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Lottie Gross

TRAVEL WRITER, JOURNALIST
& DIGITAL CONTENT SPECIALIST

Hi, I'm Lottie. I'm an ​NCTJ-trained journalist, an experienced travel writer and an expert in creating compelling digital content. 

I've been in the travel writing business for nearly a decade and have writing and photography bylines The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, the i and National Geographic Traveller. I've done broadcast work for BBC Radio 4 and have contributed to a number of guidebooks and coffee table titles during my career. 

I also do copywriting and B2B writing for a range of brands and clients. Keep scrolling for more information. See my journalism here.

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About me

I began my career commissioning, editing and writing digital content for Rough Guides before launching loveEXPLORING for small digital publisher, Love Inc, in 2017. I left the arduous commute behind in 2018 and turned to freelance writing, editing and content consulting.

 

I've written for the likes of The Telegraph, The Times, Independent, i, HELLO! Magazine, woman&home, Femail, Woman and Woman's Own, as well as US titles such as AFAR, Tripsavvy and Hidden Compass. 

BYLINES
IN-HOUSE EXPERIENCE
 
2018-2020

Digital travel editor

TI MEDIA | woman&home

TI Media headhunted me to help revive the travel section on woman&home's popular website, womanandhome.com. I act as the part-time digital travel editor there and am responsible for growing the travel section through SEO-focused content. 

2017-2018

Launch editor

LOVE INC | loveEXPLORING.com

I joined Love  Inc to launch their brand new travel website, loveEXPLORING.com. I came in from the very beginning and helped refine the site's design, create its voice, on-board freelance writers and create the content strategy. After just one year, the site was seeing over 60,000 monthly users. 

2013-2017

Various

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE | Rough Guides

Starting as web editorial assistant, I worked my way up quickly at Rough Guides to become the web editor. I was responsible for social media strategy, content strategy, special projects and commissioning and editing content. During my time at Rough Guides, our readers increased from 600,000 a month to 1.8 million per month.

EDUCATION
 
2010-2013

1st-class degree in
Multimedia Journalism

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

I received a 1st-class honours degree in multimedia journalism after three years of study at Bournemouth University where I focused on travel writing, documentary-making and broadcast journalism. 

2010-2013

NCTJ & BJTC Diplomas

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Alongside my degree I studied for an NCTJ & BJTC Diplomas in journalism, incorporating shorthand, broadcast journalism, news writing, media law, public affairs and features writing.

WHAT I DO