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Writer, Marketing (Remote)

Road Scholar
Boston, MA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

About the role...

If you’re a wordsmith who loves to write about the educational rewards of travel, this Marketing Writer could be your dream job. We’re Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel for older adults, and we’re looking to add a new creative mind to our writing team. Don’t think of us as a travel company. We’re more like a university of the world, offering educational adventures in more than 100 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 you’re a seasoned copy pro or an MFA grad looking to make the world a better place, we’d love to have you join our team.

You will...

  • Writing snappy and interesting copy in nearly every medium imaginable: direct mail, email, web, video scripts, our own alumni magazine, fundraising appeals, Facebook and blogs.
  • Understanding (or learning) SEO keyword research and how to apply it to your writing projects.
  • Working closely with the graphic designer or production artist to produce a perfect finished product.
  • Proofreading electronic and print communications to ensure our high level of quality and educational standards.
  • Familiarity with AP Style.
  • Researching travel, aging and education-related topics to inform your writing projects.
  • Brainstorming creative ways to spread our mission.
  • An ethos of excellence.
  • Rolling up your sleeves and bringing your best self.
  • At least one bad pun.

You need...

  • 2-4 years in a marketing or communications environment as a writer; or MFA graduate
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field
  • Research, writing, editing and proofreading skills bordering on obsession
  • Familiarity with marketing techniques, SEO, writing to a Baby Boomer audience and communications that support the Road Scholar brand
  • Previous experience working within a creative environment, i.e., interacting synergistically with graphic designers, photographers, web developers, etc.
  • Self-motivated; 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

The Perks…

We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 weeks of vacation time
  • Up to 8 days of sick time
  • Remote-First Hybrid Work Environment - ability to work from home!
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan with a company match up to 5%
  • Identity Protection
  • Unlimited On-line Training thru
  • And more… Check out our Careers webpage at for more details.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume explaining why you are interested in the position, with a couple writing samples of your work.

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