Careers / Positions Points and Miles Reporter
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At a Glance
*This role can be remote or in our office at either our Charlotte, North Carolina or New York locations*
The Points Guy is looking for a reporter to cover points, miles and deals to join the team. They must be an expert at hunting out both cash and awards deals on flights and hotels that get our readers excited and help establish The Points Guy as one of the most reliable sources for incredible, limited-time travel deals. This person will also help determine our daily news coverage of core subject areas including airline, hotel, and credit card news. The ideal candidate is good at cultivating contacts across the travel industry to be among the first to report on breaking stories, as well as knowledgeable about various frequent-flyer and hotel loyalty programs as they search for bargain fares and hotel savings. Responsibilities will include brainstorming ideas with the editorial team, and writing, editing, and posting stories throughout the day.
What You’ll Do
- Write news stories ranging from airfare deals and flash award sales, to loyalty program changes and strategy pieces on maximizing points and miles.
Develop sources and search for unusual travel deals daily that can then be quickly reported.
Track airline, hotel, and loyalty program news, then pitch, write, and edit stories based on that information.
Develop and grow a network of travel industry sources to get regular scoops and help pinpoint breaking news.
What We’re Looking For
Extensive knowledge of various airline, hotel and credit card loyalty programs along with a network of contacts and sources.
Understanding of where and how to research information and data on loyalty programs, airlines, and hotels, and whom to reach out to at individual companies or organizations for more information.
A team player who can easily switch gears from one beat to another, including from rapidly produced news stories to more in-depth features according to priorities.
A passion for points and miles as well as the travel opportunities they can present, plus a strong grasp of the history and differences among the major travel loyalty programs.
Interest in learning about rewards credit cards is strongly encouraged.
Polished, confident writing and grammar skills, experience writing in AP Style.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
At least 3 years of writing and reporting experience in travel and/or credit cards.
Founded in 2000, Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and many proprietary brands including Bankrate, AllConnect.com and Reviews.com. Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures has over 3000 employees in offices across the US, as well as London and Sao Paulo. For more information, visit www.redventures.com.
We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.
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