General information

We want the best, most visionary storytellers we can find. Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel is a ground breaking effort to bring travel writing into a new age.

We’ve found many talented editors, writers, and artists to join our core team from our first pool of applicants. We believe that stories and images which show our world should be created by writers and photographers throughout that world, and we are building a global perspective through our Masthead. We believe that you don’t need to move great distances geographically to travel. We therefore consciously seek contributors from various locations to widen our cultural lens.

For this second positions call we would particularly welcome applicants from the following regions:

  • Australasia
  • Japan
  • Latin and South America
  • Middle East
  • Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Southeast Asia
  • United Kingdom

Due to the fact our first call had many American applicants, many of whom we brought on, our second call will be open only to writers who live outside of the United States, so that we can represent the voices of the world, as stated in our vision on our About page. This call is open to applicants living in all other countries, including US nationals living outside of the US.

We actively encourage applications from emerging writers, writers who have not had traditional publishing opportunities, and writers of colour. Writers who have previously applied may reapply, providing they meet the geographical requirements outlined above.

Current positions open: Job descriptions

Applications for these positions will be accepted between 1 June (12 noon GMT) and 21 June (12 noon GMT) 2016. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Applicants must write fluently in English.

Wandering Editors: We have reserved four Wandering Editor positions for established authors of place-based nonfiction. Wandering Editors are Editors-at-Large, and work in an advisory and contributory capacity. They advise the Editorial Team, and also contribute several pieces of work each year, including in the weekly Sunday Magazine, the quarterly issues, and the print issue. They have have access to calls not included in the open submission calls. Wandering Editors are not paid for their advisory role, but they are paid for their literary work, at the same rate as Contributing Writers. We pay £100 (150 USD) for short form works. We pay £170 (250 USD) for long form works. Wandering Editors may work remotely.

Reviewers: We are recruiting two experienced Reviewers to work with the Reviews Editor to review books of place-based writing, both fiction and nonfiction. Books will be assigned by the Reviews Editor, and the reviews will be published in the weekly Sunday Magazine. Candidates should be comfortable reviewing world literature and travel literature in its broadest sense, and will exclusively be writing reviews. We pay £50 (75 USD) per published review. Reviewers may work remotely.

Contributing Writers: Seven positions are open for Contributing Writers of place based nonfiction with an emphasis on travel memoir. We welcome applications from both established writers and unheard voices. Contributing Writers publish a minimum of two pieces the year to remain on the Masthead, and can submit to the weekly Sunday Magazine, the quarterly issues, and the print issue. They have have access to calls not included in the open submission calls. We pay £100 (150 USD) for short form works. We pay £170 (250 USD) for long form works. Contributing Writers may work remotely.

Advertising and Sales Intern: One position is open for a London-based Advertising and Sales Intern. Applicants must be computer literate, with strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience in advertising sales is highly desirable, as tasks will include identifying potential advertisers who meet our advertising guidelines, and discussing advertising options with them. This is a part time position, and a small honorarium will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

How to apply

All applications should be sent by email to the Editor-in-Chief (editorinchief@panoramajournal.org). Please put the job title you are applying for in the email’s subject line. If you are applying for more than one position, please send a separate email for each application.

In your cover letter, please outline your relevant experience and interest, and include a short statement outlining why you would like to work with Panorama. All applicants should attach a recent CV (resume), and the following additional items:

Wandering Editors: Three creative nonfiction story ideas you would like to write for Panorama.

Reviewers: Two relevant published book reviews, and a short statement outlining your perspective on travel literature today.

Contributing Writers: Two pieces of travel themed creative nonfiction work, published or not. Special attention will be given to applicants who send in travel-themed short stories, especially memoir. Do not send reportage, personal essays, or commercial travel writing as samples. Please also attach three creative nonfiction story ideas which you would like to write for Panorama.

Advertising and Sales Intern: No additional requirements.

Thank you for your interest in applying to Panorama.