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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 (andlater 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 and social media platforms. 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

  • 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 and social media outlets
  • 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 Note position in subject line.