Career Opportunities at Outside Origin

Applications are being accepted for two positions:

  • Freelance Reviewers (Remote)
  • Freelance Bloggers (Remote)

1. Freelance Reviewers

From common products to kitchen gadgets to electronics and much more, Outside Origin is looking for Freelance Reviewers for a wide range of product categories. We’re looking for excellent writers that can write on a wide range of outdoor goods. To put their abilities to work, we hire discriminating customers who enjoy sweating the details and poring over product standards. Whether you’re a seasoned chef, a photographer, a fitness fanatic, or a busy parent, we need your critical thinking and knowledge to help us write the greatest reviews in the world.

Positions Available:

Freelance Gear Reviewer

As a freelance product reviewer for Outside Origin, you should have extensive knowledge in your field of specialty, be able to make objective judgments about products, and be an excellent writer.

You’re An Ideal Candidate If:

  • Due to your high standards, your friends look up to you for hiking/camping/backpacking gear advice.
  • Your expertise in the categories you cover equips you with domain knowledge.
  • In your opinion, it’s better to spend a little more money upfront on a high-quality item that you know will last than to buy something just because it’s on sale.
  • Analytical skills and writing experience in a more technical field are among your strengths.

We look favorably upon those who have a solid background in the sciences, academics, or technology.

Additional Characteristics Of A Successful Applicant:

  • You are a self-starter, have a college degree, and are able to communicate well in basic terms.
  • In order to ensure that you purchase the best product for your needs and budget, you conduct extensive web research.
  • You can tell the difference between a good review and a terrific one based on your instincts.
  • The reviews you value the most are those that helped you make perfectly informed purchases that you still feel confident about and have no regrets about.

To help our readers find the perfect product for their specific requirements and budget, we strive to produce the finest reviews possible. In order to carry out side-by-side comparative testing and analysis, we are looking for employees with the necessary abilities and mentality.

Do you have the knowledge and experience necessary to devise a method for comparing a wide range of products side by side? To rate and rank products, do you have the analytical ability to do so? Moreover, do you possess the writing abilities required to break it down for our readers in simple terms so that they can make an informed decision about which product is most suited to their wants and needs? In such a case, please email us an application and tell us about your skills and interests.

Our freelance reviewers operate remotely as part-time independent freelancers. All the products we select for a category (such as trekking poles or hiking boots) are tested, rated, and images are taken of the products in use to create a complete written and visual (via photos) assessment of each product.

As a reviewer for Outside Origin, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with the category and each product, research existing user-reviews, create and execute a thorough test plan, rate each product, take photos of the products in use, help select the award winners, write the review for each product, write the best-in-class award overview review, write the buying advice article, and write a description of how we test.

Conflict of Interest Notice

Our gear review ethics are of the utmost importance to us. We will not recruit anyone who has a conflict of interest with our readers’ expectations of impartial and unbiased evaluations. Any compensation or sponsorship from gear makers, their agencies, or their representatives may preclude you from working on reviews in related categories, so please be aware of this before accepting any assignments.

How To Apply For A Position As A Freelance Reviewer

If you’re interested in applying to be a reviewer for Outside Origin, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Your resume
  • A list of the activities and equipment categories in which you excel, the more explicit the better.
  • 2-3 lengthy samples of your work. It is preferable if the writing examples are longer.
  • 2-3 representative pictures. If you have images of hiking/camping/backpacking gear in action, please direct our attention to them since it is our area of expertise.
  • All documents must be submitted in PDF format.

2. Freelance Bloggers

We’re looking for a freelance blogger that can deliver high-quality, original content on hiking guides, such as trail descriptions and safety precautions for hikers, as well as hiking food and hiking suggestions for canines.

It is the responsibility of the blogger to study and write on themes that are relevant to our audience and to promote the blog using social media, direct email, and other techniques. It is essential that you are a professional, tech-savvy writer who can produce engaging, smart content that will attract and develop our readership.

Bloggers that want to succeed need to focus on creating and publishing high-quality material and increasing their audience size. A great writer with originality is essential for this position.

Freelance Blogger’s Responsibilities:

  • Developing, researching, and pitching post ideas.
  • Content creation, editing, publication, and promotion.
  • Using advertising, emails, social media, and other techniques to inform and attract new readers about fresh posts.
  • Advocating for and educating others on a variety of topics, products, and services.
  • Knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keywords to increase site traffic.
  • Inviting other bloggers, professionals, or famous guests to contribute content to the website.
  • Monitor responses to posts made on the website, social media, or other platforms in order to have a deeper understanding of your audience.
  • Maintaining an awareness of industry trends in order to identify potential possibilities to acquire new readers or generate more robust, compelling content.

Freelance Blogger’s Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in English, communication, marketing, or a closely related subject is required.
  • Writing knowledge or familiarity with a particular subject or field.
  • Writing, research, and communication abilities that are exceptional.
  • Adaptability and creativity.
  • Excellent knowledge of the intended audience and industry trends.
  • Proficiency with computers, particularly content management software, social media platforms, Microsoft Office, and search engine optimization keywords, as well as a working knowledge of HTML.
  • Capacity to sit and type for prolonged lengths of time.

Education and Training Requirements

People who want to work as professional bloggers don’t need any special education or expertise in the field. It’s important, though, to choose your topics intelligently and create blogs about things you’re knowledgeable in. If you’re hoping to make money blogging, you’ll need to do a lot of background research about your target audience and their opinions. A blog’s material must not only meet the needs of its readers, but also provide something distinctive that keeps them coming back.

Working Conditions

You’ll have a lot of leeway in this line of work. Almost every facet of your professional life will be under your command. You have the option of working 3 to 4 hours a day or blogging for up to 14 hours a day. Freelance Bloggers also have the freedom to design and write their own posts without being constrained. Bloggers also have the freedom to work from home and determine their own work hours in this employment.

How To Apply For A Position As A Freelance Blogger

If you’re interested in applying to be a freelance blogger for Outside Origin, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Your resume
  • A list of all your expertise, the more specific the better.
  • 2-3 lengthy samples of your work. It is preferable if the writing examples are longer.

All documents must be submitted in PDF format.