TOM BROWNE 13 Avarn Road, London SW17 9HB Mobile: 07956 399 418 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: tombrownejournalist.squarespace.com
A senior editor and journalist with 14 years’ experience. Edited one of Britain’s best-loved magazines and oversaw all digital and broadcasting output. Skilled in every aspect of the editorial process.
! RECENT EMPLOYMENT !
Reader’s Digest, one of Britain's leading general-interest magazines Editor-in-chief: May 2014 – December 2016
Edited the magazine and commissioned original features and columns; managed the editorial team and oversaw digital operations; presented, commissioned and wrote scripts for the monthly podcast; wrote articles and reviews.
Company restructure · Rebuilt the editorial operation on a more streamlined basis, including interviewing for and recruiting an assistant editor and digital editor. · Oversaw a rapid restructuring and turnaround of the company in 2014, which moved it from loss to profit in just 60 days. · Helped to build new partnerships, including charitable initiatives, that gave our brand more visibility.
Magazine & website · Managed an integrated editorial team with a wide range of responsibilities. · Commissioned features—liaising with journalists and columnists—and identified and recruited numerous new writers. · Oversaw a huge expansion of our digital operation, including a redesign of the magazine’s website to incorporate new verticals and advertising opportunities. · Managed a tight budget across both operations, which came in well under target every month.
Podcast & sponsorship · Launched the Reader’s Digest Podcast in November 2015. · Co-wrote the content, managed the editing process, and set up and conducted many celebrity interviews. Examples can be found on my website. · Helped to promote the podcast and built an audience in the thousands, which quickly attracted sponsorship from Lifebook.
! Production editor: December 2012 – May 2014 !
Oversaw the entire production of the magazine to publication. This involved researching, writing, commissioning, sub-editing, proofreading and fact-checking. I also co-ordinated several departments under tight deadlines and began expanding our digital operations.
Deputy production editor: February 2008 – December 2012
A key part of the team that won the Editor of the Year at the BSME awards. I came up with ideas for columns, crafted features and pitched ideas for "special editions”, wrote several articles and found better ways to interact with readers via social media.
! Sub-editor: November 2004 – February 2008 !
Shaped articles to a high standard over many subject areas. This involved attention to detail and excellent IT skills, as well as solving problems under pressure.
! PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT !
Atalink: August 2004 – November 2004 Sub-editor and researcher.
Swan Publishing Ltd: June 2002 – August 2004 Features writer, editor and sub-editor.
MediaMark Publishing Ltd: January 2004 – February 2004 Part-time editor and writer.
Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc: March 2003 – July 2003 Part-time sub-editor.
People Management: April 2002 to June 2002 Editorial assistant.
! OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE !
Publications have included The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, the Mail on Sunday, The Times magazine, Total Film, Sight and Sound, Here’s Health, the Esher News and Mail, the Kingston Borough Guardian, and the Surrey Comet.
! EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS !
Harlow College: NCTJ postgraduate course in magazine journalism. Skills include feature writing, news writing, subbing, shorthand, design, libel law and public affairs. Newcastle University: MA in film studies (distinction). De Montfort University: 2.1 in English literature and politics. St John’s School Leatherhead and Esher College: Three A-levels and nine GCSEs.
! INTERESTS ! Film, amateur dramatics, literature, debate and long walks in the Irish countryside! ! REFERENCES ! Full references available on request. Summaries can be found on my website.