Contact The Scout Guide

The Scout Guide was launched in 2010 in Charlottesville, Virginia, and has since expanded to more than 60 locations nationwide. At our headquarters in Charlottesville, our national team designs and produces TSG city guides; creates content for thescoutguide.com and TSG national’s social media platforms; and provides ongoing support for our local editors.


START YOUR OWN GUIDE

We are currently in more than 60 markets nationwide, and we are always looking to launch TSG in new cities. If you are a self-starter who is passionate about your community,  you could be our next Editor. Learn more here.

 

CURRENT OPENINGS

EDITOR OF TSG CHARLOTTESVILLE

Each city has a local Editor who ‘scouts out’ their market and becomes the face of The Scout Guide (TSG) brand. This Editor is responsible for selecting the businesses that should be featured in the Guide, selling the spreads, maintaining the client relationships, finding a local photographer, and attending all photoshoots. The Editor is also responsible for maintaining the local city blog, launched at the time that the first Guide goes to print, as well as a dedicated Facebook page and any other social media platforms that the Editor chooses to use. The position is perfect for someone who eats local, shops local, explores local, loves finding the unique and hidden gems their city has to offer, and is a committed self-starter. This is a role for someone who is great at sales and also has an eye for style and design.

The Editor position is a flexible, full-time effort. Editors generally set their own schedules and manage their own time, ramping up or down depending on how busy the week may be. Each phase of the book lifecycle comes with a different set of responsibilities, so the job is constantly evolving as the book progresses.

Responsibilities include:

  • SALES // The Editor sets up meetings and recruits unique and exceptional local businesses to participate in the Guide. This is frequently considered the most difficult and demanding part of the job, and it requires a significant amount of preparation and follow-through.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY // Once clients have signed on to participate, the Editor schedules creative meetings and photoshoots with their chosen photographer.  The Editor attends these appointments and collaborates with the photographer and client to capture beautiful images for the Guide.
  • LAUNCH & DISTRIBUTION // Once the Guide is printed, the Editor works with businesses to ensure that all Guides are distributed at the appropriate venues and events.
  • BLOGGING  & SOCIAL MEDIA  // The Editor updates content online to keep it fresh and current, with the objective of growing a local following on Facebook, Instagram, and subscriber lists for the local and national blogs. This phase allows the Editor to market the Guide and stay connected with clients before starting the sales cycle for the next volume.

The Editor is the key to success in a market. Regardless of city size, demographics, location, etc., a strong Editor can make a book thrive. That is why TSG seeks out those who are committed to their communities and also willing to make a significant investment of time and energy into the job.

Additional responsibility as part of the TSG Headquarters Team:

  • Acts as sounding board for TSG HQ, representing the Editor point of view as new policies, practices, or changes are suggested for implementation

Job Requirements:

  • Sales experience
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Social media platforms
  • CRM/Salesforce

To Apply:
Outstanding candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@thescoutguide.com.


FALL 2017 INTERNSHIPS:

The Scout Guide offers a limited number of summer and school-year internships at our Charlottesville, Virginia-based headquarters. We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 internship session, which will run from August – December. If you are interested in pursuing an internship with us, please send an email with the subject line “TSG Internships” and your resume, a detailed cover letter indicating your internship of interest from the list below, and your portfolio (if applicable) to careers[at]thescoutguide.

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP:

  • Supports Account Managers with implementing a new CRM (creating new accounts for Editors, rolling out training program, etc.)
  • Tracks projects and Editor updates within Account Management CRM platform
  • Maintains and updates the TSG Editor Intranet (WordPress experience helpful but not required)
  • Assists Account Managers with special projects related to Editor support
  • Researches, develops and presents an internship-long project to the TSG team

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

  • Drafts copy for recurring articles, such as TSG’s monthly events roundup
  • Researches and drafts interview questions for in-depth features
  • Transcribes interviews
  • Contributes to broader departmental projects
  • Researches, develops and presents an internship-long project to the TSG team
  • Qualifications and desired skills:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Organization and attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative