Careers

Forbes Travel Guide is seeking exceptional candidates to join our global team.

To apply for an open position, email your cover letter and resume to jobs@forbestravelguide.com, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Please include the job title in the subject line of the email.

Software Engineer

Forbes Travel Guide seeks a Software Engineer to join its growing Atlanta-based team working on existing company applications. Successful candidates will be strong developers who can work well within a small collaborative team environment.

Software Development
Atlanta, Georgia
Full time
1-3-plus years
401K, dental, health, flexible work schedule
Responsibilities

  • Enhancement of current internal applications
  • Enhancement of public-facing application
  • Participate in biweekly coding sprints using an agile methodology
  • Write SQL queries to assemble reports for internal resources

Skills Required

  • Coding and management of Java, Spring, MongoDB and MySQL
  • Experience working with HTML, templating engines, Javascript and CSS
  • Four-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Nice to have but not required: Grails framework experience

Submit resume and cover letter noting relevant experience to jobs@forbestravelguide.com. Note position in subject line.
Field Evaluator (Japan)

Forbes Travel Guide seeks a Japanese (native/based) incognito hospitality field evaluator to work on its annual star ratings and Hospitality Solutions client evaluations. Since 1958, Forbes Travel Guide's professional team of evaluators has visited and rated hotels (and later restaurants and spas) across the globe, providing travelers with the best information on where to stay, dine, spa and sightsee.

The field evaluator will be responsible for gathering all information required to conduct and complete an anonymous evaluation of assigned hotels, restaurants and/or spas as well as collecting information for ForbesTravelGuide.com. The field evaluator must remain incognito and maintain a professional and appropriate demeanor on behalf of FTG.

Evaluation Operations
Remote, based in Japan
Full time
5-7 years
Dependent on location
Responsibilities

  • Evaluate properties by objectively answering pre-determined standards and submitting report to home office
  • Manage travel itinerary based on assignment; complete evaluations in cost-effective manner, following departmental policies and procedures
  • In conjunction with each unannounced evaluation report, submit photographs and information to be used by ForbesTravelGuide.com
  • Maintain meticulous notes regarding property and logistics to assist evaluation planning department in future execution
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and home office to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Execute a minimum of five trips/audits (each audit could contain any combination of hotel, restaurant and spa evaluations) per month — depending on back-to-back and other assigned work. The typical expectation of travel is a minimum of 15 days per month. International/domestic travel may be required weekends/weekdays.
  • Respond to home office questions in a timely manner; communicate quickly during editorial workflow following submission of report
  • Availability and/or flexibility to travel as requested by FTG on a monthly basis
  • Attend meetings, typically teleconferenced, as required
  • Manage personal travel logistics in a budget-conscious manner, following departmental policies and procedures

Skills Required

  • Hospitality experience (luxury hospitality experience preferred)
  • Ability to multitask and handle significant daily deadlines
  • Extremely organized, mature, self-motivated and independent worker
  • Detail orientated with a strong ability to keep meticulous records and prepare accurate reports both manually and through electronic channels
  • Low profile; preferred candidates do not have blogs or other prominent social media personalities. Chosen candidates will be required to maintain a low profile and possibly reduce their online profiles.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Native Japanese speaking/writing; exceptional English speaking/writing abilities
  • Strong writing skills required; experience or familiarity with luxury travel and writing about travel, spa, food, wine, style or design preferred
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Technologically proficient
  • Position requires consumption of food and drink as required for evaluation purposes
  • Evaluator must be located near major airport for cost-conscious, flexible travel

Submit resume and cover letter noting relevant experience to jobs@forbestravelguide.com. Note position in subject line.
Copy Editor, Evaluation Reporting

Forbes Travel Guide seeks a Copy Editor to join its growing Atlanta‐based team working on the editorial reviewing and analysis of field evaluation reports. The Copy Editor is responsible for administrative work regarding the editorial compilation of materials related to client‐facing evaluation reports for hotels, restaurants and spas. The person in this position will research, compile, execute and record all matters related to each evaluation report produced by a remote team of incognito field evaluators.

Evaluation Operations
Atlanta, Georgia
Full time
1-3 years
Responsibilities
  • Manage the compilation, production and delivery of assigned client‐ready hotel, restaurant and spa reports in a timely manner
  • Review photos and standard scores for accuracy; ensure grammatical clarity in reports
  • Record and maintain thorough feedback on the field evaluator team to increase quality and efficiency of the end product
  • Participate in ongoing editorial and evaluation workshops and training as required
  • Work with the department in administrative capacity as needed
Skills Required
  • Organized, efficient, strong attention to detail, proactive
  • Experience in AP Style editing and strong grammar skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Hospitality experience recommended
  • Ability to balance thoroughness with timeliness; deadline‐oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
Submit resume and cover letter noting relevant experience to jobs@forbestravelguide.com. Note position in subject line.
Field Evaluator (Asia)
Forbes Travel Guide seeks an incognito hospitality field evaluator with a strong knowledge of Asian locales, language and culture to work on its annual star ratings and Hospitality Solutions client evaluations. Ideal candidates will be based in the Asia-Pacific region and have a knowledge of Mandarin and/or Cantonese. Qualified candidates in other regions with similar knowledge can be considered. Since 1958, Forbes Travel Guide's professional team of evaluators has visited and rated hotels (and later restaurants and spas) across the globe, providing travelers with the best information on where to stay, dine, spa and sightsee.

The field evaluator will be responsible for gathering all information required to conduct and complete an anonymous evaluation of assigned hotel, restaurant and/or spa as well as gathering information for ForbesTravelGuide.com. The field evaluator must remain incognito and maintain a professional and appropriate demeanor on behalf of FTG.
Evaluation Operations
Remote, based in Asia
Full time
5-7 years
Dependent on location
Responsibilities

  • Evaluate properties by objectively answering pre-determined standards and submitting report to home office
  • Manage travel itinerary based on assignment; complete evaluations in cost-effective manner, following departmental policies and procedures
  • In conjunction with each unannounced evaluation report, submit photographs and information to be used by ForbesTravelGuide.com 
  • Maintain meticulous notes regarding property and logistics to assist evaluation planning department in future execution
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and home office to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Execute a minimum of five trips/audits (each audit could contain any combination of hotel, restaurant, and spa evaluations) per month — depending on back-to-back and other assigned work. The typical expectation of travel is a minimum of 15 days per month. International/domestic travel may be required weekends/weekdays.
  • Respond to home office questions in a timely manner; communicate quickly during editorial workflow following submission of report
  • Availability and/or flexibility to travel as requested by FTG on a monthly basis
  • Attend meetings, typically teleconferenced, as required
  • Manage personal travel logistics in a budget-conscious manner, following departmental policies and procedures

Skills Required

  • Hospitality experience (luxury hospitality experience preferred)
  • Ability to multitask and handle significant daily deadlines
  • Extremely organized, mature, self-motivated and independent worker
  • Detail orientated with a strong ability to keep meticulous records and prepare accurate reports both manually and through electronic channels
  • Low profile; preferred candidates do not have blogs or other prominent social media personalities. Chosen candidates will be required to maintain a low profile and possibly reduce their online profiles
  • Strong communication skills
  • Exceptional English speaking/writing abilities; knowledge of Mandarin and/or Cantonese
  • Strong writing skills required; experience or familiarity with luxury travel and writing about travel, spa, food, wine, style or design preferred
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Technologically proficient
  • Position requires consumption of food and drink as required for evaluation purposes
  • Evaluator must be located near major airport for cost-conscious, flexible travel

Please submit a resume, one to two writing samples and cover letter discussing relevant experience and qualifications to jobs@forbestravelguide.com. Note position in subject line.