The Assistant Editor plays a key role in executing AFAR’s editorial vision by developing, writing, and editing stories for both digital and print.

Essential Functions

  • Pitch, assign, edit, and write day-of stories for AFAR.com
  • Own beats for AFAR.com such as arts and culture, outdoor adventure, food and drink, or LGBTQ coverage
  • Write and edit print magazine front-of-book pages, special packages, and sidebars
  • Assist senior editors with research, writing, production, and basic photo research for digital and print features and packages
  • Develop a robust travel industry network through meetings with travel PR representatives

 Requirements

  • Smart editorial instincts
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • An orientation towards high-quality professional journalism
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent reporting and writing skills
  • Experience working in a CMS
  • Comfortable doing basic photo editing and sizing
  • Familiar with social media platforms
  • Experience with video and podcasting a plus
  • Team player who enjoys collaborating with others and gets satisfaction from helping teammates do their best
  • Must be a proactive self-starter with a collaborative spirit
  • Must possess the ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Must be detail-oriented and deadline-savvy
  • Must have a passion for travel, and be interested in conceptualizing new and interesting ways to cover travel

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@afar.com to apply.