GEAR EDITOR | Kayak Angler Magazine | Rapid Media
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Rapid Media is the world’s leading paddlesports media company. We own paddling’s two largest media brands: Paddling Magazine, including the Paddling Buyer’s Guide and Paddling Trip Guide, and Kayak Angler. Rapid Media also produces the international Paddling Film Fest. Over the last 20 years we’ve worked hard to become North America’s paddlesports authority.


Rapid Media is the number one source for paddling reviews and news. As a Gear Editor, you will be responsible for helping Rapid Media create editorial extending our reach and creating loyal readers who turn to Paddling Magazine and Kayak Angler for every gear purchase decision they make. Gear editor responsibilities include planning, coordinating, writing and editing, and ensuring deadlines are met and content moves smoothly to publication for both print and digital. The goal is to provide exceptional, engaging, informative, honest and authoritative gear stories, news and reviews paddlers want to read.

Expect to work in a variety of platforms, including writing for digital and print, as well as photography, video and engaging on social media.

You should have an understanding and voice of authority when writing about paddling gear—including whitewater, canoeing, kayak touring, kayak fishing or standup paddleboarding—and the paddling industry. Our readers are paddling enthusiasts.

The position is in-house, full-time and year-round. Think…this is a real job!


  • Proven experience as a contributing writer, editor and content creator ideally with a focus on product news and reviews.
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of paddlesports products, including boats and gear.
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills with an excellent portfolio
  • Planning skills and ability to oversee projects from concept through finished layouts and production
  • Ability to manage multiple, overlapping deadlines
  • Thrive on telling gear stories important to paddlers
  • A grasp of the finer points of the paddlesports industry, boats, gear, etc.
  • Clever wit and marketing savvy for writing punchy copy
  • Education in journalism, professional writing, marketing, publishing and/or media
  • Experience with social media platforms, inbound marketing and SEO
  • Strong desire to live outside the city and paddle, bike and ski rather than go to the mall
  • Willing to travel a few times a year to tradeshows, client meetings and editorial assignments, i.e. gear testing.

Rapid Media headquarters on the Madawaska River. Yes, this is our office.

Rapid Media headquarters on the Madawaska River. Yes, this is our office.

Additional Information

We are located in Palmer Rapids, which is a small community with a big heart and quite a bit going on throughout the year. Our office is on the river-right bank of the Madawaska River, five minutes downstream from class II-III+ Palmer Rapids, less than an hour from the mighty Ottawa River, and right in the middle between Algonquin Park and Calabogie Peaks ski resort. We paddle, ride bikes and ski regularly and go swimming from the dock at lunchtime.

The position is currently based out of our office in Palmer Rapids. Alternative longer-term (think a couple years of in-house work first) arrangements may be made after you become familiar with our business. We are only two hours to Ottawa, and three hours to Toronto.

Our team consists of a publisher, editors, film festival tour coordinator, director of sales, advertising and sponsorship coordinator, designer and production coordinator, marketing coordinator, digital project manager, circulation manager and account manager. Most of us wear flip-flops and have never once sat at our desks wearing a tie.



Rapid Media team building day at the takeout on the Lower Madawaska River


Sound like the perfect combination of work and play? Send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a link to your portfolio. Please also provide a boat review that could appear in one of our magazines or digital properties.

Thanks to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Scott MacGregor, Founder and Publisher

Rapid Media

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