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PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE APPLYING. ALL CURRENT JOBS ARE NEW YORK CITY BASED.

Please keep in mind, we receive a lot of applications and unfortunately we don’t have the time to reply to every submission. If you don’t hear from us after your second application, it is safe to assume that you do not fit the requirements of the position in question.

Also, it’s a good idea to proofread and spell check; we are an editorial company after all, so your best bet is to have the most polished application possible.

full time staff writer

As a staff writer you will basically be “blogging” and not writing long-form features. “Blog posts” are our quick hits of info that readers will quickly digest. They are generally written up in 15 minutes or less, so be ready to quickly come up with a well written paragraph, researched and proofed. You will be expected to write up features that require more research. To start you will enter a training period of 1 week to 3 months where you will learn to be an efficient blogger.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have excellent college level writing skills.
  • You are a self starter and must be self motivated.
  • You don’t have writer’s block and can come up with an excellent detailed paragraph on any particular sneaker subject on the spot.
  • You are familiar with the current sneaker landscape and culture.
  • Must have excellent sneaker knowledge: you are well versed in the 29 years of Air Jordan history, 20+ years of Nike Air Max, 30 years of Air Force 1s, general Nike, adidas, Asics, New Balance and Reebok knowledge.
  • Available to work in our office 5 days a week. 12 to 7pm.
  • Blogging knowledge.
  • Photo editing knowledge, you will need to edit photos on a daily basis.
  • Good knowledge of web based utilities, Google search, RSS, Twitter, etc.

Salary starts by the post during the initial training period. You will be reviewed at the end of every month for the first three months. A monthly rate will be available once you are well versed in our work culture. If you fit these requirements please see bottom of this page to apply.

PLUSES

  • Knowledge of WordPress and blogging.
  • A good eye for design and photo selection.
  • Have worked in a sneaker store or in the sneaker industry.

APPLYING

It’s very important you follow these instructions, if you don’t, your application will automatically be rejected.

  • Write a 4 to 6 sentence paragraph about each of the following two sneakers [sneaker #1] [sneaker # 2] in a neutral voice and include your intended title for each article. In email body only, NO ATTACHMENTS.
  • Include a paragraph about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc. In email body only, NO ATTACHMENTS.
  • Include a recent resume. Can be an attachment.
  • SUBJECT LINE: Full Time Staff Writer.
  • Send all to:

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY MANAGER

Sneaker News has one of the biggest social communities for sneakerheads on the web, and it now plays a large part of keeping sneakerheads around the globe informed. We are looking for a talented social media expert to lead our social media efforts. The job includes keeping the community informed, creating interesting and engaging efforts for the community, driving traffic back to sneakernews.com, and helping our partners reach our community.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have excellent college level writing skills.
  • 1-2 years of real world social media work.
  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • You are a self starter and must be self motivated.
  • Must possess good sneaker knowledge.>
  • Available to work in our office at least 5 days a week. 12 to 7pm.
  • Photo editing knowledge, you will need to edit photos on a daily basis.

Salary will be based on experience.

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  • Knowledge of WordPress and blogging
  • A good eye for design and photo selection
  • Have worked in a sneaker store or in the sneaker industry

APPLYING

It’s very important you follow these instructions, if you don’t, your application will automatically be rejected.

  • Give us 2-5 examples of your work in social media.
  • Include a paragraph about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc. In email body only, NO ATTACHMENTS.
  • Include a recent resume. Can be an attachment.
  • SUBJECT LINE: Social Media Community Manager.
  • Send all to:

PART TO FULL TIME WEB/WORDPRESS DEVELOPER

Sneaker News is a digital portal keeping the globe’s sneakerheads informed and we have competition. We need to create, improve and merge editorial experiences using our editorial, photography, and social assets. Most of this happens in WordPress. We are looking for great team players that can also work on their own, with minimal supervision. We are particularly interested in individuals possessing a quality oriented attitude, with attention to detail and the capabilities to debug their own code. As a candidate you must have a passion for crafting JavaScript and CSS. Clean code and web standards are second nature to you. You thrive on collaboration and are comfortable communicating your ideas with stakeholders from creative, editorial and business areas.

Salary will be based on experience.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid WordPress development experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of web management, from do
  • Solid knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, and XML.
  • Experience with coding for cross-browser and platform consistency.
  • Experience building data-driven web applications leveraging PHP/MySQL.
  • Knowledge of popular APIs such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, etc.
  • Comfortable with layout and design applications such as Adobe CS.
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Mobile web development experience.
  • Experience implementing tracking services such as Google Analytics.
  • Knowledge of databases and content management tools.
  • Experience with usability and A/B testing.
  • Experience measuring project success with analytics data from Google Analytics.

APPLYING

It’s very important you follow these instructions, if you don’t, your application will automatically be rejected.

  • Include a paragraph about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc.
  • Include a recent resume. Can be an attachment.
  • SUBJECT LINE: Web/Wordpress Developer.
  • Send all to:

PART TO FULL TIME COMMUNICATION/MEDIA DESIGNER

We are looking for a well rounded graphic designer to help improve the overall look of Sneaker News “media”. This will include designing/redesigning/touching up the website, mobile site and other Sneaker News digital and offline experiences. Be ready to apply design to a feature one day, a mobile site design touch up the next and even designing what a Sneaker News experience would be at an event the follow week.

Salary will be based on availability and experience.

APPLYING

It’s very important you follow these instructions, if you don’t, your application will automatically be rejected.

  • A Behance portfolio link or Dropbox photo folder link is preferred but a link to your portfolio works too.
  • Please do not attach photos to the email application.
  • Include a paragraph about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc.
  • Include a recent resume. Can be an attachment.
  • SUBJECT LINE: Freelance Photographer in [your city].
  • Send all to:

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS

As Sneaker News continues to grow, we are looking to build a pool of talented photographers for assignments around the country and around the globe. The requirements for this job will be low but expect you to have had experience shooting in all conditions. You must know how to use and control light.

Salary will be assignment based.

APPLYING

It’s very important you follow these instructions, if you don’t, your application will automatically be rejected.

  • A Behance portfolio link or Dropbox photo folder link is preferred but a link to your portfolio works too.
  • Please do not attach photos to the email application.
  • Include a paragraph about yourself, interests, hobbies, etc.
  • Include a recent resume. Can be an attachment.
  • SUBJECT LINE: Freelance Photographer in [your city].
  • Send all to:


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