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VP of Sales

Atlas Obscura is looking for a VP of Sales to oversee all of our advertising, brand relationships, and event sponsorships. This is a job for an entrepreneurial digital sales professional who relishes the opportunity to help build a thrilling media brand. The job is based in our Brooklyn office.

Atlas Obscura is a fast-growing, user-driven media company with a mission to help people experience a sense of wonder and curiosity. We publish articles and videos about the world’s hidden wonders and amazing places. We create real-world events and adventures, turning our online readers into a real-world community of explorers. In the past year, we’ve quadrupled our audience to 3.5 million monthly unique users and 350,000 email subscribers, and more than 50,000 people have paid to attend our events.

We’re building the brand that will define wonder and discovery for our generation.

The New York Times calls us "sublime" and "fabulous." GQ says "We absolutely adore Atlas Obscura."

As our VP of Sales, you’ll serve as part of our management team, reporting to the CEO. You’ll lead the global sales effort of a small and hustling team, and build a sales organization as the company grows. You’ll work with our brand partners on digital display ads, inspiring native content, and exciting and unusual event sponsorships.

Our Ideal Candidate Has
  • At least three years of digital sales experience
  • Deep industry relationships with brands and agencies
  • Familiarity with the digital media landscape
  • A record of meeting and exceeding revenue targets

You’re a closer: You don’t just come up with good ideas--you sell them. You’re able to deliver innovative ideas to our clients and ensure the highest level of customer service. You understand the needs, goals, and objectives of our clients and convey them to our marketing and product teams. You’re innovative, forward-thinking, high-energy, results-oriented, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Compensation is competitive, with uncapped commissions, as well as equity. We know that your success and our success are directly linked.

Atlas Obscura is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Audience Development Manager

Atlas Obscura is seeking a hands-on, metrics-driven Audience Development Manager to join our growing team in Brooklyn. This role offers an unmatched opportunity to pair analytics and short-form writing while working with some of the most interesting content on the Internet.

Responsibilities
  • Shape how Atlas Obscura frames, packages, and distributes content by optimizing existing distribution channels and discovering new ones.
  • Work closely with the Editorial Team to interpret data, share insights, and make content recommendations that will supercharge audience growth and engagement.
  • Develop deals and maintain relationships with social influencers, publishers, and platforms to drive additional audience growth.
  • Share responsibility for the daily production of Facebook posts, Tweets, and email campaigns.
Requirements
  • 2-4 years of experience in consumer-facing digital marketing, audience development, and analytics roles with experience in social media, email marketing, and partnerships, ideally at content-driven organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve content performance through iterations and experiments.
  • Experience using analytic platforms like Google Analytics and Facebook Insights and email platforms like Boomtrain and Mailchimp.
  • Ability to write compelling social copy.
  • Entrepreneurial instincts, a hands-on attitude, a healthy sense of humor, and a passion for Atlas Obscura’s mission of finding and reporting on the coolest things on the planet.

To apply, please email your resume and a short cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the role to [email protected]. Want to really impress us? Go to the atlasobscura.com home page, pick your favorite story, and also include two headlines you’d want to test while promoting the story on Facebook.

Obscura Society Chapter Head - Boston

Calling all Enthusiastic Adventure Nerds - Atlas Obscura is hiring a Chapter Head to lead the Boston Obscura Society! This job is a part-time, per-event paid position.

Obscura Society Chapters are the real-world outposts of Atlas Obscura, in which we run a regular program of local events and excursions designed to reveal the hidden gems of the region and get enthusiastic locals and our readers off the computer and out exploring. We currently have chapters in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, and are thrilled to be launching new chapters in Boston and Seattle!

Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute a calendar of events designed to spark our attendees' curiosity and sense of wonder
  • Lead a diverse team of field agents and volunteers
  • Expand our real-world and digital audience
  • Forge lasting partnerships and collaborations with institutions, organizations, and individuals
  • Collaborate with other departments including Editorial, Audience Development and Product
  • Manage and present budgets, accounts, and financial statements
Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate
  • Highly motivated self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experience organizing and running both large and small scale events
  • Excellent writing, editing (photo/text), presentation, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record of successful community building
  • Comfortable working remotely
  • Experience managing a professional brand on social media
  • A passion for Atlas Obscura’s mission and a deep curiosity about the world around them
  • Contagious enthusiasm

A love and knowledge of Boston is required, as is a desire to seek out the unusual, the hidden and the wondrous in your area and to share your discoveries with others!

Bonus
  • Travelers preferred! While we firmly believe that there is something wondrous no matter where you are, we also love people who have experienced the world.
  • Museum/academic/historical society experience always a plus!

Click here to apply

Freelance Writers and Photographers

We're always looking for submissions from freelance writers and photographers. Check out our pitch guidelines and get in touch with our editors via this form.

Atlas Obscura Video Fellows

Do you love history, culture, science, maps? Do you have experience with video, and familiarity with Youtube and other video platforms? Do you want to spend your days working at a digital media company devoted to discovery and exploration of the fantastic as well as the workaday? Come be a fellow at Atlas Obscura! We are hoping to hire one video fellow for the summer, with the potential for a longer-term commitment.

Work duties will be varied, as this is a start-up and everyone pitches in. You would get experience writing and producing web video, as well as learning about shooting video, video workflows, social media, and the occasional coffee run.

Some key attributes will be valued
  • Familiarity with video editing software a requirement. FCP preferred.
  • Experience with shooting video, lighting, sound recording, or animation a big plus.
  • Curiosity and a self motivation.
  • Passion for AO’s mission of finding and reporting on the coolest things on the planet.

Salary. NYC-based job. Both 3-and-6 month stints available, with a preference for those who can stay for six.

Please send resume and brief note about previous jobs and current passions to [email protected].

The Seattle Obscura Society is Looking for Field Agents!

Enthusiastic Adventure Nerds Wanted: Atlas Obscura is hiring in Seattle!

We are looking for enthusiastic adventure planners to help us launch the Seattle Obscura Society and develop new event programming with an emphasis on the hidden and unusual in the Pacific NW.

We’ll be hiring for part-time, per-event paid positions.

Description of Position Responsibilities

Society Chapters are the official real-world outposts of Atlas Obscura, in which we run a regular program of local explorations designed to reveal the hidden gems of the state and get enthusiastic locals and our readers off the computer and out exploring.

Field Agents will be responsible for seeking out and hosting local exploration opportunities monthly such as tours, talks and expeditions or charters further afield.

Specific Responsibilities & Expectations
  • Create interesting tours and event ideas
  • Organize and lead tours
  • Write field reports
  • Manage ticket inventory
Skills & Experience Required

We are seeking an enthusiastic adventure nerd who understands and loves what Atlas Obscura is about and would like to help bring it to life in Seattle. Field Agents must be able to work independently and be creative.

  • A love and knowledge of Seattle, its hidden wonders and strange histories, a desire to find out more and share it with others.
  • Computer and Internet access adequate for working remotely.
  • Must be able to get around your local environment in a timely matter to attend meetings and events.
Bonus
  • Travelers preferred - although it is not a requirement, we are travelers ourselves and we are excited to add more world-minded individuals to our numbers
  • Museum or tour group experience
  • Enthusiasm or academic experience in history
  • PR, marketing or social media professional experience

Click here to apply

The Illinois Obscura Society is Looking for Field Agents!

Enthusiastic Adventure Nerds Wanted: Atlas Obscura is hiring in Illinois!

We are looking for adventure planners for the Illinois Obscura Society chapter to help us develop new programming and create plans for bigger, better explorations into the hidden and strange places all around us.

We’ll be hiring for part-time, per-event paid positions.

Description of Position Responsibilities

Society Chapters are the official real-world outposts of Atlas Obscura, in which we run a regular program of local explorations designed to reveal the hidden gems of the state and get enthusiastic locals and our readers off the computer and out exploring.

Field Agents will be responsible for seeking out and hosting local exploration opportunities monthly such as tours, talks and expeditions or charters further afield.

Specific Responsibilities & Expectations
  • Create interesting tours and event ideas
  • Organize and lead tours
  • Write field reports
  • Manage ticket inventory
Skills & Experience Required

We are seeking an enthusiastic adventure nerd who understands and loves what Atlas Obscura is about and would like to help bring it to life in Illinois. Field Agents must be able to work independently and be creative.

  • A love and knowledge of Illinois, its hidden wonders and strange histories, a desire to find out more and share it with others.
  • Computer and Internet access adequate for working remotely.
  • Must be able to get around your local environment in a timely matter to attend meetings and events.
Bonus
  • Travelers preferred - although it is not a requirement, we are travelers ourselves and we are excited to add more world-minded individuals to our numbers
  • Museum or tour group experience
  • Enthusiasm or academic experience in history
  • PR, marketing or social media professional experience

Click here to apply