Market Lead: Editor at Avalon Travel Publishing

Avalon Travel Publishing has an opening for an Editor in their Emeryville, California office. The editor will be responsible for acquiring 20–28 travel guidebook titles per year, search out and screen potential authors, research competing titles, review and edit proposals, negotiate contracts, etc.

Ideal candidates:
-have experience hiring writers for long-term projects
-have established contacts with travel writers and other freelance writers
-have at least two years of publishing or related experience

To apply
: Submit cover letter and resume via email to, and put ”Editor–Acquisitions” in the subject line.




Avalon Travel Publishing puts out a wide variety of guidebooks in their Moon Handbooks,
Moon Metro Guides, Moon Outdoors Guides, and Moon Living Abroad and Rick Steves series. The position does not involve any traveling or writing, so keep that in mind when applying.

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