American Society of Magazine Editors

Associate Editor, Social Media/Newsletters at AFAR

AFAR’s mission is to inspire and enable deeper, richer, and more authentic experiences. The associate editor will manage social and email strategy and execution for AFAR Digital. We’re looking for a curious, interested, creative, and passionate individual who has a blend of editorial skills, social media acumen, technical proficiency, a desire to measure and evaluate performance, attention to detail, and a deep love for and understanding of how travel opens our eyes and hearts. The person in this position will bring the AFAR brand and our platforms to life and elevate conversations around experiential travel. 

Essential duties:

  • Work closely with the Director of Digital Content to oversee and execute social and email strategy
  • Drive audience acquisition and retention through creative packaging of AFAR’s content
  • Work across the company to integrate efforts from various teams (including magazine, marketing, events, etc.) into social and campaign initiatives.
  • Help inform best practices in social and email by measuring performance and understanding key analytics
  • Define and produce content for emails; execute on all email campaigns
  • Define and produce content for social; execute on all social channels
  • Manage social ad/marketing campaigns
  • Integrate social and make social behaviors top of mind for all major stakeholders in the company 

Desired skillset and qualifications:

  • 3–5 years’ experience in an editorial role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Deep knowledge of the social space including its different platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest
  • Experience measuring results and using data to inform decision making
  • Editorial background and experience taking on the voice of a brand
  • Curiosity, enthusiasm, confidence, and professional maturity
  • A love for journalism, online communities, and a passion for travel
  • Strong sense of humor

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter to Be sure to include all relevant social media handles.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014