Content Developer

We’re Vegas.com, the only online travel agency that operates from inside of Vegas. For people looking for unique experiences, we offer on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes Vegas intelligence as it happens, so they’ll always be the first to know what’s hot, and get the best deals. And we’re hiring.

We’re looking for a witty, smart, confident writer. Think Elvis. Before his bloated, unhinged, Vegas days. (So, bad example.)

We’re not writing about Milwaukee or Duluth. We’re writing about Vegas. We need someone whose voice is a lot like the city we’re talking about – engaging, real and a hell of a good time. This person has to write in the new Vegas.com voice, have a killer sense of humor, and turn around honest, clever copy under tight deadlines. 

Our credibility depends on you. We don’t trick people into believing we know more than the next guy because we actually do know more than the next guy. We’re the experts on this place. We live here and know all the little secrets. When people read our messaging, they should feel like they already trust us. They should believe we’re accessible to them and that we’re the best people to help make sure they have the trip of a lifetime.

Can you write like that? If so, introduce yourself.

What you’ll be called: CONTENT DEVELOPER

What you’ll be doing:

  • Representing the Vegas.com brand as an insider whose opinion matters to the people who are planning their trip to Vegas from wherever they are in the world.

  • Researching, writing and editing succinct, interesting content about shows from Blue Man to Zumanity and all the shows in between for Vegas.com, the Vegas.com blog, and LasVegas.com. This includes reviews, seasonal content, promotional copy, and emails. You’ll have to make all this stuff fun to read. You’ll also be taking and editing photos for all these sites sometimes too.

  • Interviewing celebrities, locals, behind-the-scenes folks, and business execs; attending PR events and shows; and sourcing material to get the info you need to do your job.

  • Building product pages using a Content Management System (Rhythmyx) and an Inventory Management System (Czar). This includes writing content, editing and uploading pictures, selecting search categories, creating physical locations, and other stuff like that.


What you’ll need: Knowledge of the Interwebs, HTML, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and other publications programs as needed.

Vegas.com offers competitive salary and a benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, and a great PTO plan.

To apply, email jobs@vegas.com, subject Content Developer. Send us:

  • Your resume

  • Wow us with your cover letter

  • Write a snappy review (minimum 350 words) of a show you have seen. Preferably a Las Vegas show.

  • Rewrite the following show description into something concise, playful, honest and clever. Make sure it follows our brand guidelines (http://www.vegas.com/about/1-snippets/vegascom_brandbook.pdf ):

If you're looking for a show that's a fusion of acrobatics, dance and visual effects, accompanied by a classic rock 'n' roll soundtrack, then all you need is LOVE.

Show Director Dominic Champagne calls The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil a "rock 'n' roll poem." The show is a slightly psychedelic journey through the trends and politics of the '60s and most importantly, The Beatles' history, told through nearly 30 of the group's songs.

LOVE started out as a collaboration between George Harrison and Cirque du Soleil's Guy LaLiberté. After Harrison's death, the remaining Beatles and the families of the late group members helped bring Harrison's vision to life, sharing their ideas about song selection and song order for the show.

The music director for LOVE is none other than Sir George Martin, who is best known for his work producing The Beatles' music. Martin's son, Giles, is also a music director for the show.

Although LOVE features some well-known Beatles songs, it is not meant to be a greatest hits show.

The journey starts with the energetic "Get Back" at the scene of The Beatles' farewell concert and then flashes back to Liverpool during World War II when the band members were young children.

No journey through the '60s would be complete without a trip through the era of Beatlemania. Acrobats and tumblers on trampolines perform, accompanied by "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Drive My Car."

"Help" serves as the soundtrack for four extreme sports athletes who take the stage leaping 11 foot ramps on inline skates.

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Octopus's Garden" are the perfect backdrops for Cirque's famous aerial ballet moves.

The show even features a "jam session" created from authentic recordings of the four band members. All of the audio clips and music in the show are from actual recordings from The Beatles' Abbey Road studio.

The show concludes with its namesake "All You Need is Love," as a montage of photos of The Beatles plays on huge screens, leaving the audience with a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era.

Besides The Beatles, the other star of the show is the 2,000-plus seat theater itself, which features 360-degree seating. There is not a bad seat in the house and the farthest is only 98 feet from the stage.

The sound system is unlike any other - there are 6,341 speakers in the theater and patrons feel as though they are completely enveloped in sound. There are three speakers per seat -- two in each headrest and one in the seat in front of you.

The theater also features a complex video system with 28 projectors and two 20-foot-high by 100-foot-wide screens, which contribute to the visual experience.

LOVE is not a typical Cirque du Soleil show with high-flying trapeze artists, gymnasts and acrobats. Although there is some of that in the show, it is mainly a theatrical and dance-oriented show. The creators also wanted to bring a bit of the youth of today into the show, showcasing extreme sports, break dancing and street dancing.

In the end, it's all about the music and if you're a fan of The Beatles, you'll have nothing but love for this show.

Vegas.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer.