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Careers / Positions Senior Print Cartographer - Lonely Planet

London, UK
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Position Overview

Lonely Planet is looking for a Senior Print Cartographer to reimagine the maps in its books. Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel publisher.

As Senior Print Cartographer, your mission will be to create, source, maintain maps that increase our book sales. This means you’ll own the GIS and cartography systems that power the creation of our maps, ensure we continue to source low-cost, high-quality GIS data, and commission or create the mapping needed for our books.

The role will suit a cartographic all-rounder who can think creatively and understands how to develop maps specific to the needs of travellers. A love of great design, the ability to handle production workflows and a knowledge of either ArcMap or QGIS will be important. Our ideal candidate will love travel, of course, and will want to challenge the way maps and cartographic design are used in print guides.

What You'll Do

  • Continually improve Lonely Planet’s guidebooks, reviewing our maps to make sure they remain relevant through the 2020s

  • Oversee data flow, management, and commissioning of maps to support guidebook production deadlines

  • Create, collect, update and maintain GIS databases. Develop dataset layers and other spatial data needed

  • Streamline map commissioning and production through scripting and automation, as well as tight briefing processes

  • Assure the integrity, security, and effective performance of the GIS programs and databases with the assistance of our IT teams

  • Commission and coordinate with designers in the creation of new map styles

  • Create templates, guidelines and training for freelance cartographers to ensure consistent excellence

What We’re Looking For

  • Min 3 years’ experience managing GIS databases and working with cartography tools

  • Possess a degree in Computer Science, Geography GIS, or related field

  • Extensive experience managing projects and collaborating to deliver work on time, including commissioning freelance production

  • Love it when tools and processes are set up correctly to get to the right outcomes faster

  • Have excellent analytical skills, as well as attention to detail

  • Love designing maps that help travellers have a better trip

  • Bonus points for any of the following: knowledge of scripting (e.g., Python, VBA),

    experience with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, a portfolio of cool map visualizations

Who We Are

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and many proprietary brands including Bankrate, AllConnect.com and Reviews.com. Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures has over 3000 employees in offices across the US, as well as London and Sao Paulo. For more information, visit www.redventures.com.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact accommodation@redventures.com.

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