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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 one unique experience or product a day 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

 

ASSOCIATE EDITOR, NEW YORK EDITION (New York, NY)
InsideHook, the essential lifestyle guide for discerning and adventurous men, has an immediate opening for a full-time Associate Editor to help run the New York edition.

Reporting to the Managing Editor and working directly with the New York Editor, the Associate Editor (AE) will support all editorial components and functions of the New York edition, including curation, reporting, writing and content ideation.

With demonstrated success and a few months training, the AE will be expected to grow into the role of NY Editor proper.

The ideal candidate will have experience with local lifestyle journalism and/or men’s lifestyle journalism, a proven reporting background, and the ability to write concise, informative and humorous copy.

Additionally, the candidate should be a resident of New York City of at least two years and familiar with local neighborhoods, scenes, etc.

The candidate should be fluent in online publishing platforms and tools, including major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

The candidate should be positive, detail-oriented, extremely organized, and adept at working under tight daily deadlines.

Public relations contacts a major plus.

The ability to deploy appropriately humorous GIFs in email correspondence is also expected.

Fluency with non-violent practical jokes, a practiced hand at Cards Against Humanity, and the ability to improvise a decent cocktail will certainly be taken into account if applicable.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, English or Journalism preferred
  • At least 3 years work experience, preferably in a daily publishing editorial environment
  • Cultural fluency, wit and charm
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Keen eye for writing details, including grammar and punctuation

InsideHook offers a competitive salary, health benefits, and an exciting, fast-paced work environment.

Send resume, brief cover letter including qualifications and aspirations, and three writing samples (can be links) to editorial@insidehook.com.

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ACCOUNT DIRECTOR (New York, NY)
InsideHook, the essential city guide email for discerning and adventurous men, has an immediate opening for a full-time Account Director in its New York headquarters.

The ideal candidate will pursue local and national clients and has extensive ad sales experience, specifically in digital media, with a proven track record of acquiring new business, building and growing client relationships, and developing creative, multi-platform campaigns that go way beyond the banner ad.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the sales cycle from start to finish: prospect, identify relevant contacts, negotiate and secure sales of online advertising and sponsorship programs to premium brands across several men's lifestyle categories (e.g., consumer electronics, travel, spirits, automotive, and entertainment)
  • Develop and maintain a strong rapport with clients and agencies
  • Create advertiser solutions, advertising proposals, partnership programs for clients and agencies
  • Be creative in generating new ideas and materials for advertisers
  • Work with the Vice President of Sales and CEO on  generating proposals and strategy
  • Work with the Executive Editor/ editorial team on campaign ideation
  • Analyze campaign performance statistics and recommend optimized media solutions from all the results. Provide on-going reporting and feedback to sales management
  • Meet and exceed monthly sales goals and objectives and maximize all revenue growth opportunities for InsideHook

Qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter w/ experience selling lifestyle brands for a digital media company required; experience selling to male audience preferred
  • Proactive, energetic attitude and desire to work in a results-oriented and deadline-driven environment. Desire and ability to manage multiple relationships at a time. Team player.
  • Motivated, tenacious, and resourceful: works independently, doesn't take "no" for an answer, leader in thinking through and developing necessary materials to close new business. Knows how to sell creatively, not just CPMs and impressions
  • Has experience with integrated selling across multiple platforms (e.g. newsletter, website, events)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Presentation skills, both in-person and via sales decks highly desired. Ability to respond creatively in the moment highly desired.
  • Understands the value and challenges of selling a start-up brand
  • At least 3 years of digital ad sales experience
  • BA/BS required

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

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SOFTWARE ENGINEER
InsideHook is the essential digital publication for discerning and adventurous men.  We are looking for a Software 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 relaxing Buddha room, a kitchen table for stand-ups and is filled with sharp men and women determined to be tremendously successful.  We often host guest speakers who are at the top of their game during our weekly, catered lunches on Fridays.  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:

Each weekday, InsideHook publishes a single compelling story about a unique local experience, helping the man with limited time to live life to the fullest. InsideHook currently publishes four city editions (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago) and an edition that covers the nation. Andy Russell, former Pilot Group partner and the lead investor behind Daily Candy, Thrillist, Tasting Table and Pure Wow, captains InsideHook as the CEO. InsideHook is the first portfolio company of Andy’s Trigger Media Group, an operating company focused on launching new digital media businesses.

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 custom web applications
  • Proven experience with the following technologies:
    • PHP (5.3 and higher)
    • PHP (H)MVC Framework like Kohana, Zend, or Symfony using an ORM
    • HTML
    • LESS CSS
    • Bootstrap CSS Framework
    • JavaScript & jQuery
    • MySQL (5.x and higher)
    • JSON
    • nginx (1.x and higher)
    • Capistrano
    • Shell Scripting
    • Ubuntu Server

Cherries on top:

  • You’ve written web applications leveraging the Kohana framework
  • Managing these AWS services is second nature to you: EC2, RDS, S3, Cloudfront, and IAM
  • Leading the charge on mobile web and app development excites you
  • Resolving issues in JIRA brings a certain satisfaction to your life

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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NEW YORK EDITOR (New York, NY)
InsideHook, the essential lifestyle guide for discerning and adventurous men, has an immediate opening for a full-time editor to run the New York edition.

Reporting to the Managing Editor and working directly with the Creative Director, the New York Editor will manage all editorial components and functions of the New York edition, including editorial calendaring, curation, reporting, writing and content ideation.

The ideal candidate will have experience with local lifestyle journalism and/or men’s lifestyle journalism, a proven reporting background, and the ability to write concise, informative and humorous copy.

The candidate should be fluent in online publishing platforms and tools, including major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

The candidate should be positive, detail-oriented, extremely organized and adept at working under tight daily deadlines.

Public relations contacts a major plus.

The ability to deploy appropriately humorous GIFs in email correspondence is also expected.

Fluency with non-violent practical jokes, a practiced hand at Cards Against Humanity, and the ability to improvise a decent cocktail will certainly be taken into account if applicable.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the InsideHook brand to the New York audience
  • Assume responsibility for all New York content; work directly with the Managing Editor and Creative Director to discover, pitch, and write great content that is actionable and relevant to the InsideHook readership of adventurous, discerning men
  • Communicate with and manage a network of merchants, public relations contacts, tipsters, and freelancers
  • Take photographs of products when necessary
  • Contribute to team ideation for new editorial initiatives
  • Assist Creative Director and editorial team in ideation for sponsored and branded content initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, English or Journalism preferred
  • At least 3 years work experience, preferably in a daily publishing editorial environment
  • Cultural fluency, wit and charm
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Keen eye for writing details, including grammar and punctuation

InsideHook offers a competitive salary, health benefits, and an exciting, fast-paced work environment.

Send resume, brief cover letter including qualifications and aspirations, and three writing samples (can be links) to editorial@insidehook.com.

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

Your dream is to write and get paid for it.

Our dream is for you to write for us, and pay you with experience and college credit.

If you’d be honored to toil thusly, then you could be the next editorial intern for InsideHook — the essential men’s lifestyle pub for adventurous and discerning men — in our New York HQ.

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:

  • Currently in school and can receive credit (or a waiver)
  • 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)

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:

  • Send your online portfolio and resume to  jobs@insidehook.com
  • Subject line “Design Position”