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Content and Travel Assistant

Full Time 1400.00 - 1800.00 USD Type: Monthly

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WendyPerrin.com is a travel publication, an advisory service, and the culmination of Wendy’s 30-year quest to make travel better. The publication connects its readers with top-notch experts who solve the readers’ travel problems and create private trips that are custom-tailored precisely to their interests. Because of Wendy’s trusted reputation and the high quality of her team’s editorial work and advice, satisfied travelers keep coming back; the company has grown quickly, mostly through word-of-mouth recommendations.

The core team consists of an editor-in-chief, executive editor, manager, and content manager, all working fully remotely. They work with five other contractors: a Filemaker developer, a Wordpress developer, a newsletter producer, an editor, and an editorial assistant.

WendyPerrin.com is not a business driven by maximizing profit. They never give advice that is predicated on their making money. They give honest advice based on what is best for travelers. That is why they’ve seen significant increases in growth and profitability since the site’s inception in 2014. The fact that the company shares a name with its founder illustrates how very personalized their service is.

The company’s mission is to help its readers get the best possible trips; its travelers are the top priority. As a small company without the capacity to constantly manage staff, they need self-motivated team members who believe in their mission.

If this sounds like a place for you, read on!

WendyPerrin.com is looking to hire a friendly, tech-savvy Content and Travel Assistant with excellent spoken and written English, and meticulous attention to detail.

In this role, you will:

  • Build new articles in WordPress (the text will be written by a journalist; you will need to format it to the company’s style, process photos, build slide shows, etc.)
  • Revise outdated information on the website
  • Publish trip reviews on the website
  • Make sure certain styles of content are consistent across the site
  • Look for ways to make the software tools that the company is using work together seamlessly, and suggest new tools to improve efficiency and automate certain tasks
  • Monitor incoming reader comments
  • Upload new newsletter subscribers to Mailchimp
  • Make changes to online questionnaires via Gravity Forms
  • Check travel specialists’ websites for inappropriate use of the company’s logo
  • Analyze data
  • Suggest ideas to improve SEO rankings without sacrificing editorial quality
  • Write how-to guides to train future hires
  • Do other tasks as needed

Some of these tasks are done daily, others weekly, monthly, or as one-off projects. You need to be intrinsically motivated and comfortable performing rote work using a variety of software tools while being mindful enough when doing so to spot problems/mistakes and fix them.

For the first few weeks, you will have a part-time trial period, so that both parties can ensure it’s a good fit. Training will be included, but you will be expected to learn quickly and build the capacity to problem-solve on your own. You will start with tasks that require only brief training, and the major introductory task will be building articles/content in WordPress.

After the first few weeks, the role will grow into a full-time position. For the first few weeks at least, you will need to be available for Zoom meetings at 11 AM EST every weekday and for meetings from 9 AM EST until 1 PM EST at least three days of the week.

Beyond that, there is great flexibility in your working hours, as long as you get your work done (in fact, it’s an advantage if some of your working hours take place on weekends).

To be a successful candidate, you need:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent English skills, both spoken and written
  • Tech savviness
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Experience improving processes and systems that keep a business going
  • Knowledge of GSuite (Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Zoom webinars

  • Brownie points for:
  • Time spent living and/or studying in the U.S.
  • Knowledge of HTML
  • Familiarity with WordPress plug-ins like OptinMonster
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Familiarity with marketing platforms such as Mailchimp, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram
  • Self-motivation - you need to be someone who takes pride in doing a great job

Our ideal candidate is conscientious and enthusiastic, with great attention to detail and an excellent memory. You’ll be required to take on rote tasks, but with a critical eye so that you can catch mistakes or potential problems.

What’s in it for you?

  • $1400 - $1800 per month*
  • Full-time & fully remote
  • Flexible working hours (Monday - Sunday), apart from some required overlap with U.S. time zones
  • Opportunity to get in at the ground floor and shape the company as it grows, with your role growing accordingly

*Please note that this is a gross salary and that you are responsible for any tax-related procedures in your country of residence. We kindly ask you to apply only if you are happy to work remotely as an independent contractor.

This position will be closed as soon as we find the perfect match. So, make sure to read the description carefully and take your time to submit a high-quality application that stands out.

If you apply, JobRack will respond promptly and keep you updated throughout the process.

As part of the hiring process, please then expect the process to include:

1 - Filling in the application form once you click “Apply”

2 - Being invited to record a short video to introduce yourself

3 - Completing test tasks, if short-listed

4 - Attending video interviews where you will have the opportunity to talk more about your previous experience and the new role

Applications are only accepted through JobRack. The company has specifically requested that you do not contact them directly. If you have any questions please contact us using olivera@jobrack.eu

To make sure you receive updates on your application please add olivera@jobrack.eu to your email address book.

Got questions about working remotely? Check out JobRack’s FAQ for answers to everything you might want to know. https://jobrack.eu/jobseeker-faq

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