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

Community Internship

Currently taking applications for a March 2017 start date!

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 build a marketing career in the travel industry and travel the world?

Every 3 months we recruit and train 3 new Community Interns 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)
  • Interact with fans and followers across multiple social media platforms
  • Manage member content on the Backpacker Travel site such as – fan photos, videos, and traveler stories
  • Create and schedule weekly newsletter
  • Work with other team members

Requirements

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

This is an opportunity to gain valuable training and insight to prepare you for a permanent role as a Community Manager or Social Media Manager. You will learn basic marketing techniques, how to use common social scheduling applications, how to read analytics, community growth tactics and much more.

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

  • An excellent grasp of the English language including spelling and grammar is a MUST
  • Direct online sales experience
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to follow instructions and work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of WordPress or other CMS preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of sales management platform (Hubspot) and communications platform (Slack) preferred but not essential

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