10Best Local Expert travel writer



Local Expert

Love your city? Explore, write, and share with 10Best!

We seek competent, reliable, web-savvy, social media-loving travel writers to help us create awesome travel content on the Web.  In this position, you will be the bylined Local Expert of your destination pages:  creating top ten lists, writing articles, and directing our readers toward things they might not normally find . . . thus transforming their trips from frustrating to fabulous. 

Do you like to tell people about cool new places and what to do?  Are your friends and family used to hearing you rave about your city's farmers markets/art galleries/street food/venues? You're perfect. We need local authorities who keep up with what's happening in their destination.  You'll build your reputation as a travel writer with 10Best.com, one of the Web's leading travel recommendation sites.   Our primary demographic is American families who have an interest in travel and food.

Working for us, you'll:

  • join a community of travel writers around the world
  • have a bio / photo / byline on our site (which has a huge audience and substantial marketing dollars supporting it)
  • enjoy regular monthly pay for a fun, part-time gig ($300 min, for about 16-20 flex hours per month)
  • promote the best of your destination to a worldwide audience  
  • be able to share your high-profile work via social media
  • get great experience working with a proprietary content management system
  • share your personal opinions and guide travelers to a far better experience
  • attract visitors to your pages
  • have the opportunity to write about specific areas of expertise, including food, family travel, romantic travel, beaches, shopping, entertainment, and hotels

As a 10Best Local Expert, you must:

  • have stellar writing skills (this includes great spelling, great grammar, and knowing the difference between a sentence and a headline)
  • be able to learn an online system for uploading content
  • make your deadlines and take your commitment seriously
  • have lots to say about your destination and a passion for sharing that info
  • write according to our stylistic/grammatical guidelines
  • live in your destination at least part-time
  • be tech-savvy
  • be comfortable with Facebook . . . and familiarity with Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, StumbleUpon, etc. are a plus 
  • be an entrepreneurial self-starter, needing little direct management
  • have a college or university degree
  • preferably be able to edit photos and do online research
  • be able to generally respond within 24 hours, M-F, upon receipt of email


We pay per piece produced. Assignments are given monthly and pay is guaranteed by the end of the following month.

How to Apply:

Email your application to editor [at] 10best.com and put "Application for Local Expert/[YOUR MARKET]" in the subject of the email. Please include:

  • your resume
  • a short letter explaining why you would make a fantastic Local Expert for your destination
  • 2-3 travel writing samples (these can be in the form of links)

Currently we are looking for writers in the following destinations:

Anchorage; Charleston, SC; Galveston; Houston; Los Angeles; Montreal, Naples, FL; New York; Philadelphia; Quebec City; Santa Fe; Space Coast, FL; St. Pete/Clearwater; Toronto

Bahamas;  Grand Cayman; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Berlin, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Zurich 

10Best is a division of USA TODAY Travel Media Group. Our mission is to be the world's best source for great travel recommendations, based on real local expertise. We offer reviews on restaurants, nightlife, hotels and more.  

Learn more about us here:  http://www.10best.com/PressCenter/AboutUs/