Marketing Manager for Travel Start-up HostelPass

Location: Remote, with a preference that the candidate be based in the UK.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Commitment: Full-time. There are mandatory meetings on Tuesdays from 9:30am – 11am UK time, and Thursdays from 12:30pm – 1:30pm UK time. This is a contractor role and other than the mandatory meetings you can set your own schedule, though we are expecting full-time work.
Compensation: £2,600 per month.
Duration: Minimum of 2 months, with potential to continue on.


Who we are:

HostelPass is a fixed-price, pre-paid pass for accommodation at the best hostels in Europe. Travellers pre-pay for the number of nights they want to stay at the best hostels, and then book before or during their trip. We’re a lot like the Interrail / Eurail Pass, but for hostels.

Founded by travellers, for travellers, we created HostelPass to help keep people from wasting their time and money, compromising on their spontaneity, and experiencing the sense of fear that comes with not knowing if they’ll have a safe place to stay. With HostelPass, travellers get easy budgeting, fast and simple booking, vetted accommodation, and peace of mind. Watch our video here.


What you’ll gain from working with us:

We are an early-stage start-up with a lot of potential for growth. Working with us will provide you with experience turning an idea into a viable business. You will also gain access to weekly expert sessions to expand your marketing knowledge and skills. You will have more responsibility and autonomy than in a larger company, and we are hoping that you will grow with us.


Why we’re looking to hire:

We are getting ready for our post-Covid launch. We want to make sure we are a strong presence as travel comes back. We are also working on a new UK Pass for travellers interested in travelling around the UK while restrictions in other countries are less predictable. We’re looking for someone to join our team and help us meet these goals.


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead marketing activity, consistently meeting marketing and business objectives
  • Partnership strategy & outreach, including:
    • On-board hostel partners
    • Reach out to potential marketing partners (educational programs, student publications, influencers, etc.)
    • Set up and maintain partnership programs & affiliate schemes
    • Maintain relationships with current partners
  • Manage multiple tools and channels including the HostelPass blog, newsletter, social media channels, and hostel profile pages.
  • Work on ad campaigns
  • PR activities, including creating press releases, contacting relevant media, etc.
  • Track, measure, and report on metrics that demonstrate performance

 

Ideally, you already…

  • have a love for travel and experience staying at hostels
  • have experience growing brands with digital marketing
  • enjoy setting and managing your own schedule
  • have great communication skills
  • have excellent organisational skills
  • have an entrepreneurial attitude and are self-driven
  • enjoy writing
  • enjoy social media and follow the constantly changing trends

 

We’d love for you to join our team! If interested, please submit the following to careers@hostelpass.co as soon as possible: 

  • a current and relevant CV; 
  • a cover letter (1 page max) setting out why you are interested in the role and why you would be a good fit.