Holiday & Seasonal, News & Journalism, Reporter, Writing
To be discussed.
This is a part-time, seasonal position of about 9-12 hours per week total or to be split up between two snow reporters. The hours are as follows:
November-April: weekends plus one weekday, 3-4 hours per day depending on the time of the ski season.
The right candidate(s) for the snow reporter position(s) will be highly detail oriented and meticulous to a fault, familiar (better yet obsessed) with skiing/riding, and willing/able to work early mornings on weekends and holidays with a flexible enough schedule to switch days or fill in during the week when needed. The most successful snow reporters know how to strike a balance between accuracy and efficiency.
Snow Reporting Responsibilities
With roughly 400 ski resorts to cover across North America, snow reporting demands consistency, reliability, precision and flexibility on the part of those who take on this responsibility. Expectations and duties of the snow reporter(s) are as follows:
1. Beginning no later than 7:00 a.m., the snow reporter will file reports (snowfall, base depth, conditions, number of lifts, runs open, etc.) and verify base/snowfall data for all open ski resorts across the U.S. and Canada while maintaining close tabs on all resort openings, closures, etc.
2. The snow reporter is also responsible for reviewing the firsthand report moderation queue and publishing appropriate user-generated comments and pictures throughout the course of their session, plus checking back in once in the afternoon.
3. Each daily snow report session should fall somewhere between one hour (during shoulder seasons) to a maximum of four hours (during the peak). When time allows, the snow reporter will also help to ensure resort data accuracy by noting any discrepancies between OnTheSnow and the resorts we cover. This person may also be called upon to update various other resort data points, such as webcams, etc.
4. The snow reporting team lead will provide instructions weekly detailing any new priorities to create a smooth transition as snow reporting duties are handed off from one team member to the next. Snow reporters are expected to read and follow these instructions carefully, communicating any questions or concerns back to the team lead as necessary.
Requirements, Specs & Perks
1. This is a work-from-home position; location in the Denver metro area a bonus but not a requirement
2. Must have a general knowledge and familiarity with content management systems, own or have access to a computer, and be computer savvy; data sourcing/management work a plus
3. Must be able to follow specific instructions efficiently and carry out repetitive tasks with a sharp eye for nuanced information—no amount of minutia is lost on you
4. Flexibility is an absolute necessity—although the schedule will be fixed to some extent throughout the season, the role may require some schedule changes in order to cover for other team members
5. Epic Pass likely, but not guaranteed
Opportunities to assist with gear reviews
6. Build ski industry contacts and experience while growing your digital media resume
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