Marine Activities Commissioning Editor

Culture Trip

London

JOB DETAILS
LOCATION
London
POSTED
30+ days ago

Description


Culture Trip is the trusted shortcut to booking travel that’s good, and makes you feel good.

In 2011, Culture Trip was created to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special, unique and meaningful. Fast-forward to today, Culture Trip has evolved as a global travel e-commerce brand with content at its core. In one single platform, our customers can get inspired, and discover and book spot-on stays and experiences, hand-picked by a global community of travel experts and local insiders. Culture Trip inspires people and enables them to turn this inspiration into reality, all in one place. 

We are a diverse team comprising travel experts, engineers, creators, data scientists, marketeers, media specialists and more, across offices in London, NYC, and Tel Aviv. In addition, we work with a global network of hundreds of freelance content creators who share their insider knowledge on the places they know well. 

Every month, Culture Trip attracts millions of visitors to its site; app downloads have leapt to almost 3 million; social followers have increased to more than 8 million, and our videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. 

The role
We’re growing our selection of content around marine activities, including sailing and yachting, so we’re looking for a creative and driven Commissioning Editor to create compelling stories and campaigns that attract curious travellers, inspiring them to book with Culture Trip. Plugged in to the trends influencing our experience-hungry audience, you’ll produce, edit and commission written content designed to match user needs with our commercial objectives.
 
You should be a confident and extremely diligent writer and editor with the demonstrated ability to commission commercial content. As a self-starter with a can-do attitude and a passion for all things travel and culture, you should have a desire to make a real impact on how millions of young (and young-at-heart) travellers consume and engage with bookable content. You must have a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility, and be an enthusiastic and collaborative team player. You will relish the challenge of constantly adapting content strategies to respond to global events and emergent travel industry trends.
 
We offer an independent and dynamic working environment with plenty of potential to make an impact, and the opportunity to develop exciting content at a growing travel e-commerce brand with content at its core.


Key Responsibilities


  • Commission and edit a wide range of articles designed to drive bookings on our sea experiences pages and help our audience discover places they’ll love around the world
  • Recruit and build a network of freelance travel writers around the globe
  • Ensure deadlines are met and editorial standards are upheld in both self-produced and commissioned content
  • Work with the wider in-house content team to produce high-quality content and campaigns
  • Work alongside our copy editors to ensure all content is published free of mistakes and adheres to our Editorial Guidelines, Style and Image Guides
  • Write content for a variety of Culture Trip channels, including our website, newsletters and social media, designed to drive traffic and conversions
  • Collaborate with the Content, Sales, Marketing, SEO and Data teams on articles pertaining to specific interests and genres
  • Manage the curation of articles on our website and app to maximise commercial impact
  • Proactively suggest and lead initiatives designed to increase the quality, effectiveness and easy of production of our content
  • Develop and deliver content plans and campaigns for key trading events throughout the year
  • Develop ways of maximising the value of our bookable content and effectively merchandising it both on site and off site via our social channels

Skills Knowledge and Expertise


  • Experience in writing and editing in a commercial content environment
  • Experience in commissioning content to freelance writers
  • Knowledge and experience of content curation and journalism within culture and travel is an absolute must
  • Knowledge and experience of sailing, yachting and other marine activities is desirable
  • A background in or a strong understanding of eCommerce content
  • Excellent organisational and people skills are essential to the role
  • Exceptionally strong in editorial, with an eye for compelling stories covering a wide array of locations and topics
  • Exceptionally strong editing skills with an eye for what makes a great story and how to engage readers with excellent copy
  • Strong understanding of the differences between social media and search engine optimised content
  • Aptitude for web analytics is desirable, including experience with Google Analytics or other related software
  • Familiarity with WordPress is essential


Benefits


We have a  whole host of amazing benefits that not only our employees, but their families can take advantage of, inside and outside of work.  

From private healthcare, Employee Assistance Programmes, and birthdays off, to virtual events, Perkbox subscriptions and L&D platforms, this is our way of ensuring you always feel valued and nurtured at Culture Trip. 

Work-life balance, work hours & time off
25 days holiday in addition to all public holidays
You get a bonus day off on your birthday so you can spend all day eating cake
Flexible hours & remote working - if you’re an early riser or a night owl worry not, we have feel good flex in place that gives you flexibility on when and where you work up to 90% of the time!

Face time is still important to us at Culture Trip and we ask you to come to your home office to get set up on your first day, to see your team at least once per month and for important Company events too. 


Pension, healthcare & wellbeing
Pension scheme - we will contribute 4% and you will contribute a minimum of 4%
Optional Private Health Insurance (after 3 months employment)
Family friendly policies
Employee assistance programme - a free employee wellbeing service
Cycle to work scheme - an amazing scheme that saves you income tax and NI contributions from the bike’s retail price
Perkbox - From free weekly treats to discounts from audio books to utility bills plus a free birthday box, you will have everything you need to help you live better at work and at home, with access to the biggest online discount platform. 

Professional & personal development (and team fun!)
Volunteering Days - each Culture Trip employee gets 2 charity days a year to dedicate their time to a good cause of their choice
Virtual social events such as beer tasting and bingo 

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are following local government guidelines which means that we encourage our employees to work from home - there is no expectation that they should come to the office at this time. 

However, we know that everyone’s personal circumstances are different, meaning that some of our colleagues do need to use the office space from time to time. Our office is still open and we have put processes in place and taken every precaution to make it a safe environment for those who might occasionally need to be there. 

And when we’re back in the office, there’s also these lovely perks
Working from home - need to do some thinking or get away from distractions? You can get out of the office to work almost from anywhere. You are encouraged to do this once a week
Dogs in the workplace
Department Socials - Get to know your wider department with Culture Trip funded socials every quarter.
Teams also organise their own team-building lunches, dinners, breakfasts or other socials
Company Wide Parties & Events
Snacks - Get in your five a day, we provide fresh fruit, biscuits and tea and coffee in the office
Friday treats - Every Friday we take turns to host themed Friday treats. From Italian food to national cake day get ready for your tastebuds to be tickled
Dress down everyday (or up if that’s your thing!)  


Culture Trip is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience, circumstances, abilities and perspectives leads to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users.

About the Company

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