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

 



Branded Content Editor

Are you passionate about the cross-section of TRAVEL WRITING and advertising? Do you pride yourself on your impeccable grammatical and fact-checking skills? 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 part-time editor to assist with creating written content for our ever-growing roster of destination and brand advertisers. 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 in support of the Black Travel Alliance.

Things you will be ROCKING:
-Sourcing “local expert” writers to produce high-quality branded articles
-Editing contributor articles from outline stage to final review
-Fact-checking all content
-Serving as an intermediary between Matador’s advertising clients and our branded content creators
-Researching and writing branded articles when needed
-Helping to maintain and grow a network of go-to contributors
-Formatting and laying out articles in WordPress
-Managing admin records in Matador’s intranet
-Ensuring consistency of Matador’s brand voice across all branded content
-Assisting in concept and/or page template ideation
-Assisting senior editors with other branded content projects as needed

You excel at:
-Quickly interpreting and improving the writing of others
-Working with writers in an efficient yet considerate manner to help them realize their best work
-Sniffing out misleading, factually inaccurate, and downright plagiarized prose
-Meeting deadlines and maintaining organization in a remote environment
-Communicating with professionalism to company clients
-Staying abreast of industry developments and thinking creatively about how to apply them in your work

Qualified candidates will have:
-5+ years of editing experience, preferably with 2+ of those years in the travel space
-Ability to communicate with remote team members primarily using conference calls, Slack, and email
-Proficiency and confidence in the use of WordPress
-Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
-A deep understanding of Matador’s voice, audience, and brand
-A love for travel, adventure, and people!

Nuts and bolts:
-Independent contractor with monthly compensation
-20 hours/week to start with the possibility to increase hours
-Remote position (i.e., working from your home office). This is a permanent feature of the job, regardless of the course of the COVID pandemic.
-Based in a US time zone (working hours: typically within 9 AM – 5:30 PM local time)

Go for it!

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

Our vision:
Travel as a force for good. At Matador, we envision a world where travel is a transformative experience that enables us to find humanity in each other, everywhere. It has the power to connect, heal, and inspire us to plan new adventures that positively impact the world.

Our mission:
We aim to empower a diverse generation of modern adventurers to share their stories and travel fearlessly.

Travel Editor

Do you enjoy facilitating travel and cultural connections through digital media? Do you like the idea of executing day-to-day blog content while planning more in-depth features for the future, all from the comfort of your home? Are you a storyteller at heart who knows how to engage and grow audiences? If this sounds like you, this may be a great opportunity. Here’s more…

Our company, Matador Network, is a leading travel media company and lifestyle brand—and we’re hiring a Travel Editor to help us achieve major growth. 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 in support of the Black Travel Alliance.

Things you will be ROCKING:
-Driving traffic to the site through different story formats and methods of distribution
-Using analytics to make real-time tactical shifts and long-term strategic plans
-Working with our all-remote team of editors and writers to execute stories that engage new audiences
-Concepting, experimenting, and measuring ways to reach millions of people through innovative use of platforms, trend forecasting, and creative collaborations
-Helping editors and writers to sharpen their skills and manage their time
-Finding innovative avenues to bring high-quality web traffic to our site, matadornetwork.com
-Forging and maintaining relationships with Matador staff and external partners
-Ensuring consistency of Matador’s brand voice across our channels

You excel at:
-Identifying pop culture, social media and travel trends from a variety of cultures and corners of the Internet
-Getting people to click—driving traffic
-Analyzing data to grow traffic
-Prioritizing and strategizing with limited time and resources
-Finding talent (freelancers) and supporting the development of staff (writers and editors)
-Taking calculated risks and thinking way outside the box
-Having a sense of humor and not being territorial

Qualified candidates will have:
-5+ years’ experience editing for a digital outlet
-Proven success writing about or editing travel, lifestyle and/or cultural topics for the Internet
-Ability to manage, communicate with, and direct a distributed workforce using primarily Slack and email.
-A natural and wide-ranging digital media diet
-Proficiency working in WordPress
-Familiar with writing copy for social media posts
-Experience in a fast-moving environment, where a proactive attitude is essential
-Be aligned with Matador’s voice, audience, and brand
-A love for travel, adventure, and culture!

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 – 5:30 PM)

Go for it!

To apply, please send a short cover letter, resume, compensation expectations to SeniorEd@matadornetwork.com. Please put Travel Editor in the subject​ line.

Our vision:
Travel as a force for good. At Matador, we envision a world where travel is a transformative experience that enables us to find humanity in each other, everywhere. It has the power to connect, heal, and inspire us to plan new adventures that positively impact the world.

Our mission:
We aim to empower a diverse generation of modern adventurers to share their stories and travel fearlessly.

TikTok Project Manager

Are you obsessed with the cross-section of TRAVEL and project management? Are you super organized and detail-oriented? Do you also love TikTok as much as we do? 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 TikTok Project Manager to help us coordinate and complete TikTok client projects on time. 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 in support of the Black Travel Alliance..

Things you will be ROCKING:
-Working directly with our Director of Social Media, TikTok Video Editors, and Filmmakers to coordinate the daily, weekly, and monthly TikTok related tasks and create an organized TikTok content calendar
-Managing the overall scope, communications, and deadlines for projects in Asana, including assigning project tasks with appropriate deadlines to team members
-Developing a schedule and production timeline to ensure all deliverables are received and provided to the client on time
-Helping to manage the relationship and communications between clients and project stakeholders
-Negotiating contracts with content creators
-Ensuring projects are kept on budget
-Organizing all related paperwork and documentation

You’re really good at:
-Organizing and streamlining multiple projects at once
-Delegating tasks of the project to other team members and keeping track of project tasks
-Solving problems with creativity and organization
-Prioritizing limited time and human resources to focus on the projects that matter
-Working efficiently with your time while still holding great attention to the details

You have:
-2+ Years of experience in project management
-Excellent client-facing and internal communications skills
-A strong command of the English language
-Strong attention to detail
-Experience using Asana, Google Suite, and Slack
-An understanding of Matador’s voice, audience, and brand
-A love for travel, adventure, people, and organization!

Nuts and bolts:
-Hourly independent contractor with monthly compensation (working full-time hours)
-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 must be within 9 AM – 6 PM CST)

Go for it!

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, hourly compensation expectations, to tiktokPM@matadornetwork.com. Please put “TikTok Project Manager” in the subject line.

Our vision:
Travel as a force for good. At Matador, we envision a world where travel is a transformative experience that enables us to find humanity in each other, everywhere. It has the power to connect, heal, and inspire us to plan new adventures that have a positive impact on the world.

Our mission:
We aim to empower a diverse generation of modern adventurers to share their stories and travel fearlessly.

TikTok Video Content Curator & Strategist

Are you obsessed with the cross-section of TRAVEL and marketing — specifically, TikTok? Do you get super excited to jump on TikTok and often spend HOURS on the platform, scrolling through picking up on new trends? 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 TikTok Video Content Curator & Strategist to help us source, edit, create, and curate content for our Matador Network brand TikTok accounts. 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 in support of the Black Travel Alliance.

Things you will be ROCKING:
-Working directly with our Director of Social Media, Video Editor, and Social Media Coordinator to coordinate on daily, weekly, and monthly TikTok related tasks and the TikTok content calendar
-Curating and sourcing user-generated content for reposts on Matador Network accounts, always adhering to crediting guidelines
-Editing TikTok videos using video editing software and utilizing the in-platform features to prepare videos for publishing
-Crafting compelling and factual copy and call-to-actions
-Posting TikTok videos to Matador Network brand accounts 1-3x per day
-Monitoring and analyzing TikTok account performance regularly and communicating this to the rest of the Social Media Team, along with recommendations for enhancing strategy effectiveness
-Testing new TikTok trends and strategies in order to increase video views and engagement on the platform
-Researching and keeping up to date with various TikTok trends and sounds that can be adapted to fit curated and original content

You’re really good at:
-Identifying video content that has the potential to go viral
-Understanding new and emerging trends on social media as they are happening or ahead of the curve (especially on TikTok)
-Editing short and snappy videos that will perform well on TikTok
-Crafting engaging and compelling copy
-Solving problems with creativity
-Prioritizing limited time and human resources to focus on the projects that matter
-Working efficiently with your time while still holding great attention to the details

You have:
-A strong TikTok presence and proven track record of growing a TikTok account
-2+ years of video editing experience using Adobe Creative Cloud software (Premiere and After Effects)
-Experience in short form edits and storytelling
-Great familiarity with the TikTok platform, trends, and editing best practices
-Ability to write dynamic, witty, and engaging copy for TikTok video posts
-A strong command of the English language
-Strong attention to detail
-Experience using Asana, Google Suite, Slack, and Adobe Photoshop (Later is a plus)
-An understanding of Matador’s voice, audience, and brand
-A love for travel, adventure, and people!

Nuts and bolts:
-Hourly independent contractor with monthly compensation (working full-time hours)
-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 must be within 9 AM – 6 PM CST)

Go for it!

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, hourly salary expectations, and links to TikTok accounts that you have managed and grown (can include both brand/business and personal/creator accounts) to tiktokeditor@matadornetwork.com. You will NOT be considered without sending links to these TikTok accounts. Please put “TikTok Video Content Curator & Strategist” in the subject line.

Our vision:
Travel as a force for good. At Matador, we envision a world where travel is a transformative experience that enables us to find humanity in each other, everywhere. It has the power to connect, heal, and inspire us to plan new adventures that positively impact the world.

Our mission:
We aim to empower a diverse generation of modern adventurers to share their stories and travel fearlessly.

YouTube Strategist

Are you obsessed with travel videos? Is your idea of a dream job getting paid to work remotely and manage exciting travel content on YouTube and beyond? 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. We run a fast growth, high-volume media business and have built a world-class production studio in-house. We’re looking for a YouTube Strategist to lead the curation of our travel videos and the creation of new video content from hundreds of shoots we’ve filmed across the globe over the last decade.

This role will be responsible for establishing best practices with our creative team, providing strategic insights, and optimizing our existing videos to bring them up to current SEO standards.

You have:
-An obsession with video, social media, YouTube, and working with Creators
-Proficiency and confidence using Dropbox, Google Drive, Asana, and SEO tools such as Semrush, Ahrefs, or similar
-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!
-Video editing skills are a huge plus but not required

Things you will be ROCKING:
-Performing a full SEO audit on Matador Network’s YouTube channels. This includes generating new titles and SEO-optimized descriptions for over 800 existing videos.
-Organizing Matador’s existing video inventory into new editorial video assets that will excite, engage, and inform millions of travelers on YouTube and beyond
-Reviewing hours of travel video and identifying special moments that will have an impact and engage an audience
-Re-curating our existing videos into appropriate channel playlists
-Developing a roadmap and strategy to drive Matador’s YouTube channel growth based on audience and channel insights
-Identifying opportunities to edit Matador-owned travel b-roll into short social assets for our Tiktok and Instagram channels
-Working with our Editorial and Social Media teams to create a roadmap and strategy to repurpose Matador’s editorial content into video and turn Matador’s YouTube content into short-form content for other channels like Tiktok and Instagram.
-Creating best practices for our creative team to develop SEO optimized content
-Coordinating with the Studios and Editorial teams to schedule content distribution for the channel and the new video content you create with our team of editors
-Reporting weekly progress to your direct supervisor

You’re really good at:
-Using your creativity and imagination to curate and create new long-form video assets using footage from dozens of different Matador videos shot across the globe.
-Maintaining a current understanding of YouTube’s best practices
-Driving YouTube channel growth over time
-Implementing expert knowledge and experience in YouTube keyword research and copywriting
-Organizing and tagging content in a large database
-Understanding how to best repurpose video content across multiple social platforms (TikTok, IG, FB)
-Creatively collaborating with team members
-Articulating ideas clearly in emails and maintaining professional email etiquette
Keeping projects moving from start to finish
-Staying organized and detail-oriented
-Effectively prioritizing when juggling multiple tasks

Nuts and bolts:
-Full-time hourly 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 pandemic.
-Based in a US time zone (working hours: approximately 9 AM – 5:30 PM)
-Must provide your own computer/workstation setup

Go for it!

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

Our vision:
Travel as a force for good. At Matador, we envision a world where travel is a transformative experience that enables us to find humanity in each other, everywhere. It has the power to connect, heal, and inspire us to plan new adventures that positively impact the world.

Our mission:
We aim to empower a diverse generation of modern adventurers to share their stories and travel fearlessly.

Diversity at Matador:
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.

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