Digital Development Director, BACKPACKER

Digital Development Director, BACKPACKER

Active Interest Media | Outdoor Group | Boulder, CO

Reports to: General Manager


This is the shortest job description BACKPACKER has ever posted, because we are insanely focused on finding the sharpest needle in today’s digital haystack. You’re an enterprising multiplatform strategist with a track record of divergent thinking and successful product innovation. You have audience and content mastery, but you also love to make cash registers ring. You’re undaunted by the challenge of driving transformation at a brand where expectations run high thanks to numerous editorial awards. You can lead change while keeping the trains running, and you’d die for the opportunity to quarterback BACKPACKER’s digital portfolio.

If you’re that needle, pitch us in a way that shows it. Tell us your vision for evolving our social/video/membership/education/commerce/influencer efforts and hit us with a few next-gen ideas that will delight BACKPACKER followers and power revenue. Demonstrate verve and imagination and we’ll empower you to make magic in the best damn job in the outdoors.

Goodbye, haystack. Hello, life list opportunity.


  • Asymmetrical thinker
  • Self-starter … and finisher
  • 3-5+ years’ experience in digital media environment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment reference check.

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