Switchback Travel, a leading adventure travel and lifestyle website based in Seattle, is always looking to expand our team with qualified individuals. Prerequisites include enthusiasm and knowledge of the outdoors, strong writing and communication skills, attention to detail, and an understanding of Switchback Travel’s voice. In addition to the postings listed below, we do consider specific projects and articles on a case-by-case basis. Please send your resume, cover letter, relevant work samples, and proposals to jobs@switchbacktravel.com.


Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping Nut/Writer

Switchback Travel is looking for a serious outdoor gear enthusiast to help update and improve our hiking, backpacking, and camping sections. Writing experience and a high level of enthusiasm and attention to detail are required.

Responsibilities

  • Research outdoor gear categories and individual products
  • Test and photograph gear
  • Write detailed product descriptions, recommendations, and comparisons
  • Provide detailed informational background (“Buying Advice”) for each category
     

Qualifications

  • A love for the outdoors and strong enthusiasm for outdoor gear
  • Experience with and deep knowledge of gear companies and current products in the areas of hiking, backpacking, and camping
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of Switchback Travel’s voice
     

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples to jobs@switchbacktravel.com.
 

Outdoor Gear Testers/Writers (Female)

Switchback Travel is hiring outdoor gear testers and writers, and female testers in particular to increase our coverage of women's-specific gear. We are looking for experienced skiers, hikers, backpackers, and climbers who can test outdoor gear in beautiful places, photograph the process, and write about the gear in a clear, interesting, and knowledgeable way. 

Responsibilities

  • Put outdoor gear to the test in beautiful places
  • Take detailed photographs of the process
  • Write high quality reviews about the gear and your experiences with it
     

Qualifications

  • A love for the outdoors and enthusiasm for outdoor gear
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Photography experience and your own camera
  • Strong knowledge of outdoor gear brands and products
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of Switchback Travel’s voice
  • Easy access to the outdoors locally or with upcoming trips
     

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples to jobs@switchbacktravel.com.
 

Photography Writer

Switchback Travel is hiring a qualified photography writer to update, improve, and grow our content in that area. This job is part time and ideal for a professional or enthusiast who can contribute to our site between shoots or during downtime. Preference will be given to those with a background in landscape, travel, or wildlife photography. We are based in Seattle but the position is remote. 

Responsibilities

  • Update and improve our current camera and lens buyer’s guides
  • Create new photography content including educational pieces
  • Provide photos to supplement your written work
     

Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for photography and a high quality portfolio to match
  • Strong knowledge of the camera industry
  • Experience with a wide range of camera and lens types and brands
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of Switchback Travel’s voice
     

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples to jobs@switchbacktravel.com.