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Marketing Content Creator and Editor (expired)

Oku Japan

Oku Japan

Job ID
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Post date
Jan 24, 2023
Tourism / Travel / Hospitality
General Marketing
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥225,000 ~ ¥325,000 / Month
  • Negotiable


  • English: Native level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Willing to relocate if necessary (new staff are required to attend the office daily and be within Kyoto, Osaka or Shiga to commute.)
  • Full Time (Part time and fully remote work isn't possible)
  • Available to begin within 3 months or under
  • Native speaker or highly proficient in English
  • Visa sponsorship available


Oku Japan is a Kyoto-based tour operator and destination management company (DMC) focused on adventure travel. We do more than create tours – we create memories of a lifetime by creating people-to-people connections. Our international team is bound together by a deep passion for and a strong knowledge of traditional Japanese culture. We create small-group guided, self-guided, walking, cultural, and special interest tours of Japan. Our tours place an emphasis on travel off the beaten track and combining must-see places with hidden gems. Our tours and our team reflect our support for sustainable and community-based tourism.

Thanks to the return of travel, we have an opening for the role of Marketing Content Creator and Editor.

We are looking for a confident, team player with strong storytelling skills to write, edit, and proofread both short-form and long-form content across our various channels, including social media, newsletters, blog posts, and advertising copy. Additionally, you must have excellent editing skills and adhere to our editorial guidelines to ensure all content, regardless of the writer, is consistent and reflects the brand appropriately. Ultimately, you will work to create engaging content for our audience and strengthens the Oku Japan brand.

Job responsibilities of Marketing Content Creator and Editor include but are not limited to the following:

• Becoming the main editor and significantly involved as a writer for Marketing and Sales material, such as website copy, advertising campaigns, social channels, blog content, brochures, etc..
• Ensuring content is aligned with the company’s editorial guidelines
• Learning our trip destinations and products, and developing an understanding of our audience personas in order to create compelling content
• Collaborating with the Digital and Sales teams on campaigns and brainstorming
• Utilising your SEO knowledge and keyword research skills when writing website content
• Adhering to deadlines to ensure content is effective and aligned with the broader team and company goals
• Working and fully available 9-6 Monday – Friday. Additional hours may be necessary to achieve your goals and complete your work.
• Occasionally, domestic or international travel may be required

Requested skills

• Professional experience in English-language editing and proofreading roles where you have demonstrated your ability to understand and cater to audience needs, while also meeting company goals for engagement, awareness, and overall branding
• Excellent writing skills, including creative writing
• A working knowledge of SEO and the role it plays in content creation
• Ability to use or learn common word processing software, social media platforms, and other systems and programs which may be used
• Able to multitask and prioritise to ensure competing objectives are met
• Interpersonal and team skills which enable you to build great relationships internally and externally
• Strong communication skills that include being a good listener, flexible, solution-oriented, and motivated to follow through
• Travel experience is a plus
• Proficient with Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Dropbox

Do you have additional skills you can bring to the table? Tell us about them!
• Must be fluent in English
• Must have permission to work in Japan

*Please note we are not always able to reply to unsuccessful candidates on initial application

Last modified on February 24, 2023

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