Assistant Travel Editor

Join our team at the Guardian and be a part of a diverse and inclusive global organisation that delivers fearless, investigative journalism, and holds power to account. Our team of award-winning journalists, cutting-edge commercial professionals, and industry-leading digital experts are committed to making a difference and represent a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. We offer a challenging and exciting environment for career development, with a focus on training, growth and fostering an inclusive culture.

We are now looking for an Assistant Travel Editor (9 month fixed term contract or staff secondment). You'll commission travel features and news stories, covering hard hitting topics like the climate crisis and its impact on the travel industry, to reviewing some of the must-see cities around the world.

About the Role

  • Commission and write news stories at short notice with quick turnaround
  • Research and commission travel features
  • Assist in the smooth running of the travel desk
  • Commission multi-media story forms such as photo essays and audio features
  • Nurture relationships with columnists and outside contributors

About You

  • Experience of editing and commissioning for a national or international news publication or respected magazine or website
  • Understanding of the purpose and aims of the Guardian's travel journalism, and a wide knowledge of and interest in travel
  • Good understanding of the Guardian's digital approach to journalism
  • Knowledge and appreciation of Guardian style
  • Ideally, you'll have a demonstrable ability to bring a diverse perspective to this role

We actively encourage applications from candidates who are BAME or from other groups traditionally underrepresented in the UK media.

How to Apply

To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you'd love to take on this role, and why you're a great match for what we're looking for.

?The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th August 2023.

All roles at the Guardian are open for everybody to apply. It is important to us that you feel supported and comfortable throughout your recruitment process, in order to perform your best. Please let us know if there are any changes we could make to the recruitment process to make it easier and more comfortable for you. Please contact Sean Brinkley at sean.brinkley@guardian.co.uk to discuss further so we can work with you to support you through your application.

Benefits at the Guardian

Culture & Wellbeing

We want everyone to feel like they belong at the Guardian and we champion diversity of thought. Our various employee forums provide a platform to use their voice to foster an inclusive workplace.

You will also have the opportunity to hear unique insight from our journalists in our morning conference, a live discussion on the news story of the day.

We offer great tools to help you prioritise your wellbeing including free yoga and pilates. These run alongside our corporate gym membership and cycle to work scheme.

Learning & Development

We encourage personal and professional growth. Employees have access to a broad range of tools and solutions, and we are happy to support the pursuit of professional qualifications through vocational courses and apprenticeships.

Our Working Environment

We take pride in our surroundings and are pleased to offer versatile meeting rooms and colourful communal areas. We have a brilliant canteen that caters to breakfast, lunch and dinner, with views overlooking Regent's Canal. Our multi-faith prayer room provides privacy for those who require a safe space when in the office.

Additional Benefits & Policies

We offer 30 days annual leave per annum, plus an additional 5 day holiday purchase scheme. Our pension scheme is generous; if you contribute 5% then we will contribute 8-12% (depending on your age). We believe in giving back, which is why employees are given 2 volunteering days annually and the option of payroll giving. Season ticket loans are also available.

You are entitled to life cover, income protection, healthcare, sick pay and eye tests. You can also opt in to dental insurance.

We have enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave policies in place. We also support our employees by offering an IVF, menopause, baby loss, and trans equality policy.