Middle East/Asia Newsletter Writer - India

Editorial · Any, Maharashtra
Department Editorial
Employment Type Intl Full Time - Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The Opportunity

Skift, the most influential media company covering the business of travel, is seeking a full-time writer to curate newsletters on travel industry news from the Middle East and Asia.

Here’s how the role’s responsibilities break down.

One part of the job will be to help us launch and develop and maintain an exciting new product, a daily newsletter for travel news in the MENA region. The newsletter will be a digest of curated travel news from the Middle East and northern Africa. The Middle East is the epicenter of energy right now for travel, and this newsletter will become the essential read among any travel executive with interests in the region.

The newsletter will encompass hotel and resort development, airline and airport expansions, online travel players and tourism and destination growth, and much, much more. The newsletter each day will include anywhere from 15 to 30 digestible items in an aggregated style.

The other part of the job is assuming responsibility for the iconic hotel industry newsletter Daily Lodging Report’s APAC edition, focusing on hospitality developments across Asia and India. This is curated as well in a digestible format, with 12 to 20 items daily included. Daily Lodging Report is a Skift brand and its editor is looking for reliable help with this crucial APAC edition. 

Candidates will ideally have a working familiarity with the travel industries in the Middle East and Asia, and would preferably reside in India.

The position will report to Skift’s editor-in-chief, with a dotted line on the Daily Lodging Report newsletter to the DLR editor.

Some of What You’ll Do

  • Track stories from a wide range of sources, not just press releases.
  • Organize items in a fast, sharp, timely manner, applying some original analysis underpinned by bigger trends when needed. Always think of the bigger picture.
  • Read in constantly on travel news, from Skift and competitors.
  • Travel occasionally to cover industry events and for team meetings.
  • Be the public face of Skift at travel industry events, our own events, and media appearances, when needed.

The Experience You Bring

  • Two to three years of experience in business reporting. B2B or business publishing experience is preferred, but consumer media experience experience will be considered. 
  • Extensive contacts in the travel tech sector are ideal.
  • Understanding of bigger tech trends such as mobility, search, platforms, analytics, mobile tech, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and others is preferred.
  • Exceptional writing and copy-editing skills.
  • Proficiency in WordPress, basic photo editing tools, Google Docs, and other remote working tools.
  • Proficiency in languages is a plus for our global coverage.

The Way You Work

  • You communicate openly and share information regularly with your colleagues.
  • You exercise astute and ethical judgment in your everyday actions.
  • You form successful and strong work relationships.
  • Your enthusiasm and dedication are at the heart of how you collaborate well with your teammates.
  • You’re passionate about the world of travel.

How To Apply

PLEASE SEND US A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH YOUR RESUME when you apply through BambooHR, our application system.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Skift celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal for our team and our culture is to reflect the diversity of travelers around the globe.We welcome applicants from all life experiences and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ people

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  • Location
    Any, Maharashtra
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Intl Full Time - Contractor
  • Minimum Experience