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Mar 26, 2010

Lonely Planet lays off website team, promises new roles

The axe has fallen on guide book behemoth Lonely Planet's entire team of website writers, with eight roles made redundant at the whim of the company's BBC management team.

Andrew Crook ā€” Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

The axe has fallen on guide book behemoth Lonely Planet’s tight-knit team of website writers, with eight content production roles made redundant at the whim of the company’s BBC management.

Shocked staff were informed yesterday of the decision to dissolve the positions, which included two core veterans that had been with the company for years. Lonely Planet management is yet to make a formal announcement, but the firm’s Footscray office is in meltdown, with angry staffers taking to Facebook to criticise their employer and the company’s digital strategy.

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3 thoughts on “Lonely Planet lays off website team, promises new roles

  1. Covered in Bees

    Hard to feel sorry for them. LP writers are the smuggest smugs that ever smugged.

  2. Jim Stark

    That’s a generous attitude, Covered In Bees. May it happen to you one day.

    Also, looking at the source material for Mr Crook’s article, it seems the “former website chief” actually wrote that it was “stoopid for company”, not “stupid for community”. Different things altogether (even though Crikey’s spelling was better), and more than a bit sloppy…

  3. Harvey Tarvydas

    Dr Harvey M Tarvydas

    That’s Lovely.

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