About Rapid Media

Rapid Media is the world’s leading paddlesports media company. We produce Paddling Magazine, including our annual 300+ page Paddling Buyer’s Guide and 200+ page Paddling Trip Guide travel issue.

We also produce Kayak Angler, the world’s leading kayak fishing magazine. Both our Paddling Magazine and Kayak Angler brands have significant digital assets, including industry-leading websites, flipbook and app editions, and the world’s most sophisticated online paddling buyer’s guides.

In our spare time, Rapid Media produces the international Paddling Film Festival and World Tour, now touring to more than 130 cities.

We’ve worked hard over the last 26 years to become North America’s most trusted paddlesports authority.

The Job — Digital Content Creator

The Digital Content Creator for Paddling Magazine and Kayak Angler will play a key role in creating and delivering informative, inspiring and entertaining content across our digital channels. You’ll craft timely and engaging news articles, design and implement social media strategies, and write SEO-driven content. Your role will include researching, planning, coordinating, writing, editing and publishing content that resonates with our paddling and paddle fishing enthusiast audience. You’ll collaborate and coordinate with the editorial and marketing teams to maximize value and reach.

This full-time, 10-month contract position covers a maternity leave. It is remote and begins in August/September 2024 and ends in June 2025, with the opportunity to extend if it’s a good fit. 

What You Would Do

Social Media Strategy and Audience Engagement (40%)

  • Implement and manage effective social media strategies across our brands to increase engagement and reach, and grow our audience.
  • Lead day-to-day tasks, track and analyze audience engagement, performance, and analytics.
  • Experiment with platform content presentation, analyze results and provide actionable feedback.
  • Build out and nurture opportunities with influencers and ambassadors and collaborate with content teams to identify and grow new audiences.

Content Creation and SEO (60%)

  • Generate story ideas and write timely, engaging paddling and kayak fishing articles each week, covering a wide range of topics, including boats, gear, destinations, news, adventure, etc.
  • Collaborate with the editorial team to create SEO-driven content to boost search engine rankings and organic traffic, including entertaining roundups, guides, reviews and stories.

Your Expertise and Skills

  • Must be authoritative on paddlesports and paddling industry, including some combination of whitewater, canoeing, kayak touring, standup paddleboarding, and kayak fishing.
  • Education in digital media, journalism, professional writing and/or marketing would be great.
  • Ability to identify and write quick-hit stories, picking up on paddling-related trends in mainstream media, and write compelling headlines.
  • Proven experience as a digital content creator, preferably focused on social media and/or product news and reviews.
  • Ability to write technical information in a conversational and engaging voice.
  • Have a proven track record of creating engaging social media content.
  • Familiarity with applications like WordPress, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, SEMrush, Google Drive, Sprout Social, Canva, Photoshop, and others.
  • Understanding of digital media landscape and marketing strategies.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excited to work with a small team where you can make a big difference.
  • Ability to travel several times a year for trade shows and represent Rapid Media.

Our Team 

Rapid Media is headquartered in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Our team ranges from coast to coast in Canada and the U.S. You’ll join a talented group of professionals, including a publisher, sales team, an advertising and sponsorship coordinator, three editors, a creative director, a digital production manager, a film festival tour coordinator, and a circulation manager. It’s a great group of people, and there’s no drama. You’ll fit right in if you are smart, hardworking, humble and love paddling. 

Compensation and Perks

  • $41,000 to $62,000 range for 10-month contract, commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Fully remote work environment.

Apply Now 

Interested paddlers and paddle anglers across North America are encouraged to apply. Send your CV, a cover letter explaining why you’re a great fit, and three links to your written content to [email protected]. Include any relevant previous work, social media profiles or portfolios. Candidates will be contacted the week of August 12, 2024, to schedule interviews. The hiring manager is away on a kayaking trip until Tuesday, August 6 (perk of the job!) and will respond to any inquiries for further information then. 

Learn more about Rapid Media at paddlingmag.com, kayakanglermag.com, and paddlingfilmfestival.com.

Rapid Media is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or the boats you paddle.


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