Join the Team
About the Job
Every week, Greenbelly publishes a new blog post that helps backpackers and thru-hikers be better prepared and more efficient out on the trail.
Most of our articles fall under one of three categories: gear reviews, trail guides and backpacking how to's.
Your job will consist in testing, photographing and reviewing the best thru-hiking gear on the market. Here are some examples of gear reviews we've published in the past:
- The Best Ultralight Backpacking Cookware and Titanium Pots
- 13 Best Ultralight Tents for Thru-Hiking in 2019
- 6 Best Minimalist Sandals: Guide to Barefoot and Running Sandals
For each post, we'll provide you with a detailed outline, including some common gear questions you'll answer based on your own experience and/or research.
Expect two to three assignments every month.
✅ You are an experienced hiker (thru-hiking experience is a plus)
✅ You've written gear reviews or technical gear guides in the past
✅ You have the ability to test the different gear we'll send you, meaning you live nearby a forest, national park or trail.
✅ Your photo skills are above average
✅ You live in the US
Why Write For Us?
🔦 Get Exposure. Our content reaches hundreds of thousands of unique readers every month on our site, newsletter and social channels. In short, you will get a lot of eyeballs.
💸 Get Paid. This is a paid opportunity. You'll be compensated for every word you write (our average article contains 2,500 words). We pay competitively as well ;)
🎁 Free Gear. We test a lot of gear and need testers. You might get some hot new backpacking gear sent your way to test and review.
😋 Meal Discounts. Yup, we make some awesome backpacking meals. Get epic trail fuel at pro deal rates.
✈️ Work from Anywhere. As a freelance writer, you'll be able to work from the comfort of your home, wherever you are in the world.
🎓 Build Your Resume. Your work will be published on a top notch and well known outdoor site.