The SUMOskinny Mission
SUMOskinny looks to bring "news" to college students by college students, while allowing journalism students to acquire the type experience they would only receive post graduation. Additionally we are looking to motivate students to read again, making it fun and lite with our social rewards platform, rewarding readers for, well, just reading, sharing, thubs upping and more.
SUMOskiiny won an award last year for "Bostons Best Website". SumoSkinny has established the first true online lifestyle magazine for today's college student, targeting the best of what individual college communities have to offer, while also providing national content to our readers. Where other publications pigeonhole students into stereotypes, SumoSkinny embraces the unique in each college student. College students are not just male or female, an academic or an athlete. They have a wide variety of interests, and SumoSkinny caters to them all.
We have recently expanded our side to be significantly more tech heavy and are diving in to building an innovative new platform that combines an e-magazine with social rewards. We are on pace to hit 500,000 uniques by the end of 2012 and could not be more excited with our development.
Our team is a huge mix of backgrounds. We are 6 that work in the office fulltime. Some journalists, some business minded and very international, our team is fun hardworking dedicated and very easy going. We are known to pull the odd office prank on each other and just leave the office to go waterskiing all day. But where we play hard we work hard, building a fantastic product.
Life at SUMOskinny
Our work environment is a blast. We work in a pretty rustic loft, in the heart of the up and coming Boston Innovation District. We try to look as professional as possible while still letting out our