Title: Specialist, Digital Content Writing
Status Full Time/Exempt
Reports to: Supervisor, Print Production
About the role...
If youre a wordsmith who loves to write about the educational rewards of travel, this could be your dream job
Were Road Scholar, the not:for:profit leader in educational travel for adults, and were looking to add a new creative mind to our writing team. Dont think of us as a travel company. Were more like a university of the world, offering educational adventures to adults in 150 countries.
Our ideal candidate is a lot like the Road Scholar writing style : creative, clever, authentic, pithy, interesting and quick to make someone smile. Whether youre a seasoned copy pro or an MFA grad looking to make the world a better place, wed love to meet you at our headquarters in the heart of downtown Boston.
:Writing snappy, interesting, SEO:rich copy primarily for digital media: primarily web (landing pages, blog posts, meta data) and social media, though some print projects will arise
:Researching travel, aging and education:related topics to inform your writing projects
:Understanding (or learning) SEO keyword research and how it to your writing projects
:Preparing copy (and potentially images and/or video) for social media posts
:Assisting with the writing and development for webinars
:Rolling up your sleeves and taking on whatever writing challenges come your way
:An ethos of excellence
:At least one bad pun
:Bachelors degree in English, communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field required
:3:5 years in a marketing or communications environment highly preferred
:Research, writing, editing and proofreading skills bordering on obsession
:Familiarity with (and preferably experience with) marketing concepts and techniques, including SEO and social media
:Adaptability to the Road Scholar voice, writing style and brand standards
:Previous experience working in a creative environment, i.e., interacting synergistically with graphic designers, photographers, web developers, etc.
:Self:motivated; detail:oriented; strong organizational skills; an ability to work on multiple projects within a project management system; accountability for efficient project movement
:A quick study; ability to adapt readily to a fast:paced work environment
:Creative thinker and team player with good diplomatic, problem:solving and common:sense skills
:A passion for education and travel
We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits:
:Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
:3 weeks PTO
:50 reimbursement on MBTA commuting costs up to 150 per month
:1,000 program credit toward one Road Scholar learning adventure per year
:5,000 tuition reimbursement per year
:Retirement Plan with a company match up to 5
:and more... Check out our Careers webpage at
roadscholar/about/careers for more details.
ROAD SCHOLAR SUPPORTS DIVERSITY IN OUR STAFF, PARTICIPANTS AND PROGRAMS.
The Leader in Educational Travel for Adults since 1975.
Make Learning and Adventure Your Career
It takes talent to be the worlds best not:for:profit educational organization for adults. When it comes to creating educational travel adventures that enrich the lives and fulfill the dreams of adults, theres no organization better than Road Scholar. Whats our secret? Dedicated and talented staff who believe in our mission.
Our headquarters is in Boston and we have offices throughout the United States, in the United Kingdom and Australia. We are always on the lookout for people who are excited by, enthusiastic for and believe in the power of our mission.
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