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Become a Freelance Writer for Sustainable Travel International

Sustainable Travel International is a mission-driven organization working to protect and conserve our planet’s most vulnerable destinations by transforming tourism’s impact on nature and people. By leveraging the power of travel and tourism, we aim to ensure that communities thrive, cultural heritage is preserved, and environments are healthy for future generations. We empower companies, destination leaders and communities, and travelers to leave behind a positive impact through sustainable tourism education and awareness, impact measurement, and actionable solutions.

Each month, tens of thousands of people visit Sustainable Travel International’s website. Our blog is a valuable resource for travelers and tourism industry professionals on their sustainability journey. We pride ourselves on producing high-quality stories that offer practical guidance, inspire action, and communicate the positive impacts of conscientious travel. 

Position Summary

We are looking for experienced content writers to craft engaging and educational articles for Sustainable Travel International’s blog. All blog topics will be defined by Sustainable Travel International as we do not currently accept pitches for guest posts. 

Freelance writers are hired on an article-by-article basis and get paid per piece of content produced. For all assignments, we provide a brief that outlines the topic, length, deadline, and any writing requirements. While article length varies by topic, it is typically no less than 1,000 words. You can always turn down an assignment if you don’t feel comfortable with the topic or timeframe. Freelance writers who consistently produce quality content may be considered for regular assignments. 

Below are four blogs that we’ve published on our website which provide examples of our brand voice and writing style. 

What we’re looking for

Absolute musts 

  • Exceptional writing skills in American English with impeccable grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to research credible facts, statistics, and real-life examples to enhance the depth and authenticity of your content. Depending on this assignment, this may include independently conducting interviews. 
  • Strong attention to detail including fact-checking and proofreading your content to ensure quality and accuracy. 
  • Strong communication and time management skills and adherence to deadlines.
  • Capacity to write content that resonates with users and is engaging for the web.
  • Adaptability and willingness to accept feedback and revise work as needed.
  • Previous writing experience evidenced by a portfolio of relevant work.

It’s a bonus if…

  • You have experience writing about travel, sustainability, or international development topics.
  • You are knowledgeable about SEO copywriting best practices. 

What we’re NOT looking for

  • We do not accept pitches for guest posts on topics of your choice. We only hire writers to draft blog posts that have already been defined by us. 
  • We do not accept articles that are intended for marketing/advertising purposes. For instance, an article that is biased or includes links to something you’re promoting or are biased. If you want to promote your company’s sustainability efforts, we encourage you to explore our Sustainer Membership.

How to Apply 

Apply now to be considered for future writing assignments. To apply, please fill out our Freelance Writer Application Form. We do not accept applications submitted via email or direct messages. 

If we think you are a fit for an upcoming article, we will reach out with a writing assignment brief and set up a call to discuss next steps.