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Digital Content Editor

$70,000 - $75,000Full-TimeMelbourne, AU

At Rome2rio we’re busy helping people get from A to B around the globe. With 10 million unique monthly visitors, our multi-modal travel search and booking service is one of the top online travel resources used around the world.

Rome2rio is on the lookout for an experienced and talented Digital Content Editor to join our Melbourne team. This newly created hands-on role will be responsible for coordinating and executing a wide range of travel focused content initiatives that truly engage our audience across all channels. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, independent self-starter who is motivated and passionate about digital content.

Based in Melbourne, the role offers agreed flexible office hours over a 5 day week and is suitable for a candidate with family responsibilities. If you want to work in a fun dynamic team, have a minimum of three years editorial experience in a digital environment and want to influence the future of online travel, this is the perfect opening for you!

What you’ll be doing

  • Producing engaging online travel content in a range of digital media formats
  • Collaborating with external editors and top travel writers on initiatives such as our new Transport Guides
  • Overseeing the editorial schedule and budget
  • Uploading, fact checking and sub-editing – this includes commissioned content, press releases, our Rome2rio Blog, Lab pages and Help Centre
  • Developing a translation process for relevant editorial content
  • Using metrics, user feedback and community-generated contributions to refresh existing and generate new content
  • Ensuring content is optimised for SEO to increase traffic and readership
  • Owning and maintaining the Rome2rio editorial style guide
  • Working collaboratively with the Content, UI and Engineering teams to ensure the best possible user experience for our Rome2rio audience

Who we are looking for

You are a passionate content creator with a strong editorial background who thrives on creating engaging digital content. It is important you understand the motivations and challenges of travel so you can empathise with our users needs in order to produce content that is compelling, useful and answers travellers questions while maintaining a high editorial standard of journalism. Your detailed and collaborative work approach ensures you are not afraid to check facts and raise queries, thereby ensuring accuracy and trust.

You must be based in Melbourne so you can collaborate directly with the team. To be considered for this role you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have full Australian working rights.

ABOUT ROME2RIO

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is busy helping people get from A to B around the globe. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location.

We have recently expanded our services to include on-site ticketing as we move to a hybrid search and booking model. Rome2rio is a globally recognised, profitable start-up and we pride ourselves on the can-do, engineering-centric culture built by our founders who are both developers themselves. Our team of 33 bring experience from companies such as Microsoft, Viator, Etsy, Google, Amazon, Hubspot, Lonely Planet, American Express, Intrepid Travel and 99 Designs.

Working at Rome2rio means that you will be immediately responsible for shaping a consumer focused product used by millions worldwide alongside a deeply involved executive team that actively seek and listen to the opinions of staff to improve and expand our offering. Your work will have plenty of impact!

Check out our company blog or visit our press page to find out what we are busy building.

PAY AND PERKS

Expected pay is between $70,000 and $75,000 per annum pro rata plus superannuation, depending on your skills, experience, and agreed hours.

Rome2rio offers a suite of additional benefits including:

Five weeks annual leave A weekly team lunch A biennial travel fund of $2000 for European travel A biennial transport fund of $1000 for international transit expenses An annual winter company retreat somewhere warm Competitive maternity and paternity leave benefits Family-friendly flexible working hours in a casual environment

Our team is currently based at Inspire9, a coworking space in Richmond. The loft-style warehouse space is home to 200 creative and entrepreneurial people. Table tennis, a pool table, Friday night drinks and a plenty of weekly meetups make this a fun, creative and social space to work in.

Interested? Send your CV and introduce yourself to Liz at edjobs@rome2rio.com. When you apply, we’d love for you to tell us a story from your travels explaining how your experience could influence and help future travellers.