Backcountry Journal Production Assistant

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

LOCATION: BHA Headquarters - Missoula, MT

SCHEDULE: 10-20 hours per week - credits available

DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a student or recent graduate to assist with the design, production, printing and distribution of our quarterly membership publication, Backcountry Journal. This position is perfect for anyone with a journalism, communications or graphic design background who wants to gain some experience in the world of outdoors publishing. It may be treated as an internship for credit or part-time employment, up to 20 hours per week. Compensation is negotiable, relative to the applicant’s experience.

Backcountry Journal is BHA’s flagship publication, mailed quarterly to our 18,000+ members, as well as the home and D.C. offices of congressmen from states in which we have chapters; regional and national offices for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; partner organizations and a growing list of distributors.

The journal chronicles the efforts and adventures of our young, dynamic members and staff, as well as generating some stoke for the public lands and wildlife that lead us to do what we do. We print instructional skills stories, opinion/editorials, current events in the conservation world and feature narratives about the backcountry by authors of all levels – from college students to the likes of David James Duncan and Hal Herring.

Backcountry Journal Production Assistant duties may include:

-Layout and design the pages of Backcountry Journal and other BHA publications.

-Solicit, select and edit photography and illustrations.

-Transcribe interview recordings and compile into Q&A stories.

-Coordinate with print outlets for production and distribution.

-Solicit distribution through retail businesses.

-Digitize and publish Backcountry Journal on BHA’s website.

-Product photography for in-house ads.

Minimum Requirements

-Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud software, especially InDesign and Photoshop.

-Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, media arts, graphic design or environmental studies, or relevant coursework toward said degrees.

-Flexible schedule and availability to work at BHA headquarters at least twice per week.

-Interest in and familiarity with conservation and hunting and fishing culture.

-Desire to create a world-class publication that advances the BHA mission and ethos.

Please send cover letter, resume and two work samples to Backcountry Journal Editor Sam Lungren at sam@backcountryhunters.org

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