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.
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.
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.
Our goal is to create the best work culture in media and travel and to make sure our entire team is stoked for Monday.
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 Senior 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 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 Senior Travel Editor in the subject line.
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
-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 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 email@example.com. You will NOT be considered without sending links to these TikTok accounts. Please put “TikTok Video Content Curator & Strategist” in the subject line.
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.
We aim to empower a diverse generation of modern adventurers to share their stories and travel fearlessly.