Racer X is Hiring a West Coast Editor

November 5, 2015 10:50am

Company: Racer X Illustrated

Location: Southern California

Industry: Magazine Production

Job Type: Full-time Employee

Benefits: A host of benefits, including health insurance and retirement plans, are available under varying terms and conditions.

West Coast Editor

About the Job Filter Publications is looking to fill a West Coast Editor position for their industry-leading magazine, website, and social-media channels. This position is located in Southern California. The position asks for coverage of events and stories on the West Coast.

Applicant must:

Live in or be willing to move to Southern California, preferably the Inland Empire region, to fully access motocross industry events and functions.

Understand journalism and possess clear writing skills. The applicant will write and proofread stories for both online and print publication.

Generate publicity in old and new media. The position will require a strong understanding of social media—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and whatever’s next.

Be proficient with photos and video. We have a strong photo/video presence in California already, but the ability to cover an entire event or day—writing and taking photos and occasionally shooting basic video—is required.

Be willing to travel around Southern California. Traffic and distance can be difficult, but this job requires attending races, industry events, new product intros, and premieres, as well as visiting various industry partners and test tracks. You’ll have lots of windshield time.

Be technically proficient and curious. The candidate must have experience with Microsoft Word and email communication, but experience with website maintenance and posting is a plus—it will be part of the job. We’re looking for a well-rounded person who can serve the company on a variety of levels in the heart of the motocross industry.

Communicate well. The racing industry is a close-knit group. Creating and maintaining friendly relationships with our racers, advertisers, and stakeholders is vital.

Be reliable. You’ve got to come through, whether simply showing up for work on time or nurturing a project successfully from beginning to end.

Be a self-starter. We don’t have a California office—it will be up to you to figure out what to cover each day. You need to be out there, everywhere, quite often. A job in this sport is not 9-to-5. If you want a 9-5 job, this isn’t the position for you.

Be cool. Seriously, this is a tough job, but it’s pretty amazing at the same time. We all work hard, but we’re working on something we absolutely love and are proud to be a part of. This position is integral to our business; you will receive access and freedom to create your own plans and see them through, and you will work directly with Racer X staffers including Davey Coombs, Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, David Pingree, and Jason Thomas. The position provides plenty of opportunity, but that opportunity comes with a responsibility to embrace it all. Negativity isn’t a plus.


College B.A. Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, or Communications

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Experience with Adobe Suite and working in the admin panel and CMS of websites is preferred

To apply, please submit the following to: resumes@racerxonline.com


Cover letter explaining why you’re the right person for this job

Portfolio, writing examples, links to published work, etc.

We’ll be accepting résumés through November 20. Hiring will begin as soon as possible after the submission deadline, and then we get to work.