Assistant Travel Editor

Posted On: May 21, 2014

Journalism Job

Media Organization: The Weather Channel -

Company Description

Through The Weather Channel,, Weather Underground,, and third-party publishing partners, the company provides millions of people every day with the world's best weather forecasts, content and data, connecting with them through television, online, mobile and tablet screens. Through WSI and Weather Central, the company delivers superior professional weather services for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.

Job Description

The leading website for weather news and information is looking for an assistant editor in our travel section. The ideal candidate will be passionate about travel, know how to create content that grabs audiences, has excellent writing and editing skills, and understand how users consume content online.

Specific Responsibilities
- Generate story ideas
- Produce stories and slideshows
- Identify breaking news stories that would fit under the travel vertical
- Be willing to work in a breaking news situation when severe weather occurs
- Research photos and stories, brainstorm and collaborate with digital content team

Skills and Experience

- Knowledge of SEO best practices
- Ability to craft headlines that engage readers
- Sharp writing and editing skills
- Familiarity with trends in travel news coverage
- Relevant work and internship experience

- Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
- Comfortable with various content management systems
- Knowledge of HTML

- BA in a related field (Journalism, Communications, etc.)

To Apply

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