Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) (www.meredith.com) has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms — including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video — to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
Meredith's National Media Group reaches nearly 175 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including 80 percent of U.S. millennial women. Meredith is a leader in creating content across media platforms and life stages in key consumer interest areas, such as celebrity, food, lifestyle, home, parenting, beauty and fashion. Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities, including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S., and The Foundry, the company's state-of-the-art creative lab and content studio. Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching more than 11 percent of U.S. households.
The job: The Travel + Leisure Assistant Editor supports senior editorial staff in the preparation, execution, and tracking of editorial content across the brand’s print, digital, and social platforms. The editor plays a critical role in the magazine’s Upgrade section and the annual A-List, T+L’s curated guide to the world’s top travel advisors, as well as several other annual T+L franchises. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and editing skills and feel comfortable moving balancing monthly print responsibilities with daily digital tasks. Some background in travel editorial is a plus; a passion for travel is a must.
You will: • Working closely with a senior editor, generate monthly ideas for the monthly Upgrade section of travel strategies. • Working with same editor, serve as administrator for the A-List, T+L’s collection of top travel advisors, including managing the application process and digital content creation around advisors, while helping write the annual print guide. • Provide research and organizational support on other T+L franchises, including World’s Best, Where to Go, and Destination of the Year • Generate weekly story ideas for T+L’s website based on trending news topics and current traffic-generating subjects. • Pitch and edit news and service-focused stories for other parts of the magazine’s FOB. • Maintain relationships with travel publicists and other industry figures, while representing T+L at events. • Manage T+L’s entries into industry awards programs, including the ASMEs. You have: • One to two years of experience working for a magazine, newspaper or digital editorial entity. • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work independently, managing your own projects. • Strong writing and line-editing skills, with some awareness for best practices in publishing to print and digital. • A passion for travel and magazines.