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I have spent over 25 years working on staff for some of the biggest and best publications in the world, including editing five separate titles, all of which I oversaw from launch/relaunch, ranging from consumer, customer, online and academic titles.
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Consultant Editorial Director, Bang & Olufsen; Editor at Large, London for The Impression; Consultant for the relaunch of The Face; Special Lecturer, LCC
2013 – 2018
HOLE & CORNER
Launch editor of the acclaimed independent magazine Hole & Corner, a thought leader on the subjects of craftsmanship, authenticity, integrity and sustainability within the world of design (named one of the five best independent magazines by The Guardian).
Praise for Hole & Corner:
‘I love Hole & Corner… there’s a tranquility to all the subjects that Hole & Corner specialises in that is very much needed.’Sir Paul Smith
‘There’s something very beautiful
about the lifestyle it evokes; it’s done with great care and love… it’s a very interesting, timely magazine”.’Patrick Burgoyne, CEO, D&AD and former Editor, Creative Review
‘A wonderfully reflective title… like a visual version of The New Yorker.’Lisa Markwell, Editor, Independent on Sunday
‘Beautifully compiled… highly recommended.’Jeremy Leslie, founder, magculture.com
‘A really handsome magazine… the people behind Hole & Corner are really interested in finding unique content. I think it’s wonderful.’Ian Birch, editorial director, Hearst UK
2007 – 2013
Overseeing an integrated customer communication strategy for Virgin Media from launch, including an award-winning print title (described as ‘like looking at the future of magazines’) and digital solutions consisting of email, social media and apps for a combined audience of 3.2million.
BEST NON-RETAIL CUSTOMER CAMPAIGN 2013 CMA Awards
EDITOR OF THE YEAR (Customer magazines, consumer readership) 2009 BSME Awards
NEW EDITOR OF THE YEAR PTC New Journalism Awards 2009
BEST DESIGNED MAGAZINE 2008 APA Creative Awards
BEST OVERALL CREATIVE SOLUTION 2008 APA Creative Awards
LAUNCH OF THE YEAR 2008 APA Effectiveness Awards
EDITORIAL SOLUTION 2008 APA Effectiveness Awards
BSJJ – THE BS JOHNSON JOURNAL
Co-editor of this academic journal (incorporating peer-reviewed papers, essays, interviews and creative writing), focusing on one of the pioneers of the 20th century British novel.
2007 – 2008
As editor of 4music.com I was responsible for managing and commissioning Channel 4’s music website including its rebranding as ‘4music’ and instigating a nationwide talent search and other groundbreaking initiatives.
2006 – 2007
STYLE AND TRAVEL EDITOR, ESQUIRE
As Associate Editor I was responsible for commissioning the Style and Travel sections of Esquire magazine (UK) as well as feature writing – interviews included Eric Cantona, Peter Tatchell, Kevin Pietersen, Franz Ferdinand, Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Rio Ferdinand and Kevin Bacon.
2000 – 2005
DEPUTY EDITOR, i-D
Working closely with the editor Avril Mair and the founder Terry Jones in commissioning, writing and editing features for this landmark fashion and youth culture title during its most successful commercial period.
1995 – 2000
ASSOCIATE EDITOR, ARENA
Joining as staffwriter and working my way up to Associate Editor, commissioning and writing features as well as overseeing a number of sections including the ‘Spectator’ front section and groundbreaking ‘Something Else’ opinions section.
1994 – 2000
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, MANZINE
I was part of the core editorial staff on this much respected insider’s fanzine about ‘the male phenomenon’…
INFORMER EDITOR, THE FACE
Joining the team as work experience on this legendary popular culture title, I supplied the content for the Informer global news round-up, before becoming a regular contributor for seven years including several cover stories.