The Inside Guide is looking for a junior writer

Are you a nose-to-the-ground content producer looking to join our small, passionate, fast-paced team?

The role

The successful candidate needs to write flawless and engaging copy, ranging in length and tone, for a variety of platforms (from Instagram to the web). In addition to an obsessional interest in Cape Town and what’s hot and happening (new restaurants, accommodation, experiences), an understanding of how to communicate with our target audience (written and visually) is important for this role. Grammar nerds are welcome.

The requirements

  1. You must have at least two years’ writing experience.
  2. very well-honed attention to detail
  3. ability to research a topic thoroughly
  4. experience in selecting engaging images to complement text
  5. a working understanding of WordPress as a CMS
  6. understand our clients’ briefs and interpret them into our style
  7. creative-minded and solution-focused

The nitty-gritty

The successful candidate will be required to work from home but you’ll have constant contact with the rest of the team via an internal communication channel (we currently use Slack). We have triweekly (every three weeks) in-person catch-ups. You’ll report directly to the head of marketing and the editor, and work side by side with our content coordinator, head of our accommodation collection, and the dev team when necessary.

The role requires you to eat at restaurants (sometimes three times per week) and to stay at various establishments in the Cape for the purpose of producing content about the establishment and experience.

Of course, you need to be reliable, a team player, organised and so on – these things go without saying.

The remuneration is dependent on past experience.

To apply, please supply:

  1. a CV with relevant experience
  2. a letter of introduction and why you think you’re right for the role
  3. two examples of published work (preferably relating to travel and lifestyle)
  4. your Instagram and Twitter handles
  5. two article ideas and why you think they’d be a good fit for The Inside Guide
  6. one (or more, but careful now) things you think The Inside Guide could do better