Job Openings

Are you passionate about travel and want to share it with everyone you meet? We’re looking for backpackers to join our team in a variety of roles from: sales/marketing to editorial. Successful applicants must be ambitious, enthusiastic and hard-working, with access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection. All current positions require applicants to be fluent in English (preferably a native speaker but not essential) as our content is English-based. This may change in the future as we move to a more global audience.

These are unique and flexible, freelance (independent contractor) positions that provide the opportunity to work while you travel. There are no set working hours, so you are rewarded based on your efforts rather than hours worked.

To apply for any of the following positions, please send an email to [email protected]. The email must contain the following: which position you are interested in, why you would be a good candidate and a copy of your most up-to-date resume.

Current Openings

Sales & Advertising Specialists

Join our team of freelance sales and advertising specialists and help other backpackers find a great deal in the process.

Tasks

  • Research travel-related products and services
  • Email outreach to shortlisted travel businesses
  • Write and publish travel offers
  • Work with potential advertisers and guide them through available options

Requirements

  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • An excellent grasp of the English language including spelling and grammar
  • Able to follow instructions and work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of WordPress or other CMS preferredd but not essential
  • Sales experience preferred but not essential

Community Interns

Are you addicted to social media? Can you craft nifty posts that get a lot of likes, shares, and comments? Do you have a passion for travel and would like to work in the travel industry and travel the world?

We are currently looking for 3 Community Interns to join our team to help us manage and grow the backpacker community across social media and on our site. This is a perfect chance to gain some valuable work experience and training in the travel industry as our previous interns either work for us, or have been hired by other reputable travel companies.

Tasks

  • Write, curate and schedule social content (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc)
  • Respond to members and fan comments
  • Manage member content on the Backpacker Travel site such as – fan photos and videos
  • Create and schedule weekly newsletter
  • Work with other team members

Requirements

  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • An expert on social media with a strong personal presence and thriving network
  • An excellent grasp of the English language including spelling and grammar
  • Able to follow instructions and work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of social media analytics and scheduling tools preferred but not essential
  • A keen thirst to travel the world and work in a travel-related career

Content Contributors

Do you have a talent for writing and/or photography? We are always looking for travelers to contribute awesome articles for our Backpacker Blog. Find out more here – Become a Contributor