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The Times and The Sunday Times , Assistant Travel Editor

News UK
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
24 Oct 2021

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Job Title: Assistant Travel Editor

Department / Division :TNL editorial

Location: London

News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments,meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times.News UK is also home to Unruly, a global ad tech company, and Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.


  • Write, edit and produce distinctive and engaging travel content across multiple platforms for The Times and The Sunday Times 
  • Work with in-house writers and freelance contributors to commission high-quality articles for print and web 
  • Represent the Travel department at press and PR events and on Times Radio
  • Attend conference and sign-off pages and digital sections as required
  • Mentor, assist and manage more junior members of the Travel department and oversee staff rotas 
  • Contribute ideas and stories to other sections of The Times and The Sunday Times
  • Commission and edit digital packages that increase engagement, support subscriber growth and generate commercial revenue

Skills and experience:

  • Experience working as a commissioning editor on a national newspaper or magazine
  • Significant past experience in, and a demonstrable passion for, travel and travel journalism
  • Able to commission content for multiple platforms
  • A strong understanding of SEO and the tools used to measure engagement and traffic
  • Able to use social media platforms to engage current and new audiences for The Times and The Sunday Times, both inside and outside the paywall
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate succinctly and effectively 
  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams
  • A strong understanding of editorial compliance and regulatory issues

Please apply with a cover letter and CV by October 24.

Equal opportunities:
The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual's potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.

This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion,belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status,disability or age.


News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart.

Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week.

They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.

If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

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