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Publication or Company The Independent Traveler/Cruise Critic
Job Title Destinations Editor
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Salary Leave Blank
Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Pennington, NJ
Job Requirements Job Location: Pennington, NJ (near Princeton)

Job Responsibilities:

Oversee Cruise Critic's coverage of destinations, working with executive editor, managing editor and ports editor to restructure and beef up coverage to better serve our readers.
Manage the editorial department operations when managing editor is out or on assignment.
Pitch and write cruise-related features, reviews, news stories and blog posts, as necessary.
Contribute coverage ideas.
Work with eLetter committee to create compelling content.
Oversee the blog, ensuring fresh content is continuously published. Work with SEO/SEM department on strategy for increasing blog audience.
Provide content/line editing as necessary to assist features editor.
Launch content, including news and feature stories, slideshows, reviews and blog posts.
Contribute to group projects, supporting theme weeks and event coverage.
Occasionally attend media events, ship launches and seminars on behalf of Cruise Critic.
Participate in company-wide social media initiative, posting to Twitter and Facebook.
Complete other tasks assigned by supervisor.

Hiring requirements:

Editorial experience in the travel industry; cruise experience is preferred.
Strong knowledge of cruise destinations.
Ability to develop unique story ideas based on cruise news, trends and talk.
Ability to quickly, concisely and clearly summarize information.
Familiarity with Cruise Critic website.
Excellent command of English language, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Understanding of search engine optimization.
Some HTML or Internet publishing software experience is preferred.
Must love to travel or cruise and be interested in working in online media.
College degree required; journalism, online media or related major preferred
5-7 years experience working in an editorial environment.
1-3 years management experience strongly preferred.
This job requires relocation to the Pennington, New Jersey, area. Telecommuting is not an option.
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 three million unique visitors monthly. The Independent Traveler, Inc. is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, the largest travel community in the world. 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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