Associate Editor - National Geographic Traveler
Job Number: FNG0006589
Organization: National Geographic Partners
Job Type: Editorial
Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Job Posting Date: July 11, 2017

Job Description

The Associate Editor for National Geographic Traveler manages and edits the magazine’s entire front-of-the-book section. He/she assigns all writers, as well as fosters emerging talent. The position collaborates heavily with the photo and design departments, and looks for creative, visual ways to tell a story. 


  • Edit and manage all front-of-the-book content for the magazine.
  • Curate and conceive front-of-the-book story ideas, and lead and organize all front-of-the-book meetings.
  • Source and cultivate freelance writers for our front-of-the-book sections.
  • Collaborate with the photo and design departments on all front-of-the-book stories.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners, including Nat Geo Expeditions/Lodges; Nat Geo Books; Nat Geo Travel Digital; and advertisers for sponsored content.
  • Write any pages not assigned to freelance writers (i.e. Contents, Masthead, Opener, etc).
  • Write front-of-the-book articles as needed.
  • Assist feature editors with smaller feature pieces and sidebars. Help brainstorm features and packages. 



  • At least three years of relevant work experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate work or degree in journalism or communications preferred.
  • Knowledge of the travel media landscape and the travel experience.
  • Experience with editorial layout software, print editorial ideation and content development, hands-on editing, writing, and reporting skills.
Division Description
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit or, or find us on FacebookTwitter, InstagramGoogle+, YouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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