Andrew Nelson has been appointed editorial projects director for National Geographic Travel, a new position created by editor-in-chief George Stone to serve as a liaison between Travel’s editorial and advertising teams. In this role, Nelson will oversee sponsored content and partnerships, working closely with both Travel’s producers and advertising representatives to develop strong content and foster strategic relationships with partners.
“In today’s ever-evolving media landscape, we are always looking for new ways to adapt to changing business models and continue to build upon the success of National Geographic Travel while staying true to our core values,” Stone said. “This position is essential to meeting those goals and I am confident that Andrew is the perfect person for the job. He brings a fresh perspective and great vision for maximizing the intersection of editorial content and partnerships.”
Nelson has served as editor-at-large and writer for National Geographic Traveler magazine for 11 years, most recently writing the June/July cover story on visiting Sonoma, California. In 2013, Nelson won a North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) medal for “The Social Network,” a Traveler story that documented San Francisco’s rich sharing economy. Additionally, “Tweet Me in Miami,” a story of social media on the beach, won a 2010 Folio Award for great magazine writing.
“Traveler’s brand is a storied one, and I look forward to working with our partners to develop meaningful content that engages and inspires our audiences wherever they may be: in print, online and across social media,” Nelson said.
Nelson is a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Award. In additional to National Geographic Traveler, Nelson’s work has appeared in Cincinnati Magazine, Salon, ReadyMade, the New York Times and San Francisco Magazine. A graduate of Syracuse University, Nelson also received a master’s degree from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @andrewnelson and Instagram @andrewtyrrellnelson.
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