Our family has lived in Vietnam for 5 years, the last two in the magnificent town of Hoi An. We have been developing a website in Hoi An for tourists and expats over the last 18 months and it has been live since March 2016.
The family is Stuart , Sharon and daughters Bi Bi (11) and Arlie (5). Stuart has an extensive background in publishing, including more than two decades in Australia (10 years as the head of a publishing complany) and another (also in Australia) for several years after that. He has also written two books. Sharon has written plays, screenplays and books, been a communications teacher for over a decade and has extensive experience in sales, marketing and customer service. Bi Bi and Arlie attend school in Hoi An. The rest of the family comprises 2 cats, Nola and Ron.
Our website aims to do what most travel websites can't do -- get beneath the surface and explore what's on offer through the people who live there, not through reviewers passing through. It also provides an ongoing service for expats -- everything from renting houses to issues of cultural awareness to visa regulations and health services. Meanwhile tourists are given in-depth detail about restaurants, attractions, cultural icons, shopping, tours, hotels, special events and much more.
Hoi An, in Vietnam, is regularly voted one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world with its magnificent beaches, charming and beautifully preserved Old Town, and bucolic life wherever you go in this delta wonderland.
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
At our website for tourists and expats, we are especially interested in people who have demonstrated skill with social media such as Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Google +. Other roles may include direct marketing with email campaigns, writing promotional copy and researching and writing stories and reviews for the website. In addition, this role may be expected to monitor advertising accounts and service local business partners.
There is also another role for people wishing to pursue a career in writing, especially writing as journalists and/or reviewers. Those who have photographic skills in addition will find a role here. On the job mentoring/training will be part of the opportunity as both Sharon and Stuart have extensive experience as writers and editors.
Experience with websites an advantage but not essential.
Our website is based in a large Vietnamese house not far from the center of Hoi An. The ground floor comprises the offices and kitchen. The 2nd floor is occupied by the owners and their family. The 3rd floor has 2 furnished bedrooms and one large living area available for staff. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Other accommodation is in a nearby homestay.
Hoi An is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. It is also one the world's least expensive. It has many attractions for tourists but it's also very easy to get off the beaten track and explore Vietnamese life and culture of the area away from the bus loads of visitors.
Beach life and river life are at your doorstep. Even the mountainous regions near the Laos border can be reached after a short drive and the cuisine is justly famous throughout the world and very inexpensive.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with the Vietnamese community and the many nationalities that visit Hoi An or live there as expats. Our website is involved in all facets of life in Hoi An, thus the experience will be rich and varied. It is also an opportunity to be trained by two professionals with many years publishing, writing and marketing experience.
Maximum 15 hours a week (food not provided)
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