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Employer:  Appalachian Mountain Club.
Categories:  Executive/Management
Travel Required:  16-25%
Job Type:  Full Time
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  6-9 years
State/Province:  MA - Massachusetts
City:  Boston
Salary:  non-disclosed
Job Description: 

The nonprofit Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) seeks an experienced professional to provide editorial and business leadership for its print and digital content programs, including its award-winning AMC Outdoors magazine (6 issues per year), long-runningAppalachia journal (2 issues per year), respected AMC Books program (65 titles in print), and related digital media efforts. AMC’s publishing program is critical to attracting, inspiring, and retaining inspiring members, advocates, and supporters throughout the Northeastern U.S., and expanding the organization’s reach and impact in outdoor recreation, conservation, and education.

The Editor in Chief/Publisher will manage a four-person, Boston-based publications staff, while ensuring AMC’s expert outdoor recreation and conservation content supports the organization’s broader online community, social media, advocacy, and constituent and guest acquisition efforts. The Editor in Chief/Publisher will also determine AMC’s direction in the e-book, app, and online delivery areas.

Responsibilities include development of and delivery on a print and online plan that addresses AMC’s Vision 2020 goals for building a robust and diverse constituency of 500,000 people; getting 500,000 kids outdoors; demonstrating regional conservation leadership on trails, energy, and land protection issues; and realizing the full recreation and conservation potential of its Maine Woods Initiative. The Editor in Chief/Publisher is responsible for meeting advertising, online subscription, distribution, e-book, journal subscription, and licensing revenues goals while managing expenses to budget, and plays an important daily editorial leadership role in AMC Outdoors magazine.

The Editor in Chief/Publisher is a senior member of AMC’s communications team and reports to the Vice President of Communications and Marketing. This full-time position is based at AMC’s Boston headquarters.


  1. As Editor in Chief for our membership magazine, provide editorial direction for AMC Outdoors magazine, including editorial planning, creative direction, and feature assignment.
  2. Oversee business operations of magazine, books, and Appalachia journal in terms of advertising, licensing, and distribution.
  3. Develop strategy for ongoing content investment and direction on e-books, apps, online communities, and other digital forms of content delivery.
  4. Manage overall magazine, books, and online content development budgets.
  5. Develop print and online editorial plan for AMC Outdoors. Work with Books Editorial Manager on 5-year publishing plan for AMC Books and Maps in print and electronic form. , including White Mountain Guide Online (, and Kids Outdoors online community (
  6. Oversee content development to ensure the highest quality content in support of AMC conservation, recreation, and outdoor engagement efforts.
  7. Ensure regular reader, market, and leadership team feedback is incorporated into AMC’s publishing program through quarterly and annual reviews.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (journalism or English).
  • 5-7 years of successful experience as a magazine or books editor or publisher, with increasing supervisory experience.
  • Experience in delivering content for online audiences, and in developing revenue models for online content.
  • Superior writing and editorial skills.
  • Proven ability to lead a tight-knit team under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to travel throughout the northeastern U.S.
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Passion for the conservation and outdoor recreation mission of AMC.

To Apply
Please submit cover letter, including salary expectations, writing/editing samples, and resume to: Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108, or email to No calls please.

Benefits of Working with the AMC
The AMC offers a great benefits package! Here is a partial list that highlights some benefits offered for our regular full-time employees. Benefits may vary based on position.

  • Group Health Plan, 75 percent employer paid.
  • Group Life Insurance, 100 percent employer paid.
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance, 100 percent employer paid.
  • Vacation, four weeks accrued each year.
  • Holidays, 13 paid holidays/year.
  • Use of AMC Facilities, free and discounted rates.
  • Free AMC membership.

The Appalachian Mountain Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace.

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