Travel Content Editor and Writer: Staff Position

by Sean on December 4, 2009    |    12 Comments »

The Content Editor manages the content department at BootsnAll, and is responsible for all content produced and maintained. This person will also be one of the staff writers, taking on specific content projects in addition to overseeing the department.

Specific Duties:

  • Managing staff writers & outside writers
    • Setting priority lists for staff writers
    • Editing & scheduling paid & traveler articles on BootsnAll
    • Tracking paid articles & gathering writer invoices
    • Some marketing of paid articles
    • Recruiting new outside writers as necessary
  • Setting departmental goals & working with content team to meet those goals
  • Making sure all content produced is high quality & has a purpose
  • Building systems to make sure content goals are met without relying on other departments
  • Developing & maintaining systems & strategies to increase efficiency & results
  • Serving as a liaison between writers & the BootsnAll bug reporting system
  • Working with marketing department as necessary to make sure content is produced according to the marketing calendar

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience doing content management/editing and writing
  • Experience managing other writers
  • Experience marketing content, including using social media
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented work ethic
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Works well with others
  • Existing social media profiles and knowledge of how to leverage those profiles

Additional Notes:

  • This is a full-time staff position.
  • We would prefer that this person was in Portland, OR, but are open to discussing making this a virtual position.
  • Submit your resume (or a link to your resume) to jobs AT bootsnall DOT com with a subject line of “BTN Content Editor”


Comments


cont ed
December 4, 2009
 
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you left out the most important parts… pay? bennies? retirement? travel budget?

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December 4, 2009
 
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Pay: Yes, based on experience.
Bennies: Profit Sharing, Health Plan, Travel
Retirement: Yes, you can retire when you want. :) Our Profit sharing plan is the preferred method vs. other retirement plans. (via colleague surveys)
Travel Budget: There is a travel budget at BTN, yes. The job does not require travel though. The person who fills this position may be required to travel at times.

Hope that helps cont ed. I’d say – Apply if you dig it!

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Linda s
December 5, 2009
 
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Is this position still available?

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December 7, 2009
 
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Linda,

It is. We’ll be accepting applications for at least the next week.

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December 7, 2009
 
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Sounds like an irresistible opportunity for an ambitious someone who loves and lives to write and travel.

As a former editor of a European travel mag, my application would be there in a heartbeat. I suspect regionality may play my doom card here, however!

Best of luck to the right writer, and keep up the incredible work.

Corner
December 7, 2009
 
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G’Day Dave,

FYI – You do not have to live in the USA or in Portland to apply/get this job.

Cheers!

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December 9, 2009
 
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Hi Sean,

Just checkin’ to see if you received my email yesterday from Baja.

Limping along on a dial-up in the backcountry (not a bad thing, mind you) but since the connection is a bit dodgy, thought I’d better follow up.

Looking forward to learning more,

Cheers,

Ellen

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December 10, 2009
 
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Got it Ellen! Thx. Be in touch soon!

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eric bayne
December 13, 2009
 
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Ask me how tempted I am to make up a bunch of stuff for my resume and apply. Go ahead! Ask me!

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December 22, 2009
 
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sean,
are you still taking applications? just saw the notice. thanks–

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December 22, 2009
 
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We are. Go for it.

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December 31, 2009
 
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Sean,
thanks for taking the extra step to find me and answer this through my blog. happy new year!

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