Have you always dreamed of being a travel writer? Well, now you can. We have a new in-house opportunity to join our ever-expanding team at World Words. Interested? Then take a look at our full job advert… then apply!
Are you a talented and ambitious writer with a real passion for travel? Do you want to develop your feature article, blog, guide and web copy writing skills for an international portfolio of travel clients?
This could be the job for you…
The expert travel writing agency World Words is looking for a highly skilled and friendly travel writer to join our expanding global writing team. You will be working in-house with the editor-in-chief in Edinburgh, as well as remotely with an editorial team around the world, to produce high-quality content to meet our exacting standards, plus the individual requirements of each client.
This position is an ideal fit for an enthusiastic copywriter and/or journalist looking to develop their skills and build their portfolio. Please note: This is a part-time position on a freelance contract.
Writing high-quality travel copy to varying briefs for a wide variety of clients.
Contributing original content to the World Words blog and social media channels.
Sourcing multimedia to supplement content and uploading content to clients’ CMS.
Proofreading and editing content delivered by other writers.
Undertaking administration such as job briefing, applications and website management.
Contributing to marketing and promotional efforts on behalf of World Words.
Have a real love for writing and a pre-existing portfolio (ideally including some travel writing).
Show a genuine passion for travel and culture and have extensive personal travel experience (there are extra points for experience living abroad and/or knowledge of a second language!)
Be creative, innovative and original, but also able to deliver to a strict brief and deadline.
(Ideally) Display a knowledge of the technical arenas of social media, search, CMS and HTML.
Understand the distinctions between UK English and US English, and be able to write in both.
This position involves 20 to 25 hours per week, with overtime as and when required.
You will be based in an office in central Edinburgh, Scotland.
Candidates must be available to work from March 2015 for an initial six months. There is a good chance this will be extended later.
This is a freelance contract, though for a suitable candidate employment may be considered. Rates will be competitive and to be discussed.
A detailed timesheet must be submitted at the end of each month showing work completed.
Applications for this position close on 20/02/2015.