Maggie Zackowitz Named Editor-in-Chief of NatGeo Travel

Zackowitz will be in charge of all travel content.

maggie_zackowitz_headshot-2-286x400National Geographic Travel has named Maggie Zackowitz as their new editor-in-chief, according to a press release.

“As a seasoned journalist, Maggie brings a wealth of writing and digital experience to her new role,” said Chris Johns, National Geographic’s chief content officer, in the press release. “She will add a fresh, fun perspective to the travel space while continuing to focus on transformative, experiential and unique travel experiences,”

Zackowitz, previously the director of short-form content for National Geographic magazine, will be in charge of all travel content and will serve as editor of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

“I have built my career on creating smart, fun, surprising content for National Geographic. My vision is to do the same for National Geographic Travel, capturing the magic moments of travel in both print and in the digital space,” Zackowitz said. “We will be focusing on relatable travel, so there will be something for all readers, no matter what their interests.”

Zackowitz will be reporting to Johns.