Susan Brickell

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Title: Associate Editorial Director, Travel Commerce
Location: New York, NY
Expertise: Travel, Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty, Home Decor, Health

Susan Brickell is an Associate Editorial Director, leading news/deals commerce and strategy for Dotdash Meredith’s travel vertical, which includes Travel + Leisure. She joined the company in 2019 as a senior editor for Shape and Health and has more than a decade of experience writing and editing fashion, beauty, lifestyle, health, travel, and home decor content for print and digital publications. 


Susan has been an Associate Editorial Director for Travel + Leisure on Dotdash Meredith’s news/deals team since March 2022. She has worked at Dotdash Meredith for three years.

Previously, she operated as a Senior Commerce Editor, most notably spending time on Shape, Health, InStyle, and People. Prior to joining the company's central e-commerce team, Susan was a Senior Editor on Shape and Health's edit teams, overseeing all shopping content; she contributed and edited 450+ stories on beauty, style, outdoor gear, pet accessories, home decor, and more to help grow revenue for both brands. 

She has interviewed experts — from dermatologists and doctors to podiatrists and dentists — for their professional insight and authority and has personally tested products for first-hand reviews. Her work has also appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, ELLE Indonesia, Fitness, Hunker, Real Simple, Runner’s World, What to Expect, Women’s Health, and more. 

Susan is currently based in Florida, and when she's not putting a pair of comfy shoes, workout legging, or carry-on bag to the test, you can find her hiking U.S. national parks, planning her next surf trip, or spending time with her dog, Ollie.


Susan graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, as well as with a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. 

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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