Become an Out There Ambassador!

 Laura Johnston, head of Out There’s ambassador program, finishes a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail at Mt. Katahdin. (Photo courtesy Laura Johnston)

Laura Johnston, head of Out There’s ambassador program, finishes a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail at Mt. Katahdin. (Photo courtesy Laura Johnston)

Do you love the outdoors? Do you love sharing your adventures on social media? Are you excited about encouraging people to get outside, tell their stories, and reflect on life in the process?

If you this sounds like you, we want you to apply to be an Out There Ambassador!

We’re looking for two or three current listeners to become official brand ambassadors, who will help showcase upcoming social media campaigns, encourage people to get outside, and engage listeners in new and creative ways. The goal is to broaden our listenership, foster a sense of community amongst our audience, and spark vibrant discussions within that community. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you and be clear about how we want this to happen. We want you because of your voice, your enthusiasm and your ability to reach new listeners.

You don’t have to be a known quantity or already an ambassador. You don’t have to be a sponsored athlete. We want a variety of people, with different voices, backgrounds, and ideas.

Please note, this is a volunteer opportunity but also a way to advance your online presence, your communications skills and an online portfolio. We also have swag for you. And maybe most excitingly, it’s a chance to hear your own voice on the show!

We’re looking for ambassadors who can commit to sharing Out There-related content on social media and/or other outlets at least once a week, for three months. Preference will be given to individuals with 1,000 followers or more on social media.  

 

Applications are due Nov. 8, 2018.

 
 

Want to hear more before you apply?

 
There’s nothing better than being among your tribe, but also bringing more people into what you know is a great space and a great community.
— Laura Johnston
 

Out There’s newest team member, Laura Johnston, is leading our ambassador program.

Laura has thru-hiked both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, served as a “trail correspondent” for a podcast called Sounds of the Trail, and has done conservation work around the globe.

The ambassador program was her idea, stemming from a similar program she participated in while hiking the PCT.

In our interview with her, she talks about her decision to take a leap and chase a dream (thru-hiking the AT) — and about the beautiful and unexpected side effects of documenting your journey while pursuing your passion.