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Active Interest Media is committed to developing a community of dedicated professionals with the ability and drive to provide the best service possible through their career path within AIM.

AIM seeks to promote from within while also incorporating the diverse talent that can be found outside of the organization.

Active Interest Media is a company actively acquiring and building market-leading enthusiast publications and other media platforms. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, long and short term disability, FSA and 401k.

Assistant Editor, Skills, Backpacker, Boulder CO

Primary Objective of Position

Trip wizard wanted. Do you love wilderness and inspiring people to get out hiking and camping? Can you tell a good trip by looking at a map? Do you know what every other online source for trips is missing?

 BACKPACKER, the premier brand in wilderness travel and service, is hiring an assistant editor to oversee our destinations coverage. This role will be responsible for executing a cross-platform content plan, including print, digital, social media, and video. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated aptitude in writing and editing, digital savvy, a passion for helping readers discover new areas to hike and camp, a certain poetry to their prose, and a bottomless well of ideas. This full-time position is based in our offices in Boulder, Colorado, and benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401(k). Come join our fast-paced team to work and live the dream in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Fluency in Spanish language a plus.
 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three published clips (or links to them) to caseylyons@aimmedia.com. Those who clear the initial screening will be given an edit test.

 Professional Responsibilities

The Assistant Editor will assign and edit the Play List department for the magazine, develop trips-related content for distribution on digital channels, social media, and video. In addition, the Assistant Editor will be expected to spend time in the field keeping up with new trends in techniques and equipment in our sport.

Professional Qualifications

Professional demeanor is a must for all positions at Active Interest Media. In addition to courteous, friendly, businesslike behavior, the following qualifications are fundamental to this position:

  • Must be a self-starter who is able take initiative on projects and to plan and organize their time.
  • Proven ability and skill in writing and editing.
  • Proven ability to work with others in a cooperative team effort.
  • Proven computer skills in MS Office and Adobe InDesign.
  • Proven ability to efficiently manage and organize own time.
  • Planning experience in a publishing environment desirable.
 

Job Conditions

Working Conditions: The Assistant Editor must be comfortable working on a computer for a standard 8-hour workday, with night- and weekend work periodically required. The applicant must also be able to carry a loaded camping backpack (30-35 pounds) for 10-15 miles in a day, and be comfortable wilderness camping.

ADA: These are essential functions of the position, and must be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment reference check.

 


   

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Digital Business Development Specialist, Home Group

The Home Group is currently looking for a Digital Business Development Specialist.  This position will be responsible for developing relationships with potential advertising companies and selling advertising to support our brands - Cuisine at home, Garden Gate, Woodsmith, Log Home Living, Old House Journal and Traditional Building.  The primary duties for this position include:

  • Selling banner ads and sponsored content
  • Content marketing
  •  Lead generation
  • Developing custom e-newsletters and digital case studies
  • Download white papers
  • Paid social media and video production delivered via our social and digital networks

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of proven business development and sales experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be a team player.

To apply please email a resume and cover letter to Pete Miller at pmiller@aimmedia.com

AIM is an equal opportunity employer. 


Digital Director, Backpacker, Boulder CO

Description

This is the shortest job description BACKPACKER has ever posted, because we are insanely focused on finding the sharpest needle in today’s digital haystack. You’re an enterprising multiplatform strategist with a track record of divergent thinking and successful product innovation. You have audience and content mastery, but you also love to make cash registers ring. You’re undaunted by the challenge of driving transformation at a brand where expectations run high thanks to numerous editorial awards. You can lead change while keeping the trains running, and you’d die for the opportunity to quarterback BACKPACKER’s digital portfolio.

If you’re that needle, pitch us in a way that shows it. Tell us your vision for evolving our social/video/membership/education/commerce/influencer efforts and hit us with a few next-gen ideas that will delight BACKPACKER followers and power revenue. Demonstrate verve and imagination and we’ll empower you to make magic in the best damn job in the outdoors.

Goodbye, haystack. Hello, life list opportunity.

Requirements:

  • Asymmetrical thinker
  • Self-starter … and finisher
  • 3-5+ years’ experience in digital media environment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment reference check.

Send a cover letter and resume only if you think that’s the best way to respond to this listing. Any other approaches, shoot ’em to shoughton@aimmedia.com.


Digital Project Manager -- Des Moines, IA, Home Group

Description
Active Interest Media is looking for a qualified Digital project manager to join our team. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management and smooth operation of various digital projects, including site launches, video productions, email marketing implementation, online tools, web applications and advertising campaigns.

For this position, we expect you to be a tech-savvy professional with an in-depth understanding of how technology can help us achieve our business goals. You should be methodical and have EXCELLENT time management skills. As a Digital project manager, you should also use your communication skills to collaborate effectively with various teams and stakeholders throughout the organization.

Ultimately, you should be able to manage and deliver our projects’ digital lifecycle within quality, time and budget requirements.

Responsibilities

·         Provide end-to-end project management

·         Scope project requirements and prepare budget where required

·         Develop detailed project plans and monitor progress

·         Collaborate with internal teams to design, develop and implement digital projects

·         Deliver projects on time ensuring quality standards are met

·         Leverage project management software to set deadlines and hold teammates accountable for those deadlines.

·         Monitor and report on Google Analytics metrics

·         Communicate with the team and ensure all members are on board with delegated tasks

·         Highlight potential risks or concerns and act proactively to resolve issues

·         Seek opportunities for improvement and suggest new projects


Requirements

·         1-3 years of work experience including proven work experience as a Digital project manager

·         Excellent organization and time management skills

·         Hands on experience with project management software. 

·         Familiarity with Content Management systems and HTML/CSS

·         Understanding of SEO and Google Analytics

·         Solid technical background with an ability to address accessibility and compatibility issues

·         Communication and team management skills

·         High School diploma required with college degree in business, marketing, etc. preferred.

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West Coast Sales Manager, Yoga Journal, Yoga Journal

Active Interest Media (AIM) | ACTIVE LIVING GROUP

Yoga Journal

Title: West Coast Sales Manager

 

The Active Interest Media Active Living Group (including Yoga Journal Magazine) is seeking a creative, results-oriented sales account manager to lead strategic cultivation of a large endemic & non-endemic sales territory for our Yoga Journal brand. This is not just print but also digital, events, marketing services, licensing, custom content, video, and more. This account manager will be a sales expert and responsible for maximizing customer lifetime value of the AIM Active Living Group segment.  Reporting to the Sales Director, the West Coast account manager will be responsible for advertising and sponsorship sales to a diverse set of industry clients. This is a full-time role based in on the West Coast (preferably LA, Bay Area, Portland, or Seattle).

The ideal candidate can crush sales. You can sell anything, but your passions are media, consumer programs, and you are passionate about an active and healthy lifestyle. Do you love working hard for your clients, finding solutions to their challenges, not just selling what you have? Do you look at the media landscape and see that while there is change there is also a ton of opportunity? Could you talk a dog off a meat truck? If those answers are yes, you should apply for this job today.  

This is a sales job, and while performance is measured in revenue, this is a team environment. We’re looking for a natural leader who is equally good at stepping up and taking charge as they are hanging back and contributing… and knowing when the time is right for both.

Sales Lead:

o   Work directly with Group marketing team in acquiring and managing industry category business

o   Drive sales of programs across print, video, digital, social, email, and event products

o   Work with the marketing and business development department to build creative solutions through integrated programs that align with client direction and goals 

o   Work with marketing staff to develop cross-platform sales opportunities, proposals, digital and video campaigns and recaps for clients and agencies

o   Maintain a project manager role when it comes to executing large multi-media marketing programs for your clients

o   Stay attuned to new market trends, events and new media opportunities

o   Build and maintain strategic partner relationships, attend industry events and client meetings

 

Required Tasks and Skills:

o   Sell print magazine advertising, online advertising, custom digital media, video, event sponsorships, and marketing services to existing client base and new prospects

o   Develop new sales opportunities through strong prospecting skills

o   Prepare strong presentations, proposals, and sales contracts

o   Maintain a level of excellence that delivers media plans and ideas in the most professional way possible

o   Ability to develop high level strategy/creative around RFPs & media plans

o   Take a proactive approach to sales & marketing and consistent idea generation

o   Track and maintain regular customer service on accounts to make sure we’re delivering and optimizing campaigns

o   Strong aptitude of revenue goals and forecasting

o   High-level understanding of what we can do improve relevancy for AIM brands & the various brands we work with as well as working alongside brand managers and publishers to drive the development of individual AIM brands

o   Maintain a big-picture outlook to help create and sell multi-advertiser and multi-platform programs

 

Essential skills & qualifications: 

o   Bachelor’s degree

o   5+ years of sales experience

o   Experience selling consumer media and event programing a plus

o   Ability to demonstrate past sales achievements

o   Exceptional oral and written communications skills

o   Team player with positive attitude

o   Process-oriented with strong analytic interest

o   Experience with digital marketing and custom content

o   Strong interest in yoga, active living, nutrition and overall healthy lifestyle

o   A self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit

o   Detail oriented, organized, and has an ability to manage multiple sales initiatives simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with flawless attention to detail

o   Some travel required.

o   West Coast based position would be remote/home-office.


To apply, email letter or other thoughtful expression of your interest, resume, to: rhudson@aimmedia.com

No phone calls please.

 

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