Readers want stories about the places they know — and they want you to know them even better. The Dyrt is hiring regional writers across the country to develop stories around the campgrounds, trails, parks, and the outdoor experiences found in the places they know best.
Who We Are
The Dyrt is the fastest-growing camping app. We’re successfully changing the way 45+million Americans search for campgrounds in the same way that Yelp changed the way we look for restaurants. Through user-generated reviews, The Dyrt is building an ever-expanding database of campgrounds across the country, making it easy and enjoyable for campers to find the information they need.
The Dyrt also solves the pain of authentic consumer connection for 100’s of outdoor brands. Using our nationwide community of campers, The Dyrt Rangers (200+ super users who test our partners’ products in the field), and our proprietary User Generated Content, The Dyrt provides the perfect platform for campers to find their next favorite campsite and for brands to engage with their target audience.
The Dyrt Magazine is where our readers come to find relatable stories, helpful advice, and inspiration for their next camping trip. It is our way of reaching beyond the campground, to explore a myriad of experiences related to camping, and to help people do more of all those things they love.
Who You Are
You love the outdoors as much as you love a nicely constructed sentence. Regional writers should be well-versed in a variety of outdoor activities, particularly camping, and should know where to find those activities in their region. Ideally, you are on-the-ground and can speak to the small set of states within the region about which you’ll write.
Your work has been published in reputable outlets, and you have experience working with editors to shape and refine your writing. You’re a self-starter who is receptive to feedback. Language is your tool of choice, and whether you’re writing a punchy listicle or a long-form narrative, you understand that every word should count and that offering value to the reader is the goal, no matter the platform or style. Cliches make you queasy.
You’re looking for consistent work with the freedom and flexibility to own a vertical of content with a growing publication.
What You'll Do
Regional writers will develop content around specific states in an assigned region. This content will be featured on The Dyrt Magazine, as well as state pages on The Dyrt. These state pages will also feature the latest campground reviews and photos, so campers can easily find the freshest content about camping in the place they wish to camp.
As a regional writer, we will depend on you to know what’s new and what’s happening in the outdoor spaces of your region. Along with regular assignments from The Dyrt’s Managing Editor, you will develop, pitch, and execute story ideas that only someone steeped in the fresh air of your region would know.
Stories will range from campground roundups (Parents and Kids Will Love These 6 Pacific Northwest Campgrounds) to profiles about interesting people (Natives Outdoors Founder is Changing How We View Public Lands) and even the occasional personal essay (Strangers in the Desert).
- A degree in journalism or a related field
- Published in reputable outlets
- Effective online storyteller with an adaptable voice
- Experience sourcing photos
- Experience with WordPress
- Dependable communicator who meets deadlines with tight copy and grammar
- A wealth of story ideas in the camping and outdoor spaces
Please send cover letter, resume (saved as a PDF), and 2 published writing samples to [email protected] Also, tell us which three states you’d feel most comfortable writing about and why. (Whether you currently live there, previously lived there, or travel there often.) We will be in contact with you if we decide to move on to the test writing phase.
Please title your email “Regional Writer”.