Editor, Travel Guides

Afar Media
New York City, New York (US)
Competitive annual salary, bonus, health, dental, 401k, annual travel stipend
Sep 13, 2017
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

AFAR is looking for a travel guide editor to join our digital editorial team. The right candidate will have a strong background in travel-guide curation and play a key role in developing and expanding our destination coverage online, both for our award-winning website (AFAR.com) and for our strategic partners. This position can be based in our New York or San Francisco office.

 Essential duties:

  • Assign, edit, curate, and update new and existing destination guides, and related content, for AFAR.com and our partners.
  • Work across editorial, dev, and marketing teams to identify destination priorities, editorial needs, and CMS enhancements.
  • Deploy new guides, travel tools, and content to help our discerning travelers make the most of their trip.
  • Mentor and develop local experts around the world.
  • Commission, write, or edit additional destination features for AFAR.com as needed.



  • 3-5 years’ experience in a related field or publication; travel-guide publishing expertise preferred
  • Exceptional assigning, budgeting, editing, and curatorial expertise
  • Deep familiarity working on a short lead time, in a CMS
  • A roster of go-to writers around the globe
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills
  • Curiosity, enthusiasm, confidence, and professional maturity
  • A love for journalism, online content, and a passion for travel
  • Strong sense of humor 

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