Job Posting: HotelChatter Seeking Contributor to Accept This Rose
January 14, 2014 at 5:36 PM
HotelChatter is looking to hire a new Assistant Editor.
This is a contract position with monthly pay and you will be under the supervision of the site's editor. The job requires that you have an undying love for hotels, an affinity for HTML, confidence to work independently, an eye for newsworthy stories and the ability to
finish our sentences, er quickly research, write, and post a story. Also, you must be quick to snap a picture with your smartphone and upload it pronto to Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Google+/LinkedIn/Pinterest etc. Oh, and one more thing, you need to be located on the east coast, preferably, but not limited to, New York, Boston, or Washington D.C.
What else are we looking for? We are looking for savvy, experienced web writers, preferably ones without a ton of travel writing experience. If you've not yet written for an online publication or if you only have a handful of web clips, then we're sorry, but this is not the gig for you.
Above all, you must be able to match the distinctive HotelChatter style. Peruse the site, take it in a bit, and see what we mean. If you think this witty, sassy way of dishing out hotel news is something you can easily do, then go ahead and send us an email test post (instructions below).
Ok, we're going to
go into the producers' room close up for the day and hopefully, when we return, you'll be ready for some one-on-one time.
Below is the job description and instructions on how to submit a test story to HotelChatter:
HotelChatter Assistant Editor
We need a quick-witted editor to assist with the daily publication of HotelChatter, which is a part of the Conde Nast Traveler family. This person will be responsible for a small number of daily posts and some light social media work. Reporting directly to the site's editor, the assistant editor should grok hotels, entertainment, travel, and the web.
You should also have a good eye for what is newsy and not be inclined to regurgitate the same old tired hotel story (i.e. "What a Blacklight Reveals in Hotel Rooms.")
Some techy skills are also required. HTML knowledge, a bit of photo editing and general blogging skill are all expected. Please do not apply if you have no experience with online writing or social media.
HOW TO APPLY
Don't bother sending us resumes, yet. Just send a test travel blog entry (hint: use HotelChatter for voice ideas and don't send usual, dry travel writing stuff) to us at tips[@]hotelchatter.com. The test story should be no more than 300 words. We're serious.
Please put "HotelChatter" as your subject line and please put your test story directly into the email. No attachments, please.