Irvin will start in the role in August, leading the news brands’ team of travel writers
Reporting to John Witherow, editor of The Times, and Emma Tucker, editor of The Sunday Times, it will be Irvin’s responsibility to oversee the travel section’s digital-first publishing strategy and travel based editorial commercial projects such as Times Travel.
Irvin is a respected journalist and experienced digital operator and joins after five years in the role of head of travel at The Telegraph. She is also an experienced magazine editor, and previously was editor-in-chief of SHE magazine, editor at large of Grazia, acting editor of Company, and has worked at Red, InStyle and teen magazines Sugar and ElleGirl.
Claire Irvin said; “I’m delighted to be joining The Times and The Sunday Times at this exciting time in their digital transformation, and developing their quality travel journalism into an irresistible world of inspiration, innovation and expert advice for their readers.
“Despite the challenges that international travel continues to face, its importance in the lives of The Times’ subscribers has never been greater, and I can’t wait to surprise and delight them with brilliant journalism showcasing the opportunities that await them, across all platforms. Here’s to new adventures!”
John Witherow said; “I’m delighted Claire is joining to head up our travel team. She will be a great asset in ensuring we are maximising the reach and commercial potential of our distinct and engaging travel content.”
Emma Tucker said; “I am really pleased Claire is joining our world-class travel team in this integral new role. She has exceptional journalism, editing and digital experience and I look forward to working with her.”