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Travel Writer

Full-Time
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Company Location:
London
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UK
Job Location:
Local
Level:
Entry-Level
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Category:
Travel
Posted on:
March 29, 2021
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Job Description

Culture Trip is looking for a talented writer to create compelling stories that attract curious travellers, inspiring them to book and use Culture Trip as their go-to travel website.

Culture Trip is the trusted shortcut to booking travel that’s good, and makes you feel good. In one single platform, our customers can discover and book spot-on stays and experiences, hand-picked by a global community of travel experts and local insiders. In 2011, Culture Trip was created to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special, unique and meaningful. Fast-forward to 2021, and Culture Trip has become the essential travel companion, having evolved into a global travel e-commerce brand with content at its heart. This is a unique proposition in a market dominated by the more utilitarian online travel agencies (OTAs), user-generated content (UGC) and price-comparison sites.

Culture Trip is different, because, for a decade now, its global community of travel experts and local insiders have hand-picked the world’s best bits to share travel stories and unbiased recommendations, together with curated collections of places to stay, hotels, things to do and experiences that can be booked online. Culture Trip inspires people and enables them to turn this inspiration into reality, all in one place.

We are a diverse team comprising travel experts, engineers, creators, data scientists, marketeers, media specialists and more, across offices in London, NYC, and Tel Aviv. In addition, we work with a global network of hundreds of freelance content creators who share their insider knowledge and insights on the places they know well.

Every month, Culture Trip attracts millions of visitors to its site; app downloads have leapt to almost 3 million; social followers have increased to more than 8 million, and our videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. Since 2019, we have won more than 30 awards for our inspirational content, and our work for brand partners and commercial clients.

Founded in 2011 and after four years evolving the concept, Culture Trip secured seed funding of $2 million in 2015, Series A funding of $20 million in 2016, a funding injection of $80 million in 2018 and, in August 2020, we secured additional funding to drive further growth.

We’re looking for a talented writer to create compelling stories that attract curious travellers, inspiring them to book and use Culture Trip as their go-to travel website. You’ll need to have a keen eye for social media trends and know how to effectively engage our young at heart users through storytelling that’s designed to generate traffic and bookings.

You should be a confident and extremely diligent writer with the demonstrated ability to create content which targets places to stay and things to do in countries all over the world. As a self-starter with a can-do attitude and a passion for all things travel and culture, you should have a desire to make a real impact on how millions of travellers explore the world. You must have a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility, and be an enthusiastic and collaborative team player. You will relish the challenge of constantly adapting content strategies to respond to global events and emergent travel industry trends.

We offer an independent and dynamic working environment with plenty of potential to make an impact, and the opportunity to develop exciting content at one of the world’s leading start-up brands in the travel content industry.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Culture Trip’s Campaign Editor to produce high-quality content and campaigns on places to stay and things to do, which are designed to drive bookings and awareness of the Culture Trip brand
  • Update existing content to drive engagement
  • Work with the social media team to forecast trends, and develop and deliver stories that respond to them
  • Write articles for a variety of Culture Trip channels, including our website, newsletters and social media, designed to drive traffic
  • Curate and update content for our website and app on a weekly basis
  • Ensure deadlines are met and editorial standards are upheld
  • Proactively suggest and lead initiatives designed to increase social engagement
  • Work alongside our copy editors to ensure all content is published free of mistakes and adheres to our Editorial Guidelines, Style and Image Guides
  • Collaborate with the Content, Sales, Marketing, SEO and Data teams on articles pertaining to specific interests and genres

Requirements

  • Experience working as a staff writer for a media or eCommerce organisation
  • Knowledge and experience of content curation and journalism within culture and travel is an absolute must
  • Experience in dealing with internal stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational and people skills are essential to the role
  • Strong in editorial, with an eye for compelling stories covering a wide array of locations and topics
  • World traveller with a keen eye for what makes a great story and how to engage readers with excellent copy
  • Strong understanding of the differences between social media and search engine optimised content
  • Aptitude for web analytics is desirable, including experience with Google Analytics or other related software
  • Familiarity with WordPress is essential
  • Experience with Monday.com or any other project management tool is desirable

What's in it for you?

We believe what we do is unique in the industry and working alongside passionate colleagues on exciting projects will help us deliver against our important mission. We are a startup on a journey and when joining us, you really can make a difference.

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are following local government guidelines which means that we encourage our employees to work from home - there is no expectation that they should come to the office at this time.

However, we know that everyone’s personal circumstances are different, meaning that some of our colleagues do need to use the office space from time to time. Where possible, our offices are still open and we have put processes in place and taken every precaution to make it a safe environment for those who might occasionally need to be there.

Work-life balance, work hours & time off
25 days holiday in addition to all public holidays
You get a bonus day off on your birthday so you can spend all day eating cake
Flexible hours - if you’re an early riser or a night owl worry not, you can choose your start and finish time as long as you work around the core hours

Pension, healthcare & wellbeing
Pension scheme - we will contribute 4% and you will contribute a minimum of 4%
Optional Private Health Insurance (after 3 months employment)
Family friendly policies
Employee assistance programme - a free employee wellbeing service
Cycle to work scheme - an amazing scheme that saves you income tax and NI contributions from the bike’s retail price
50% off Pure Gym annual membership

Professional & personal development (and team fun!)
Unlimited access to Udemy for Business - an online learning platform
Volunteering Days - each Culture Trip employee gets 2 charity days a year to dedicate their time to a good cause of their choice
Virtual social events such as beer tasting and bingo

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are following local government guidelines which means that we encourage our employees to work from home - there is no expectation that they should come to the office at this time.

However, we know that everyone’s personal circumstances are different, meaning that some of our colleagues do need to use the office space from time to time. Our office is still open and we have put processes in place and taken every precaution to make it a safe environment for those who might occasionally need to be there.

And when we’re back in the office, there’s also these lovely perks
Working from home - need to do some thinking or get away from distractions? You can get out of the office to work almost from anywhere. You are encouraged to do this once a week
Dogs in the workplace
Department Socials - Get to know your wider department with Culture Trip funded socials every quarter.
Teams also organise their own team-building lunches, dinners, breakfasts or other socials
Company Wide Parties & Events
Snacks - Get in your five a day, we provide fresh fruit, biscuits and tea and coffee in the office
Friday treats - Every Friday we take turns to host themed Friday treats. From Italian food to national cake day get ready for your tastebuds to be tickled
Dress down everyday (or up if that’s your thing!)

Culture Trip is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience, circumstances, abilities and perspectives leads to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users.

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