In a recent FlexJobs survey, 70 percent of millennials identified travel as one of their primary reasons to work, second only to paying for basic necessities. Fifteen percent of millennials also identified themselves as digital nomads.
One of the reasons people seek flexible jobs is to allow them more time and flexibility to travel – and some of those folks actually want the flexibility to combine their work and travel lives. In that case, these jobs are a great fit.
The positions on this list are all flexible jobs that allow people to work remotely, either from any location in the world or from interesting locations that people enjoy traveling to.
One thing most people don't realize is that only a very small percentage of remote or telecommuting jobs allow people to work from anywhere in the world. Most telecommuting jobs have some location requirement, like requiring people to be close to an office, or to clients, or in a certain state or country for tax and employment law reasons. In contrast, the jobs on this list allow people the flexibility to work from interesting locations around the world or from wherever they choose, making them excellent for travel lovers and anyone who wants to work remotely while seeing the world.
As businesses become more global, the demand for professionals who can work as translators and use their bilingual skills to bridge communication gaps between cultures and businesses is growing. This function is especially important for companies that operate internationally or that have operations in other countries where associates must live and work. Here are some jobs in the translation and bilingual fields that offer the opportunity to see the world and work:
The China content manager will handle responsibilities including managing the localization process of company content, managing a team of curriculum experts and content creators, and analyzing data. This position is full-time contract with permanent potential. Travel is included in this role!
Travel and tourism careers are valued in the corporate world because a great deal of business is conducted internationally now. Here are just a few travel and hospitality jobs that can be found at FlexJobs that are available in international locations – and some offer the possibility to travel:
Location: Work from anywhere, remote
In this role, you'll handle company villa leads and identify customer requirements in order to optimize services and products. Build rapport, build customer relationships, and ensure goals for performance are met. Looking for a candidate with more than two years' experience.
A full-time vice president, hotel sales, will develop and execute a strong sales strategy and identify and understand key customers. Bachelor's degree with 15 years' relevant experience is required. Some telecommuting.
Location: Paris, France
See the world and work in this position where you'll be responsible for organizing meetings and events, assisting hosts with building neighborhood groups, identifying supporters, and entering data. Must have a passion for home sharing. Domestic and international travel required. Long-term contract position.
Event planners assume various responsibilities depending on their clients' needs, which could include organizing event details, buying supplies, setting up parties or events, coordinating vendors, and other activities on the event date. The following positions offer the benefit of travel:
This is a remote role with travel required. The right candidate will oversee the strategic success of key accounts across the globe and manage scheduled account reviews, including financial statements and strategy progress. Five years' experience in strategic management required.
An operations manager is needed for a full-time remote opportunity. Occasional travel involved. The operations manager will provide leadership to the team, maintain operations of ownership, support business development, and improve processes. Bachelor's degree and experience required.
Writers develop content using several multimedia formats for readers, listeners, or viewers. Writers often perform this function in a digital space such as on websites, community forums, and blogs. Here are some exciting writing opportunities that offer the chance to see the world while working:
Location: United Kingdom
Hotel review writer needed for a freelance job developing content, writing reviews, and meeting deadlines. Two or more years' experience in writing, hour flexibility, and a professional writing portfolio required. Part-time schedule.
Write documentation for a variety of audiences; create images, videos, and blogs for product; test software; and gather feedback. Some travel. Bachelor's degree needed and an understanding of complex technical concepts. Full-time, temporary job.
Will serve as a member of a project team working on building a relationship with the author, meeting with the author to gather autobiographical content, and transforming audio recordings into a manuscript. Short-term, part-time temporary with travel.
Nonprofit professionals work for charitable service organizations in many communities providing low-cost or free services to the people in those communities. They also work for environmental and green organizations that promote more eco-responsible living and often travel as part of the role. Here are just a few:
The field technician will work for an environmental action organization to reduce depredations of sheep and cattle by large carnivores. Familiarity with livestock production and nonlethal predator deterrents preferred. Full-time with extensive travel.
Location: United States
Regional director of major giving needed for a full-time telecommute job requiring travel, bachelor's degree, more than five years' relevant experience. Will oversee all major donations program responsibilities, coordinate fundraising events and activities, and more.
Marketing representatives are the driving force behind every successful organization. They promote and educate potential clients on products and services to help clients identify needs they might have. Then they help the clients through the process of attaining these things by using their highly developed interpersonal skills. The following roles offer positions in international locales or offer travel:
Full-time opportunity with some telecommuting. Will lead strategic brand planning, coordinate competitor intelligence gathering, and develop and distribute findings. Candidates must have pharmaceutical field experience and strong presentation skills.
LocationL:France, Belgium, Switzerland
Experienced global accounts manager desired for a full-time remote position. Candidate must have a degree in related field, ability to travel frequently, laboratory-setting work experience, and experience with sales management.
Brie Reynolds is the director of online content at FlexJobs.