TripExpert, the pioneering travel startup that The New York Times calls “Kayak for hotel reviews”, is hiring a Content Manager. This position will start on a part-time, contract basis, but we anticipate that for the right candidate it could become a full-time role on our small team. Your primary task will be to write blog posts and, later on, manage other contract writers.
We’re primarily looking for someone who’s smart and is a great writer. Marketing and PR experience is a plus but not required. This is an opportunity to work on an exciting new product and to be involved in many aspects of the business. We are growing fast; your writing will already have many thousands of readers.
You will work remotely for a minimum of 10 hours a week. We are based in NYC but will accept applications from anywhere. If you are based in NYC, we encourage you to meet with the rest of our team every week or two.
In your application, please include at least one writing sample.
Your job will include:
You will write 1-3 blog posts per week on travel topics, with a particular focus on high-end hotels and restaurants. Other topics may include travel tips, travel tech, and destination-specific posts. Experience writing about travel is a plus, although our focus is on finding a great and flexible writer rather than someone with specific industry knowledge. You will use our custom-built CMS as well as WordPress in order to prepare your posts for publication on the site.
We’re also looking for someone will take over the job of recruiting and managing other freelance writers, building a content strategy, and liaising with other publications. For the right candidate that shows promise in the early stages, this could become a full-time job.
You will contribute to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, curating the best luxury travel material from around the web for our readership.
* You are OK with the hourly rate specified below.
* You have an undergraduate college degree or equivalent.
* You are available at least 10 hours per week.
Compensation for this role starts at $18 per hour. There is the potential for later substantial increases in compensation at the content management level or when the job becomes full-time.