Culture Trip is the go-to place for curious travellers to get inspired, plan and book - all in one place. Our mission is to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and culture, special, unique and meaningful. Together with our users, we take a stand for an open, tolerant and cosmopolitan world. We deeply care about this, and aspire to be creative, sustainable and inclusive in everything we do.
We help our culturally curious audience explore and experience their world - wherever they are, wherever they go. Our website and app are packed with award-winning travel stories and recommendations, and our customers can turn inspiration directly into reality as they can book online what they read about through our curated collections of places to stay and things to do.
While travel might be restricted right now, we know that the universal need to experience life never is. That’s why our ‘Stay Safe, Stay Curious’ campaign invites people to explore and experience their own cities and countries, and get outdoors where possible. We have also launched virtual experiences such as online cooking classes with local chefs, museum tours guided by experts and walking tours through much loved cities that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
Culture Trip has shown record-breaking growth: monthly unique visitors went up to 15-20 million, app downloads have leapt to more than 2.7 million, social followers have increased to 8 million (in 2019, we were the fastest growing travel and media brand on social media) and our videos have been viewed more than 2.5 billion times since 2016.
Since 2019 alone, we have won more than 30 awards including 3 Digiday Media Awards Europe, 1 Digiday Video Award, 16 Telly awards, 10 Muse Creative awards, 2 Webby awards, 2 Lovie awards, the Travel Media’s Consumer Publication Of The Year Award, and our app was named App of the Day by Apple in the US and the UK.
Culture Trip was founded in 2011 and after four years evolving the concept, the company secured seed funding of $2 million in 2015, Series A funding of $20 million in 2016, a funding injection of $80 million in 2018 and in August 2020 we announced that we have secured additional funding to drive further growth.
We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our branded content team. You’ll work globally from the London office and mobilise a commercial-grade network of writers, ensuring Culture Trip’s house style and creative guidelines are embodied in every word - from pre-sale ideation to post-sale execution. As well as being an editorial copywriter when required, you will have experience of project management, which you’ll use to ensure all our campaigns are delivered to a meticulous standard, on time and on budget.
Reporting into our Director, Commercial & Creative, this role currently has one direct line report, our Branded Content Producer.
Commission a range of high-quality editorial articles and features, spanning themes including travel, food & drink, wellness, art, culture and things to do.
Ensure editorial excellence in every piece published, whether created in-house or via a global network of freelance writers.
Write sparkling copy and editorial features across campaigns as and when required.
Ensure Culture Trip’s house style and creative strategy is distilled into every word.
Collaborate with the Media Sales team to come up with an endless supply of inspirational, engaging, original content ideas for client briefs in London and New York.
Manage and oversee branded content delivery within the Content team.
Work closely with the Director of Commercial & Creative to manage the branded content pipeline, ensuring deadlines are always hit and clients’ expectations are always exceeded.
Act as a key stakeholder at internal meetings relating to commercial content, giving regular updates to company-wide stakeholders.
Work closely with all teams to develop fresh, innovative new written treatments for branded content.
Keep abreast of social trends, innovative content and campaigns, feeding in regular recommendations to the team.
Be an internal champion for branded content, always striving to elevate the creative excellence of campaigns and championing the work of the team.
Skills & Experience
You should have demonstrable experience of creating and managing the delivery of outstanding branded content for a range of clients, preferably in the travel market.
You should have a minimum of five years’ experience as an editor, with a portfolio of highly engaging written work.
A deep understanding of how branded content engages audiences across multiple platforms including all social channels.
You should have experience of creating and delivering content that targets audiences in different locations and markets around the world.
You should have an eagle-eye for detail.
You should possess an excellent freelance network and be able to map specialist writers to briefs with ease.
You should have managed or be ready to manage a team that will grow.
You should be an excellent communicator and collaborative team player who is at ease working across departments.
You should be passionate about creating outstanding content, and be an advocate for Culture Trip’s mission to bring the world to everyone.
You should be in your element in a fast paced, creative environment, and be able to juggle multiple projects at any one time.
We believe what we do is unique in the industry and working alongside passionate colleagues on exciting projects will help us deliver against our important mission. We are a startup on a journey and when joining us, you really can make a difference.
Work-life balance, work hours & time off
25 days holiday in addition to all public holidays
You get a bonus day off on your birthday so you can spend all day eating cake
Flexible hours - if you’re an early riser or a night owl worry not, you can choose your start and finish time as long as you work around the core hours
Pension, healthcare & wellbeing
Pension scheme - we will contribute 4% and you will contribute a minimum of 4%
Optional Private Health Insurance (after 3 months employment)
Employee assistance programme - a free employee wellbeing service
Cycle to work scheme - an amazing scheme that saves you income tax and NI contributions from the bike’s retail price
50% off Pure Gym annual membership
Professional & personal development (and team fun!)
Unlimited access to Udemy for Business - an online learning platform
Volunteering Days - each Culture Trip employee gets 2 charity days a year to dedicate their time to a good cause of their choice
Virtual social events such as beer tasting and bingo
The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are following local government guidelines which means that we encourage our employees to work from home - there is no expectation that they should come to the office at this time.
However, we know that everyone’s personal circumstances are different, meaning that some of our colleagues do need to use the office space from time to time. Our office is still open and we have put processes in place and taken every precaution to make it a safe environment for those who might occasionally need to be there.
And when we’re back in the office, there’s also these lovely perks
Working from home - need to do some thinking or get away from distractions? You can get out of the office to work almost from anywhere. You are encouraged to do this once a week
Department Socials - Get to know your wider department with Culture Trip funded socials every quarter.
Teams also organise their own team-building lunches, dinners, breakfasts or other socials
Company Wide Parties & Events
Snacks - Get in your five a day, we provide fresh fruit, biscuits and tea and coffee in the office
Friday treats - Every Friday we take turns to host themed Friday treats. From Italian food to national cake day get ready for your tastebuds to be tickled
Dress down everyday (or up if that’s your thing!)
Culture Trip is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience, circumstances, abilities and perspectives leads to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users.