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Publication or Company The Independent Traveler, Inc.
Job Title Associate Editor
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Salary Leave Blank
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Pennington, NJ
Job Requirements Are you passionate about travel? Do you love developing great online content, working with photos and contributing to a team working on an industry-leading website? If so, we would like to talk to you about joining our Cruise Critic editorial team.

Responsibilities include:

Update the Cruise Critic homepage daily with timely content, photos and polls
Create effective photo elements for the Cruise Critic homepage that encourage readers to click for more content
Locate, choose and source photos to accompany and illustrate copy, working with cruise lines as necessary
Collaborate with other staff members to ensure uniformity of design
Use Photoshop to resize, crop and retouch photos and create illustrations as needed
Post and update articles, reviews, ships and destination content, adding appropriate web links
Write travel and cruise deals
Contribute to the Cruise Critic blog
Add web links to featured stories and reviews
Assist in posting and updating new articles, reviews, destination content and adding appropriate web links, as needed
Assist with special projects and other assignment as needed
Produce weekly cruise deals mailer

Hiring requirements:

Strong Photoshop skills and eye for photography and design
1-3 years related experience
College degree required; journalism, online media, graphic design or related major preferred
Strong online media design background
Creative skills and the ability to quickly conceptualize original ideas for online media design
Strong aesthetic sense
Excellent command of English language, grammar, punctuation and spelling
Strong writing, copy editing and proofing skills
Must be organized and detail-oriented and enjoy multitasking in a fast-paced environment
Ability to quickly, concisely and clearly summarize information
Must have good communication skills and be able to work independently without a lot of supervision
Work within tight deadlines and be able to shift priorities on short notice
Experience with MS Word, and some HTML or Internet publishing software experience
Familiarity with AP or NYT Style
Must love to travel or cruise
Requires some weekend and night work
About Our Company The Independent Traveler, Inc., is a publisher of travel Web sites including Cruise Critic, the largest cruise site of its kind, reaching over five million unique visitors each year. The Independent Traveler, Inc. is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, the largest travel community in the world and an operating company of Expedia, Inc. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for professional development and growth, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. We are located in central New Jersey, near Princeton.
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