Alex Lawson


Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

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.

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  • Copyediting
  • Writing
  • News Editing
  • News Reporting
  • Feature Writing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • ESI Media: The Independent and London Evening Standard

    ESI Media: The Independent and London Evening Standard

    • Media Production

Work history


Dec 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • NCTJ-qualified journalist with experience of working on newspapers, online, audio and trade magazines. 2014 - present Evening Standard. Prior to that Retail Week and FPJ