Young Planners Page editor wanted

From next month, the RTPI will be searching for a new young planner to take on the role of the Young Planners Page editor for the RTPI pages within Planning magazine.

Responsible for the collation, editing and production of content for the Young Planners pages, you will be the focus for helping to communicate the wide-ranging activities of young planners across the UK.

The Young Planners page is published bi-monthly and contain information on forthcoming events, reports on previous events, articles of contemporary relevance, recent planning news and occasional profiles of prominent young planners. The pages are also one of the main ways of publicising and reporting on the annual national young planners conference.

Current editor Jamie Birtles said: "The role is varied and challenging, involving liaison with the young planners representatives in each of the regions and keeping abreast of what's going on.

"You will be expected to work to tight deadlines and to liaise with the relevant professionals at both the RTPI and the publishers of Planning, Haymarket Media."

He added: "Personally, I have found it a great opportunity to work with the RTPI communications team and to gain some exceptional CPD experience."

RTPI head of marketing and communications Tino Hernandez said: "Jamie has done a fantastic job and should be very proud of the way he has helped to raise the profile of our young planning professionals. The new editor will be fully supported by us. This is a rare opportunity to gain some new skills and to increase your networking circle."

To register your interest in the role, please email Tino Hernandez ( If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please feel free to contact the current Young Planners Page editor Jamie Birtles (

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