Jobs

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

We are searching for motivated individuals with great writing skills that are keen to today’s blogging trends. Ideal candidates will not only be passionate about sneakers, but about engaging the digital community on Twitter, Facebook, and other emerging social media platforms.

DUTIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing blog-posts on the newest developments of the sneaker scene in a deadline-oriented fashion
  • Copy editing for Sneaker News Facebook and Twitter that reflect the voice of the Sneaker News brand
  • Working closely with editorial team to launch social media pushes in a timely fashion
  • Create/produce editorial ideas that will generate a lot of buzz
  • Using journalistic point-of-view when writing articles

QUALIFICATIONS

  • College-level writing ability.
  • Thorough knowledge of sneakers from a wide variety of brands.
  • A keen scope of the footwear industry as a whole.
  • College-level writing ability.
  • Experience developing, publishing, and moderating content for Facebook, Twitter
  • Keen knowledge of Facebook/Twitter/Instagram community behavior
  • Basic photo-editing with Photoshop
  • Ability to adapt to the fast-paced work culture of the editorial team
  • Ability to work in the SneakerNews.com office (Manhattan)

APPLYING

Candidates must follow these basic instructions when submitting applications. Carefully read and edit your application as it is your first and only impression you can make. In one email, include the following:

  • Subject Line of email: “Editor/Media Specialist – SN Jobs”
  • A paragraph about yourself – interests, hobbies, so forth.
  • A paragraph detailing your personal views on social media, how it impacts society, and how it can be used to Sneaker News’ advantage
  • In a neutral voice, include sample blogposts on this shoe and this shoe
  • Attach a recent resume in pdf.

PART-TIME TO FULL-TIME VIDEO EDITORIAL SPECIALIST

We are searching for individuals with a knack for storytelling through video, fit for today’s social media trends.

DUTIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Create original video content on a daily basis for Facebook/Instagram
  • Form shareable and favorable content ideas
  • Shape every-day sneaker content into mainstream “OMG” moments
  • Work with editorial team to see what’s on topic

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in video editing software
  • Aware of social media trends
  • College-level writing ability
  • College-level writing ability.
  • Keen scope of the footwear industry/events/releases
  • Able to write engaging copy
  • Able to discern what type of content has “viral” potential
  • Able to work in the SneakerNews.com office in Manhattan, NY

APPLYING

Candidates must follow these basic instructions when submitting applications. Carefully read and edit your application as it is your first and only impression you can make. In one email, include the following:

  • Subject Line of email: “Video Editorial Specialist – SN Jobs”
  • A paragraph about yourself – interests, hobbies, so forth.
  • Make a 30-60 second video about this topic and this shoe (two videos) and attach to the email, or upload to Instagram and share a link
  • Attach a recent resume in pdf.

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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