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Writing for Rough Guides

Rough Guides works with expert authors around the world and we’re always on the lookout for new writers and researchers to get involved. If you think you have what it takes to join our team, please send us your CV, a cover letter with your areas of expertise and any relevant writing samples/links. Due to the high number of applications we prioritise those with proven travel writing experience. For website articles, please include a pitch relevant to our readership and make sure we have not already covered the subject.

We also encourage new book proposals so if you would like to compile one, please send: details of content, chapter by chapter; an analysis of the competition; how your book would be different and better than the other guides currently available; some details about yourself and why you would be the best person to write such a guide; and a short sample piece of writing as if extracted from your proposed book.

Proposals and writing samples/letters of inquiry should be sent to [email protected].

Rough Guides photography

If you are a professional photographer interested in working with Rough Guides, please send your CV and a link to your website portfolio to [email protected].

Photographers may also contribute a photo blog to our website. Please take a look at some of these examples and send us your ideas in an email with the words “Photo Blog” in the subject header.

Current vacancies

Our main office is in London, where much of our editorial, production and marketing operations take place, but we also have a growing office in Delhi.

All our current vacancies in the London office are advertised here.

Or send your CV and cover letter for our files to:

Rough Guides
c/o Penguin Group (UK)
Human Resources
80 Strand
London WC2R 0RL