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 and research. 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.

Partnerships Manager

We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals in specific regions around the world to join our team as a Partnerships Manager. In this remote freelance role, you will be responsible for seeking out and building relationships with travel businesses to advertise on the Backpacker Travel site. In the process, you will be helping other backpackers find a great deal and discover new travel experiences and products.

Tasks

  • Research travel-related products and services and make a shortlist
  • Email and phone outreach to shortlisted businesses
  • Work with potential advertisers and guide them through available options
  • Manage sales leads

Requirements

  • An excellent grasp of the English language including spelling and grammar is a MUST
  • Direct online sales experience preferred
  • Highly motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Attention to detail and able to follow instructions
  • Knowledge of communications platform (Slack) preferred but not essential

This is a commission only role. We offer an extremely attractive base rate of 30% commission on all sales completed with a bonus structure allowing high achievers to make up to 50% per sale.

Content Creators

Join our regular editorial team and work on any of the following regular features listed below. We are always looking for people to help us create new and interesting content and pay between $30 – 50 USD per published contribution.

Regular features to choose from

  • Research, write and publish a new Travel Quiz
  • Research, write and publish a new Destination feature
  • Research, write and publish a new Wanderlist feature
  • Research, write and publish a new Review (adhoc)
  • Research, write and publish a new Backpacker’s Best Of

Requirements

  • An excellent grasp of the English language including spelling and grammar is a MUST
  • Highly motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Attention to detail and able to follow instructions
  • Able to work within deadlines
  • Knowledge of communications platform (Slack) preferred but not essential

Due to an overwhelming number of candidates, we now require you to submit an article for consideration. This will be used to evaluate your writing skills. If your article is selected to be published, you will be paid $25 USD and invited to join our team of regular contributors. The article must be between 600 to 2000 words and the topic must not be previously published on our site.

Do not send articles that have already been published on your own blog or elsewhere on the internet or print media. Your article must contain images and no commercial links.

Please note: Due to the volume of submissions we cannot respond if your article does not meet our standards or if you fail to comply with our contributor guidelines.