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Travel + Leisure Appoints Digital Director

Nov 24, 2014

NEW YORK, November 24, 2014 – Travel + Leisure Editor Nathan Lump announces that Sarah Firshein has joined the brand as Digital Director, effective December 8.


“Sarah is a highly skilled and creative professional who blends deep experience in digital strategy with refined editorial judgment,” said Lump. “She’s the perfect choice as we continue to evolve Travel + Leisure and grow our digital offerings across channels. T+L was just ranked among the Top Ten Magazine Brands for growth in the Magazine Media 360 Social Media Report, and I know Sarah will help us leverage our existing strengths as we take the brand to the next level.”


Sarah was most recently at the Wall Street Journal where she oversaw digital strategy and execution of the Web-only content for Personal Journal and Off Duty. She covered lifestyle topics including food and drink, travel, design, fashion, and tech. Previously, she was the Founding Editor of Curbed’s national site (www.curbed.com) for Vox Media, which she oversaw for four years.


Firshein will join other new hires: the brand’s Creative Director Gretchen Smelter, new Features Director Jesse Ashlock, and Style Director Jane Bishop, each of whom started last week.



About Travel + Leisure


The world’s most influential travel brand, Travel + Leisure, offers insider access to destinations around the globe with a signature mix of smart advice, immersive photography, expert reporting, and award-winning coverage of hotels, food, design, style, culture, and trends. Travel + Leisure® features news, finds, and opinions that empower its readers and users to travel better. With a global reach of more than 5.8 million readers, the Travel + Leisure print portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and five international editions in Mexico, Turkey, China, India/South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L, that launched in 1971, is also available on tablet. Travel + Leisure has an authoritative website, TravelandLeisure.com, and an extensive social media following of more than two million. The T+L brand also encompasses newsletters, clubs, retail stores, and media collaborations.


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