The Inertia

JOBS

IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITIES

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

The Inertia is seeking a Social Media Editor to develop The Inertia’s voice as an authority and innovator across all social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Flipboard, Twitter, and beyond. The Social Media Editor should be able to deploy original content across all networks seven days a week and optimize the voicing to fit each platform while also planning larger initiatives to innovate and expand The Inertia’s reach across all channels. The role requires excellent organizational, written, and communication skills. Success in this role hinges on driving meaningful growth, engagement, and innovative, authority-commanding initiatives across all channels. The Social Media editor will also have the opportunity to contribute original content to the website regularly and handle the growth of our email and newsletter marketing distribution.

Ideal candidates will possess the following characteristics:

  • Should be highly active and familiar with best practices on Instagram, Facebook, Flipboard, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, Pinterest, Google Plus, and other emerging social platforms. Ideal candidates have managed and executed meaningful growth initiatives for a premium brand’s social platforms.
  • Excellent written and communication skills. No typos. Strong voice and command of language.
  • Data and analytics-minded; Able to analyze social activities and make optimizations based on performance.
  • Graphic design skills and strong sensibility to curate a thoughtful, intentional aesthetic.
  • Photography skills a plus.
  • Proficient in Photoshop, MailChimp, and WordPress.
  • Ability to be flexible, self-motivated, and work both independently and with a team.
  • A strong knowledge and/or interest in surf and mountain culture and new technology.
  • Enthusiasm. We love what we’re doing, and that’s how we plan to keep it.
  • Graduate of a four-year college or University in English, Journalism, Communications, Media, or a related field.
  • Ideally located in Los Angeles.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter (no more than one page each) to info@theinertia.com with the title: SOCIAL EDITOR. Also, please include thoughts on the following prompt in your outreach:

What would your first growth-driving initiative for The Inertia be? How would that fit into your overall approach to this position? Please be as specific as possible and feel free to use our content or new ideas in examples.

Salary: Varies depending on experience


EDITORIAL INTERN

The Inertia is seeking an Editorial Intern to share in editorial responsibilities. The position will involve writing, formatting, editing, and posting content to the site as participating in developing and executing the editorial calendar. The Editorial Intern is encouraged to contribute original content to the site. This is an unpaid internship, and must be eligible for school credit.

Ideal candidates will possess the following characteristics:

  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with emerging technology. Proficient in WordPress, HTML, Photoshop, and MailChimp and/or other e-newsletter delivery services.
  • Eligible for school credit and currently completing coursework at a four-year College or University in English, Journalism, Communications or a related field.
  • Experience working at school paper or as a journalist preferred.
  • Excellent written and communication skills. No typos.
  • Ability to be flexible, self-motivated, and work from home.
  • Ability to write professional-level stories, ready to publish on current events and breaking news on extremely short notice
  • A strong knowledge and interest in surf, mountain, and outdoor culture, the Internet, and new technology.
  • Enthusiasm. We love what we’re doing, and that’s how we plan to keep it. Graphic design skills a plus.
  • Ideally located in Los Angeles or Southern California

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter (no longer than one page each) to info@theinertia.com. Title the email: EDITORIAL INTERN


VIDEO INTERN

Does shooting original video with icons of surf, mountain, and outdoor culture sound like it might be interesting to you? Well, The Inertia is seeking a hyper-talented video intern who can help produce web videos that bring our brand to life. If you’re proficient in Premiere, have gear to shoot with, and love telling stories through film,
email info@theinertia.com
your resume and links to examples of your work with the title VIDEO INTERN.

Ideal candidates will possess the following characteristics: 

  • Experience using Premiere, Final Cut, and other video editing software.
  • Ability to brainstorm, shoot, and edit film projects independently, with very few resources within a short period of time.
  • Own professional-grade equipment to use for shoots.
  • Ability to be flexible, self-motivated, and work from home.
  • Eligible for school credit and currently completing coursework at a four-year college or university in Film, Television, New Media or a related field.
  • Ideally located in Los Angeles or Orange County and available to meet at least once a week.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

THE INERTIA FILMS: VIDEOGRAPHER

Does shooting and editing original videos with icons of surf, mountain, and outdoor culture sound like it might be interesting to you? Well, The Inertia is seeking a hyper-talented videographer who can shoot and edit video projects that bring our brand to life. If you’re proficient in Premiere, know your way around a camera, and love telling stories through film,
email info@theinertia.com
your resume and links to examples of your work with the title THE INERTIA FILMS: VIDEOGRAPHER.

Ideal candidates will possess the following characteristics: 

  • Experience using Premiere, Final Cut, and other video editing software.
  • Ability to improvise shoots with influencers with little notice.
  • Ability to edit projects on a quick deadline that take multiple parties’ perspectives into account
  • Own professional-grade equipment to use for shoots.
  • Experience with After Effects and animation and a strong musical aesthetic a plus.
  • Ability to be flexible, self-motivated, and hit deadlines on a quick pace.
  • Ideally located in Los Angeles.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

The Inertia is seeking a new editor to join the team immediately. Individuals with all ranges of experience are welcome to apply, but the role will require identifying unique and compelling stories relevant to surfers, ocean, and outdoor enthusiasts daily as well as an unmatched ability to write, edit, and publish multiple stories each day. The editor will also be expected to interact with our community of talented contributors to continue to foster and develop our global contributor base.

Ideal candidates will possess the following characteristics:

• 2+ years of experience as an editor or professional writer. Candidates should have examples of recent written and published work.
• Candidates must have a strong knowledge and understanding of surf, ocean, and outdoor culture – past and present – and working relationships with influencers in the surf space preferred.
• Highly motivated and able to work independently as well as with teams under tight deadlines.
• Willing and excited to break news accurately and with urgency.
• Proficient in Photoshop and WordPress.
• Highly familiar and engaged with best practices across social media.
• Excellent communication skills. No typos.
• Enthusiasm. We love what we’re doing, and that’s how we plan to keep it.
• Articulate speaker and brand ambassador.
• Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university.
• Ideally located in Los Angeles or Southern California

Salary: Varies based on experience and availability.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter (no longer than one page each) to info@theinertia.com. Please include three pitches with pieces you’d love to write that would fit well on The Inertia (Pitches require title and one sentence description). And if you have examples of past work, please provide. Title the email: The Inertia: ASSOCIATE EDITOR


FREELANCE DEVELOPER

The Inertia is seeking a programmer/developer to make technical improvements to The Inertia’s website, user interface, user experience, and mobile offerings as soon as possible. The developer will work closely with our CTO as well as the editorial and sales team to create best in class technological solutions across all platforms, ensuring that The Inertia is the leader in the action sports technology and media space.

  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, Java, and all relevant coding languages
  • Experience developing applications, mobile interfaces, websites, and forward looking technical solutions for media platforms
  • Ideally located in Los Angeles and available to meet at least once a week.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter (no longer than one page each) to info@theinertia.com. Title the email: The Inertia: DEVELOPER


ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

The Inertia is seeking an Account Executive to secure new business and develop relationships with strategic clients.  The Inertia Account Executive will also identify and execute on new revenue opportunities while remaining committed to the integrity and quality of our editorial offerings.

Ideal candidates will possess the following characteristics:

  • 2+ years of experience in digital sales. Candidates should be well versed in online marketing and familiar with CPMs, CPCs, and comfortable structuring and maintaining digital ad buys.
  • Candidates who already have strong working relationships with clients who fit well with our mission are highly preferred.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently. Set your own hours. Be productive. Be resourceful.
  • Excellent communication skills. No typos.
  • Enthusiasm. We love what we’re doing, and that’s how we plan to keep it.
  •  Articulate speaker and brand ambassador.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university.
  • Ideally located in Los Angeles or Southern California

Salary: Commission only.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter (no longer than one page each) to info@theinertia.com. Title the email: The Inertia: SALES


If you would like to contribute to The Inertia, please send us an email. Please include a brief bio, a headshot, and a writing sample (presumably your first contribution).

For photographers, please include a link to your work, and if you’d like to submit a gallery, it’s best to send twenty captioned images sized at 1200 x 695 px.

While we welcome all contributions, we cannot guarantee that all submissions will be published. Submissions may be edited for style, grammar, or clarity before being published. By submitting content to TheInertia.com, you acknowledge that you own full rights to your submission and consent to publishing it on The Inertia website and The Inertia extensions and release The Inertia of any liabilities concerning your submission. Any inaccuracies in published content must be redressed by the author as soon as they are discovered.