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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.

Open Positions

Account Director 
Account Manager
Growth Marketing Manager
Social Media Editor
Editorial Intern
Design Intern
Right-Hand to Founder + President

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.

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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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ACCOUNT MANAGER (New York, NY)

Our sales planner will be responsible for revenue development by assisting our growing sales and management team with pre- and post-sales functions including creating advertising proposals, digital media pricing strategy, performing and analyzing market research, and studying and implementing new creative and technological systems such as social, mobile and video.

This position is integral to our business and will give you significant exposure across the sales department of a digital media start-up, including day-to-day interaction with all-star executive team across all business units. The ideal candidate is an extremely detail-oriented, process driven, self-starter, with a willingness to learn across all aspects of the business.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all sales department efforts for sales staff (setting daily and weekly sales priorities, revenue forecasting KPI, prospecting, client meeting scheduling, client communication, etc.)

  • Manage the ideation and execution process of all of InsideHook’s advertising proposals

  • Presentation development for our offering, both category and client specific

  • Collaborate with sales and editorial teams to create advertising proposals that include media plans, branded content ideas, web, events, and social media

  • Collaborate with creative and design teams on the creation of external sell sheets and marketing materials

  • Develop sales prospects by analyzing the competitive and seasonal landscape

  • Create and compile regular weekly reports, analyzing state of sales dept. revenue growth. Provide reporting information to sales and management team, management of CRM database, and client inbound request as needed.

  • Report directly to Publisher on all matters dealing with the sales cycle

Qualifications:

  • Interest and/or experience in advertising and digital media

  • 1-2 years of related work experience within digital media sales or media planning, advertising operations, or account management

  • Bachelors degree 

  • Team player: Enthusiasm and an active desire to learn across all aspects of the business

  • Excellent communication skills: Ability to effectively handle and manage situations at all levels of the business both internally and with client partners directly

  • Excellent quantitative skills: Solid reporting and analytical skills, with ability to effectively present sales data to internal and external constituents

  • Microsoft Office Proficiency: Powerpoint and Excel skills critical to success

  • Strong work ethic: Desire to work in a result-oriented and deadline-driven environment. Desire and ability to manage multiple relationships at a time. Sponge-like ability to absorb new material.

  • Must be highly organized

  • Thick Skin: Quick-learner and self-starter comfortable with rapid change

  • Good Natured: Sense of humor / fun attitude about life

Terms

  • Full-time Position

  • Send resume and brief cover letter including qualifications to jobs(at)insidehook.com; Write “Sales Planner Position” in subject heading

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

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GROWTH MARKETING MANAGER

InsideHook, the leading digital lifestyle platform for discerning and adventurous men, has an immediate opening for an amazing Growth Marketer to lead new user acquisition for InsideHook.

This candidate should have extensive knowledge of growth marketing channels and how to use those channels to drive subscribers and revenue.

Core KPIs will be based on cost per subscriber and the ROI for each subscriber in ad dollars.

Key responsibilities:

  • Place strategically targeted advertising across all media channels to drive subscribers. Think outside of the box and obsess over new channels and tactics to drive subscribers.

  • Test new list opportunities and build lists using large networks like LinkedIn, Sosh and others

  • Drive conversion optimization to ensure maximum number of subscribers joining InsideHook

  • Create paid social media campaigns that engage fans, followers and drive sharing and virality

  • Manage SEM channels across all Google products (search, display network, content targeting) and prioritize campaigns

  • Develop digital marketing reporting and understand learnings across campaigns

  • Test new digital marketing channels, including ad setup, creation, tracking and trafficking

  • Develop creative ideas for targeting across the web to drive loyal subscribers

  • Optimize subscriber base for most active subscribers to build value

  • Discover and build out lists of people to market to using various methods and tools

  • Understand and test digital marketing across different devices

  • Utilize affiliate channels and bloggers to drive leads for subscribers

  • Leverage value through downloadable content, contests and giveaways to trade a subscriber email address

  • Create and run referral program to drive sharing among users to ensure organic subscriber growth

Requirements:

  • Well-versed in content marketing channels, paid and unpaid.

  • Understand best practices in content development across devices, channels and mediums

  • 3-5 years experience specifically in digital marketing in a hands-on, high-growth environment

  • College degree in a complementary field (business or marketing)

  • Proactive, creative and driven

  • Previous experience in B2C marketing preferred

Terms and instructions:

  • Full time

  • Send resume and brief cover letter including qualifications to marketing[at]insidehook.com; write “Growth Marketing Manager Role” in the subject heading

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SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR (New York, NY)

We’re looking for a good man guy or lady person to run our social media channels.

Must write well.

Must be intelligent, curious, and personable.

Must live and breathe Instagram, Twitter, Vine, LinkedIn, snapface, pinwhatever, and other platforms that the person writing this is too old to understand.

Must have experience running social for a brand.

Must be dedicated and enthusiastic. 

Must not get pissy when dealing with petty frustrations.

Must treat people with extraordinary decency.

Must be courteous to old women and kind to pets.

Must have interesting hobbies.

Must call their mother regularly to let her know they're ok.

Handsomeness is a bonus, but not required.

Would be nice if you had ESP.

If you’re this man guy or lady person, then you’ll enjoy managing our social media channels.

We'll expect a lot from you. 

And you, despite the playful tone of this job description, will be a dependable and professional social media operator.

You’ll talk to our readers.


You will not “engage” with our readers, because that’s a term that marketing 
apparatchiks use to neuter something that’s actually quite wonderful, i.e., basic human-to-human connection.

You will measure our social performance and figure out what’s not working, then fix it.


You will need to be familiar with paid media on social channels.
 

You’ll have awesome ideas about new things we should do.

You’ll report to the Executive Editor, who’s a pretty good guy, except when he skips breakfast.

You’ll use your eye for the lifestyle trends, products, and services that appeal to successful men.

We're a magazine for men, so you need to be into writing for successful men. (Not frat dudes, although some of them can be quite lovely people.)

Please have a sense of humor.

Be down with taking editorial direction and comfortable with adapting your writing style accordingly.

Be positive.

Be organized.

Be able to work under tight deadlines.

Be charming.

Be cool.


Responsibilities:

• Represent the InsideHook brand to our social audience

• Assume full responsibility for social content; plan and write great content that is actionable and relevant to  InsideHook readers• Measure our social performance across platforms

Qualifications:

• 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 that, if nothing else, produces fun job descriptions for our web site. No actually, it’s pretty great here.

To apply, send resume, a brief cover letter (for God's sake, don't be boring), and links to writing samples to hello@insidehook.com. Subject line: SOCIAL EDITOR. You may include humorous GIFs, but only if you can back up the humorous GIFs with your own insight, poise, and intelligence.

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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”

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RIGHT-HAND TO FOUNDER & PRESIDENT (New York, NY)

InsideHook, the essential city guide email for discerning and adventurous men, has a unique opportunity to work directly with the Founder & President as his right-hand support in a variety of capacities.

You will get an inside look at what it takes to grow a successful digital media company and will have access to work with the incredibly accomplished executive team. You will gain experience in sales, business development, marketing, operations and get a bird’s eye view of how a digital media company runs.

This position is ideal for a strong problem solver who is incredibly organized and enjoys creating and implementing systems to increase efficiency. The ideal candidate knows the right questions to ask but is able to take control of a situation and do what it takes to get something done. For the right hard-working candidate, there is huge potential for growth and advancement into a variety of areas within the company and the industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage relationships with high-level media, tech and startup executives, as well as celebrity and entertainment personalities ensuring that a consistent line of contact is maintained

  • Manage the constantly changing calendar and schedule of the Founder, ensuring that he is aware of and prepared for all meetings

  • Support Founder with all other administrative duties including travel arrangements, submission of expense reports, research and general errands

  • Perform sales/marketing research and draw insights from the analysis

  • Manage the Founder’s to-do list ensuring that he is constantly updated and prioritized

  • Shadow the Founder in meetings

  • Assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of special projects and events

  • Prepare and format information for internal and external distribution (e.g., sales letters, internal presentations, meeting notes, reports) and maintain archive of confidential documents.

Qualifications:

  • Quick-learner and self-starter comfortable with rapid change

  • Ability to multi-task and not become overwhelmed by a variety of responsibilities that are constantly changing

  • Incredibly detail-oriented — you must be organized and pay attention to the smallest details

  • Enthusiasm and an active desire to learn across all aspects of the digital media business

  • Knowledge of general office procedures (e.g., filing, correspondence, scheduling) is required

  • Desire to work in a result-oriented and deadline-driven environment

  • Capable of handling confidential matters with discretion and professionalism

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and MS Outlook is required

  • Degree from a top tier four-year institution

Terms and instructions:

  • Full time

  • Pay TBD based on experience

  • Send resume and brief cover letter including qualifications to dhorowitz[at]insidehook.com; write “2015 Assistant to the Founder” in the subject heading