Inspire and help people see the world

While travelling opens our hearts and eyes to see the world, to many people, it can be complicated and fraught with disappointment and anxiety. At TripCanvas, we champion the mission to make travel planning as seamless as possible, so that travellers know what to do and what to avoid.

We inspire travellers by sharing destinations they never knew about, and encouraging them to embark on a road less travelled.

We believe in creating a world with effortless travel planning and free from scams, where travellers can go on a holiday without fear nor anxiety, so they can live life to the fullest.

Our workspace

We have a private office in WOTSO (a co-working space with many amenities such as the pantry, meeting rooms, gaming rooms), which is a conducive space to work in with spacious areas for brainstorming or even team-bonding. Our office is a 15-minute walk to KL’s most prominent malls like KLCC and Quill City Mall, with the convenience of public transport nearby.

What’s unique about our peers at TripCanvas?

Travellers first – We are all travellers at heart, and when we produce content, we always step into the shoes of our fellow travellers, and place them first.

We love failure – Every failure is an opportunity for us to learn something new. The numerous successful articles you read on our website are often the results of countless tests.

We do things that makes sense – We do not abide by fixed ancient rules, but by what makes sense and what is right and ethical.

Frictionless communication – We practice a culture of transparency among our team members. This is how creative ideas are born.

We constantly reinvent ourselves – The world (and digital media) is constantly changing, and all of us here at TripCanvas possess a DNA for change and a heart for adaptability. This makes us resilient.

If you share the same mission and values, we welcome you to join us!

Why join us?

1. Your work can have an impact on thousands of travellers, as we are set to become the best go-to guide for Indonesia and Thailand and many more destinations to come.

2. We have great guidelines and best practices that we have documented along the way, and we have a team of wonderful people who can mentor and guide you on writing for the digital generation and creating viral content.

3. You will learn about different types of travellers’ behaviour and how to pitch a successful story.

4. You can establish your online portfolio as we are one of the fastest growing travel websites in Southeast Asia.

5. Perks include possible media trips. (Yay, free trips!)

Positions available

We are hiring for the following full-time positions:

1. CTO/Tech co-founder

2. Travel writer for Malaysia travel stories

3. Corporate support executive / Admin manager

4. Digital marketing and social media specialists

5. Managing editor and content strategist

6. Video producer

7. Photo editor and retoucher (editing travel/ landscape photos)

But if you are looking for a part-time gig, do take a look at the following vacant positions too!

1. Apprentice Storytellers (Intern Writers, based in Singapore or Malaysia)**

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Are you a full-time student with a passion for writing? Is telling stories your dream holiday job?

Do you want to learn how to make your writing dreams come true through substantive research and practice?

Are you doing your best to build up your writing portfolio while completing your studies?

If you’ve answered all of the above with a resounding ‘yes’, and are based in Singapore or Malaysia, do apply to join us as an intern writer!

**A minimum of 3 months’ full-time commitment required.

Responsibilities for intern writers:

1. Research (online) on travellers’ behavior and uncover hidden needs, in order to find successful story angles.
2. Identify successful content and influencers on social media. Study what works and what doesn’t.
3. Write and edit stories according to our best practices, including crafting engaging headlines and sourcing for good photos/videos.
4. Researching for new story ideas on a daily basis (we will guide you along the way!)
5. Identify different ways to tell stories, i.e. Facebook album post, videos, infographics etc.

Requirements for intern writers:

1. You must love travelling and be enthusiastic about sharing with people.
2. You must have been to Indonesia or Thailand before and know the travel landscape well, so you can provide insights and produce great content that people want to read. You may need to do further research (i.e. online) on the place you are writing about.
3. Excellent command of English language and a love for writing.
4. Your writing style has to be aligned with the nature of the articles – engaging, shareable content with the potential to grow viral (i.e. BuzzFeed-style writing, fun and witty).
5. Excellent understanding of Indonesian (majority), Singaporean, and Malaysian readers.
6. Great internet research skills.
7. You must be social media savvy to keep in touch with what’s happening on the ground.

We are a young company and our working culture is fun. There are experienced mentors to guide you along the way, and you will gain many experiences you may not get even in some multinational companies. If you want to be a travel expert and are eager to learn the art of writing viral content, this job is for you!

PS: Place “I am awesome” in the subject header to let us know that you read through till the end. 🙂

2. Photo editor and retoucher (editing travel/ landscape photos, with opportunities to learn Facebook/ Instagram marketing) based in Malaysia

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Do you want to be able to inspire people to travel through awe-inspiring photos and be a go-to expert in many destinations among your friends?

Do you want to learn more about Facebook and Instagram marketing and allow your work to reach out to hundreds and thousands of people?

If you love to tell stories through photos, have a basic understanding of Photoshop, and are based in Malaysia, we welcome you to join our team as a part-time photo editor and retoucher.

Requirement for photo editor and retouchers:

1. You must know how to identify and source for great photos via various sources, bearing in mind of fair use and copyright concerns, not just Google, but other sources like Instagram, FourSquare etc.
2. Know how to use tools like to do photo collage.
3. Photoshop skills: improving contrast/saturation for bland images, straightening, batch process.
4. Been to Indonesia or Thailand is a plus.

Responsibilities for photo editors and retouchers:

1. All our articles are written in-house by our writers, upon completion of their articles, written draft and some raw photos will be passed to you. You will be required to edit and find more photos to ensure that the photos that will be uploaded to the website will be of high standards according to our guidelines. Some key considerations include: fact checks on the photos, color, saturation, brightness, size, photos being social media friendly.
Note: An article usually will have 10 selections, each selection photo editing work will take around 20 min to half an hour.
2. Craft Facebook album to tell great travel stories through awe-inspiring photos according to our best practices.
3. Once you understand about the destinations more, you will be able to help manage and learn how to grow an Instagram page.

We are a young company and our working culture is fun. There are experienced mentors to guide you along the way, and you will gain many experiences you may not get even in some multinational companies. If you want to be a travel expert and are eager to learn how to tell a great story through visuals, this job is for you!

PS: Place “I am awesome” in the subject header to let us know that you read through till the end. 🙂

How to apply

Send an email to Terence at [email protected] with the subject as the position you are applying for, together with your name. i.e. “Travel writer for Indonesia and Thailand – Jerry”

Write 3-5 paragraphs in a conversational manner, telling us about:
1. Yourself
2. Why you are interested in this placement
3. Work that you are most proud of that’s relevant to the position you are applying for

Lastly, don’t forget to attach your resume and portfolio too!

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Good luck!