Current position: Evening Standard business news editor (Dec 2014 – present) • News editing the City pages, working closely with the business editor to run the section, which is read by more people in the business world than the FT, Daily Telegraph and The Times combined. • Overseeing the day-to-day on the desk, including monitoring breaking news on the wires and social media, finding stories and scoops and working with the team to develop stories, as well as commissioning and editing features and columns. • Presenting my news list in conference to all senior editors each day. • Responsible for the last proof of each page before it goes to press. • Quick-thinking within the pace of a daily newspaper, filing for print and online deadlines, always with the aim to break the biggest stories and provide the clearest analysis. • In addition to news editing, I am the retail correspondent, and I have long-standing contacts on this beat. • Inspiring and motivating the business team, creating an environment that encourages and develops new ideas and creativity. • Writing regularly for the Standard home news and sports pages, and previously for the Independent and the i Paper.
Projects credited in
- Entrepreneurs: The youth development agency building a runway for young talent to soarWords by Alex Lawson, The Evening Standard Sept 2017 Struggling under a mountain of debt, Kojo Marfo was on the brink of committing suicide before he found the impetus for his business. This week, he’ll lead his troupe of bright young things out at the O2 Arena. Earnest, passionate and eloquent, the 28-year-old Ghanaian describes his venture My Runway as a “youth development platform”, designed to help youngsters forge a career in the creative industries. His year is centred on an annual fashio
- News Editing
- News Reporting
- Feature Writing