We launched Secret Escapes Netherlands in the summer of 2015 and we've grown a huge amount since then. We massively expanded our team since then and have lots of incredible offers live on our website every day. We're a super ambitious business and we want to get even bigger!

We're now ready to take the Dutch market to the next level and to do so, we want to inspire our Dutch members with more and more exciting offers every week. Therefor we're looking for six amazing, fun and motivated copywriters/translators who will also be trained to become editors, to come and join us for up to three months at our headquarters in London and help us make this possible.

If you have a passion for languages and would love to start your career in travel, please read the job spec and get in touch!

As Editorial and Translation Assistant in the BeNeLux Editorial Team you are assisting on writing copies and editing our content for the Benelux countries. You are writing copy, edit sales and you are co-responsible for quality checks and amends. We would need you to be allowed to work either freelance or on a temporary contract in the UK, and should be able to work full time for minimum 2 and possibly 3 or more months on a special growth project.

We’re searching for an amazing EditorWriter, a native Dutch speaker who is fluent in English and ideally (but not essentially) has also some understanding of either German, French, Spanish or Italian, to help us venture further into the Dutch market. Not such a big ask, right? You will be based in our office in London, and will be working alongside several other international editorial teams and in close alignment with the Dutch core editorial team (based in Berlin) for 2 to 3 months. If the project proves a success, we may extend the assignment.

Being part of an amazing team, you will help produce our Dutch language hotel copy. You will be translating mainly from copy which has been written by our copywriters but from time to time we might ask you to write copy too, making sure it’s in the right tone of voice for this particular territory.

Are you an experienced wordsmith with a passion for travel, languages, an eye for detail, impeccable grammar and a great sense of humour? Tick those boxes and we’re interested.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage elements of the uploading, editing and image selection process for each hotel selected for the site
  • Translate our hotel copy into Dutch creating on-brand copy in accordance with our style guide
  • Liaise with the rest of the Dutch team to ensure sales are on time and on brand
  • Promote each offer to ensure the copy and the images sell
  • Research and write sales for our website when necessary

Role Requirements

This is a great opportunity for someone keen to start their career in the editorial and translation fields and help a fast growing business excel in a new market. You need to be someone who grows with responsibility,  always meets your deadlines and not afraid to roll up your sleeves and manage a heavy workload.

Things we’d look for:

  • Attention to detail, accuracy and speed
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic
  • Organised, thorough and methodical approach to work
  • Outstanding grammar and proofreading skills
  • A good relationship with short deadlines
  • Great research skills and ability to work autonomously
  • Personal attributes: good communicator; sense of humour, ability to take in criticism
  • Some previous writing or translation experience is desirable - we have quick turnaround times and we need speedy, accurate copy. Some travel copywriting experience, or experience in the editorial team of a flash sales company would be dreamy but not a prerequisite.

How to apply

Along with sending us your CV and cover letter, we’d like you to work on a little translation task. If you’ve done a similar job in the past, don’t hesitate to also send us examples of what you were doing!

 So, to sum up, what we’d need is:

  • A translation into Dutch of the following texts (please translate into Dutch only the ones that apply to your language skills) - Please attach this translation to your application along with your C.V  and cover letter.

Note: you can use online dictionaries of course, but please try and get as close as possible to our tone of voice and ensure every translation that you’re submitting sounds 100% idiomatic.


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