Staff Writing

We look for flexible web-savvy travel writers, to be based in our Quito, Ecuador office. Although the role is writing-based, in our busy start-up environment writers find themselves carrying out a variety of writing, editing, design, formatting and website page creation tasks. There is always something different and interesting to work on--never a dull moment!


The position involves a number of tasks, including the following:


Writing guidebook and web content

Content and Copy Editing for both printed and web content

Keeping the website up to date using the content management system

Design and creation of books using Adobe Indesign


We look for the following skills and abilities in candidates:


Proven writing talent

Desktop publishing skills, especially Adobe Indesign

Significant travel experience

Experience using content-management systems to update websites

Web design experience

Intermediate level Spanish 

A flexible approach

A minimum time commitment of one year


To apply, please send your cover letter detailing why you are suitable for the job along with your resume and a short writing sample (no more than 500 words), to: write(at)


Staff testimonial: 

"I like working at V!VA because I'm called upon to do many different sorts of writing and editing, not the same thing every time. On any given day, I might be writing up activities about Peru, editing pieces someone sent in from Mexico, or researching a feature article for the newsletter. Usually, I have several such assignments, and I can sort of go back and forth working on all of them at once, which works well for me because I have a short attention span. Plus, there's usually coffee downstairs."

Crit Minster, Staff Writer and resident expert on Ecuadorian ghosts.

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