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Freelance Writer/Photographer

Oyster.com (http://www.oyster.com), a hotel research website providing expert reviews and photos, is expanding and we are looking for a freelance writer-photographer in New York City or Miami to join our team.

Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, delivers unbiased, expert information about hotels. Oyster sends trained reviewers to visit, comprehensively photograph, and critique each hotel reviewed on Oyster. Oyster.com has been featured by numerous media outlets, including The Today Show, 20/20, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times.

 

Who You Are

  • A professional writer with a minimum of two years of writing experience, for either print or web (web experience preferred)
  • An amateur or professional photographer -- you love taking pictures and have an understanding of photography (Make sure to give us background on this in your cover, and let us know what camera you have -- though no worries if you don't have professional gear)
  • Able to maintain a publication’s established voice and style
  • Flexible schedule-wise; available for work trips in your region and around the world
  • Good at working independently
  • Able to work efficiently without sacrificing quality
  • Able to adapt quickly to new CMS
  • Someone with clips! Please make sure to include a link to your personal website, links to your articles online, or a few PDFs.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Travel! You will visit hotels around the world for Oyster 
  • Write detailed, thoughtful hotel reviews for Oyster.com
  • Photograph each hotel extensively, according to Oyster guidelines
  • Organize and folder all images you take
  • Master the Oyster voice and writing style
  • Turn out work quickly; you are able to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Bonus points if you’ve traveled extensively and stayed in a ton of hotels, but it’s not required

Please submit both a cover letter and resume. Feel free to also include a link to clips or a personal website. 

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