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Deputy Travel Editor

The Sunday Times Travel section is seeking an experienced editor to join its talented team. This role requires a journalist with first-rate copy-editing skills, a proven track record of commissioning engaging content, and experience of working alongside picture editors, sub-editors and designers to generate eye-catching treatments and layouts.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding writer, as comfortable generating punchy sidebars and considered opinion pieces as they are complex round-ups and 1,500-word colour features. They will have experience working across multiple platforms and an understanding of the competing demands of print and digital.

Applicants should have extensive experience with a national travel publication or website, excellent travel industry contacts, some management experience and a solid grasp of SEO and social media.

To apply, please send a one-page CV, three feature ideas perfectly attuned to our readership, and your vision of how the Sunday Times Travel section needs to evolve over the next two years,

Please either add links to these ideas in your cover letter or submit your ideas using the email address provided: by September 23.

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Editor, Travel
The News Building, London
Reports to:
Travel Editor


  • Commissioning and editing across the weekly section
  • Writing a broad range of travel-related articles and features, to include some travel (both short and long-haul) across the year
  • Assisting the Editor with managing a small team (and a much wider group of contributors) and liaising across multiple sections of the paper
  • Working with the Editor to develop long-term strategies and goals
  • Generating and implementing ideas for both print and digital editions of the section
  • Acting as a “brand ambassador”, representing the title internally and externally at conferences, events and consumer shows
  • Recognise and act upon any potential legal issues and act in accordance with the IPSO Code of Conduct

Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience of commissioning and editing on a national newspaper or equivalent magazine or website
  • Demonstrable excellence in travel writing
  • Ability to work independently and proactively but also to integrate seamlessly with a small, diligent team
  • Efficient and organised, with the ability to navigate obstacles through creative and adaptive approaches
  • Experience working collaboratively with multiple teams, including digital and commercial
  • Experience working with video desirable

Closing date 23rd September 2018


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