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Off-Road Rant - Editorial - Staff Changes

Posted in Features on December 1, 2011
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We’ve started a new yearly award to recognize the most outstanding person in the off-road industry. This year’s choice was a no-brainer, as he’s one of the hardest-working, most contributing, and nicest guys we know in the off-road community. Check out Page 40 to see who we’re talking about, and feel free to email in your suggestions for next year’s Off-Road’s Person of the Year.

If you’re a Titan owner, or know someone who is, we have something very exciting for you—a solution to your rear axle woes! Currie has developed a replacement rear end that will bolt into your Titan with zero modifications. Check it out on Page 50.

And if you’ve been in the market for a winch, or are just always looking for a great deal, check out Page 38 to see what we consider the absolute best deal in winching..

It’s been an interesting month here at Off-Road magazine. We’ve seen some big changes, most of all the loss of our feature editor, Jordan May, who has hopefully moved on to bigger and better things. We wish you the best, Jordan!

But that has left the rest of the team missing him—especially during production time! Thankfully, our managing editor, Patrick Vuong, and our art director, Brad Crowder, have been kicking it into overtime to help contributing editor Kevin Blumer and I pop out a December issue of Off-Road as I start the search for a new staff member and some more freelance help.

Have you ever thought about writing for a magazine before? I can promise you that it’s not an easy job. It’s filled with long hours, intense stress, looming deadlines, and low pay (contrary to popular belief) — all the while challenging your intellect every minute of the day. Few people are built for full-time magazine work, and I’ve been privileged to work with some of the most exceptional writers the automotive world has to offer.

I can also promise you that writing for an automotive magazine is some of the most rewarding work that you’ll ever do, as well. We have the privilege to meet and run with the innovators and pioneers of the industry, as well as experience things that have no price tag on them. The amount of information you’ll learn in just a short time will blow your mind. And the little perks will make it more than worth it if you’re able to work for a food budget and willing to never get rich.

Sound enticing to you? Then send me a resume at and tell me why you’d like to join the magazine life.

If you’re not looking for full-time work, but have always dreamed of having your article published in a magazine, then feel free to email me your story ideas and examples of your writing. We’re always on the lookout for new story ideas, and this may be your chance to help educate your fellow readers and have your voice be heard! Though journalism experience or previously published stories are a plus, we can give you some direction and help put together a print-ready piece if you’ve got some good ideas.

Let us know! All of us started out as automotive magazine enthusiasts (we still are!) who simply took a chance at getting our thoughts published in print. We encourage you to do the same.

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