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Editor

New York, United States

SmarterTravel, a TripAdvisor Company, offers travelers a portfolio of travel sites to help them find the right trip at the right price.  We are a team of passionate professionals who push and drive and innovate like a start-up, but we also have a track record of success and we benefit from being a part of a large, public company.

Editor at Oyster.com

Oyster.com (http://www.oyster.com), a hotel research website providing expert reviews and photos, is expanding and we are looking for an editor in New York City to join our team.

Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, delivers unbiased, expert information about hotels. Oyster sends trained reviewers to visit, comprehensively photograph, and critique each hotel reviewed on Oyster. Oyster.com has been featured by numerous media outlets, includingThe Today Show, 20/20, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times.

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about media
  • You love all things travel-related!
  • Have a demonstrated ability to maintain a publication’s established voice and style
  • Able to work out of our New York City office
  • Good at working independently
  • Able to work efficiently without sacrificing quality

What You Have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field
  • 5 years writing experience for web, ideally in the travel or lifestyle space
  • Creative ideas for travel stories
  • Experience managing freelancers and editing their work (bonus if you’ve hired and trained writers)
  • Knowledge of social media tactics, for Facebook especially

What You’ll Do:

  • Publish 40 travel stories a month – you’ll write some and edit some submitted by both freelancers and our in-house team
  • Hire and train new freelancers as needed
  • Share stories on Facebook and Twitter; help out with Instagram
  • Collaborate with our Editor and Executive Editor on the editorial calendar
  • Occasionally travel for us, and possibly do hotel photo shoots!
  • Keep an eye on analytics and use that knowledge to drive stories calendar
  • Contribute to video scripts for online videos

At SmarterTravel, we have built an open & collaborative environment and we hire the people we want to work with (not just the ones with the right qualifications), but who also think different to us and challenge the status quo.  We empower people, giving the support and autonomy needed to succeed.  We embrace data to make decisions and overcome obstacles.  We choose speed over perfection, but not at the expense of quality.  We do what we do well, but we’re always looking to make it better.  Let us know if you’d like to help.

SmarterTravel is an equal opportunity employer and evaluates applicants regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or musical preferences. We think a diverse team builds a better product.

*** This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization. ***

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