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Social Media Director

about us

Founded by London-based, former academic psychiatrist Dr Kris Naudts, Culture Trip is a highly ambitious and fast growing, global tech/media startup with offices in London, New York and Tel Aviv and a vast global contributor network of writers, videographers, photographers and illustrators around the world. The company was recently featured in Forbes as one of five fast-growing businesses to watch in 2017.

After a few years of bootstrapping and experimenting, the start-up received a seed round of $2M by top media/tech investor in summer 2015. This was followed by a $20M Series A in summer 2016. Since then, the company has ramped up its technological capabilities and editorial output and built initial sales teams in London and New York. From only 12 employees in summer 2016 it has grown to more than 120 in-house staff, hiring top talent from Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Condé Nast, The Guardian and ITV. The company sees itself as a tech company at its core with media and creative work as its output. We’re passionate about bringing compelling content to every corner of the world through our global community of writers, videographers and photographers, and illustrators.

Within the last 6 months, the company has experienced triple digit growth across its social media accounts, now with more than 4 million followers. Its Facebook account is now ranked as one of the top three travel brands on the platform worldwide. Over 9 million people visit Culture Trip’s website each month (up from 2.5 million MUVs only 6 months ago) and more than 400k people have installed our app. We are set for yet more explosive growth and are going through a major recruitment drive for our editorial, commercial, technology and social teams around the world. Our vision is bold: we aim to create the world’s largest media company, powered by a global community and cutting-edge technology.


about you

We’re looking for an ambitious and experienced people manager to lead our innovative, fast-moving social media team in London.

As a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and 7+ years of management and leadership experience, you should be passionate about leading people to fantastic results, building things from scratch and growing.

We offer an independent, dynamic and ambitious working environment with plenty of creative freedom and the potential to leave a mark. We’re data- and social-driven (think Buzzfeed, but more substantial), with a solid intellectual backbone (think FT Weekend, but more accessible). You will lead a 20-person social media team in London, and work closely with the social media teams in other countries, as well as other content teams globally.

Location: Old Street/Clerkenwell, London

Salary: Competitive

Starting date: ASAP


Social Media Director


7+ years of managing creative people and teams, and ideally experience building teams from scratch

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, high-energy, seasoned manager who has previously built and led teams in another consumer brand. Being able to define short and long-term strategies is key.

Excellent organisational, leadership, problem-solving, analytical and strategic thinking skills

Ability to lead cross-functional teams and enable people from different areas of the team and business to work together effectively

Start-up experience is preferred, but experience working in any fast-paced organisation is also welcome

An open, transparent and confident leadership style is required; someone who is able to galvanise those around them to perform at their very best and drive hyper-growth.

A strategic thinker who places the user at the heart of everything they do, constantly striving for excellence and delivering results.

A self-starter with entrepreneurial flair – a doer and delivery expert. Ambitious and highly adaptable, a compulsory attribute in the context of a global business in hyper-growth mode.

Someone who keeps up to date with developments in their field of expertise and monitors/analyses the content efforts of competitors.

A real thirst for knowledge, read widely and readily share knowledge with the rest of the team.
A love to excel and succeed.

Someone who really cares about the success and well-being of the people around them.

We’re a tight-knit team who loves to brainstorm and get creative. We’re looking for a leader who is adaptable, committed, and an ego-free, personable team player.

How to Apply:

Email us on join@culturetrip.com, putting the role title in the subject line and attaching the following:

  1. Your CV
  2. Brief cover letter explaining why you’re the right candidate for this role
  3. Describe what you’re like as a manager of people
  4. Outline what you find to be the most exciting opportunity in terms of working in social media

Please make sure you include SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR in the subject line.

We’re accepting applications until 15 December 2017, and would like the successful candidate to start ASAP.