Travel Content Writer

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Up to £22,000 per annum with retainer and bonus
Posted
25 Apr 2017
Closes
23 May 2017
Job function
Marketing & PR
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the On The Go Tours team as a Content Writer, contributing inspiring and informative content to our website and travel blog, The Inside Track. With exciting travel destinations and news to write about, this role is an excellent starting point for candidates looking to develop their travel writing. Under the guidance of the Content Editor you'll be working on a variety of content-based tasks designed to ensure our website will become one of the leading online resources for travel information, advice and updates.

Main responsibilities

As a Content Writer working in the Web Content Team you will be:

  • Developing the 'On The Go Tours News Desk', liaising with tourism boards and keeping up-to-date with news reports to create timely news articles on travel and destination related topics that would be of interest or affect our travellers
  • Researching and creating detailed online city guides to a range of destinations that cover what to see, where to eat, how to get around and more
  • Creating original content for our website ranging from inspiring destination information to practical travel information, snappy taglines to detailed articles
  • Ensuring previously written content reads well, is wholly original and is factually accurate
  • Writing blog posts on a variety of destinations and travel experiences
  • Sourcing images and editing them in Photoshop
  • Writing hotel and destination descriptions for our in-house tailor-made document builder

Who we're looking for

This role would ideally suit a recent graduate looking to gain experience in a content-based role in the travel industry. The ideal candidate would have:

  • Excellent English communication skills with thorough understanding of grammar and great spelling
  • Good attention to detail with the patience to proof all content created thoroughly
  • An interest in current affairs and world news, and be familiar with various news sources
  • Creative flair with the ability to write engaging text that inspires our customers to travel
  • Some travel experience with a reasonable knowledge of the destinations we cover
  • An efficient working mindset and desire to produce high quality work
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite
  • Basic image editing experience using Photoshop
  • Right to live and work in London for the duration of the contract
  • An understanding of SEO and HTML code would be preferred but is not essential

What we're offering

This is a fixed term contract of six months with the opportunity to extend to 12 months subject to work available. As part of the contract you will:

  • Work full time Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm in our London, W14-based head office
  • Receive 20 days annual holiday
  • Earn a salary of up to £22,000 per annum including retainer and bonus

How to apply

To apply for this role please click on "Apply Now"

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter detailing why you would suit this role and what you have to offer
  • An example of written work about a travel destination or travel news story approximately 250 words in length

Applications received without the above will not be considered for the role.

Deadline: Thursday 25th May 2017