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


A Masterclass in Advanced Networking

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1pm ET


In this webinar, travel industry professionals will learn how to take advantage of the pandemic-induced slowdown in opportunities to set themselves up for long-term success by harnessing familiar journalism tools to network and market themselves effectively.


You’ll learn how to:

– Use journalism skills to network without feeling awkward

– Authentically market yourself and grow your network to find new opportunities


Presented by Wendy Toth Career Coach, Powersuiting and hosted by Lavanya Sunkara, Freelance Writer, Nature Traveler. Sponsored by the Editors Council of SATW.


About Wendy:


Wendy Toth is a lifelong journalist and publishing executive turned career coach. Over the last 15 years, she’s been a staffer at Parents Magazine, NBC, PetSmart, and is now VP of Content at Metamorphosis Partners. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Everyday Health, Animal Planet, and many more. Her coaching tips have been featured on CareerBuilder, Well + Good, FairyGodBoss, and more. 


Wendy started her coaching program to help other creatives get ahead without giving up who they are. Her clients use authentic personal branding and networking strategies to launch successful passion projects and get 5-figure raises. They call her “sneakily effective” because she makes the usually-painful process of “selling yourself” feel fun. 



Register here

Council Information

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