Editor, Travel Guides

Employer
Afar Media
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Competitive annual salary, bonus, health, dental, 401k, annual travel stipend
Posted
Sep 13, 2017
Closes
Oct 13, 2017
Specialty
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Duration
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.

 

Requirements:

  • 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