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Staff Writer

Virtual Req #51
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

About Us

 

 

Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that is challenging the media landscape with its proprietary approach. Its best-in-class brands like Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, The Drive, Donut, Dwell, Task & Purpose, and more, engage a combined audience of more than 70 million monthly visitors. Initially founded in 2018, the portfolio rapidly expanded and today we have more than 15 brands across automotive, home, outdoors, science, technology, and military verticals. Recurrent is a virtual first organization that is headquartered in Miami with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

The Opportunity
Outdoor Life is seeking a Staff Writer to join its expert team of journalists. We’re looking for someone to cover breaking news in the outdoors and conservation world, write in-depth gear reviews, and craft detailed how-to stories. The right candidate will have deep hunting and fishing experience as well as formal training as a professional writer and reporter.  

OL is a 126-year-old publication and it is the most respected national source of hunting, fishing, and conservation information and news. A career here promises opportunities to work alongside experienced editors, write high-profile stories, travel for hunting and fishing adventures, field test the latest and greatest outdoor gear, and pitch story ideas that matter. It also promises a heavy workload, short deadlines, and the demand of constant improvement. A commitment to excellence is required. 

If you love hunting, fishing, good storytelling, and hard work as much as we do, then this will be a dream job.      

The Responsibilities:

  • Pitch and write news briefs on record fish and critters, conservation issues, animal attacks, and other viral stories.

  • Report and write detailed how-to and explainer stories based on SEO research. The focus will be on core hunting and fishing topics.  

  • Field test new hunting and fishing products in order to write in-depth reviews and buying guides for our gear coverage. 

  • Build stories in OL’s CMS.

  • Learn our affiliate linking system and SEO standards.

  • Travel as needed to report stories and produce gear coverage.

The Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of writing/reporting experience. 

  • Ability to write clean, concise copy on short deadlines.

  • Deep knowledge of hunting and fishing with an emphasis on whitetail deer, turkeys, ducks, and bass.

  • A strong sense of journalism ethics and standards.

  • Ability to work in a CMS.

  • Basic understanding of web writing and SEO.

The Person:

  • Will take pride in doing challenging, important work.

  • Will want to improve their writing and reporting skills and welcome constructive feedback.  

  • Will have a lifelong love of the outdoors and a passion for hunting, fishing, and conservation.

  • Will enjoy working remotely, at a fast pace, with a highly motivated and collaborative team.

  • Will be naturally enthusiastic, curious, and skeptical.  

  • Will put the success of the title and the team first. 

Benefits & Perks
  

  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance
  • Fitness Reimbursement 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote - work from anywhere!
  • Parental leave
  • Matching 401k
  • Equity package

Hiring & Equal Opportunity Statement: Recurrent Ventures provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or affiliation protected by federal, state or local laws. With a number of our media brands reporting on the military, veterans’ affairs, and topics facing the active military community, we are very supportive of veterans’ activities and highly encourage this community to apply. 

Other details

  • Job Family Editorial
  • Pay Type Salary