Sr Editor, Travel

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Senior Editor, Travel, is an editorial driver and leader for the team. She/he is a creative storyteller, an editor with a deep rolodex of contacts in the travel industry from writers to destinations to experts in the field. An important part of this role is to navigate, curate and seek new talent to bring a diverse range of voices to the hub of travel content. She/he should be imbedded in digital storytelling, understand different methodologies and metrics on how to tell stories, be curious about new platforms, and be able to coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders. She/he ideates, develops, produces, and publishes daily content to support cadence and audience targets of the Travel desk . She/he supports National Geographic's company-wide goals of growing audiences, engagement, and digital revenue.

The ideal candidate will be able to designate a beat within travel and refine our expertise and output within this beat to improve our overall output and strengthen our brand's position in the travel media marketplace. Examples of beats include: sustainable travel, family travel, national parks, etc. She/he should be a good communicator, someone who speaks up in meetings and is able to represent the travel team in internal stakeholder meetings, with knowledge about the travel team's needs and ability.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a content-specific team of editors and producers, including oversight of daily content production (e.g. content calendar, pitch meetings, and distribution coordination). Establish, document, and monitor content schedules, deadlines and deliverables.
  • Navigate, curate and seek new talent to bring a diverse range of voices to the hub of travel content. In communication with Head of Travel, support the Travel Desk's editorial content strategy across digital platforms.
  • Connect and maintain relationships with digital teams and other key internal stakeholders to ensure overall business goals are achieved through the team's efforts.
  • Monitor industry and competitive landscape and perform other duties as assigned. Provide digital expertise to the Head of Travel and other support as needed.


Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree is required.
  • Expertise gained through at least 5 years of experience building and leading an online franchise, specialized training/experience related to specific franchise areas of responsibility.
  • English language is required.
  • Proficiency in AEM, page production software, Google and Adobe analytics, HTML, Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel preferred.
  • Professional writing and editing skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage resources and daily priorities.
  • Team player with diplomatic temperament and ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and consistently deliver quality work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Deep familiarity with and appreciation for the Web and a passion for the franchise areas of responsibility.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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