revolution: from the Middle English revolucion, Late Latin revolūtiōn – (stem of revolūtiō) ‘a turn around’, equivalent to revolūt(us). r
Revolution and revolt have a shared origin, both ultimately going back to the latin revolver “to revolve, roll back.” … at virtually the same time, the word developed a sharply different meaning, namely, ”a sudden radical, or complete change,” apparently from the idea of reversal of direction implicit in the latin verb.
Join us in our travel writing revolution.
At Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, we are interested in creating a revolt against the definitions of not just what travel writing is, but what travel is. If you’d like to join us, we offer the opportunity to work with some of the most gifted editors in the world, and taking part in Panorama means you are committing to something important. We work together as a collective, and are interested in your ideas, as well as your support.
Please apply to the editor email directly after the position. The best way to discern your suitability is to is to visit our Mission page and explore our archive, as well as familiarize yourself with our Masthead.
All positions work in tandem, and we spread out the work among many, creating four issues a year. The print edition is run differently, with a core team. Our team lives around the world, and works remotely. Most Assistant Editors are chosen by their lead editors, and other positions are chosen by the Editor-in Chief and advisory Senior Editor team. Please allow 30 days for a response.
We are especially open to applicants with a global perspective, and invite those who are outside of traditional opportunities to apply. We regret we cannot pay for your work, as we are all volunteers and Panorama is self funded. However, we do provide opportunities such as invitations for panels, conferences, and publishing.
Please send a cover letter which includes your location, relevant information about your background and point of view on travel literature, social media and website links, as well as how you feel you could work with/add to the Panorama mission. Attach a resume in a Word Doc with relevant experience. [No PDFs]. While we are travel literature oriented, we do not require our team to be, as we understand how limited the genre has been in the past.
Due to our strong commitment to diversity, we especially encourage diverse candidates and those from areas of the world without ready access to such opportunities.
Positions are removed from our site as they are filled.
Assistant Gastronomy Editor
Madhushree Ghosh’s passion for travel and food is contagious, and she is our Gastronomy Editor. Award winning, published in literary journals worldwide, and focused on work that combines memoir, food, and culture, Madhushree brings a rich literary sensibility to food writing in the context of travel. “For me, food is a journey and universal. Travel writing is narrative, adventure, glorious explorations.”
Gastronomy Editor Madhushree Ghosh requires an assistant.
Description: assist Gastronomy Editor Madhushree Ghosh with the selection of works on eating and travel for the quarterly online series, ‘Eaten.‘ Eaten is about food and a journey: a meal eaten while traveling, or the historical context of food within place and the travel narrative. For more on Eaten, visit our Archive and read past selections, or read our Current Calls, which include a call for this section. The ideal candidate should have a sensitivity about the ethical obligations of food writing, as well as an awareness of exoticism and cultural appropriation in this genre. An appreciation of fine, tight storytelling in their own food writing is a plus, including in their previous editorial experience. The position includes not only selection, but editing and working with authors, including seeking diverse narratives about culinary experiences and travel.
To work with Madhushree, apply to firstname.lastname@example.org, and title your email: Gastronomy Assistant Editor Candidate.
Panorama relies on pre-readers worldwide to check each online issue pre-publication after final edits. We use British spellings and grammar rules, and provide a Style guide. We’d like to make these positions masthead spots, and include you in our army of travel writing revolutionaries!
Description: Works are sent out each quarter, from poems to long narrative prose, and readers work with section editors, the Managing Editor, and the editor-in-chief. If you’d like to read works for each issue, and help us with our mission, we invite you to apply. You should have a firm grasp of the English language, but a familiarity with British English is not necessary. We keep 8-10 readers on hand for each issue, and divide the works accordingly, with 3-7 works being read by each, depending on length. Works are exchanged via email, and generally have a long window to complete. This is not an editor position, but a reader position.
To work as a reader, apply to email@example.com, and title your email: Reader Candidate.
Print Guest Editors: Voices of East Africa Edition
We are delighted to announce our first in a series of print editions. Our beginning issue focuses on East African travel writing, and you can read more about the issue here. We also have open calls for this issue on our Current Calls page. While we encourage you to submit, we also encourage you to choose joining the editorial vision of this very important collection instead. Should you be chosen for an editorial position, we will not be able to publish your work in the issue.
We do not pay editors, but offer the opportunity to work on a landmark issue with some of the best editors in the world as well as the chance to be a part of an edition both written and edited by East Africans. Editors receive two copies.
While contributors can be part of the East African diaspora, editors, except for the ones chosen from our masthead, must be have been born and living in East Africa.
You may apply for an editorial position if you were born in and are living in any of the following countries or territories. You do not have to be living in the country or territory you were born in, but you must be residing in an East African country or territory as your permanent address.
- South Sudan
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org, and title your email: Poetry Editor.
Apply to email@example.com, and title your email: Nonfiction Editor.
Assistant Nonfiction Editor
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org, and title your email: Assistant Nonfiction Editor.
Assistant Fiction Editor
Apply to email@example.com, and title your email: Assistant Fiction Editor.