Virtuoso
  • 24-Apr-2019 to 23-Jun-2019 (PST)
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Full Time

Virtuoso is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. The by-invitation only organization comprises over 1,000 travel agency locations with 20,000 elite travel advisors in over 50 countries through North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with over 1,800 of the world's best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access.

 

About Virtuoso Content: Virtuoso's small but mighty editorial team produces an array of engaging luxury travel content, from our award-winning flagship consumer travel magazine Virtuoso Life and sister publication Virtuoso Traveler to well-respected B2B event magazines and content for myriad digital outlets.  

 

Position Summary: The Associate Editor Virtuoso Content is a magazine- and travel-loving wordsmith and grammar ninja with a brilliant creative streak and a genuine affinity for writing. This editor will join a small, close-knit team to contribute to the conception, assigning, editing, writing, and editorial production of Virtuoso's award-winning content.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. With a focus on Virtuoso Life print magazine, the Associate Editor Virtuoso Content develops, assigns, and edits content that entertains readers and inspires them to travel and fulfills corporate objectives. This includes departments, features, and news shorts; sidebars, headlines, subheads, and captions.
  2. Manages editorial-side creation and production of two annual B2B event magazines.
  3. Contributes to Virtuoso Traveler print magazine content, assisting with assigning, writing, and editing as necessary.
  4. Acts as a Content Team liaison for Virtuoso Communities and Hotel Preview programs, including curating and/or creating related print, digital, and e-newsletter content.
  5. Contributes to Virtuoso's digital channels as appropriate, including writing and editing occasional blog posts.
  6. Manages freelance writers, negotiating fees, expenses, deadlines, generating contracts, arranging any field travel, and editing and directing revisions, within specified budget and timeline.
  7. Collaborates with art directors on possible art options to accompany content.
  8. Adheres to production schedules, managing assignments from conception to completion.
  9. Stays abreast of relevant travel news, developing and maintaining contacts both internally with colleagues in other departments and externally with travel industry denizens, as well as public relations contacts in other industries relevant to Virtuoso editorial content.
  10. Travels occasionally for writing assignments, research, photo shoots, staff meetings, and training.

 

Educational and Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, or communications
  • 3-5 years' experience in magazine editing
  • Thorough knowledge of magazine editing, InDesign layout editing, and publication production
  • Digital editing experience preferred. CMS proficiency a plus.
  • Personable, professional team player with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, project-manage, and problem solve in a deadline-driven environment
  • Expertise in and a passion for international travel a plus

 

Type/Nature of Contacts:

External: Daily contact with writers, photographers, travel suppliers, public relations and media relations firms, and others.

Internal: Daily contact with Virtuoso staff across departments.

 

We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life, a company matched 401(k) savings plan, and more. Virtuoso is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a diverse workforce.

 

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