holidays

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