Signature Media has appointed 10-year-old Rafferty Laight to the newly created role of “Kid Editor” at Holidays with Kids magazine. This makes him Australia’s youngest travel editor and columnist.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Holidays with Kids team in an official capacity to create content that’s about kids, by kids and for kids and their families,” said Laight. “Epic family holidays are about more than just what mums and dads want, and in my experience unhappy kids seem to make for unhappy parents. I’m here to ensure kids have a voice so that everyone has a good time on their travels.”
Laight has been working with AccorHotels in Asia for several years as a host on the hotel group’s Welcome TV series.
In his new role at Signature Media, Laight will be working with the rest of the editorial team to develop content from a kid’s perspective and will be sharing his thoughts on family travel as well as interviewing fellow kids and industry experts.
His first section will in the winter issue of Holidays With Kids, which will go on sale in July 2018. This will be followed by a stand-alone e-magazine, Holidays By Kids, helmed by Laight and due to be released in time for the spring school holidays.
Signature Media is the publisher of titles such as Five Star Kids, Caravan and Camping with Kids, and Ski & Snowboard with Kids.