“Whoa.” Those were our very words when this gig landed, and we’ll eat our hats if your reaction is any different. A booming and highly profitable web enterprise devoted to helping travelers wring every possible bit of value out of their experiences is looking for a growth-minded, travel-obsessed content whiz to lead the charge as the site branches out into new verticals and pulls in as-yet untapped audiences. With a to-die-for staff at your disposal and a well-funded company at your back, we can’t help but find ourselves thinking, “Up, up, and away.” Yes, we thought that very thing, right after we thought, “Whoa.”
The idea is that you’ll come galloping into camp with a wagonload of ideas for expanding the company’s expansion toward new frontiers — video and social media, of course, but beyond as well. You’ll have ideas for new programs, channels, events, business … everything across the board. You don’t need to be the Lone Ranger, however. The team in place comes from some of toppest-notch outfits on planet. Your role will be to inspire, mentor, and develop the crew to expand the brand’s reach: broader, higher-quality and (importantly, now) faster-paced content — all with the idea that you will constantly (and dare we say astronomically) increase the size of the audience.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
We’re just going to come out a say a dumb, obvious thing: You love travel. You’ve got a thousand fantasy trips swimming around in your head, and a thousand thousand (our fact-checkers tell us that’s one million, but “thousand thousand” is more descriptive, we find) tips and ideas for improving the lives of your fellow travelers. And you’re ready to share those ideas — not just ready as in, “Okay, let’s do it now,” but ready as in you’ve prepared yourself for this task through years of fruitful work developing highly engaging and audience-broadening digital content. You know how to reach people where they live; you’re familiar with the production requirements of various types of media; you’ve got a razor-sharp editorial sense and you’re blessed with the ability to communicate your ideas pellucidly in speech and writing.
And the kicker of it all is that you delight in being the evangelist, the social director, the booster of morale, the breath of fresh air that makes a team pull for all it’s worth — and that you’ve got the organizational skills, attention to detail, and discipline to execute on all that infectious energy.
This is a management gig in a fast-paced digital environment. If you haven’t led mid-sized teams of editors, designers, audience development folk and more, there’s no sense applying. Ditto, if you haven’t used analytics to apply true rigor to your efforts.
This is a larger-than-life, go-big-or-go-home opportunity for a travel-minded innovator who knows how to reach and grow digital audiences. Like, “Whoa,” right?
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.