Travel Editor

New York
Nov 07, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Mr. Rodrigo Calvo
Full Time
Mr & Mrs Smith's tight-knit and hard-working Manhattan team is looking for a talented editor with creative flair to tackle its day-to-day editorial workload. Ideally, you’ll be a watertight writer with an iron grip on language and an endless supply of ideas. You’ll understand what makes the Mr & Mrs Smith brand unique, and have an instinctive affinity with our informal, irreverent tone.

Although you’ll be working with the support and guidance of our editorial team in London, you should be comfortable operating autonomously, taking personal responsibility for all aspects of Smith content, including compiling hotel profiles, updating site copy, editing hotel reviews, writing marketing copy, generating press content and email dispatches, and acting as a brand guardian and ambassador for Smith in the US.

You’ll be expected to take a leading role in developing Mr & Mrs Smith’s editorial strategy in America, so it will help if you’ve a contacts book to plunder, a thick skin, and a creative streak as wide as the Atlantic.

The role will involve:

• Writing and fact-checking hotel overviews with insider destination guides for industry-leading travel site;
• Editing and proofing hotel and destination content;
• Copywriting for marketing materials and brand partners – both online and in print;
• Using our in-house CMS to update all areas of the Smith site and write email communications;
• Ensuring all content meets house-style guidelines, and sustaining the Smith voice in all content;
• Compiling blog posts, and masterminding Smith’s social-media activity in the Americas.

You’d have to have:

• At least five years proven copy-editing experience – either print or online;
• A fastidiousness about grammar, spelling, syntax and rhythm that borders on antisocial;
• Familiarity with CMS systems, and the ability to adapt quickly to new technology;
• The versatility to write for print, web, marketing emails and social media platforms – and an understanding of what makes them different;
• A gift for snappy heads and sells;
• Creative flair, good general knowledge and a never-ending stash of ideas;
• An excellent knowledge of global travel and a handle on what makes a boutique hotel worthy of the Smith collection;
• A seriously GSOH.

And it would be even better if you had:

• Proven SEO experience;
• A background in travel and/or lifestyle publishing;
• A proven understanding of international language differences;
• Familiarity with html, Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress and Illustrator;
• First-hand experience of a Smith hotel stay.

It’s the ideal position for a seasoned copywriter eager to take on more responsibility in a diverse, challenging and fast-paced position. It’ll be a demanding role, and not without admin, but you’ll get a dynamic, friendly team to work with, and the chance to make a genuine creative difference to one of the world’s most exciting travel brands.

A part-time commitment of four days a week would be considered.

To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter to along with published samples of your writing that most closely capture Smith’s editorial tone.

To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter to along with published samples of your writing that most closely capture Smith’s editorial tone.

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