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An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the On The Go Tours team as a Content Writer, contributing inspiring and informative content to our website and travel blog, The Inside Track. With exciting travel destinations and news to write about, this role is an excellent starting point for candidates looking to develop their travel writing. Under the guidance of the Content Editor you'll be working on a variety of content-based tasks designed to ensure our website will become one of the leading online resources for travel information, advice and updates.

Main responsibilities

As a Content Writer as part of the in-house web development team you will be:
  • Developing the 'On The Go Tours News Desk', liaising with tourism boards and keeping up-to-date with news reports to create timely news articles on travel and destination related topics that would be of interest or affect our travellers
  • Researching and creating detailed online city guides to a range of destinations that cover what to see, where to eat, how to get around and more
  • Creating original content for our website ranging from inspiring destination information to practical travel information, snappy taglines to detailed articles
  • Ensuring previously written content reads well, is wholly original and is factually accurate
  • Writing blog posts on a variety of destinations and travel experiences
  • Sourcing images and editing them in Photoshop
  • Writing hotel and destination descriptions for our in-house tailor-made document builder

Who we're looking for

This role would ideally suit a recent graduate looking to gain experience in a content-based role in the travel industry. The ideal candidate would have:
  • Excellent communication skills with thorough understanding of grammar and spelling
  • Good attention to detail with the patience to thoroughly proof all content created
  • An interest in current affairs and world news, and be familiar with various news sources
  • Creative flair with the ability to write engaging text that inspires our customers to travel
  • Some travel experience with a reasonable knowledge of the destinations we cover
  • An efficient working mindset and desire to produce high quality work
  • Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite
  • Basic image editing experience using Adobe Photoshop
  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • An understanding of SEO and HTML code would be preferred but is not essential

What we're offering

This is a fixed term contract of six months with the opportunity to extend to 12 months subject to work available. As part of the contract you will:
  • Work full time Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm in our London W14-based office
  • Receive 20 days annual holiday
  • Earn a competitive salary

How to apply

To apply for this role please email hollie.youlden@onthegotours.com the following:
  • Your CV
  • A covering letter detailing why you would suit this role and what you have to offer
  • An example of written work about a travel destination or travel related news story approximately 250 words in length

Applications received without the above will not be considered for the role. Unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted.

Application deadline is Friday 26th May 2017.

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