Work At Matador

We’re building the world’s #1 media brand for modern adventurers. Join us.

The Matador team is comprised of journalists, filmmakers, photographers, engineers, and entrepreneurs—all of whom share a belief in the power of travel. We started in 2006, bootstrapped our evolution into a profitable media brand company, and now, in addition to being one of the world’s biggest travel websites, we are going beyond media with adventure trips, film festivals, and original premium content production for SVOD streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. What started as a small travel blog has become a media brand reaching over 100 million people per month, a world-class production company, and a creative agency touching some of the world’s biggest brands.

Why Matador

Work from Anywhere

Our team is spread across the world and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. We stay in touch and collaborate on platforms like Slack and have small group calls to tackle big projects and important decisions, but we encourage you to work from wherever you are happiest and most productive.

Collaborate

At Matador, we care less about your college GPA and more about what you’ve created in the last 3 years. Our culture is this: work hard + stay creative + deliver on your promises = enjoy total freedom. Our team thrives off of collaboration, inclusion, and creativity.

Love What You Do

Our goal is to create the best work culture in media and travel and to make sure our entire team is stoked for Monday.

Current Openings

Supervising Producer

Are you obsessed with the cross section of travel and film? Is your idea of a dream job getting paid to travel the world and make videos? If you answered YES to the above, we want to hear from you!

Our company, Matador Network, is a leading travel media company and lifestyle brand — and we’re looking for a full-time branded content supervising producer to join our award-winning production studio team. This is a freelance, remote position that will require travel to shoots on a semi-regular basis. Beyond our passion for travel, Matador values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is actively working to spread these values through the travel industry. We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce to elevate and empower a wide array of viewpoints; candidates for this position should fully embrace this mission. You can read more in our statement of support for the Black Travel Alliance.

Things you will be ROCKING:

– Supervising branded content production for video and still campaigns from beginning (ideation) to end (launch)
– Leading communication with clients
– Collaborating with internal Matador teams, including Matador Studios, social media, sales, ad operations, and accounting
– Contributing to creative ideation and deck building
– Building production schedules, budgets, timelines, and other campaign tools
– Tracking your project in a project management tool (Asana)
– Sourcing and hiring freelance crew members
– Sourcing on-camera talent
– Negotiating rates with production hires and vendors
– Arranging travel for talent and crew
– Attending shoots
– Overseeing all on-location production needs as the team lead in the field
– Overseeing COVID-19 protocols throughout the production process
– Staying within an allotted production budget and tracking costs
– Reporting costs regularly
– Securing all necessary legal paperwork, including location agreements, appearance releases, and certificates of insurance
– Approving and processing invoices for crew per Matador’s standard operating procedures
– Overseeing edits, working with editors, and sourcing post-production assets such as music, graphics, etc.
– Preparing a wrap book (uploading all releases, contracts, and important paperwork, etc.)

You’re really good at:

– Keeping a project moving from start to finish
– Staying organized and detail-oriented
– Prioritizing when juggling multiple things at once
– Managing crews in the field
– Accurately reporting costs
– Producing within a set budget
– Staying professional and calm when the pressure is on
– Communicating clearly and respectfully with everyone from high-level clients to day-player production assistants
– Articulating clearly in emails and maintaining professional email etiquette
– Enjoying yourself because life is short!

You have:

– 3+ years’ experience producing branded content, ideally in the travel industry
– Experience working as a producer with large brand clients
– Ability to communicate with your team primarily using Slack and email
– Proficiency and confidence using Dropbox, Google Drive — especially Sheets (or Excel) — and project management tools such as Asana
– Familiarity with production tools (i.e., you can talk the talk) such as professional camera and audio equipment and editing programs
– Experience in a fast-moving and agile environment, such as at a start-up, agency, or media company
– A deep understanding of Matador’s voice, audience, and brand
– A love for travel, adventure, and people!

Nuts and bolts:

– Full-time independent contractor with monthly compensation
– Remote position (i.e., working from your home office). This is a permanent feature of the job, regardless of the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
– Based in a US time zone (working hours approximately 9 AM to 5:30 PM)

Go for it!

To apply, please send a short cover letter, resume, website and/or links to work examples, and compensation expectations to StudiosHiring@matadornetwork.com. Please put Supervising Producer in the subject​ line.

QA Analyst

Do you care deeply about Quality Assurance? Do you approach testing with a methodical and detailed approach? If you answered YES to the above, we want to hear from you!

Our company, Matador Network, is a leading travel media company and lifestyle brand — and we’re hiring a QA analyst to help our development team test and release code better. Beyond our passion for travel, Matador values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is actively working to spread these values through the travel industry. We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce to elevate and empower a wide array of viewpoints; candidates for this position should fully embrace this mission. You can read more in our statement of support for the Black Travel Alliance.

Things you will be ROCKING:

– Working with the director of development to set up and implement a full end-to-end testing and release workflow
– Performing all major QA and testing activities, including test planning, test design and execution, creating bug reports, and reporting on testing progress and results
– Setting up and overseeing the execution of automated testing for our different websites and apps
– Working with developers to help create and maintain functional/unit and regression tests
– Assessing and escalating critical or high-impact quality issues

You’re really good at:

– Implementing CI/CD workflows
– Communicating with developers and designers
– Working independently
– Prioritizing limited time and human resources to focus on the tasks that matter
– Staying extremely organized in the face of many tasks and directives — nothing falls through the cracks on your watch

You have:

– 3+ years’ experience working in QA
– Experience and confidence working in a Linux environment
– Excellent grasp of current testing platforms and methodologies, their benefits, and limitations
– Experience working with current web technologies such as PHP, JS, node.js, grunt, and gulp
– Experience working with MySQL and MongoDB
– Ability to manage, communicate with, and work in a distributed workforce primarily using Slack, GChat, and email
– Experience in a fast-moving and agile environment, such as at a start-up, agency, or media company
– A love for travel, adventure, and people!

Nuts and bolts:

– Part-time (20 hours per week) independent contractor with monthly compensation. Could grow into full-time.
– Remote position (i.e., working from your home office). This is a permanent feature of the job, regardless of the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
– Based in PST time zone (working hours 9 AM to 5 PM)

Go for it!

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and compensation expectations to jobs@matadornetwork.com. Please put QA Analyst in the subject​ line.

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