Gear Patrol is an award-winning digital and print lifestyle publication focused on reaching ambitious, adventurous, creatively minded readers. Our coverage focuses on the best in product, process, design and culture through the lens of adventure and service. Our team of editors, writers and photographers travel the world in search of stories not told anywhere else. Gear Patrol is independently designed and published in New York. We look forward to finding the right candidates to join our team as we grow and do great things.

Current Openings

Editorial Internship

We have several full-time or part-time openings for Editorial Internships to support both our digital and print efforts. The internship places matriculated students or recent grads in an intensive, immersive editorial experience.

The ideal candidate relentlessly pursues excellence. Typos and pixel-level errors must be your enemy. 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).

Candidates for the position should be highly organized with excellent communication skills, excel with personal time management, and have a thorough understanding of grammar and writing, as well as tenacious researching skills. Direct experience with digital content management systems and publishing platforms, as well as photography and social media platforms for workplace or professional purposes, is preferred.

This is a full-time or part-time internship that will last a minimum period of 3 months. The internship does not include benefits, but we provide a stipend for housing, commuting and lunches. We also offer and encourage course credit. NYC applicants must be able to commute daily to our Manhattan headquarters.

Responsibilities:
• Support editorial team in executing and facilitating various functions, including:
• Assisting staff writers and editors with research
• Writing assigned stories in a timely and professional manner
• Contributing fresh content ideas according to editorial guidelines
• Supporting editorial staff with story production, formatting and layout
• Coordinating the securing and returning of product samples
• Assisting the audience-development team with social media content scheduling and production

How to Apply:
Send résumé and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject heading: “Editorial Internship.” Please include:
1. An introduction describing why you’d be a great fit for the job (50 words or less)
2. Areas of interest (travel, food, style, fitness, cars, tech, watches, culture)
3. One writing sample under 100 words, like a Today in Gear entry, and one writing sample between 200–600 words, e.g. a report on something GP would cover
4. Links to any previous work applicable to GP

Location:
New York, NY

Copy Editing Internship

The Copy Editing Intern is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the copy editing and proofreading processes for all editorial and advertorial content published by Gear Patrol across the site, magazine and store.

The ideal candidate has a muscle memory–level familiarity with common sentence structures (and knows what an en dash is). Common grammar errors, freak typos, stray commas and sneaky inconsistencies should be caught with equal ease. Know how to chop down a paragraph-long sentence with a killer SAT word or a well-placed semicolon. Have a keen sense of voice. And be cool with breaking stricter grammar rules where appropriate.

Candidates should be highly organized with excellent communication skills and excel with personal time management. Direct experience with digital content management systems and publishing platforms is preferred, as is comfortability with AP and Chicago style.

This is a full-time or part-time internship that will last a minimum period of 3 months. The internship does not include benefits, but we provide a stipend for housing, commuting and lunches. We also offer and encourage course credit. NYC applicants must be able to commute daily to our Manhattan headquarters.

Responsibilities:
• Support the Deputy Copy Editor in executing and facilitating various functions, including:
• Copy editing and proofreading designated content
• Writing compelling and engaging titles
• Monitoring the quality of all editorial content, from posts to flavor text, to ensure it meets company standards
• Maintaining and updating GP’s proprietary style guide

How to Apply:
Send résumé and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject heading: “Copy Editing Internship.” Please include:
1. An introduction describing why you’d be a great fit for the job (50 words or less).
2. Links to any previous work applicable to GP. Please include at least one writing sample and at least one editing sample.

Location:
New York, NY

Design Internship

We have several full-time or part-time openings for Design/Photography Internships to support both our digital and print efforts. The internship places matriculated students or recent grads in an intensive, immersive design/photography experience.

This isn’t your typical design internship where the only expectations are simply to organize folders, crop images and work on imaginary projects. Our goal is to transform matriculated students or recent graduates into strong designers, confident photographers and powerful storytellers.

The ideal candidate lives and breathes creativity. A clear understanding of typography and grid systems is a must. You must a be a conceptual thinker able to work independently and see every project to the finish with relentless focus. You must move fluidly between print and digital mediums in a fast-paced environment and be receptive to feedback from senior team leaders. Egos/negative attitudes need not apply.

Duties will encompass design, typography and photography in the creation of original content aligned with our brand principles. All candidates must be proficient in the latest Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and in operating a DSLR. Candidates must have a strong command of WordPress (including basic HTML and CSS), editorial layouts and design, and a working knowledge of digital video tools.

This is a full-time or part-time internship that will last a minimum period of 3 months. The internship does not include benefits, but we provide a stipend for housing, commuting and lunches. We also offer and encourage course credit. All applicants must be able to commute daily to our Manhattan headquarters.

Responsibilities:
• Support the creative team across all print and digital functions, including:
• Providing design solutions for web pages, print spreads, ads, collateral, packaging and more
• Working closely with writers to provide visuals that strengthen our storytelling
• Completing creative tasks on time
• Shooting still and video content
• Overseeing daily studio organization
• Image sourcing, cropping and retouching
• Assisting with the production of in-house and external shoots

How to Apply:
Send résumé and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject heading: “Design Internship.” Please include:
1. An introduction describing why you’d be a great fit for the job (50 words or less)
2. A well-designed résumé in PDF form
3. Links or files of 3–5 work samples that give us a clear idea of your skill set(s), problem-solving ability and creative approach

Location:
New York, NY

Social Media Internship

We’re looking for an intern to support our Social Media team, primarily focused on visual storytelling.

The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, camera operation for Facebook Live, creating cohesive Instagram and Snapchat stories both onsite and with supplied content, and creating photo/text based slideshow videos for multiple platforms. An apprenticeship is also available to interns who perform exemplary work during their term and demonstrate invaluable contribution and natural chemistry with our team.

Applicants should be relentless about excellence. Typos and pixel-level errors must be your enemy. Intelligence, inspiration and irreverence must drive your writing and visual storytelling. You must demonstrate a keen capacity for story development, discovery and technical savviness (nerds welcome). Applicants must also be proficient on social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube) and video editing software (Final Cut, Premiere, etc.).

This is a full-time or part-time internship that will last a minimum period of 3 months. The internship does not include benefits, but we provide a stipend for housing, commuting and lunches. We also offer and encourage course credit. NYC applicants must be able to commute daily to our Manhattan headquarters.

How to Apply:
Send résumé and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject heading “Social Media Internship.” Please include:
1. An introduction about yourself and why you’d be a great fit for the job (50 words or less)
2. Résumé in PDF form
3. Links to any previous video work applicable to this position
4. One sample Instagram story (in GP style) for us to gauge your storytelling and editing abilities. Text, still images and video clips can be submitted in one .mov file via Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
5. Areas of interest (gear reviews, technology, style, culture, adventure) and a 50-word explanation of what fuels these interests
Location:
New York, NY

Advertising Internship

We have an opening for an Advertising Campaign Coordinator Internship to support Advertising Sales and Operations. This is a fully integrated role across all Gear Patrol platforms (print, digital and events).

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, has excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, strong experience working with Excel and PowerPoint, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is experienced using research and marketing to craft and deliver unique proposals/presentations. Strong analytical skills are a must. Candidates for the position should have a basic understanding of advertising and marketing along with a passion for print and digital media. Direct experience working in or studying advertising and campaign management is preferred.

This is a full-time internship that will last for a minimum period of 3 months. The internship does not include benefits, but we provide a stipend for housing, commuting (MTA) and lunches. We also offer and encourage course credit. All applicants must be able to commute daily to our Midtown Manhattan headquarters.

Responsibilities:
• Support Sales team in executing and facilitating Pre-Sale & Post-Sale functions, including:
• Manage the RFP process, from proposal generation to order entry
• Assist with campaign deliverables timelines and execution
• Work cross-departmentally to help fulfill client requests
• Assist in the preparation and follow-up for client meetings
• Set up kick-off calls/e-mails in preparation for new campaigns
• Support Sales leadership with business analysis and process recommendations
• Review trades daily and gather industry and account-specific information to help drive revenue growth

How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject heading: “Advertising Campaign Coordinator Internship.” Please make sure the cover letter includes an introduction on yourself and why you’d be a great fit for the job. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back.

Location:
New York, NY

Contributors

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 seeking great stories from writers and photographers with expertise in our main categories: Outdoors & Fitness, Travel & Eats, Style & Design, Motoring, Watches, Technology and Culture.

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.