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

 



Digital Graphic Designer

Are you a skilled digital graphic designer looking to work with an award-winning team on high level projects and campaigns that promote travel and adventure around the world?

Matador Network is a leading travel media company and lifestyle brand — and we’re hiring a graphic designer with video editing experience to work with the award-winning Matador Studios team. We create best-in-class web content for our partners around the world. We need a designer who’s passionate about creating visual experiences for our advertising clients and Matador’s editorial and social media teams.

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:
– Designing a diverse collection of projects, including: banner ads, video graphics and editing, Instagram posts, WordPress pages and posts, logo/icon designs, photo editing/retouching, etc
– Working on web experiences from design to launch (i.e. UI/UX)
– Bringing brilliant design to advertising, editorial, and social media content
– Creating diverse design approaches/styles for both in-house and external client needs

You’re really good at:
– Keeping up with design trends
– Multitasking and consistently hitting deadlines
– Managing multiple projects at one time, re-prioritizing as needed
– Punctual communication (email, messaging, etc.)
– Collaborating with multiple company departments

You have:
– An amazing design eye
– 2 – 3 years experience in web design, including student projects and freelance work
– Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, After Effects, and Premiere required)
– Experience with collaboration tools like: Asana, Slack, Google Suite, Dropbox, and Canva
– A strong sense of typography and layout
– The desire to learn and constantly evolve your design style
– The ability to communicate and work with a distributed workforce using primarily Slack and email
– A love for travel, adventure, and people!

Nuts and bolts:
– Full time independent contractor with hourly compensation, paid monthly
– Working hours: Approximately 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM PT, Monday to Friday
– 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

Go for it!

To apply, please send a short cover letter, resume, link to your portfolio, and compensation expectations to Designer@matadornetwork.com. Please put Graphic Designer in the subject line.

Director of Editorial

Matador Network, an award-winning travel media company and lifestyle brand, is hiring an experienced leader to run our Editorial Department. If you’re obsessed with creating high-quality, engaging travel content that grows our audience; have a proven track record of driving traffic through content strategy and data analysis; are ready to take charge of a large remote team; and relish the opportunity to immediately leave your mark on our established and trusted travel media brand, we want to hear from you!

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:

– Monitoring and growing our website traffic by implementing dialed strategies across email subscribers, social media, SEO, and strategic content distribution partnerships with 3rd parties
– Creating and overseeing an editorial content plan that delivers on Matador’s brand mission, drives traffic and engagement, and maintains a high level of quality and authority in the Travel + Adventure space
– Managing our 10-person remote Editorial Department
– Managing daily production, including approving and assigning stories, bringing in new talented writers, leading team meetings, facilitating cross-departmental communication, and scheduling our content calendar
– Overseeing Editorial hiring and development of freelance contributor network (mostly via our 47,000-person creator community
– Developing content franchises, hubs, and tent-poles around major travel themes and seasonal events — and the strategic distribution of these franchises
– Collaborating with the rest of Matador leadership on branding and strategic direction
– Traveling to attend industry conferences and participate in virtual networking events, representing Matador as our leader of Editorial. Experience and enthusiasm for public speaking is a strong plus.
– Overseeing overall brand voice of Matador Network (in collaboration with CEO and leadership team)
– Presenting Matador’s CEO with quarterly updates, outlining traffic performance, learnings, and goals for the following quarter

You’re really good at:

– Executing data-driven analysis of content performance and adapting strategy accordingly
– People management, collaborative leadership, open communication, and constructive criticism — both giving and receiving it
– Prioritizing limited time and human resources to focus on most important goals
– Staying extremely organized in the face of many tasks and directives
– Solving problems with creativity and staying positive
– Taking calculated risks and thinking outside the box
– Explaining just about anything regarding Matador to just about anyone

You have:

– 5+ years of relevant work experience in digital media, including managing an editorial team and a proven track record of growing traffic for a travel or similar publication
– Solid understanding of Google Analytics, SEO strategy, SEMRush, and the desire to learn more
– Excellent writing and editing skills, with a strong eye for stunning/unique imagery, attention to detail, and a quick wit
– A ravenous appetite for media and current trends. You should be aware of trending content across the web and pop culture and be interested in many subjects other than simply “travel”
– A deep knowledge of the travel media space, key players in the industry, and similar companies in our competitive set
– A passion for earned-media, breaking-news, and traffic-driving strategies
– Ability to work autonomously between teams, roles, and geographies, while staying organized and on task
– Ability to work within tight deadlines, adjust to changes in priorities, and balance short-term needs with long-term strategic initiatives
– Ability to balance high-level, strategic projects with day-to-day production tasks
– Passion for all things Matador & experience with our brand (reader, subscriber, social follower)

Nuts and bolts:

– Full-time independent contractor with monthly compensation. Role will convert to employee status after six months.
– Working hours: approximately 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET (to bridge the gap between West Coast, East Coast, & European team members)
– 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

Go for it!

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and compensation expectations to Jobs@matadornetwork.com. Please put Director of Editorial in the subject line.

Email Marketing Specialist

Are you obsessed with the cross section of TRAVEL and marketing — specifically, email marketing? Do you approach crafting email marketing campaigns with a beautiful blend of data driven strategy and big, creative vision? 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 an Email Marketing Specialist to help oversee the management of our newsletter list and weekly email send outs. 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 the Social Media Manager to coordinate on daily, weekly, and monthly newsletter related tasks
– Collaborating with the Social Media Manager on newsletter strategy
– Scheduling weekly newsletters through Mailchimp
– Curating Matador Network articles for inclusion in the newsletter
– Crafting compelling copy for the newsletter and its subject lines
– Monitoring and analyzing email performance on a regular basis and communicating your analysis to the Social Media Manager (along with recommendations for enhancing strategy effectiveness).
– Owning the process of A/B testing subject lines and emails in order to optimize for engagement and conversion
– Managing a monthly email content calendar
– Researching new methods for growing the Matador email list, open rates, and click-through rates
– Working with the Social Media Manager to coordinate inclusion of social media campaigns in weekly newsletter

You’re really good at:
– Crafting engaging and compelling copy
– Solving problems with creativity
– Prioritizing limited time and resources to focus on the projects that matter
– Working efficiently with your time, while still holding great attention for the details
– Learning and understanding new features of online marketing software
– Setting email marketing strategy and seeing the bigger vision for list growth

You have:
– 2+ years of experience in communications or a relevant degree in communications or marketing
– 2-3 years of professional experience creating email marketing campaigns
– Familiarity with email marketing trends and best practices
– Solid understanding of email marketing key performance metrics
– A strong command of the English language
– Strong attention to detail
– Ability to write dynamic, witty, and engaging copy for newsletters in a timely manner
– Experience using Canva, Tailwind, Google Suite, Slack, and Mailchimp (knowledge of a more data-driven, enterprise level email marketing solution is a plus!)
– Relevant experience working on email marketing campaigns
– Proven track record of growing an email list for a brand as well as increasing relevant KPIs for email marketing
– 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
– Role will start at approximately 20 to 25 hours per week and may eventually ramp up to 30 to 35 hours/week.
– Working hours: approximately 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM CT, Monday to Friday
– 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

Go for it!

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and hourly salary expectations to EmailMarketing@matadornetwork.com. Please put Email Marketing Specialist in the subject line.

Visual Primary UX/UI Designer

Are you obsessed with making pixel-perfect mocks? Want to work for a company where your designs will be seen by millions of users? 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 UX/UI designer to join our development and design team. 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:

– Delivering pixel-perfect mocks
– Providing designs for the full lifecycle of a project from ideation to wireframes to final mocks
– Creating quick ideation from the visual standpoint and not just structurally at first
– Taking ownership of projects and constantly thinking of how to make them better
– Having open communication with our development team to make sure designs match reality

You’re really good at:

– Multitasking and consistently meeting deadlines
– Experience working with developers and conducting QA
– Punctual communication (email, messaging, etc.)

You have:

– 2-3 years minimum experience working within a startup or agency
– Cross-platform design experience (Web, Android, iOS, emails)
– Knowledge of conversion optimization
– Proficiency with current industry design and collaboration tools such as XD, Figma, Sketch, etc.
– Strong branding skills/marketing design skills
– Highly motivated, dedicated, comfortable with change and ambiguity
– Humble, team-player attitude and are ready to pitch in wherever you are needed most

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.
– Ideally based in Vancouver and able to meet face-to-face (after the pandemic) once a week for team work sessions. Working hours: approximately 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Go for it!

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and compensation expectations to uxjobs@matadornetwork.com. Please put Designer in the subject​ line and include your portfolio at the top of your email.

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