14 Job Postings for Pinkbike, Trailforks & CyclingTips: Hiring for Editorial, Sales, Marketing, & Development

Oct 5, 2020
by Brian Park  
Photo by Trevor Lyden


Pinkbike strives to lead the mountain bike world in news, photos, videos, events (remember those?), and more. As all of our channels continue to grow, we're adding some new roles to help build on that growth. All of these roles are fast paced. You’ll get your hands dirty, you’ll juggle a lot of tasks, you’ll drink post-ride beers; but, you’ll also bring an organized perspective, a high level of technical skill, a keen eye for detail, and an ability to get shit done.





Account Executive
Location: Vancouver, Sea-to-Sky, U.K
Type: Full time in-house, full time contract
Experience: 7+yrs in a professional role


As part of the Pinkbike and/or CyclingTips sales team you will be responsible for managing and building relationships with some of the cycling industry's most important and exciting brands. You will work closely with our sales, marketing, operations and graphics teams to create and sell high-performing strategic digital marketing campaigns that deliver both short-term and long-term results for your clients. The successful candidate will have a passion for all things bikes and an opinion on head angles, sock height, colour matching kits and saddlebags. Bonus points if you have professional cycling industry experience in a sales or marketing role.


Ecommerce Specialist
Location: Squamish or remote
Type: Full time


As part of the brand and marketing team, this role will be responsible for day to day online store operations. The role includes running and managing promotions, developing sales strategy, inventory management, product sourcing and vendor relations, monthly/weekly reporting, operational analysis, working with designers on softgoods, forecasting, customer relations and more.


Junior Graphic Designer
Location: Squamish
Type: Full time


As part of the marketing team this role will help implement the overall marketing, brand and product strategy for Pinkbike. You'll be helping direct the evolution of the brand including conceptualization, iteration, and implementation of design solutions across editorial, sales and company-wide initiatives. VFX skills a bonus.


Pinkbike Videographer
Location: Squamish
Type: Full time


As a part of the ever-growing video team, you’ll help execute Pinkbike’s video efforts. You’ll work with presenters, athletes, technical editors, and brands to create great stories. You’ll be keenly engaged in the YouTube space, and will always have your fingers on the pulse of the mountain bike world. Most importantly, you'll need a high level of technical skill scripting, shooting, and editing video.


Pinkbike Social Media Coordinator
Location: Squamish
Type: Full time


The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for creating and scheduling interesting, engaging content for Pinkbike and Trailforks' social media channels including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You'll join our social media team and respond to comments and messages on the various channels, plus keep a close watch on new tech and racing news in order to create timely posts. A minimum of two years experience managing social media accounts is a must, as are solid mountain biking abilities and a passion for the sport.


Pinkbike Technical Presenter
Location: Squamish
Type: Full time


As a part of both the video team and the technical editorial team, you'll help create high quality, in-depth review videos & features on relevant bikes, technology, components, & gear—riding products long enough to produce well informed reviews, judging products by their intended use and considering our community’s interests.


Pinkbike Technical Editor / Senior Technical Editor
Location: Squamish or remote
Type: remote contract


As a part of the technical editorial team, you'll help create high quality, in-depth reviews & features on relevant bikes, technology, components, & gear—riding products long enough to produce well informed reviews, judging products by their intended use and considering our community’s interests.

NOTE: we'd love to add several women into technical editorial positions, so if you're considering it, please apply!


Pinkbike News Writer
Location: Squamish or remote, Pacific Standard Time
Type: full time


As a part of the news team you'll write and facilitate breaking, industry, racing, and athlete news in a timely fashion. You'll also help the content team maintain the look & feel of stories on homepage. You’ll be keenly engaged in all aspects of mountain biking, and will always have your fingers on the pulse of the mountain bike world.


CyclingTips News Writer
Location: Remote (EU timezones)
Type: full time


The CyclingTips team is looking for a talented news writer with their ear to the ground within the European road racing scene. You must be comfortable producing factual, clean copy on tight, breaking-news deadlines. Have to know your van Aerts from your van Vleutens and be able to work within EU timezones.


CyclingTips Tech Writer
Location: Remote (EU timezones)
Type: full time


The CyclingTips team is looking for a passionate, talented tech writer to produce industry-leading content focused on bike equipment and technology. This includes updating our audience on the latest tech news, writing in-depth reviews of products in the road, gravel, cyclocross, and cross-country mountain bike spaces, and working across text, photo, video, and audio. You will work in a full-time capacity in conjunction with our two existing Tech Editors to execute CyclingTips’ editorial vision and grow our audience. The ideal candidate will be able to take the spark of an idea and turn it into a polished story, podcast, and/or video ready for CyclingTips.com.


Pinkbike / Trailforks Customer Service
Location: Squamish or remote
Type: full time


Are you great at dealing with customers? Are you familiar with, or able to quickly learn, all of the features available on Pinkbike and Trailforks? In this role you'll help users with site usage, everything from "I can't access my account" requests to more involved blog formatting questions or Trailforks issues. As the first point of contact on all inbound inquiries you'll help steer clients, customers, and general users in the right direction.


Trailforks Senior Software Engineer
Location: Squamish or remote
Type: full time


Trailforks is looking to hire an experienced software engineer to join the mobile development team as we migrate key parts of the Trailforks app to a native stack. The Trailforks app is a hybrid app built using Cordova, Ionic and Angular, with a few custom plugins written in Swift and Java for high performance areas. We’re looking to transition more pieces of the app out of Cordova. Experience developing multiple native apps for either iOS using Swift OR Android using Java is required, along with familiarity and comfort using asynchronous JavaScript with promises. You will be joining a small team that works remotely, and will be a part of the process as we transition our development strategy to work with a larger team. Looking for a self-directed programmer who feels confident working independently, but knows how to communicate well with teammates.


Trailforks Junior Software Engineer
Location: Squamish or remote
Type: full time


Trailforks is looking to hire a junior software engineer to join the mobile development team, and help make the Trailforks app even better. Trailforks is a hybrid mobile app written using Javascript, Angular 1.x, Swift, and Android. Comfort with asynchronous Javascript is required, and experience with the others is a bonus. You would be joining a small remote team, and work to help maintain the existing app fixing bugs, testing features, and working on small projects adding features. Looking for a motivated programmer that can work independently, but knows how to communicate well with teammates.


DevOps
Location: Squamish or remote
Type: full time


Build and maintain infrastructure on Pinkbike, Trailforks, and CyclingTips. Should have previous experience bringing up and running high available, larger traffic systems. ( 100s of TB data, 10Ks queries per second ) Mysql, Postgres, Linux, virtualization, puppet or your choice of orchestration. 





The work is high energy, demanding, and fast paced. We believe in positive work-life balance and prioritize task completion over office hours. The people here are a focused and fun loving crew that are passionate about bikes. Our new, bigger office is located in Squamish, within 5 minutes of the world class trails that make it a mountain bike mecca. Some of our staff commute from Vancouver (it’s counter-flow), while others have made their home here in Squamish—but all of us appreciate the easy-going vibe, and the tight-knit team culture.

Pinkbike is an equal opportunity employer and values the diverse backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and talents of our employees. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.


Photo by Trevor Lyden


How to Apply

Sound like you?

For the Pinkbike and Trailforks jobs, email jobs@pinkbike.com with the job you're interested in for the subject line. Include a resume and any relevant work.

For the CyclingTips jobs, email editor@cyclingtips.com with the job you're interested in for the subject line. Include a resume and any relevant work.

Most of these roles prioritize ability over qualifications. If you've got the skills but not the experience, make sure you show us your skills when you apply.


128 Comments

  • 212 7
 I'll be a presenter and then they'll be Mike vs Mike vs Mike.
  • 14 3
 Love your videos and tutorials!
  • 20 0
 Bring me onboard and we can do Mike vs. Mike vs. Mike vs. Mike. We're all pretty close geographically; this could work.
  • 109 0
 @fullfacemike: you just successfully used a semicolon, I think a writing job fits you better
  • 1 0
 ayyyy my man right here, love the channel!
  • 17 2
 @abele02: IDK...using a semicolon these days is the equivalent of riding a 26" bike with a 67* head angle. Hyphens are writing's slack 29ers.
  • 27 0
 @rickybobby18: That would be an em dash – hyphens are used for things like compound adjectives and numbers when you spell them out.
  • 2 1
 @fullfacemike: the math doesn’t add up...are you claiming that saving $3k on a new bike I probably don’t even need won’t make up for earning tens of thousands dollars less per year???
  • 3 0
 @fullfacemike: em dash! thank you.
  • 21 0
 "So I see here on your resume it says your name is 'Mike'? Is that correct?"


You're hired.
  • 10 8
 Just watched one of Mike's Lost Bike Co product videos. Congratulations, Jeff the adolescent owner of Worldwide Cyclery definitely still holds the crown for most annoying product videos.
  • 5 0
 @Staktup: Thanks!! ????
  • 3 1
 @fullfacemike: Give me like six months and I can legally change my name to mike. Then we can be Mike vs. Mike vs. Mike vs. Mike vs. Mike
  • 11 1
 @DaFreerider44: the joke stop being funny like 2 Mikes ago
  • 23 2
 @MattF51: Totally something a Matt would say
  • 1 0
 emineminem
  • 69 10
 Posting job openings the same day as announcing print media workers are furloughed.... considerate or humblebragging?
  • 35 0
 I'd like to think that Pinkbike are already in contact with them to see if there are any suitable vacancies.
  • 8 15
flag oldbrokenandfast (Oct 5, 2020 at 12:37) (Below Threshold)
 Or maybe opportunistic. Still feels dirty.
  • 20 0
 It would be cool if some of the Bike Mag guys ended up over here at PB
  • 5 0
 Perfect timing for Bike Editors?
  • 6 0
 @korev: there aren’t that many journalist in the industry, I’m sure they were texting each other as shit went down”
  • 13 0
 @unrooted: hopefully pinkbike picks up their photographer. One thing that BIKE set the bar on.
  • 5 5
 @oldbrokenandfast: tripping over a low bar is still clearing it
  • 3 0
 @InstantBreakfast: I wonder why @vernonfelton only did the Pinkbike gig for such a short time?..
  • 23 0
 @unrooted: we miss Vernon and I hit him up every year to try bringing him back into the media side of the industry.
  • 35 0
 @oldbrokenandfast: this story got written two weeks ago and we had no idea. Scheduled today because we were waiting for the Trailforks job descriptions that got finished over the weekend.

Definitely some talented folks at Bike whose voices need to find a home in the industry. Here or otherwise.
  • 6 4
 At least one of those postings looks like it's specifically targeting an individual from Bike mag. Bring over Ryan Palmer!
  • 16 1
 @zacjob: just don’t let him bring over palmer’s peeves. It’s like a soliloquy of the pinkbike comments section.
  • 2 0
 @zacjob: I feel like Ryan and Ferrentino would slide over seamlessly. Still can't believe it's gone, was just starting to get stoked about the next BoBT.
  • 4 0
 @unrooted: Good article. Thanks for sharing
  • 9 2
 @InstantBreakfast:

Yea but bike mag, although i do like reading their reviews, are definitely more opinionated, bias, and wishy washy. I’m just not sure I want to hear every bike be compared to an evil following...

I’m not sure pink bike needs to change - the format of reviews is bang on.
  • 9 1
 @Richt2000: aren't opinionated and biased the opposite of wishy washy? Smile
  • 3 0
 @zacjob: Gonna have to disagree on that one. Palmer is always the most annoying during the bible reviews.
  • 1 1
 I think they should have sent these postings directly to the BIKE mag staff and gave them right of first refusal.
  • 3 1
 @unrooted: I enjoy and respect his perspective, even when I don't agree with it.
  • 3 0
 @unrooted: disagree that the article is well written. The current wilderness rules are a mess and the article does little to address the complexities and the potential positive/negatives of keeping or changing it
  • 4 0
 Definition of irony: a bunch of people who haven't bought a magazine in 10 years have a go at a cycling website for their success, where said people have been enjoying world-class, free content instead of reading and paying for magazines for at least a decade
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: Unfortunate timing for sure. Appreciate the explanation.
  • 44 0
 Honest question: does being employed in the industry seem to have killed any of y'all's enjoyment of mountain biking? I'm thinking of what happened when I turned my hobby into a profession and watched the joy and excitement leave. Does that happen in these types of roles too?
  • 80 1
 So far I'm still ridiculously addicted to mountain biking. It's weird, but after all these years I still get super excited every time I get out for a ride.
  • 24 2
 Yes it can. I've been in the industry for 30 years. Bikes are no different than whatever your other hobby was. It might depend on how able you are to see the bullshit that goes on inside, swallow it and toe the company line. I've worked at 2 major bike brands, A component company, a jobber machine shop that had industry contracts and several bike shops. I did many years as a warranty and tech rep and it was brutal how poorly all three companies handled that part of the business and screwed customers over. I also rode up to 6 days per week year round over that time, commuting, gravel, MTB and did hundreds of hours of trail advocacy, trail building and maintenance. Yes its been my life. I currently don't ride trails often and when I do its casual. I don't own any current bikes and really dislike being a guy on the front line having to explain to disappointed and angry customers why their expectations are not being met by their over priced modern gear.
  • 44 0
 @mikekazimer: sounds a bit over-excited to me.. blink twice if you're being held against your will.
  • 33 0
 “I still get super excited every time I get out for a ride.”
So does Levy by the looks of his nipples in the field test videos Smile
  • 4 0
 @davemud: I wish there were more people like you in the industry! But then you’d probably expect to get paid a living wage if you’re not completely brainwashed by the industry.
  • 15 0
 Yes and no. Riding was still as fun as always for me, and the opportunities to ride with awesome people and on a variety of awesome bikes was fun. But the realities of the industry killed any enjoyment or wonder I had for the rest of cycling. All the discounts in the world on bike/industry gear don't make up for the downsides. Find a career in a stable, professional industry that you can believe in while earning a good salary and just pay normal prices for bikes like everyone else. You'll be much better off.
  • 32 1
 Pros: I’m excited to work every day.
Cons: I’m currently on vacation and I’m doing this.
  • 2 0
 @davemud: that was meant to be upvote, thanks for the insight and a reality check.
  • 5 3
 Working in the industry is like getting Ferraris for pennies. But you can work outside of the industry and just afford the Ferrari. You’re level of enjoyment depends greatly on which of those two sides you align more with.
  • 4 0
 @usedbikestuff: if only the comparison was as rosy as you paint it to be.
  • 1 0
 @pnwpedal: I was sad to leave until I remembered I could get a better “EP” by shopping sale bikes on CompetitiveCyclist. I miss not being able to phone up a company and get 30-50% for no real quantifiable reason.
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: This is most professional jobs these days :/
  • 14 0
 That depends on what 'part' of mountain biking you like. For me the biggest perk to being in the industry is that you are constantly reminded of how beautiful the bicycle is, how it changes lives and empowers people, and how it can bring out the very best in people. I'm the technical specialist and sponsorship manager at Schwalbe in North America, and so it's hard to complain about geeking out on bike stuff or getting to know athletes at a personal level... Keep in mind 'being in the bicycle industry' is much like any other industry: if you work in sales you'll be selling, if you work in finance you'll be chasing down payments, if you work in customer service you'll feel occasionally violent. The key is work at a great company have a great time!
  • 4 0
 @nzandyb: you really shouldn’t have used sponsorship. Change your handle now because everyone under the sun is going to blow up the dm’s
  • 2 0
 Funny thing, at a former job of mine, a customer asked "Working in the industry, I bet you are riding every day..."

Me: "Notice that every time you call, I'm here answering the phone?"

Definitely not a 24/7 ride session, but it has its perks..
  • 3 0
 @usedbikestuff: I think I misunderstood your first response, but I'll add my interpretation... Yeah, EP is awesome and getting deals is a nice perk. I miss it too. Hopefully Pinkbike is also offering a market competitive wage and benefits package so in addition to cheap bikes, applicants can afford to own a home, invest in retirement, and cover all the other adult expenses in life.
  • 2 0
 @pnwpedal: have you seen @mikelevy ‘s car??? PB editors must get paid 3 or 4 times the market rate of opinionated shop rats!!! ????
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: Good to hear Mike... keep up the good work!
  • 42 0
 I’d like to apply for a job as the official grim donut tester
  • 37 1
 Username checks out
  • 8 1
 @Loche: not the first time I’ve been told that Wink
  • 14 0
 Hmmm.....New jobs immediately following the Trail forks app sales push at 50%. Well, don't feel so sour now about that knowing it might have created more jobs for bike enthusiasts needing work.
  • 8 1
 We’ll see if those features are worth it. All i wanted was maps, not a bunch of extra junk like strava has now. I deleted the app.
  • 2 0
 I paid to support the cause prior to the discount. Now I'm kinda disappointed I don't get 50% off for life?
  • 10 0
 "Some of our staff commute from Vancouver (it’s counter-flow), whole others have made their home here in Squamish—but all of us appreciate the easy-going vibe, and the tight-knit team culture."

Remote proofreader role open?
  • 6 0
 the commuters are only part-time whole.
  • 5 0
 Whole entire people! lol
  • 9 0
 Within the realm of Pinkbike what position would best suit a pudgy mid life crisis dad? I'm thinking low expectations bike reviews? I could never push the limits of any bike or component, but I know what I like and that means others should like it as well.
destination and or trail reviewer? "I really liked it, but two days of riding and I needed voltaren and pool day."
  • 11 0
 I like how your software roles don't define experience by time, props to whoever wrote this.
  • 8 1
 Probably because they can’t/won’t pay software industry rates, so are going to end up with under qualified people anyway , who are willing to work cheap to get the “lifestyle” benefit.
  • 9 0
 I happen to know of a good number of folks who might be perfect for these positions. They were just furloughed from another MTB publication...
  • 14 4
 Pinkbike, where living outside Squamish makes you remote
  • 4 0
 Remote means at home.
  • 7 0
 Their office is in Squam, so yes, anything away from the office would be remote working.
  • 2 6
flag browner (Oct 5, 2020 at 13:04) (Below Threshold)
 Lol
  • 8 0
 Any openings for generating memes, snarky comments, and overall armchair-quarterbacking?
  • 36 0
 Pinkbike Commenter is an unpaid position but the talent pool is enormous.
  • 5 0
 @brianpark: "talent" lol.
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: I think you just nominated yourself for comment gold...
  • 5 1
 You should contract out the video work instead of hiring full time employees. There's no way you have the cash to pay a skilled DP all year, but I bet if you put out jobs, one at a time, people would do them at a good rate because they're fun, and they love mountain biking enough to do a couple weeks for a slashed rate.
  • 7 0
 What’s the initial offer for the devops and senior engineer positions?
  • 2 0
 Work in the industry is a dream. I wish pinkbike had a position for just passionate people who wants to learn and grow. There’s a moment in life where money is not important. You just want to do something that brings joy!
Good luck to everyone
  • 2 0
 @Juannito

They have a position for you: customer service.

If you are “able to learn quickly,” you should apply.
  • 1 0
 @Saidrick: I will! Thanks
  • 4 0
 Does being a guy who rides a lot as his only qualification meet the minimum requirements?

Asking for...me lol
  • 2 0
 Is there a job for a columnist that only writes about how much housework they promised their wife they will do if he is allowed to go out and play in the woods with his friends? Because I know a guy...
  • 1 0
 @brianpark sent you guys an email asking about a position! Just checking to see if you needed any extra materials or writing samples. I am super interested and would love to work with you guys. Get back to me when you can. Thanks!
  • 3 0
 When I saw this hire post, I thought "Wow, Sarah Moore is the only staffer left after latest Grim Donut test".
  • 14 0
 Loool no, I can confirm nobody has been fired or wrecked themselves in a catastrophic grim donut related incident.
  • 3 0
 I'm surprised they're not looking for engineers for further development of the Grim Donut. I think it attracted a lot of viewers.
  • 7 0
 @SickEdit: Well yeah, but...
Pinkbike reader: "Ooooh, yeah give me as much Donut content as possible"
Pinkbike: "Ok, cool. By the way, would you ever consider buying one?"
Pinkbike reader "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! F*** no."
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: how about Waki? He drew the design!
  • 7 3
 Hire a website designer. The forum is antiquated and awful
  • 5 6
 This 100% the entire website looks very old and early-ages of the internet esque
  • 4 0
 Keep saying things like that and PB will end up with Kinja somehow...
  • 14 1
 @Jaib06: I think that is kinda part of the appeal to me...
  • 1 0
 @swansong: good lord.
  • 1 0
 @swansong: Don't give them any ideas
  • 2 0
 Hey so uhhhh any desire for a 16 year old intern with 2 months experience at Harris teeter? Because if that's the case I'm certainly your guy
  • 1 0
 So, will this hiring process become the next Pinkbike web series? If you get the Pink rose, you move on to the next round..

This comment will probably get my resume tossed...
  • 6 3
 Wish I wasn't here in the shitty UK
  • 8 0
 There’s a bunch of jobs which can be done from a remote location.... :-)

Man I wish I lived in the UK instead of The Netherlands, haha!!

The grass is always greener...............
  • 6 0
 @DutchmanPhotos: The grass is always greener!
  • 8 0
 @Jaib06: Since you're 14 I'm gonna say that you wouldn't have a shot at these jobs anyway.
  • 8 1
 @DutchmanPhotos: surely the "grass" is always greener in the Netherlands? {Takes a massive drag on a herbal cigarette........phhoooosssh} ????
  • 2 3
 @rbeach: Ayyy man shhhh! Theres always a chance!
  • 3 0
 @rbeach: Dream stomper.
  • 2 1
 Just under three months to get out before Brexit makes it much harder to get a job elsewhere in Europe. I got out eight years ago and have no regrets...
  • 1 1
 I guess there's a bunch of highly qualified Bike journalists that just became available. Sounds like an amazing gig. I wish I'd been turned on to mountain bikes sooner in life, would definitely have taken a go at it.
  • 1 0
 @FASTFOKUS is the guy you guys need for mind blowing videography , this guy can eat donuts like no one...ready for the battle @mikelevy ?
  • 1 0
 Social Media Coordinator: Hahaha, why is it the only one where solid MTB skills are required? And how solid are we talking about? Can it be measured in biggest drop mastered?
  • 18 0
 These aren’t full job descriptions. All technical editorial roles require advanced bike skills. I’m the only one allowed to be a shitty rider.
  • 2 1
 Swift and JS is okay, but I would pay to stay away from Java and Android. I hope you find that unicorn senior and pay him well if you do!
  • 1 0
 So you guys like definitely need some accountants. Like ones from the US. That want to move to Canada. Like yall need accountants like suuuuper bad
  • 2 0
 Angular 1.xx??

I just threw up in my mouth
  • 3 0
 found a JR
  • 1 0
 Any need for digital forensics/cyber security incident responders??? Hit me up!
  • 1 3
 >> Trailforks is looking to hire an experienced software engineer to join the mobile development team as we migrate key parts of the Trailforks app to a native stack.

Sounds like focusing on new features for the pay-for-use mobile app while the rest of the TF ecosystem withers.
I guess that technically stays in line with the previously communicated "only pay for use of the app;everything else is still free". It just won't be worth anything.
  • 9 0
 This is not the case at all. These new hires will allow Trevor more time to focus on improving the website and developing new features. Something that he was not able to do for the last few years as most of his time was spent on app development.
  • 1 0
 Just need that Sr Engineer job to be Flutter based Frown
  • 4 5
 Hire the Bike Mag employees
  • 1 1
 Too soon
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