6 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Copy Editor
  • Type Full Time
  • Location Remote

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Description

Location: UK (remote) Department: Editorial Reporting to: International Editor Role Overview Time Out is looking for an Interim Travel Editor on a 12-month fixed-term contract. The successful candidate will oversee Time Out’s UK and global travel content and provide parental cover for colleagues on the International editorial team. Key Responsibilities
  • Drive revenue, traffic and engagement by pitching, writing, editing, proofreading and fact-checking travel news and features
  • Expand Time Out’s English-language travel content by commissioning and updating content to meet keyword opportunities
  • Direct Time Out’s UK domestic travel content strategy to drive traffic and reader loyalty
  • Develop Time Out’s travel contributor network; commission and edit content from freelance writers
  • Collaborate with Time Out’s network of city editors and experts on travel content
  • Coordinate the translation of travel content into English where required
  • Break rising travel topics and stories, keeping your finger on the pulse of industry trends
  • Assist the rest of the International team as required with editorial features and projects, especially during upcoming periods of parental leave
  • Build content using Time Out’s CMS, making sure news and features are optimized for SEO and Time Out’s editorial best practice
  • May include overseeing the layout and production of print travel pages
  • Manage editorial budget and deliver content to deadline
  • Post content to social media to drive social engagements and referrals
  • Create travel-themed email newsletters to promote content
  • Identify and assist with opportunities for video content to drive views
  • Identify commercial opportunities and support commercial teams with campaigns
  • When required, serve as a spokesperson/quotable expert on all things travel
  • Ensure Time Out’s editorial standards are met, all relevant copyrights have been cleared and content meets all legal guidelines
  • Embrace Time Out’s digital-first, mobile-first philosophy; a strong background in digital production is essential
Skills and Experience
  • Excellent writing, editing, commissioning and proofreading skills
  • Highest standard of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Extensive digital production experience, including creating content using a CMS and for social media platforms
  • Experience as a digital travel section or features editor
  • Strong organisational skills including managing editorial calendars and spreadsheets
  • Print commissioning and layout experience desirable
  • Extensive contacts book of contributors, PRs and travel industry figures
  • Fluent English; at least one additional major language ideal
Interested in applying but don't tick all the boxes on the list? Please apply, we'd still love to hear from you.
What we look for in a candidate
Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics and values we all share. To join our team, you’ll want to…
  • Be commercially astute
  • Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced digital-first company
  • Think globally
  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Be a team player
About Our Culture
At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people. We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender, gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world, social justice, and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.

Skills Required

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • CMS Experience
  • Digital Production

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