The Editor’s Council provides editors with opportunities to expand their skill sets through in-depth and insightful professional development, as well as to connect with and learn from colleagues from major travel publications around North America



The SATW Editors Council includes members who oversee travel-related content: editors of newspapers, magazines, books and websites, freelance travel editors under contract, self-employed editors managing websites and other travel products, and entrepreneurs providing travel information to the public.

Council Officers

Chair, Lydia Schrandt
First Vice Chair, Roger Rapoport
Second Vice-chair, Melissa McGibbon
Treasurer, Jan Schroder
Associate Representative, Cheryl Andrews
Immediate Past Chair, Miriam Weiner

Upcoming Events


June 30 & July 14 (2 parts)

Morehouse College Anti-Bias Training Presented by the Editors Council


The SATW Editors Council presents “Implicit Bias Training by the National Training Institute on Race and Equity through Morehouse College” on Wednesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 14 from 12pm-3pm ET on both days. Registration is free for SATW members and $25 for non-members.


The Editors Council and DEAI Committee have secured full sponsorship to enable us to present this important training to our members.


This member benefit offers training that publications, visitors bureaus and public relations firms provide to their employees. The presenter, which has offered similar sessions for White House-based programs, will include special content geared to travel communicators.


The sessions will be presented in two parts and participants are expected to join both. Thank you to Switzerland Tourism which has committed as an exclusive sponsor, as well as all of the SATW Chapters and Councils who have contributed to make this member-benefit possible.

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Council Information

To learn more about the Editors Council, please contact council chair Lydia Schrandt.