Location: New York, NY
Start Date: Immediately
Works With: The Content Team
- Real world experience at an award-winning startup
- The opportunity to develop skills as a travel writer while working under an experienced editor.
- Free travel writing workshops in January with the Wanderfly team.
- The opportunity to be a first user of Wanderfly's new curator platform.
- Once the site launches, you will gather travel followers and possibly be seen as an expert in the field.
- The possibility of a full internship during the spring semester or following summer.
To apply for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Because this opportunity is based-on writing about your own experiences, please list the places you have traveled and your interests in your cover letter. If we think you're up for the job, we'll send you a writing sample application.
Wanderfly is a startup that is reinventing online travel. We are a personalized recommendation website that inspires people to discover new experiences tailored to their budgets and interests. You will be working in a “whatever it takes” environment and joining an exceptional team that includes top-notch, experienced people in web technology, design and marketing. Wanderfly is venture-backed by notable VCs and angel investors, including Charles River Ventures, MentorTech Ventures, Jason Calacanis, Dave Morin and Roger Dickey, and supported by a distinguished board of Advisors, including John Gerzema, Kevin Farnham, Khoi Vinh, Ravi Simhambhatla and Eric Bradlow. We are seeking brilliant entrepreneurs who mesh with our startup mentality.
Wanderfly is about to launch version 2.0. The new site will add social media functions including a recommendation platform for suggesting activities in a new location that will appeal to different types of travelers. Your role is to begin the process of filling the new site with experience recommendations, based on your own travel style and personality.
You'll work closely with our content manager and editor Kerrin Sheldon - as well as our Marketing team - to produce these short recommendations, and you’ll see your work published on the site’s blog within hours of completion. Once the site is live, you will be a recommended curator to Wanderfly's hundreds of thousands of users, allowing you to gather a large following.
Some professional writing experience is ideal but not required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in-person, phone, email etc.).
A unique voice and personality. You can be witty, poetic, lighthearted, romantic or edgy. Just don't be boring.
Ability to collaborate in a team environment and quickly execute on ideas.
Experience in travel and other lifestyle categories (food, fashion, design, adventure).