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Position Overview

Lonely Planet is looking for a Senior Development Editor to fill its guidebooks with great ideas. Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel publisher.

As Senior Development Editor, you will be responsible for continually improving the content and design of our guidebook series (working with a designer and cartographer) to maximise sales. This means reviewing the content each series delivers, and in what format (words, maps, photos, infographics, etc). You’ll create the templates and guidelines our Commissioning Editors use to create individual destination guides.

As Lonely Planet’s online offering develops, you will work closely with digital content teams to ensure we are making the most of our content investment and giving the traveller the tools and advice they need, in the medium that suits them best.

We are looking for a creative thinker who understands the changing needs of travellers globally, has a keen eye for information design and is a great editor. Journalism or editing experience is required, as is a passion for travel.

What You’ll Do

  • Continually improve Lonely Planet’s guidebook series, reviewing content and design, to make sure they remain relevant through the 2020s

  • Work with Digital colleagues to understand our customers’ travel planning needs across media, and facilitate that planning

  • Create templates, guidelines and training for our commissioning and production teams to ensure consistent excellence in every guidebook

What We’re Looking For

  • An understanding of complex information design in print, gained from working in magazine, newspaper or illustrated non-fiction publishing
  • Trained editor with at least 3 years’ experience
  • Solid background of writing for consumers
  • Ability to analyse and interpret market trends and other external perspectives to identify content and product opportunities
  • A commitment to quality and continuous improvement – including a willingness to question current practice, to be hands-on and with strong attention to detail

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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, and 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

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