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

 



Associate Lifestyle/Culture Editor

Do you enjoy celebrating global culture through digital media? Do you like to engage with different Internet audiences? How much do you love the idea of telling stories that connect people then shifting gears to cover new travel-related products, all from the comfort of your own home? If this sounds intriguing, keep reading…

Our company, Matador Network, is a leading travel media company and lifestyle brand—and we’re hiring an Associate Lifestyle/Culture Editor to help us grow our audience. 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 through a combination of quick news hits and in-depth storytelling
-Working with our all-remote team of editors and writers to drive audience growth
-Concepting and executing quality stories for the blog on a daily basis, as well as planning for future content
-Investigating and developing new sources of high-quality web traffic to our site, matadornetwork.com
-Forging and maintaining relationships with Matador staff and external stakeholders
-Ensuring consistency of Matador’s brand voice across our channels
-Helping junior staff to sharpen their skills, where necessary
-Strategizing new ways to distribute content
-Analyzing analytics to make strategic content plans

You excel at:
-Catching lifestyle, pop culture, social media and travel trends from cultures around the globe, before they go viral
-Getting people to click—driving traffic
-Analyzing data for the purposes of growing traffic
-Prioritizing and strategizing with limited time and resources
-Supporting developing talent (writers)
-Taking calculated risks and thinking way outside the box
-Explaining just about anything to just about anyone (bonus points if you can make them laugh while doing it)

Qualified candidates will have:
-3+ years’ experience editing for a digital outlet
-Proven success writing about or editing lifestyle and/or cultural topics
-Ability to communicate seamlessly and directly with a distributed workforce using primarily Slack and email.
-Proficiency working in WordPress
-Familiar with writing copy for social media posts
-A natural and wide-ranging digital media diet
-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, and compensation expectations to AssociateEd@matadornetwork.com. Please put Associate Lifestyle/Culture Editor in the subject line.

Brand TikTok Video Editor

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 Brand TikTok Video Editor to help us shoot and edit TikTok content for our destination marketing 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
-Editing TikTok videos using video editing software and utilizing the in-platform features to prepare videos for publishing
-Adhering to brand voice and aesthetic for various accounts when editing original videos
-Sifting through approved creator content to find relevant videos for publishing
-Crafting compelling and factual copy and call-to-actions
-Monitoring and analyzing TikTok account performance regularly and communicate 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 and understanding new and emerging trends on social media (especially TikTok)
-Creating 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:
-2+ years of video editing experience using Adobe Creative Cloud software (Premiere and After Effects)
-Experience in short form (< 1 min) edits and storytelling
-Great familiarity with the TikTok platform, trends, and editing best practices
-Proven track record of growing a TikTok account
-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!
-Ideally: 2+ years of shooting experience

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)
-Must be willing to travel a few times each month to shoot on location. The ideal candidate is based in or near California, as California will likely be the most common destination.

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 brandtiktok@matadornetwork.com. Please put “Brand TikTok Editor + Creator” 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.

Senior 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 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 for the purposes of growing 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, and compensation expectations to SeniorEd@matadornetwork.com. Please put Senior Travel Editor in the subject line.

TikTok Video Editor & 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 Editor & 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 TikTok videos for repost on Matador Network account, 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 and understanding new and emerging trends on social media (especially 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:
-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
-Proven track record of growing a TikTok account
-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 tiktokeditor@matadornetwork.com. Please put “TikTok Video Editor & 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.

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