Deputy Travel Editor

Location: Flexible within UK (remote/hybrid arrangement)
Department: Content
Reporting to: Travel Editor

Role Overview

The Deputy Travel Editor will support the Travel Editor to deliver Time Out’s travel content strategy, and help to manage all Time Out’s coverage of travel destinations outside the UK and North America, with a particular focus on Europe.

Travellers turn to us because no one knows the city like Time Out; because we give a local’s perspective on everything from the biggest tourist attractions to the tiniest tucked-away bars; because they want to know what a city is really like. We tell them about places in a way that’s funny, engaging, useful and makes them want to pack their bags and head for the airport immediately.

We’re looking for someone who loves getting to know a destination inside-out and discovering (and sharing) the places that locals love. Our content is primarily city-focused and goes big on food, drink, culture (both low and high) and offbeat, under-the-radar things to do.

You’ll be well versed in SEO and curating ‘best of’ lists, but also have a keen eye for news stories and features that will jump out of our readers’ feeds. Sharp-eyed copy-editing skills and experience with crafting excellent, engaging social and video content are also very much desirable.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with publishing Travel content, including news and features, across the Time Out Worldwide site and travel destinations outside North America and the UK. Day-to-day this will include writing, research, commissioning, copy-editing, proofreading, fact-checking and digital production using our in-house CMS in line with best practice and SEO.
  • Break rising travel topics and stories, keeping a finger on the pulse of industry trends.
  • Contribute ideas towards the overall Time Out Travel content strategy.
  • Monitor the performance of travel content to ensure published work is contributing towards monthly Travel section goals.
  • Expand Time Out’s travel coverage with new ideas, content opportunities, destinations and formats.
  • Help execute the Time Out Travel social and video strategy, aiming to build audience and drive conversions.
  • Edit the regular Time Out Travel email newsletter.
  • Develop and expand Time Out’s international contributor network.
  • Help boost the industry and public profile of Time Out as a travel brand.
  • Assist with international editorial projects such as the Time Out Index survey and associated features, awards schemes and more, aiming to build audience and drive conversions and brand profile.
  • Cover for Travel Editor during leave periods.
  • 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.

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.

As our cities have reopened, we have embraced a hybrid way of working that gives us the opportunity to work remotely, as well as from the office; offering the flexibility that brings many benefits to our lives, as well as still providing a space where we can connect and collaborate as part of our Time Out community.

About Time Out Group plc


Time Out Group is a global media and hospitality business that inspires connection and joy by capturing the soul of the world’s greatest cities through its two divisions – Time Out Media and Time Out Market.

Time Out launched in London in 1968 with a magazine to help people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the city. Today, Time Out’s professional journalists curate the best things to do, see and eat in 333 cities in 59 countries.

Time Out Market is the world’s first editorially curated food and cultural market, bringing a city’s best chefs, restaurateurs and unique cultural experiences together under one roof. From cooking classes with top chefs to installations from local artists and live entertainment, Time Out Market captures the soul of the city.

The first Time Out Market opened in 2014 in a historic market hall in Lisbon, quickly turning into the most popular destination in the city with 4.1m locals and tourists visiting in 2019. The success of Lisbon brought further expansion in North America, with Time Out Market opening in five major cities in 2019: Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montreal. In 2021, Time Out Market expanded into the Middle East with Time Out Market Dubai, and more Time Out Market locations are in the pipeline including Porto, London, Prague and more.

Time Out Group was named International Brand of the Year 2021 in the Campaign Publishing Awards – awarding bravery, editorial innovation and forward thinking. While Time Out Market won the Most Innovative Food & Beverage Concept Award at the Global RLI (Retail & Leisure International) Awards 2021.

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