Job Openings

Social Media Assistant (part-time)Assistant Video Editor (part-time) | Software Developer


Social Media Assistant (part-time)

Rick Steves’ Europe (RSE) is looking for a part-time Social Media Assistant, to work as part of the marketing team in facilitating the promotion of RSE through social media channels. In general, this position is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and organization of all social media postings, and will collaborate regularly with the Social Media Strategist. This position reports to the Marketing Manager.

Hours:  15-20 hours per week on average; schedule is flexible though 4-5 days per week is preferred. 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist Social Media Strategist with content curation for social media posts.
  • Implement daily posts for all RSE social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • Format and optimize images for posts.
  • Archive images and videos. 
  • Maintain security of social media accounts using best practices with logins and passwords and by regular monitoring of all accounts.
  • Monitor social space for imposter accounts; notify social providers for removal of imposter accounts.

Job Requirements:

  • High level of proficiency working with social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, etc.) as well as MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and Photoshop.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; the ability to keep track of multiple projects, tasks, and details.
  • Proven time management skills: meet deadlines, effectively manage priorities, and communicate progress.
  • Aptitude for problem solving; the ability to make independent decisions.
  • Thorough knowledge of the RSE program, products, and services.
  • Comfort in facilitating the promotion of Rick Steves’ political causes and social activism.

To Apply:  If you’re interested in applying for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to SocialMediaAssistant@ricksteves.com by July 10, 2015.  


Assistant Video Editor (part-time)

Rick Steves’ Europe (RSE), a leader in the travel industry, is looking for a part-time Assistant Video Editor to work in our Video Production Department.  The ideal candidate will have video editing experience in Avid Media Composer.

The schedule and duration for this position are very flexible, and would be ideal for a video editing student.  This is a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in furthering their experience with video editing.

Hours:  5-15 hours per week, ideally afternoons two to three days each week, over a period of several months.

Primary Responsibility

  • Select, identify, and organize video clips from the RSE archives according to specifications

Qualifications

  • Proficiency in the Avid editing system; other NLE system experience, such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier, will be considered
  • Extremely detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Reliable; see projects through to completion
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • European travel experience preferred
  • Familiarity with SAN drives/partitions helpful

Application

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and a one page summary of your European travels (if applicable), to: videoeditor@ricksteves.com.  No phone calls please.


Software Developer

Rick Steves' Europe, a leader in the travel industry, is looking for a talented, full-time software developer who will be responsible for the design and development of internal and external facing applications at our Edmonds location. This person will contribute to all future software development projects as well as assist in the maintenance of legacy systems as required.

We want a smart, disciplined, customer-focused team player who enjoys working on highly visible projects. As a software developer on our team, you will be a key player in an innovative and entrepreneurial company that embraces technology in every area of its business, including the development and marketing of extensive rich media content.

Rick Steves' Europe provides a casual, interpersonally rewarding work environment in scenic Edmonds, WA about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We are dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We produce a public television series, weekly radio show and podcasts, write popular travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, run European tours, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. To learn more about us, visit www.ricksteves.com.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Develop and document software according to industry best practices
  • Collaborate with other technology team members on software development, specifically regarding functionality, user experience, and technical design
  • Manage deliverables according to approved project plans
  • Participate in code maintenance, bug fixes, and various cross-functional roles with quality assurance
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Maintain a favorable working relationship with all company employees to foster a cooperative and harmonious working climate

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Mathematics
  • Three+ years of professional software development
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and technical documentation skills
  • Ruby on Rails development experience
  • Test Driven Development / Behavior Driven Development
  • Flexibility in using multiple programming languages
  • Proficiency with SQL and database design
  • Flexibility in a dynamic work environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven time management skills: meet deadlines, effectively manage priorities, and communicate progress
  • Aptitude for learning applications quickly and solving problems with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as a team player, and pitch in on outside projects, as needed
  • Support day-to-day end-user issues and requests, as needed

Additional skills and experience in the following areas strongly preferred:

  • Salesforce.com; Force.com
  • XML and web services
  • Content management systems
  • E-commerce platforms
  • Open-source software
  • PC and Mac platforms

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume via email to: developer@ricksteves.com. Please, no telephone calls.


General Employment Opportunities

If you would like to be considered for a position at Rick Steves' Europe, you may email a cover letter, resume, and brief summary of your travel experience to gottajob@ricksteves.com or mail to:

Rick Steves' Europe
HR Dept.
130 4th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020-3114

Resumes are reviewed and considered as positions become available. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we regret that we cannot respond personally by phone. Thanks for your interest in Rick Steves' Europe!