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Managing Editor

Komoot intends to hire a new Managing Editor. If you are an experienced editor with a proven track record of producing digital content, are skilled in writing for a specific audience and have a passion for storytelling and publishing, consider applying.
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Komoot is an app that lets you find, plan, and share adventures with the easy route planner. Driven by a desire to explore, and powered by the outdoor community’s recommendations, it’s komoot’s mission to inspire great adventures, making them accessible to all.

And we’re good at it. Google and Apple have listed us as one of their Apps of the Year numerous times - and with 16+ million users and 100,000 five-star reviews - komoot is on the way to becoming the most popular cycling and hiking app for people who love adventures worldwide.

Join our fully remote team and change the way people explore with us!

About the role

We are now looking for an additional managing editor for our “Sponsored Collections” content creation and delivery. Are you an exceptional editor with a proven track record of published digital work, some experience of managing a team and possess native-level German language skills? Do you live and breathe the outdoors, have a perpetual positive attitude and are ready to take the next step in your career? Then we would love to hear from you!

Ready for your next adventure?

What you will do

  • Manage the full workflow of our Sponsored Collections – from initial brief with our business partners to the final launch online.
  • Plan the editorial calendar and coordinate our team of freelance editors to ensure all content is of high quality and delivered on time. You will need to have an overview of multiple projects at all times and be ready to prioritize workflow and/ or shuffle things around if need be.
  • Communicate with our external partners, sales and PR team, community managers, as well as other stakeholders throughout the whole process, keeping them informed and taking their feedback onboard while ensuring the content is aligned with our branding and communication/PR strategy.
  • Oversee proofreading procedures and edit German and English copy where necessary.
  • Take an active interest in today’s digital media landscape, key trends, and challenges - suggest improvements and own your work

Why you’ll love it

  • You’ll work with a truly inspiring product that brings real life value to our users and empowers them to explore more of the great outdoors.
  • You’ll have a self-determined job with personal responsibility to move things forward, shape the processes and choose the tools you need to do your best work.
  • You’ll join an international and fully remote team spread across the whole of Europe with a common mission - to inspire great adventures, making them accessible to all.
  • We are a tech company with little organisational overhead focusing on ownership and responsibility instead of micro management and hierarchies.
  • This is a remote role and you are free to work from anywhere that lies between the time zones UTC-1 and UTC+3. Beach? The mountains? Or a co- working space (covered by us)?
  • You’ll travel with us (when safe) for team gatherings in amazing locations several times a year. You can check out this playlist to find out more about how we stay close while being remote. (http://bit.ly/39xtIrn)


You will be successful in this position if you

  • Are an experienced editor with a proven track record of producing digital content, are skilled in writing for a specific audience and have a passion for storytelling and publishing.
  • Enjoy to plan, coordinate and ensure a flawless execution of tasks for your remote team
  • Feel at home in the digital world, are structured, extremely organized, efficient and reliable with great attention to detail.
  • Are attentive, patient, a true people person with great communication skills, used to deal with all kinds and seniority levels of internal and external stakeholders and how to prioritize and accommodate all their needs.
  • Are motivated to join komoot and have true interest in and knowledge of the outdoors, including hiking, cycling and mountain biking – you are ideally experienced in all of these activities and have even written about them.
  • Are already an expert in route planning and using komoot.
  • Speak German on a native level with impeccable grammar, punctuation and spelling skills – and you have a high level of English.
  • Are ready to advance your career towards a more organizational role, where managerial tasks are focus, while still keeping in touch with writing and editing high-quality material

Sound like you?

Great, we would love to hear from you! Please send us the following:

  • Your CV in English highlighting your most relevant experience.
  • A write-up explaining who you are and why you are interested in working at komoot.
  • The three most relevant examples of your work (you can link these in your CV or attach with your application).
  • Feel free to send us something that shows us a little more about what you’re interested in, be it your Twitter/Instagram account, or your OpenStreetMap profile if you have one.

At komoot we want to make great adventures accessible to everyone. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the outdoors and welcome all prospective applicants.

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