Careers

Like Winston Zeddemore once said, we have the tools, we have the talent. We also have the job openings. Those openings are below — and they’re all just as rewarding, if not more, as saving the world from a pantless marshmallow sailor.

About InsideHook

InsideHook is the leading digital lifestyle platform for accomplished and adventurous men. Our editors discover and recommend unique experiences and products to inspire men to live life to the fullest.

InsideHook is an innovator in branded entertainment, providing native solutions, custom content and video, event activation and other innovative programs for premium and luxury men’s lifestyle brands. In fact, InsideHook was just ranked the #1 best website for gentlemen by Business Insider.

Open Positions

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES (New York, NY)

Opportunity Summary:

InsideHook is seeking a Vice President of Sales to work directly with CRO to manage sales staff and help drive partnerships, sales solutions and advertising experiences for new and repeat clients. A successful candidate will be a sales leader with an exceptional track record of generating advertising sales combined with a superior understanding of digital strategy, best practices and methodologies.

InsideHook’s VP of Sales will also work with the Director of Branded Entertainment to assure a smooth workflow between departments.

If you are the right fit for this job you are self-motivated, independent and failing is not an option for you. You must also like fashion, travel and be in the know with current trends.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support the sales team through proactive prospecting and maintaining a high volume pipeline
  • Maintain and grow a strategic sales list assigned to VP of Sales
  • Build comprehensive reporting programs to guide and measure success of sales activities
  • Develop sales and marketing strategies to maximize growth opportunities for the brand
  • Own the digital revenue goal and provide on-going revenue pipeline and forecasting updates to leadership
  • Collaborate with Director of Branded Entertainment and CRO to implement sales strategies and create new products for sales team to proactively sell

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong work Ethic/Independence/Tenacity
  • Relevant experience in managing sales professionals
  • 5+ years digital media sales experience
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Computer literacy/experience with Word, Excel, Database Management
  • Detail-oriented/Intuitive
  • Excellent communication skills

To apply:

To apply, send your resume and clips to adsalescareers@insidehook.com.

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SENIOR MANAGER, BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT (New York, NY)

InsideHook is a rapidly growing digital media company that delivers elevated men’s lifestyle content.  We are seeking a full-time Senior Manager of Branded Entertainment to work in our New York City office. This role is responsible for the development and creation of all sales-marketing proposals, custom programs for our advertisers and events that live across InsideHook’s web, mobile and social platforms.

The individual in this role will oversee the associate managers and will report to the Director of Branded Entertainment as well work closely with the Creative Director, along with the sales, editorial and design teams, managing pre-sale proposal ideation, brand marketing materials and events with the goal of driving partnerships and revenue.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to incoming RFPs and proactive proposals in conjunction with the sales team and the associate manager of branded entertainment.
  • Be able to analyze and extract key information from briefs according to the needs of the client/agency. Manage communication with clients as needed.
  • Manage the pitch development process for proposals including ideating, writing, and pricing strategy.
  • Manage the Associate Manager of Branded Entertainment on all incoming proposals and select activations.
  • Help create all sales-marketing presentations, RFP decks, sales collateral and ensure that research/company stats are up-to-date across all materials.
  • Manage and execute events.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of digital/print integrated marketing experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience planning and managing large-scale events.
  • Enthusiasm and an active desire to learn across all aspects of the business.
  • Self-starter comfortable working under tight deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent writing skills.
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills, both in person and via PowerPoint and InDesign, is highly desired.
  • Interest and experience in advertising, digital media, and the men’s lifestyle space is highly desired.

To apply:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to int.mkt@insidehook.com

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FULL STACK SOFTWARE DEVELOPER (New York, NY)

InsideHook is the essential digital publication for discerning and adventurous men. We are looking for a Full Stack Software Developer that is highly motivated by a desire to succeed in a team-first, collaborative environment and someone that exhibits an exceptional ability to clearly communicate and document technical details. This is a salaried, full-time position with benefits.

Our office is located in the heart of Chelsea and it has an open floor plan, a comfortable living room, a relaxation room, a kitchen table that hosts catered lunches every Friday and is an office filled with sharp men and women determined to be tremendously successful. And for those days when you need to isolate yourself to bang out code, take advantage of the position's flexible work-from-home policy.

What we do and who we are:

InsideHook is the essential lifestyle guide for adventurous and established men: guys who have limited time, but discerning taste and a thirst for experiences. We publish everything you need to know right now about food and drink, travel, style, health, tech, culture and outdoor adventures.

InsideHook is the first portfolio company of Trigger Media Group, which was founded by former Pilot Group partner Andy Russell, the lead investor behind Daily Candy, Thrillist, Tasting Table and Pure Wow.

What you will do:

  • Develop feature enhancements for our web site and strengthen our unparalleled subscription growth
  • Assume responsibility of InsideHook's proprietary content management system and sharpen our competitive advantage in the realm of analytics and scalability
  • Build RESTful web services to advance our content distribution capabilities

Qualifications:

  • A track record of writing high-performance, scalable web applications leveraging a modern PHP framework
  • Experience building and integrating code into complex systems built on object inheritance, interfaces and APIs
  • Experience working with modern Javascript frameworks like AngularJS, React or Vue.js
  • Proven experience with the following technologies:
    • PHP (5.3 and higher)
    • PHP (H)MVC Framework using an ORM
    • Caching
    • Solr
    • Git
    • HTML
    • LESS or SASS CSS
    • Foundation CSS Framework
    • JavaScript & jQuery
    • MySQL (5.x and higher)
    • JSON
    • nginx (1.x and higher)
    • Capistrano
    • Shell Scripting
    • Ubuntu Server

Exceptional candidates will have a track record of:

  • Managing these AWS services: EC2, RDS, S3, Cloudfront, and IAM
  • Illustrating advanced knowledge in object oriented principles, design patterns and algorithms
  • Producing clean robust code with documentation that adheres to best practice guidelines

No staffing agencies or consulting firms please. Applicant should live in or around NYC. Send resume, github handle, and links to sites you have worked on to tech-jobs@insidehook.com

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TEST AUTOMATION ENGINEER (New York, NY)

InsideHook is the essential digital publication for discerning and adventurous men. We are looking for a Test Automation Engineer to join our team. This is a salaried, full-time position with benefits.

Our office is located in the heart of Chelsea and it has an open floor plan, a comfortable living room, a relaxation room, a kitchen table that hosts catered lunches every Friday and is an office filled with sharp men and women determined to be tremendously successful. And for those days when you need to isolate yourself to bang out test plans, take advantage of the position's flexible work-from-home policy.

What we do and who we are:

InsideHook is the essential lifestyle guide for adventurous and established men: guys who have limited time, but discerning taste and a thirst for experiences. We publish everything you need to know right now about food and drink, travel, style, health, tech, culture and outdoor adventures.

InsideHook is the first portfolio company of Trigger Media Group, which was founded by former Pilot Group partner Andy Russell, the lead investor behind Daily Candy, Thrillist, Tasting Table and Pure Wow.

What you will do:

  • Lead the software Quality Assurance efforts at InsideHook
  • Assume responsibility of extending and maintaining our Selenium WebDriver based web-app testing platform by writing new tests and updating existing ones
  • Manage the QA cycle through to completion for all release candidates

Qualifications:

  • Detail oriented and self-driving
  • Team-focused and a great collaborator
  • Experience writing and maintaining software quality assurance test plans
  • A track record of cross-browser web automation testing experience with Selenium WebDriver
  • Proven experience with the following technologies:
    • Node.js
    • Mocha (JavaScript test framework)
    • MySQL (5.x and higher)
    • PHP
    • Shell Scripting
    • git
  • Experience with the following is a plus:
    • Chai Assertion Library
    • HTML
    • LESS or SASS CSS
    • Foundation CSS Framework
    • JavaScript & jQuery
    • JSON
    • Capistrano

Cherries on top:

  • Solving problems brings a certain satisfaction to your life
  • Isolating defects makes you smile
  • Understanding the user experience is an essential part of your testing philosophy

To apply: no staffing agencies or consulting firms please. Applicant should live in or around NYC. Send resume, github handle, and links to sites you have worked on to tech-jobs@insidehook.com

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FREELANCE WRITER

Have a passion that fits in well with men’s lifestyle?

Write about it!

InsideHook is currently seeking experienced freelance writers for a number of categories.

(Yes, we pay. Yes, you can work from home and be based anywhere).

We are looking for writers in the following categories: adventure/outdoors, sex and relationships, entrepreneurship/business, home repair/maintenance, parenting, health/wellness, booze, style, pop culture (primarily movies and TV) and product reviews.

We’d prefer experts — people with a niche and insider knowledge, contacts, etc. who could “own” their beat.

If interested, please send an intro, resume, clips and brief discussion of your interests to kirk+freelance@insidehook.com

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EDITORIAL INTERN (New York, NY, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA)

Your dream is to write and get paid for it.

If you’d be honored to toil thusly, then you could be the next (paid) editorial intern for InsideHook — the essential lifestyle pub for adventurous and discerning men.

This is a rare opportunity, offering a chance to work directly with the editors and executive team.  The role will be fluid and fast-paced, ranging from nitty gritty research and legwork, to writing and reporting pieces and building long-term strategy.

You should be passionate about men’s lifestyle content — read the blogs, enjoy the books, dress the part, and understand that your father, while not perfect, knows a damn spot more than you do.

Helpful: experience with social media, photography, or mixing drinks.

Responsibilities:

        • Research and fact-check various content for editorial
        • Participate in publication daily close, including copy-editing editorial
        • Write features and curate content
        • Contribute to editorial planning and strategy process
        • Help manage social media presence
        • Collaborate closely with advertising and marketing departments

Qualifications:

      • Applicants must have experience writing and reporting for either their college publications or for other publications, preferably with a style or activities focus.
      • Enthusiasm, reliability and a team-oriented attitude
      • Quick-learner and self-starter comfortable with rapid change
      • A sense of humor

Terms and Instructions:

      • Part or full-time availability desired for at least three months (NY only). Students accepted, but must be available for at least 25+ hours per week. Currently seeking applicants for 2017.

Send resume, brief cover letter including qualifications and aspirations, and three writing samples (can be links) to editorial@insidehook.com. Please include start date availability. Don’t send your poetry, whether to us or anybody else.

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DESIGN INTERN (New York, NY)

Description:

InsideHook is looking for a talented individual to help out on a part-time basis here in our NYC office. Our interns get first-hand experience working at a digital media startup.

We are looking for a creative pixel wizard, able to successfully carry out multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. You will be involved in a variety of challenging projects and will gain valuable insight as to how projects are designed, developed and launched.

You:

      • know Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, inside and out
      • have a passion for typography
      • have a strong eye for branding, color, and layout
      • appreciate a clean design aesthetic
      • can boil down anything into a single icon
      • have a basic understanding of the capabilities and limitations of CSS, JavaScript, HTML5 etc.
      • love to multi-task
      • can accurately set and meet deadlines

Terms:

      • Part or full-time availability desired for at least three months (NY only)
      • College credit is available to those who qualify

To Apply: