We recently sat down with Mike Harvey, VP Communications at Culture Trip to learn more about how they work, and what they’re bringing to Silicon Milkroundabout.
Who are Culture Trip?
Culture Trip is a startup operating in travel, media and entertainment. With offices in London, New York and Tel Aviv, we feature stories that reveal what is special and unique about a place, its people and its culture. In-house creative teams together with a global network of more than 300 freelance creators produce location-based inspiration from around the world, including articles, videos, photography, illustration and animation.
Founded by former academic psychiatrist Dr. Kris Naudts, Culture Trip has been dubbed one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies by Forbes. The website attracts approximately 18 million monthly unique visitors with two billion+ video views in the last two years alone. The app has been downloaded over two million times. With a social media reach of eight million plus, Culture Trip aims to bring the world to everyone and brings us all closer together.
How does the team at Culture Trip work?
There are many teams at Culture Trip, spread across three offices worldwide. We come from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds, but have one unifying mission: we want to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and connect with the world around them. We are friendly and hard working. We believe it is important to be open to the world and we are all proud to be working in a business that inspires people to book trips and explore.
The single best thing about working at Culture Trip is the people. We are a group of people from all round the world with enormous creativity and drive – and we’re excited for the chance to express that.
What are you currently working on and what’s coming soon?
Culture Trip is still growing fast. We have been focusing our efforts over the last two years on growing our audience and have successfully achieved this. Now it’s about looking at various revenue streams such as branded content, syndication and allowing people to move from engaging with the inspiration stories on Culture Trip to actually making a transaction through our site, such as booking a place to stay or experience. At the same time we are working on more global content projects, including a new video series and new content around Pride.
We are continually updating the features on our website and in our app. But we can’t tell you about the latest until launch!
What’s the hiring process at Culture Trip?
The hiring process can vary from role to role. A normal process would consist of a recruiter screen, four hangout/onsite interviews (which can be split over a couple of days) to offer decision, which can take between two and four weeks
What job roles are you bringing to Silicon Milkroundabout April 2019?
We have a variety of roles across all areas of the event – marketing, product, data, front-end & back-end with cross-functional projects across the business. We are bringing over 40 roles in total.
How did your last Silicon Milkroundabout go?
We had great success last year and were very busy, with people queuing to talk to us! Across both days we had 208 leads across product, marketing, data & engineering. 23 made it to screening, five onsite interviews, and we made a hire.
What’s your top tip for applicants heading to Silicon Milkroundabout?
Have an updated CV ready to send and make sure your Linkedin profile is up to date.
Check out the list of roles Culture Trip are hiring for at the event at their company page and apply for your ticket to chat to the team on 27-28 April!