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Commissioning Editor - Travel Features - 6-month FTC

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



About the Telegraph

For over 160 years, The Telegraph’s stories, dispatches, interviews, and investigations have set the agenda, sparked debate, and provided generations of readers with a trusted source of news, information, and opinion.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers, by 2023, a vision we all stand behind. We wouldn’t be one of the world's most successful media organisations without the talent, determination, and creative spirit of our people. As our readers’ needs evolve, it's more important than ever that we recruit original thinkers and innovative individuals who can keep us at the forefront of our industry. That means not only journalists but also marketers, analysts, designers, engineers, and much more.

We want to foster the diversity of thought through our people and create an inclusive working environment that allows everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure have the highest performing teams.

About the Role

The Commissioning Editor - Travel Features will devise, commission and create innovative content ideas for the Travel that work across all platforms. This includes but is not limited to: news analysis, comment and features.

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver expertise in Travel and ensure that all features conform to the Telegraph’s Digital First strategy.
  • To attend regular commissioning meetings to present features ideas in a collaborative style for team input and development.
  • To edit copy at speed.
  • To attract freelance writing talent.
  • To nurture and develop PR contacts in the industry and beyond.
  • To set a high standard of digital and print journalism (visuals, edits, sells and headlines).
  • To find new ways/ideas to drive engagement with travel content.
  • To represent Travel externally where and when required.


  • Keen instinct for a good story and how to tell it - needs features and lifestyle experience as well as travel.
  • Understanding of what content engages our readers and encourages them to subscribe and register.
  • Understanding of the trends and cultural shifts in the travel industry.
  • Motivated to build relationships with travel industry contacts, PRs and decision makers and influencers.
  • Enthusiasm for travel – including key triggers, research and booking patterns and UG opportunities
  • Demonstrates self-motivation and initiative.
  • Able to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines whilst maintaining flawless accuracy.
  • The ability to work comfortably both independently and as part of a team.
  • Personable and professional when representing Travel internally and externally. Enthusiasm and energy for attending external events and trips.