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Worldwide: Explorers + Storytellers wanted by The Outbound Collective

Tiffany Owens | 6 Oct 2016
Anywhere Freelance / Contract

Job Description


The Outbound Explorers Program

Do you have what it takes?

Outbound’s Explorers are the most active and dedicated members of our community – they add their favorite adventures, leave detailed reviews, share updated trail reports, and include great photography. We’re partnered with the industry’s top brands to provide exclusive discounts to our team of Explorers.

The Explorer Program is NOT the same as writing for the Outbound Journal. If you’re interested in writing stories (Tips For Your First Solo Backpacking Trip, 5 Spring Hikes Near Salt Lake City, How To Build A Better Campfire, etc) check out our Storyteller Program.

Being an Explorer is NOT about getting featured on Instagram. We’re looking for amazing people who want to help shape this community, not get more followers.

What are the Perks?

As an Explorer, you’ll receive team swag, VIP access to local Outbound events, and exclusive deals with brands large and small. Depending on the brands, our team has access to new gear, pro deals, and other rad opportunities. We can’t always get gear to everyone, but if you make yourself a stand-out member of the community, we’ll do everything we can to reward ya in any way we can!

How do I become an Explorer?

Before you can be considered for our Explorer Program, you’ll need to have had at least 10 adventures featured by our editors. Here are a few great examples of featured adventures: Hike to Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, Hike Little Stony Man in Shenandoah National Park, Picnic at Banjo Bill, Star Gaze at Hubbard City Lakes Park

Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • At least 10 of those adventures need to have been featured.
  • You need to be an active member on the site, which means bookmarking adventures, creating lists, rating and reviewing adventures, and inviting your friends to join this growing community.
  • Quality photography and detailed writing are important to us as we know they are to you, so show us your best.

Outbound Storytellers

Our Storytellers are members of our community who share their personal knowledge, experiences, photographs, and videos in an exceptional way.

Join the Outbound community and share your unique perspectives, advice, and stories about the outdoors and travel. Posting is simple, and it’s easy for people to find, follow, and enjoy your work. Reach an audience of over 5 million lovers of the outdoors and travel. Your profile highlights your writing, photography and adventures.

Sign up to start writing today.


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    Job Categories: Media/Design and Photography/Video.
    Job Types: Freelance / Contract.
    Job Tags: Explorers, Outbound Collective, Storytellers, travel photography, and Travel Writers.
    Job expires in Endless