Interim Travel Editor (12 month FTC)

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.

About Time Out Group plc


It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the capital. Since then, this iconic brand has consistently maintained its status as the go-to source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike.

Time Out Group has been named one of the Most Innovative Companies for 2020 by Fast Company - this prestigious annual list honours the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. The Group comprises two highly synergistic business divisions: Time Out Media and Time Out Market. 

Time Out Media’s digital and physical media proposition comprises websites, mobile, social media, print and live events. Across these platforms, Time Out distributes its high-quality content – written and curated by local expert journalists – around the best food, drinks, culture, art, music, theatre, travel and entertainment in 328 cities and 58 countries. The Company is monetising this global reach and its strong traffic from a desirable audience via digital and print advertising as well as e-commerce. Since its launch 50 years ago, Time Out has become a global brand that advertisers and consumers love and trust.

Time Out Market is a food and cultural market leveraging the Time Out brand to bring the best of the city under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences – based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for. The world’s first food and cultural market experience based wholly on editorial curation, Time Out Market captures decades of local knowledge, independent reviews and expert opinions. Everything that is being offered in Time Out Market must have been reviewed with four or five stars, and not one star less, by independent Time Out journalists.

The first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014 and is now Portugal’s most popular attraction with 4.1 million visitors in 2019. Following this success, five new Time Out Markets opened in North America in 2019 in Miami, New York, Boston, Montréal and Chicago. A further pipeline of other global locations includes Porto, Prague, Abu Dhabi and London. 

Across both business divisions, the Group’s mission is to help people around the world go out better. 

Time Out is a dynamic, pioneering brand and so is our team. We want to work with the best and brightest talent because we work for the world’s greatest cities, the people enjoying them and the businesses in them. As a truly global team we get to collaborate with colleagues from New York to Paris, Tokyo and Sydney and beyond. It’s our integrity, passion, curiosity, creativity and openness that make us successful and a unique team.

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