Culture + Travel Writer

Location
New York City, NY
Salary
Competitive annual salary
Posted
Oct 25, 2019
Specialty
Writer
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Luxury travel company seeks individual who has traveled extensively in international destinations, is familiar with the luxury market and has extensive experience writing about culture and travel, preferably for major publications.

This full-time position is based in our New York City office and involves the following responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the head writer and editor
  • Writing blog articles related to international travel, culture, food, art and other aspects of cultural travel
  • Writing itinerary copy for customized tours
  • Writing for newsletters and other communications sent to consumers and trade
  • Researching destinations
  • Writing and updating destination guides, restaurant recommendations and other materials related to destinations
  • Writing website content, including tour descriptions
  • Writing for other sales and marketing projects
  • Selecting and editing photos to go with written content
  • Contributing to press relations
  • Contributing to social media
  • Attending industry events and meetings with suppliers
  • Developing new tours
  • Other projects and tasks

Requirements include:

  • Accomplished writer with proven track record, including 5+ years of experience and extensive published work
  • Journalism or similar background preferred
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication
  • Extensive international travel experience, preferably in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the South Pacific
  • Passion for travel, culture, history, food, art, architecture, design, shopping and other areas of interest to sophisticated, ultra-affluent travelers
  • Deep appreciation for and understanding of what makes each destination unique
  • Natural curiosity and broad range of interests
  • Ability to follow company guidelines for writing style, consistency and tone
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly about places and activities familiar and unfamiliar to you
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Vision, creativity and initiative
  • Experience generating story ideas
  • Team player
  • Strong contacts in travel, food and/or luxury lifestyle industries
  • Knowledge of the travel industry and/or international luxury hotels a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access
  • Proficiency with Adobe Lightroom a plus
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Proficiency with HTML coding a plus

To be considered for this position, please e-mail the following PDFs: cover letter, resume, writing samples and detailed list of prior travel history.

No calls, please.