BACKPACKER Announces Search For Traveling Brand Ambassadors


BACKPACKER Announces Search For Traveling Brand Ambassadors


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Boulder, CO (November 2013) BACKPACKER is currently searching for Brand Ambassadors to represent the 14th annual Get Out More Tour. The Get Out More Tour is BACKPACKER’s renowned traveling event series that truly delivers the outdoors to your doorstep by bringing to life BACKPACKER’s authoritative advice on skills, gear, and destinations during retail clinics and outdoor festivals all across the United States.

 In 2014 BACKPACKER will expand their acclaimed series by offering the Get Out More Tour, the Get Out More Women’s Tour and the Get Out More Winter Tour. BACKPACKER is currently searching for multiple outdoor enthusiasts who exemplify a passion for travel, backpacking, gear and essential backcountry skills to host 50-65 retail presentations and to represent BACKPACKER and many of the top Brands in the outdoor industry at a handful of outdoor festivals in 2014.

 BACKPACKER will provide the Tour vehicle, pay for the gas, cover your campsite and lodging expenses, and even give you a paycheck. Sound like your dream job, that’s because it is your dream job! BACKPACKER wants you (or you and a teammate) to apply to be their Get Out More Tour Ambassador if you (or both of you):

  • Are able to commit to traveling the United States throughout the duration of the Tour you will represent (at BACKPACKER’s expense).

Get Out More Tour: March 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014

Women’s Tour: April 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014

Winter Tour: October 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015

  • Love being in the outdoors and being active (need to walk the walk as you talk the talk)
  • Enjoy telling friends, family, and complete strangers about what you have experienced, seen, done.
  • Consider yourself a confident and competent public speaker (and others do to).
  • Think testing the latest gear, teaching the essential skills, and entertaining audiences full of outdoor enthusiasts all across the country sounds exciting.
  • Are 18 years of age or older

 To apply, put your compelling pitch to BACKPACKER into video form (no longer than 3 minutes please – a YouTube link, or similar, is fine) and send it to by December 20, 2013. Also, please send BACKPACKER a writing sample to Write a first person, blog-type entry (500 words or less) that describes your level of experience and why you think you would make a great Ambassador for the Get Out More Tour. Grammar, punctuation, and style count!

 About Active Interest Media, Inc.

 Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM, is a leading publisher of enthusiast consumer shows and publications across all media platforms. AIM’s titles include Yoga Journal, Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Warren Miller Films, Vegetarian Times, Yachts International, SAIL, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Practical Horseman, Log Home Living, Old House Journal and many more. The company’s five publishing groups–the Equine Network, the Home Buyer Group, the Healthy Living Group, the Marine Group, and the Outdoor Group–reach more than 10 million readers in 85 countries around the world.

AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Southfield, Michigan, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, in October 2003. 



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