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March 8th, 2015

Weatherby Offers Dream Job for Gun Design Engineer

Weatherby Engineer jobHere’s a dream gun industry job for a skilled engineer. Weatherby, one of America’s leading firearms manufacturers, is seeking an experienced Design Engineer. The Design Engineer is responsible for the development of new and existing firearms products, and equipment from concept to production. This includes R&D, design, testing, troubleshooting, improvements, procedure development, and documentation.

If you have an engineering degree and at least six (6) years of experience in firearms design and product development, you may want to apply for this job at Weatherby’s facility in Paso Robles, CA. Weatherby offers competitive compensation with healthcare and 401K plans. As for the venue, we can assure potential candidates that Paso Robles is a great place to live and work. (There are some great shooting ranges nearby.) If you are interested, and meet the guidelines, send a cover letter and current resume to Jalene John, jjohn [at] .

Weatherby Engineer job

Additional Qualification requirements include the following:

· CAD experience in two-dimensional drafting and three-dimensional solid design. Extensive experience with SolidWorks CAD software. A high level of proficiency is required.

· Familiarity with manufacturing processes including machining, metal finishing, heat treating, plastic & metal injection molding.

· Ability to travel domestically and internationally to industry trade shows and vendor factories to support production and product development.

· Strong communication, presentation and organizational skills. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Weatherby Engineer job

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March 14th, 2014

So You Want to Be a Gun-Writer….

American Rifleman magazineIf you have always dreamed about making a living writing about guns, here’s your chance. The NRA’s flagship publication, American Rifleman, is looking for an Assistant Editor. This is a full-time gig. You get to test guns, write, edit, and even travel around the country a bit. What’s the catch? Well you may have to pull up stakes and move. This position is based at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. You can’t work remotely or tele-commute.

American Rifleman Seeks Assistant Editor
American Rifleman, the National Rifle Association’s original Official Journal, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Editor.

Job Duties: Provides editorial support essential to produce American Rifleman magazine, the American Rifleman Television Show and American Rifleman digital edition accurately, punctually, and in accordance with established standards and policies. Handles editorial preparation and production of monthly departments and daily web content as assigned, including: reviewing manuscripts, fact-checking, copy editing, assembling photo packages, writing captions and headlines, and proofreading. Proofreads departments, features and web content during each stage of editorial production, including checking links and page proofs of digital version of American Rifleman. Assists in compilation and production of monthly “Lock, Stock & Barrel”, “Opening Shot,” “Product Reviews”, and other monthly features. Coordinates “Official Journal” sections in multiple magazines. Sources photographs to be used in various media; writes photo captions; and may do assignment photography.

American Rifleman magazineThe Position requires a BA in English, Journalism or Communications and 1-2 years experience on newspaper or magazine editorial staff. Shooting experience and knowledge are required, as is a broad interest in firearms and Second Amendment issues. The selected candidate must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and ammunition. Working knowledge of electronic publishing is required. Basic photography skills are necessary. Extended hours and business travel are required.

CLICK Here for Full Job Requirements and to Submit a Resume.

Note, if you have production experience in the publishing industry, the NRA is also seeking a Managing Editor for Shooting Illustrated magazine. This job is also based at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

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October 28th, 2013

Want to Be the Boss? Leupold & Stevens Seeks New CEO

Want to guide one of America’s leading optics companies? Well here’s your chance. Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. Leupold is seeking a new CEO to “lead the company as it continues to expand into new markets and experience record growth.” Here’s the job description:

Leupold & Stevens logo company optics“The CEO at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. partners with the Board of Directors and Corporate Executive Team to ensure short- and long-term organizational goals are achieved. This position is responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the business, with the objective of providing optimum financial results while maintaining the vision and values of the company.

The Chief Executive Officer also has a key responsibility to ensure that the interests of customers, owner-shareholders, and employees are served in a manner that supports business objectives and in a manner consistent with Leupold & Stevens, Inc. core values. A strong outdoors background is preferred for this highly visible role within the organization and industry.”

Candidates should submit resumes via the Leupold Career Page at by November 15, 2013. For questions, contact Kimberly King, VP of Human Resources/ Organizational Development. King can be reached at (503) 526-1433 or by email at kking [at]

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July 15th, 2013

Barrett Seeks Master Gunsmith for Precision Rifles barrett 50 bmg gunsmith job barrett 50 bmg gunsmith jobAre you a skilled gunsmith looking for a salaried position? Here’s an opportunity to work for a great company with solid financials and state-of-the-art machining equipment. Barrett is seeking a Master Gunsmith for precision rifles. The selected candidate must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to independently construct, document, and deliver precise (< 0.5 MOA) long rifles while using parameters set forth by the company. The selected candidate will be considered the authority in regards to identifying critical features that result in a precision long rifle. Specific job and experience requirements are listed below. Barrett is headquartered in Murfreesboro, TN. CLICK HERE for more information.

Job Requirements:

  • Reputable Gunsmith Certification
  • (7) years experience constructing highly precise and robust (<.5 MOA) long rifles
  • Examples of successful long rifle constructions
  • (3) years manual lathe and mill experience
  • (3) years competitive shooting in a precision long rifle class
  • (2) years CAD/CAM (SolidWorks preferred) experience
  • Understanding of precision critical barrel and ammunition features
  • Understanding of internal and external ballistics
  • Ability to work closely with engineers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project) experience barrett 50 bmg gunsmith job barrett 50 bmg gunsmith job
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February 14th, 2013

Be the New Boss at Blaser USA — Executive-Level Job Opportunity

Blaser USA Seeking to Fill Executive-Level Role
Want to be the boss of Blaser USA and make decisions on sales, marketing, strategies, and distribution? Well, here’s your chance. Blaser, USA, the national distribution and service facility for Blaser, Sauer, and Mauser products, is looking for a “highly motivated and dedicated individual … to lead its national operations”. An ideal candidate would have background in sales and marketing, either as a President of another operation, or as a VP of Sales and marketing somewhere else.

Blaser USA executive hiring

Candidates should “combine a passion and in-depth knowledge of hunting/competitive shooting with a high level of experience in marketing and general business.” Candidate needs “strong communication skills; interpersonal as well as organization competencies; strong strategic instincts, and … skills to lead a team of dedicated employees[.]” If you are interested, email your resume, including salary expectation and available start date, by email to:

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September 4th, 2012

‘Dream Jobs’ with Hornady or Zeiss for Marketing Professionals

For readers with marketing skills, here are two “Dream Job” opportunities in the gun industry. If you’ve ever wanted to be a video producer, the Hornady job opening should be exciting….

Hornady Creative Director JobHornady Creative Manager (Marketing Dept.)
First, the Hornady Marketing Department is looking to hire a Creative Manager. This position will be responsible for ad creation, copywriting, website design, as well as filming, producing, and editing company videos. This employee will manage creative projects including print advertising and web design projects. Importantly, the Creative Manager will develop and produce video projects from start to finish. This person must be capable of working well with production companies, ad agencies, and vendors. The Creative Manager will also be involved in new packaging design. CLICK HERE for full job description. Qualified applicants should contact the Hornady HR Department via email: hr [at] .

Zeiss Marketing Manager JobZeiss Marketing Manager (Hunting)
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, LLC needs a Marketing Manager for its hunting products, including riflescopes, binoculars, and laser rangefinders. This position, “Marketing Manager, Hunting”, reports to the Director of Marketing. Job duties include business development, public relations, and management of advertising campaigns. Zeiss states it is offering “a competitive salary & excellent benefits”. If you are interested and meet the qualifications listed below, email your resume (with salary requirements) to: zeissjobs [at] .

Marketing Manager (Hunting) for Zeiss Sports Optics, LLC

The Marketing Manager, Hunting serves as a leader in the management of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics’ growing product portfolio for premium hunting optics and is responsible for tasks that relate to brand and business development, product and company advertising, promotional activities and public relations. Key responsibilities include planning and executing marketing strategies, and providing support to achieve stated objectives regarding revenue, profitability and market share. Candidates should be skilled in all aspects of marketing including: project development, strategic planning, budgeting, research, advertising creation and management, public/media relations and copywriting. [This is an] exciting position available for a marketing professional with exceptional management, interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with technical staff, senior management and external partners.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration required; MBA preferred.
  • 5 years experience in marketing, communications or a brand management role.
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Expert MS Office user.
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March 16th, 2011

Earn Bucks Blogging for Beretta as “Social Media Manager”

Beretta media jobHere’s the perfect part-time job for a web-savvy gun aficionado. Berreta is seeking a free-lance Social Media Manager to work with gun blogs, gun forums, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other social media outlets on the internet. Beretta’s Social Media Manager will be tasked with promoting Beretta’s products and direct-marketing initiatives through non-traditional digital media. What does that mean? Well, you’ll send press releases to sites like this one, you’ll update Beretta’s facebook page regularly, and you’ll monitor gun forums to “spread the word” about Beretta firearms and sporting products.

We think Beretta is smart to utilize modern digital media to deliver its marketing message. Here are the specific job requirements:

Beretta Social Media Manager Position

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Work with Marketing team to take existing collateral and promote it on all applicable social networking touch points. Ensure social media tools are kept up to date. Manage social media campaigns and daily activities to include: on-line advocacy, writing editorial, consumer-outreach efforts and promotions. Be an advocate of Beretta in social media spaces, engaging in dialogue and answering questions. Manage presence in social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and other similar community sites, posting on relevant blogs, and seeding content where applicable. Monitor trends in social media tools.

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field, or combination of education and related work experience.
• Minimum of 5 years experience representing a recognized brand.
• Knowledge of Beretta products and services required.
• Advanced pc skills including Microsoft Office/Internet.
• Ability to troubleshoot pc-related technical problems.
• Strong command of the English language.
• Attention to detail and accuracy required.

By the way, Beretta is also looking for a new Shotgun/Rifle Marketing Manager. To apply for either position, log on to Beretta’s Career Opportunities Webpage and click on the Online Resume Link. You can also mail your resume and cover letter to:

Beretta USA Corp:
Attn: Human Resources
17601 Beretta Drive
Accokeek, MD 20607

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July 6th, 2010

Want to Design the Next Savage Rifle? Savage Is Hiring…

Savage Gun Design JobAre you the next John Moses Browning? Do you have the “next great idea” for gun design? Here’s your chance to find out. Savage Arms is seeking a new Product Design Engineer to help design and build new firearms. The person hired will have a leading role in the design, development, and implementation of new products from concept through commercialization. Ideal candidates will have firearms design experience and considerable knowledge of metallurgy and plastic part design. Avid firearm users and enthusiasts with mechanical machine design aptitude will be strongly considered also.

Savage Gun Design Job

The Product Design Engineer will work at the Savage facility in Westfield, MA. The “negotiable” salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. If you are interested in applying for the position, email Paul Lessard, Savage HR Director: plessard [at]

Technical Job Qualifications
Savage is looking for experienced applicants with specialized skills: “Successful candidates will have proficiency in mechanical component and assembly design, 3D CAD, and the ability to perform tolerance studies to validate design integrity. Strong mechanical assembly design aptitude, problem-solving, and project management skills are an absolute MUST. Candidates should have a BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field and a minimum of two (2) years mechanical design experience in 3D CAD, AutoCAD Inventor, preferred.”

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