Company: LocalAventura is an online platform where adventurous travelers can book authentic tours with passionate local guides throughout Latin America. We are a unique online marketplace that allows travelers to find, book, and pay for off-the-beaten-path tours with trusted local guides all in one place. We work to empower our local guides by giving them access to a global clientele, allowing them to make a living doing what they love. Similar to Uber, our guides get to be their own bosses and we find them clients. By connecting locals and travelers and allowing them to explore the world together, it is our hope that we can create a newfound appreciation for the world in which we live.
LocalAventura was founded by Cait Breslin, Andrea Vidler, and Eugena Brown. Gena and Drea are both Wharton MBA alumnae, and Cait graduated from Penn in 2015. The startup launched to the public in March 2016 and participated in the Penn iCorps accelerator, M&T Innovation Fund at Penn, and the Wharton Venture Initiation Program. In July 2016 we were accepted into the prestigious 500 Startups accelerator program, at the Mexico City location.
Position: The LocalAventura team is looking for a content marketing fellow with initiative. You will collaborate with our marketing lead, contributing creative and new ideas that will help expand our online presence. As part of the team, you will be involved in every step of the process, from strategic planning to execution. The ideal candidate is someone who’s detail-oriented and shares our same passion for Latin American travel.
- Support in creating a social media content calendar
- Help in establishing partnerships to grow our online following
- Design, edit and/or produce photos and videos for our social media
- Create and edit written content for the company blog and newsletter
- Special projects as assigned
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Spanish is a plus)
- In-depth understanding of social media platforms
- Strong organizational skills
- Have access to a stable internet connection and a computer
- Availability to work part-time or full-time
- Passion for travel and Latin America
Our product: We are a curated tour-booking platform for authentic experiences throughout Latin America. We offer a wide variety of products on our platform, including multi-day horseback adventures through the Andes mountains, hiking the W trek in Patagonia, learning to dance tango in Buenos Aires, taking a wine tour through the stunning vineyards of Chile, swimming with whale sharks in Cancun, and tasting the best tacos that Mexico has to offer, to name a few. We also curate customized trips for clients who want a hand-crafted experience. You can take a look at our full offerings here: https://www.localaventura.com/
- 500 Startups Accelerator Program – Mexico City
- Wharton Venture Initiation Program
- Wharton Latin America Conference Pitch Competition – 2nd Place
- Penn iCorps accelerator
- M&T Innovation Fund at Penn
What we offer you: This opportunity will provide you with critical experience working in a startup environment. You will be able to gain broad experience in various aspects of a startup company such as marketing, sales, product development and management, customer relationship management and more. Because we are part of two accelerators, you will have ample opportunities to network with other professionals in the startup, marketing, and tech worlds. Through our mentorship, we aim to provide you with the chance to gain unprecedented working skills while also empowering you to take the professional and creative initiative.
Hours/week: We are open to working with your schedule and offer both full time (40 hours/week) and part-time (15-20 hours/week) positions.
Location: This is a remote fellowship opportunity.
Timing: We prefer commitments of a minimum of 12 weeks, but are open to being flexible regarding schedules.
Pay: Given that we are a pre-profit startup, this is currently an unpaid opportunity. Since there is no expectation of compensation for this program, we can offer you transferable skills for your educational program and future career, as well as working with your school to offer you course credit. We will provide you with intangibles such as early stage start-up experience, contacts with experienced professionals, recommendations, mentorship, and professional responsibility all within a fun and creative work environment.