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Write for Gear Patrol
As a growing, bootstrapped operation with big aspirations, we’re also having a damn good time doing it. The work is hard, but it’s remarkably fun and rewarding. We care deeply about our editorial goals, love balancing data and art and hold ourselves accountable to our readers and each other.
We are seeking freelance editorial and photography contributors. Best case scenario, you do both. We won’t delve into details of what we are looking for — see our pages for samples of the work we expect. We are actively recruiting writers/photographers with expertise in our main categories: Motoring, Watches, Technology, Sports and Outdoors, Style and Culture.
Details, and How to Apply:
Send resume and links to previously published works to [email protected] with the subject heading: “# Contributor”. Please express your area of interest, include two writing samples (75-150 and 500-750 word samples in your field) and social media profiles. For photographers, please send link to portfolio, published works and 3-5 samples.
The apprenticeship puts individuals on a long-term, full-time career tract at Gear Patrol. Both the Visual Apprentice and Editorial Apprentice roles are rigorous and gives trainees first-hand, real-world experience at an award-winning editorial publication. Applicants are required to have completed college and have some experience working in an editorial environment. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about journalism, technologically savvy, highly organized, self reliant, attuned to social media and well read in our industry.
Details, and How to Apply:
Basics: Apprenticeships are 9-12 months. You must be located in New York or have a reasonable commute to our office in midtown New York.
Remuneration: The apprenticeship includes a small monthly salary and a stipend for commuting (MTA) and lunches.
What We’re Looking For: You must be relentless about excellence. Intelligence, inspiration and irreverence must drive your writing and visual storytelling. Applicants must demonstrate a keen ability for story development, discovery and technical savviness (nerds welcome). Editorial hubris, existentialism and wanderlust are not welcome. If you are applying with a visual concentration then all the same fundamentals apply — just add more white space and Photoshop layers. Applicants must be available full time.
To Apply: Interested applicants should email the following to [email protected] with the subject heading: “# Apprenticeship”. Please include: 1. An introduction on yourself and why you’d be a great fit for the job (50 words or less); 2. Resume in PDF form; 3. Links to any previous work applicable to GP; 4. One sample, 500-word article (trends, roundup, spotlight or essay, in GP style) for us to gauge your storytelling or reporting abilities, and/or a 15-photo fully edited and captioned photo essay; 5.. Areas of interest (gear reviews, technology, style, culture, adventure) and a 50 word explanation why.
The internship places matriculated students or recent grads in an intensive, immersive editorial experience. We need both Visual Production Interns focused on visual storytelling (photography, design, editing) and Editorial Interns focused on traditional editorial (reportage, well-researched writing and research, basic editing). Interns should expect their work to focus on daily editorial sections, compiling and producing stories and sidebars, assisting editors with research and layout, editorial production duties, brainstorming ideas and other day-to-day production responsibilities. An apprenticeship is also available to interns who perform exemplary work during their term and demonstrate invaluable contribution and natural chemistry with our team.