Managing Editor

Millions of people experience real-life adventures with our apps. We help people all over the world discover the best hiking and biking routes, empowering our users to explore more of the great outdoors. And we’re good at it: Google and Apple have listed us as one of their Apps of the Year numerous times — and, with more than 8.5 million users and 50,000 five-star reviews — komoot is on its way to becoming the most popular cycling and hiking app worldwide. Join us to manage our growing team of freelance editors and produce stunning content that inspires the biggest cycling and outdoor community in Europe.

Your key responsibilities

  • Build and manage the editorial calendar for our Collections and guides to inspire cyclists, hikers and mountain bikers.
  • Manage a team of currently 20 freelance editors and assign tasks, enforce deadlines, and evaluate performance.
  • Hire and onboard freelance editors in 10 different countries.
  • Develop content guidelines and ensure that our editorial content is of a high quality.
  • Set up efficient processes to produce and localize content in 6 different languages.
  • Work closely with our SEO manager to create keyword-focused content based on research.
  • Cooperate with product managers and marketing team members to align our editorial content with our product roadmap and brand strategy.

Why you will love it

  • You will create inspiring content for the biggest cycling and outdoor community in Europe. You will build and manage a great team of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts from 10 different countries.
  • You will work closely with our Managing Editor for Sponsored Collections to exchange ideas and develop best practices.
  • You will work in a fast-paced team using the latest tools and technologies
  • We let you work from wherever you want, be it a beach, the mountains, your house or anywhere else that lies in any time zone situated between UTC-1 and UTC+3.
  • You’ll travel together with our team to amazing outdoor places several times a year to exchange ideas, learnings and go for hikes and rides.

You will be successful in this position if you

  • Have 3+ years of experience in managing a remote team of editors
  • Are an experienced editor yourself with proven track of producing digital content, skilled in writing for a specific audience, have managed localization projects and have a passion for storytelling and publishing.
  • Are highly organized and able to manage multiple projects, enjoy to plan, coordinate and ensure the flawless execution of tasks.
  • Have great communication interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, motivate and mentor a multilingual team of freelancers.
  • Have a true interest and knowledge of the outdoors, including hiking, cycling and mountain biking—you are ideally experienced in all of them and even wrote about them all.
  • You ideally speak at least two other languages (French, Italian, Spanish or Dutch) besides your excellent fluent spoken and written English
  • Feel at home in the digital world and always adopt the latest tools to improve your own efficiency.

Sounds like you?

Send us the following

  • A CV in English highlighting your relevant experience.
  • A little note on why are you interested in working at komoot.
  • The most relevant examples of your work as an editor.
  • Something that shows us a little more about what you’re interested in, be it your Instagram account or your blog.
  • As we love it when people go the extra mile, you’ll get bonus points for doing something creative with komoot.
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