About the Role
Travel News, South Africa's most trusted source for travel industry news for over 50 years, is seeking a dedicated and dynamic Online Daily News Editor to guide our digital publication into the future. Our title has evolved with the industry from our roots as Travel News Weekly, embracing digital transformation to remain central to the conversation among travel professionals. Now, we invite you to be part of our journey.
We serve a community of passionate and diverse travel agents who rely on us for timely news, industry insights, and expertise. If you have the ability to write, are a fast learner, have a keen sense of curiosity, high intelligence, and enjoy building relationships, you might just be the person we're looking for.
Oversee and manage daily online editorial operations.
Write lead stories for the daily publication.
Develop and implement editorial strategy to expand our reader base.
Engage with our readership to ensure that we're serving their needs.
Collaborate with writers, reporters and other staff to maintain the high standard of our publication.
Mentor and coach junior staff.
Ensure all content adheres to highest ethical and journalistic standards.
Four days will be spent working in the office; the other day may be worked remotely.
This role offers an incredible opportunity to take the reins of a historic publication, maintaining the integrity of its past while shaping its digital future. If you're ready to make your mark and contribute significantly to the South African travel industry, we'd love to hear from you.
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field advantageous.
Proven experience in journalism, with a preference given to candidates with editorial experience.
Understanding and/or experience in the travel industry would be a considerable advantage.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
Proactive, curious, and passionate about engaging a community.
Own car and a valid driving licence.
About the Company
Travel News is a daily online trade publication for professional travel consultants, travel managers and those engaged in the sale and promotion of every facet of travel in Southern Africa. Travel News leverages off its predecessor, Travel News Weekly's, 50 years of engaging with the travel trade as the premium regional travel trade publication. This publication is established, engaged and respected.