Beyond is YTP's first-ever online editorial platform.

We aim to inspire, guide, and inform the next generation of travel professionals. We look forward to keeping you abreast of the latest travel trends pertaining to you, the brightest and most-forward thinking generation in travel. We are currently scouting an eager, whip smart team of content creators who thrive in an entrepreneurial, deadline-minded environment. If you have experience in writing, editing, or producing digital features and seek to garner deeper experience in travel editorial, apply for one of five available volunteer positions listed in the link below.


Now + Next Columnist

The Now + Next columnist will play a vital role in the success of Beyond. This position will report directly to the Editor in Chief on the latest travel trade news, culminating in a monthly update in a feature form.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Pitch and execute one travel trade news feature per month
  • Report and write about the newest trends in the travel category
  • Find stories suited to Beyond within travel news and events

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience writing and/or editing online travel stories
  • Deep background and understanding of the travel trade beat
  • Strategic and creative thinker who is detail-oriented and deadline-minded
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willing to be a self-starter on a collaborative team
  • A passion for travel and ability to analyze travel trends in interesting ways
  • Generate ideas as well as you write

Arrival Columnist

The Arrival columnist will play a vital role in the success of Beyond. This position will report directly to the Editor in Chief on the latest hotel, destination, and airline news, culminating in a monthly update in feature or profile form.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Pitch and execute one hotel, destination, and airline feature per month
  • Report and write about news in the hotel, destination, and airline categories
  • Find stories suited to Beyond within hotel, destination, and airline news and events

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience writing and/or editing online travel stories
  • Deep background and understanding of the hotel, destination, and airline beat
  • Strategic and creative thinker who is detail-oriented and deadline-minded
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willing to be a self-starter on a collaborative team
  • A passion for travel and ability to analyze travel trends in interesting ways
  • Generate ideas as well as you write

Record Columnist

The Record columnist will play a vital role in the success of Beyond. This position will report directly to the Editor in Chief on the latest inspiring photo video content from around the world, culminating in a monthly update in feature or profile form.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Pitch and execute photo-based feature per month
  • Report and write about news in the travel, video, and social photography categories
  • Find stories suited to Beyond within travel photography news and events

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience writing and/or editing online travel and photo stories
  • A preference for photographers with a deep understanding of the medium
  • Strategic and creative thinker who is detail-oriented and deadline-minded
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willing to be a self-starter on a collaborative team
  • A passion for travel and ability to analyze photography trends in interesting ways
  • Generate ideas as well as you write

Route Columnist

The Route columnist will play a vital role in the success of Beyond. This position will report directly to the Editor in Chief to highlight journeys of immense meaning, focusing on original, first-person narratives based on exceptional travel experiences. Features can be a balanced mix of the reporter’s own experiences, coupled with the expertise and stories from the Young Travel Professional community.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Pitch and write one original, first-person narrative each month
  • Source stories from leading writers (preference to writers in the YTP community)
  • Vet the quality of writers and ideas before sending to the Editor in Chief

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 1 year experience writing and/or editing online travel stories
  • Exceptional writing capabilities and proof of published work
  • Deep background and understanding of exceptional travel experiences
  • Strategic and creative thinker who is detail-oriented and deadline-minded
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willing to be a self-starter on a collaborative team
  • A passion for travel and ability to analyze travel in interesting ways
  • Generate ideas as well as you write

Beyond Producer

The Beyond producer will play a vital role in the success of Beyond. This position will report directly to the Editor in Chief and post four articles per month to the YTP platform.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Upload one story to the Beyond platform per week, totaling in four per month
  • Use content management systems and SEO best practices
  • Stay in fluid communication with the Editor in Chief on timely upload of stories

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience using content management systems to upload stories
  • Deep background and understanding of the travel
  • Strategic and creative thinker who is detail-oriented and deadline-minded
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willing to be a self-starter on a collaborative team
  • A passion for travel