Skift hires Corder as Middle East correspondent

Josh Corder has joined Skift as a Middle East correspondent. He wrote on LinkedIn: “I have the honour of helping them push even further into the Middle East, reporting on the region with the same style of informative journalism and critical examination Skift has become known for in other parts of the world.” Recently, Corder […]

Skift hires Kopit as editor in chief

Skift founder Rafat Ali has hired Sarah Kopit as editor in chief. Ali writes, “Sarah Kopit joins us as Skift’s new EIC, in charge of all editorial, including setting the editorial direction, defining Skift’s themes and driving editorial excellence across all of our brands. “Previously, Kopit was the Editor-in-Chief at the digital asset publication, The Block, and is a 14-year […]

Skift hires Haris as managing editor

Travel industry news site Skift has hired Lex Haris to be its managing editor. Haris was previously vice president of editorial for, but left that position in February 2022. He was also previously executive editor of investigations at CNN and executive editor of CNNMoney. He had been with CNNMoney from 2001 to 2017, and had been […]

Corporate travel editor Parsons departs Skift

Matt Parsons, the corporate travel editor at travel industry site Skift, has departed. Parsons has become head of content and communications for AltoVita. He was at Skift since March 2020. He previously was an editor at Buying Business Travel and technology editor at TTG Media. Parsons also worked at Commercial Aviation Media and Informa. He […]

Skift editor in chief has departed

Tom Lowry, editor in chief of Skift, a website focused on the business of travel, has left the news organization after five years. Lowry had also been managing editor. “Our far-ranging work — from elevating breaking news and deep dives, to hiring a truly diverse global team of editors, reporters and interns, to launching new newsletters, […]

How Skift survived and thrived during the pandemic

Peter Bale of the International News Media Association writes about travel industry site Skift and how it survived and thrived during the pandemic. Bale writes, “[Rafat] Ali and his co-founder Jason Clampet moved fast, firing more than a third of staff (many of whom had only been hired relatively recently and were part of an ambitious […]

Skift promotes Jorden to associate editor and archivist

Travel industry news site Skift has promoted Rashaad Jorden to the role of associate editor and archivist. He has been a freelancer and editorial assistant for Skift for the past two years. “Not many media companies have archivists, certainly none a decade-old, but the creation of this job shows forward-thinking and a confidence that Skift’s […]

Skift hires Brophy to cover travel experiences

Travel industry news site Skift has hired Selene Brophy to cover travel experiences, a new beat. She has an extensive journalism background, including more than 10 years as the travel editor for Africa’s largest digital news platform, News24. She also worked as a duty editor for the Independent Online. Brophy holds a bachelor’s degree from Cape Peninsula University […]

Skift hires Dawes from Albany Business Review

Travel industry news site Skift has hired Justin Dawes to cover global travel technology and startups. Dawes is currently a reporter at the Albany Business Review, where he has covered tech and startups, as well as cannabis and health care. His last day there is Sept. 28. He was previously a staff writer for Grand Rapids Magazine […]

Skift seeks a hotels reporter

Skift, the most influential media company covering the business of travel, is seeking a full-time hotel reporter to expand our coverage of the hospitality industry. Skift reporters are expected to write a mix of daily stories and deeply reported features. The position is fully remote in the UK as Skift is a fully distributed company. […]