Thursday, 27 November 2008

Ski & Snowboard Instructors to Write for New Activities Website

Who you are:
You’re an accredited ski and/or snowboard instructor or expert (e.g., PSIA, AASI, etc.) who loves to share your knowledge about your sport. You’re the first one on the mountain at the beginning of each season and always the last one off. You seek out slopes in far away destinations off-peak and are always in the know about the latest technology and trends. You are eager to communicate your passion and you’ve maybe even started a blog or two or participated in social networking sites about skiing or boarding. Aside from shredding up fresh power or attacking mogul fields, you enjoy crafting sentences together to share what you know.

Who we are:
We are the first comprehensive interactive website for the savvy indulgent enthusiast focused on participatory recreational activities. Participatory recreational activities are active pursuits, not just spectator events. Think of hitting the slopes, not just sitting in the lodge sipping hot cocoa waiting for your friends to arrive. The website is a cross between a magazine, a directory and an online community for such activities. Imagine Yahoo! Groups meets Freeskier or Snowboarder Magazine. Except it’s for over 30 different activities all in one place, and conversations across activities are all inter-related.

What you’ll do:
A focus of community interaction on the site is the sharing of tips around people’s recreational interests. We’re looking for you to write tips based on your skiing and/or snowboarding expertise. This opportunity is for you if you enjoy writing about what you already know and love. No research required!

# Tips are very short-form content, not the feature stories atop our snowsports home page
# You should be able to write each tip in under 15 minutes
# You can add a link back to your blog or website from your tips and profile

How it works:
# Get approved by our team
# Once approved, you’ll earn $8 for every tip that is accepted on the site
# We will also provide a matching donation of $0.50 to the American Heart Association for each approved tip
# You must commit to writing at least 5 tips
# Payment will be made by PayPal approximately every two weeks
# Program runs from Nov 24, 2008 to Dec 31, 2008

Get started:
Send us a reply with “Freelance Ski/Snowboard Tip Writer” in the subject line and a cover memo a) convincing us that you would be a great ski/snowboard tip writer and b) indicating how many tips you would like to write. Also be sure to include a resume highlighting your skiing and/or snowboarding experience.

Click to check out our Snowsports home page or our site home where you’ll find a site tour.

* Compensation: $8 per approved tip plus matching donation of US$0.50 to American Heart Association
* Telecommuting is ok.
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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