10 Jobs Perfect for People Who Love to Travel
Do you often find yourself daydreaming about roaming the world? If so, you could be having a serious case of wanderlust. And, while it’s often difficult to reconcile a desire to travel with the limited number of vacation days most workplaces offer (unless your company follows the unlimited vacation policy, of course) it’s not impossible to have a job that harnesses—instead of stifles—your passion for travel.
Today, we bring you a combination of jobs that have jet-setting listed in the description, jobs that will give you the chance to work abroad, and jobs at companies committed to making the travel experience a whole lot better. At any one of these positions, it’s more than likely that your case of the travel blues will be cured.
1. Director of B2B Sales
Quirky, New York
Quirky, the crowdsourcing invention company dedicated to designing, marketing, and selling imaginative products invented by real people, is seeking an action-oriented individual to become the Director of B2B Sales. The ideal candidate lives and breathes sales and is ready to fight on behalf of Quirky’s inventors. Responsibilities include developing annual sales and implementation goals and managing vendor relationships. “Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time” is a must-have, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see the world.
2. Digital Marketing Designer
Working abroad may sound nerve-wracking, but there’s no doubt it’ll satisfy your desire to travel. LivingSocial’s London location is hiring a Digital Marketing Designer to own the production, organization, and review of all of the company’s digital design assets. The role is perfect for someone experienced in strengthening brand design and marketing best practices who thrives in an independent role, yet resides comfortably within a close-knit team environment. Apply now if you’re proficient in Adobe tools and are passionate about innovation balanced with business and customer expectations.
3. iOS Engineer
HotelTonight, San Francisco
HotelTonight’s engineering team is currently looking for someone passionate about the mobile travel experience to become the iOS Engineer. You’ll be developing the world’s most-loved accommodations booking app for iPhone and iPad. Awesome company perks include a Mac and a giant monitor, catered meals daily, a subsidized gym membership at Equinox Sports Club, and, of course, a quarterly travel stipend.
4. Product Marketing Manager
Prezi, San Francisco
Prezi, the cloud-based 3D presentation software with over 50 million users, allows people to build beautiful narratives on an enhanced virtual canvas. This rapidly growing company is hiring a Product Marketing Manager to shape its go-to-market and campaign strategy for product launches. Must-haves include an understanding of social media platforms, a bachelor’s in business, marketing, or another related field, and the ability—and willingness—to travel 25% of the time.
5. DevOps Delivery Manager
Omnigon, Kiev, Ukraine
The DevOps Delivery Manager will project manage the multiple DevOps projects at Omnigon—a multinational digital consulting company delivering award-winning services and products to sports, media, and entertainment brands. You’ll be responsible for creating overall project management documentation and monitoring the day-to-day activities of the entire project team. This position is located in Kiev, Ukraine, so definitely apply if “working abroad” has been on your bucket list for a while.
6. Digital Platform Editor
Deloitte, Multiple Cities
Deloitte—the world’s largest professional services network providing audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk, and financial advisory services—is seeking a Digital Platform Editor. Deloitte’s digital platforms are becoming the most important way by which the company communicates to its target audiences, and it needs someone to execute a powerful and consistent voice across these platforms. As the Editor, you’ll set and manage global themes and campaigns and compile and manage a global content calendar. And, since you’ll be expected to set global themes and strategies, at the very least you’ll be traveling virtually.
7. Order Management Specialist
TripAdvisor is committed to making planning the perfect vacation easier. As the Order Management Specialist, you’ll be monitoring, maintaining, and policing Salesforce to ensure that the team uses it to generate all necessary reports. You’ll also be in charge of sending to and receiving documents from owners in connection with the Business Listings sales team. Anyone with accounts experience and an eye for detail is encouraged to apply.
8. Ad Template Designer
Here’s another opening for anyone looking to work abroad. Quantcast’s London location is hiring a technically minded individual to build the company’s next generation of ad templates. You should have an obsessive attention to detail and a keen sense of design. You should be passionate about testing everything you do and ensuring the output you produce is pixel perfect. Full understanding of XML and programming experience are must-haves.
9. Virtual Coach
TNTP, Multiple Cities
TNTP is on a mission to end educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to students who need them most and by advancing policies to ensure effective teaching in every classroom. Currently, the organization is hiring Virtual Coaches with certification in special education, art, music, or P.E. The role requires approximately 10 hours of work per week. And, since employees can work from a home office anywhere in the U.S., that opens plenty of room for you to travel across the States.
10. DevOps Engineer
When I Work, Multiple Cities
Like the previous opening, this work-from-home position will allow you to travel plenty on your time—as long as you stay in the States. When I Work—the software company creating apps that efficiently transform workplace management systems—is seeking a DevOps Engineer. If owning an infrastructure and driving its evolution excites you, and if the words “automation” and “open source” make your brows perk up, don’t wait another minute to apply.
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A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author