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Sales Director

Atlas Obscura is a user-driven media company with a mission to help people experience a sense of wonder and curiosity. We believe there is something new to discover, every day, all over the world—and around the corner.

And we are building the brand that will define wonder and discovery for our generation.

Atlas Obscura is
  • A Publisher - We publish original articles and videos that spark our users’ curiosity and sense of wonder.
  • A Platform - We built a platform that enables users to share their knowledge of the world’s most amazing places.
  • A Real-World Community - We create events and adventures, turning our online readers into a real-world community of explorers.

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

This opportunity offers the chance to work with a dynamic, growing, all-star team of media professionals in an exciting, startup environment in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Responsibilities Include
  • Build strong relationships with client and agency decision makers.
  • Educate advertisers and ad agencies about the editorial mission and readership of Atlas Obscura.
  • Develop innovative sponsorship programs for clients with a focus on custom advertising.
  • Serve as a representative of the Atlas Obscura brand in a positive, convincing, and enthusiastic manner.
Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate
  • Highly motivated self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to win.
  • Outstanding professional record of achievement with a minimum 2-5 years of digital ad sales experience.
  • Strong interest in high-quality content, and a deep curiosity about the world around them.
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills, including an ability to create and deliver convincing arguments verbally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strength in building lasting relationships.

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

Account Manager

Atlas Obscura is a user-driven media company with a mission to help people experience a sense of wonder and curiosity. We believe there is something new to discover, every day, all over the world—and around the corner.

And we are building the brand that will define wonder and discovery for our generation.

Atlas Obscura is
  • A Publisher - We publish original articles and videos that spark our users’ curiosity and sense of wonder.
  • A Platform - We built a platform that enables users to share their knowledge of the world’s most amazing places.
  • A Real-World Community - We create events and adventures, turning our online readers into a real-world community of explorers.

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

This opportunity offers the chance to work with a dynamic, growing, all-star team of media professionals in an exciting, startup environment in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Responsibilities Include
  • Build strong relationships with client and agency decision makers.
  • Educate advertisers and ad agencies about the editorial mission and readership of Atlas Obscura.
  • Develop innovative sponsorship programs for clients with a focus on custom advertising.
  • Serve as a representative of the Atlas Obscura brand in a positive, convincing, and enthusiastic manner.
Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate
  • Highly motivated self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to win.
  • Outstanding professional record of achievement with a minimum 1-2 years of digital ad sales experience.
  • Strong interest in high-quality content, and a deep curiosity about the world around them.
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills, including an ability to create and deliver convincing arguments verbally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strength in building lasting relationships.

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

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

Obscura Society Chapter Head - Seattle

Calling all Enthusiastic Adventure Nerds - Atlas Obscura is hiring a Chapter Head to lead the Seattle 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 Seattle 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 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