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 ambitious content whizz with attention to detail to join our editorial team as a Junior Production Associate on an initial three-month contract. With a primary focus on copy editing and authoring pages in our content management system, you will also have the chance to work across our content production cycle, including fact-checking, article building, SEO, writing and picture research.
You’ll need to be fast and flexible, taking copy from a variety of sources and getting it ready to publish on our site. You may be early in your career, seeking your first role in a professional environment – or you might already have some experience, but are keen to broaden your skills. Whatever your background, if you’re interested in playing a key role at the heart of a digital content organisation, we should talk.
Build articles in our CMS (Wordpress) from filed copy, ensuring tagging and formatting standards are applied consistently
Proofread and edit articles about a range of travel and cultural topics, produced by both in-house and freelance writersProvide feedback to writers and commissioning editors
Research photography in our libraries to ensure articles are visually rich and compelling for our readersIf you’re interested in getting some experience as a writer, we can also offer you the opportunity to expand your portfolio of published work
Support the curation of content across our site, ensuring the best and most relevant articles are highlighted on our home page, location pages and other landing pages
Skills and Experience
Experience of editing copy in an editorial environment
Strong copy-editing skills, with a sharp eye and an allergy to typos, grammatical mistakes and stylistic inconsistencies
Native-level English is a crucial prerequisiteExcellent time management and organisational skills
Comfortable working independently and remotely, as this role is home-basedGood understanding of what makes a great piece of content and how to engage readers with lively copy
Familiarity with Wordpress or other content management systems
An enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills in a professional environment
Experience working in a media/editorial company
Previously published portfolio of written work
Experience using commercial photo libraries (Alamy, Getty, etc) to research images
Experience working in a target/output-driven environmentProven ability to complete a variety of tasks across the content production workflow
Familiarity with the nuances of social media and SEO content
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.