We recharge our creativity outdoors by skiing volcanoes, scaling desert towers, and running across the Grand Canyon.


Helping great ideas thrive since 2016. We relentlessly guide, inspire, innovate, and generally make life better for our partners.


Personally and as a team, we volunteer with nonprofits, advocate for public lands, and give to environmental causes as a 1% for the Planet member business.



Bonfire Collective partners with outdoor brands to help them reimagine the future, build movements, and grow explosively. Our team of brand and story experts develop visionary insights, strategies, content, and marketing campaigns that guide and inspire. 

We work exclusively with mission-based and forward-thinking organizations that are positively impacting the future of recreation and conservation. Our clients include national non-profits like the American Mountain Guides Association and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, as well as outdoor brands who are shifting industry paradigms, like Ibex, Alpenglow Expeditions, and Rocky Talkie. We work across a variety of adventure- and experience-driven industries that have an impact on the environment or the outdoors, such as: innovative outdoor products, guide services, ski areas, adventure travel, gyms & outfitters, renewables and green tech, recreation and conservation/environmental nonprofits.

Open Positions:

Actively Seeking Talent In:

Organic Social

From writers to managers to strategists, we’re looking for experienced social media specialists who love the craft and are up-to-date on latest trends.

Creative Direction & Campaign Concepting

Wanted: brand-savvy conceptual thinkers who can translate ideas into powerful campaigns, language, and internal/external briefs.

Graphic Design

We’re looking for experienced creative directors as well as junior designers. Ad designers, especially those familiar with designing for social platforms, wanted.

Copywriting & Editorial

Specifically in search of specialists in: ad copy, branded content, editing, and long-form storytelling.

Content Strategy

If you understand the complete organic landscape, how channels work together, and how to use organic to generate ROI, let’s talk.

Let Us Know You’re Out There!

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Summary of Position

Bonfire Collective is looking for a Media Director to join our team. We’d like to develop a relationship with someone who loves the outdoors and who’s excited to help our mission-based clients make the most of their small to mid-sized budgets. This role might be ideal for a motivated freelancer who’s looking for an anchor client in the outdoor industry and could evolve into a part-time employee position or someone who is looking to leave the traditional ad agency world for a more flexible and fun position. The scope of our media-based client work spans across ecomm, lead generation, conversion, and brand awareness for both product-driven and experience-driven brands. We are looking for someone to execute both paid strategy and execution, so knowledge and passion across the entire media process (from strategy to planning to implementing, optimizing and reporting) is critical. We do not hire moonlighters.

Reports To: CEO

Supported By: Director of Strategy and Account Managers

Manages: Paid Media Specialists

Our Ideal Candidate is…

  • Experienced in directly managing and implementing full funnel, traditional, and digital media campaigns (minimum 7 years experience; advertising agency experience preferred)
  • An intelligent, creative, and analytical thinker experienced in writing media strategies, brainstorming, and high-level recommendations
  • Platform agnostic, broadly knowledgeable, and current on digital advertising techniques so that you can strategically advise where, when, and how to allocate budget
  • Expert with Google Ads and Analytics, Meta Ads Manager, display ads and other platforms to be self-sufficient and expedient in executing and optimizing campaigns 
  • Deep experience and knowledge planning & buying across entire paid media ecosystem: from programmatic digital (display, native, video, audio, CTV, DOOH) to traditional (print, radio, OOH, event sponsorships, partnerships) as well as other social platforms (Tik Tok, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc)
  • Knowledgeable about the intersection of paid media channels with owned and earned channels
  • Excited to take on the responsibility of developing end-to-end paid advertising campaign strategy and execution that is client-centric, data-driven, and always evolving
  • Eager to dive under the hood by performing ad and content audits to make both strategic and tactical recommendations
  • Extremely detail-oriented with project work and a master of tracking time on projects
  • Open to feedback/direction and consistent with timely project turnarounds
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • An organized person with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Multifaceted with experience across ecomm, non-profits, service-based and experience-driven brands
  • Passionate about the outdoors and environmental causes
  • Amped about Bonfire’s mission and client base and wants to grow with us

Expected Duties Include…

  • Strategy, execution (from set-up to trafficking assets), optimizations, and reporting of paid media campaigns across variety of platforms (mainly Meta and Google Ads); 
  • Media strategy needs include working with the Director of Strategy to develop campaign objectives, strategies and planning parameters, brainstorming/ideating campaign execution across the entire media ecosystem (paid, owned, earned channels), and providing deep reporting and actionable insights
  • Developing campaign goals/KPIs, and executing to meet/exceed KPIs
  • Recommending paid media budgets, and forecasting expected KPI performance
  • Performing paid media audits in partnership with the Director of Strategy and paid specialists
  • Building real-time paid media data reporting dashboards using DashThis 
  • Analyzing campaign performance, providing optimization recommendations, implementing approved recommendations
  • Maintaining awareness of new marketing platforms and techniques, as well as looking for opportunities to innovate and develop new techniques
  • Managing a small team of paid media specialists
  • Collaborating with Bonfire CEO and Director of Strategy to ensure all projects are strategically aligned with client goals 
  • Collaborating with Bonfire Account Managers to ensure all deliverables are ready on time and on budget
  • Communication and meetings with clients as necessary
  • Investigating/auditing past campaigns and making recommendations against industry best practices
  • Supporting and troubleshooting platform and pixel setups as necessary
  • Creating clean, thoughtful, and actionable campaign reports and analyses
  • Collaborating on advertising strategies, content strategies, and creative campaigns with the wider team
  • Researching, preparing for, and pitching new business alongside our founder


As a company, we offer tons of flexibility on where, how, and when you work, and this position can be fully remote. However, if you’re located in the Denver–Boulder metro area, there is an opportunity to base out of our stunning office space in downtown Golden, Colorado. 


15 hours/week to start on retainer anticipated as an independent contractor. Opportunity to increase hours over time.


$90 – $120/hour depending on experience, efficiency, and quality of work. Opportunity to increase rate over time. Potential for part-time employment after a trial period.

Sound Good? Here’s How to Apply

If you’re interested in this contract position, please email jobs@thebonfirecollective.com with “Media Director” in the subject line.

  • Your resume 
  • A results-driven case study highlighting a project you lead
  • A brief cover letter or story, told in whatever format you want, that convinces us to speak with you
  • Your location, contact information, ideal rate, and number of hours you can commit to monthly/weekly

Position opened until filled.

For Freelancers:

Collective is more than a name — it’s how we operate and always have. We’re proud to deliver custom results thanks to specializations across our freelancer hive. Last year, our core team deployed the talents of 27 contractors to help our partners solve their unique challenges.

We are always looking for exceptional freelancers who understand the outdoor and environmental industries, jive with our team and work style, and bring unique experience and exceptional work ethic to our Collective. We work with writers and editors, creative directors and graphic designers, media planners and social media specialists, photographers and videographers, marketing strategists, non-profit specialists, and more.

If you have skills to add to our quiver, let us know you’re out there. Send your resume and portfolio to jobs@thebonfirecollective.com, and let us know how you can contribute.