Jonathon Bartlett

EDITOR OF VERSUS MAGAZINE

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Marketing PR
  • Radio
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Lifestyle
  • Blogs
  • Online
  • Print
  • Editorial
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Popular Culture
  • Social
  • Lightroom

Work history

Currently

Editor

Versus Magazine

Jan 2013
  • Versus is an online blog and quarterly magazine that curates and creates music content, chiefly in the genres of hip-hop and alternative electronica. Responsibilities - Managing a team, providing motivation and incentives in order to maintain them as volunteers to the magazine. - Daily writing of new music posts and weekly reviews/opinion editorial pieces for the blog. - Discussing and providing opportunities for the Versus brand through correspondence with PR Companies, labels and artists. - Reviewing and critiquing pitches from both internal and external writers looking to contribute to either our website or magazine. - Managing content, ensuring that our articles are spread out regularly and optimally marketed. - Editing the copy of the entirety of the magazine as well as any longer-form online pieces of content. Experience - This year I have interviewed Vic Mensa, Asher Roth, Bishop Nehru and BADBADNOTGOOD for Versus, artists looking to break into the UK market - Received positive feedback for the aforementioned interviews, Vic Mensa described the interview as “phenomenal” and “honestly one of the most in-depth pieces I’ve done” on Twitter. Also, my Bishop Nehru interview reached the front page of Reddit’s “Hiphopheads”, one of the biggest online hip-hop communities in the world. - Attending live events in order to produce content for the magazine, including Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Beacons (Skipton) and countless live shows in London and Leeds.

2014

Head of Online

Leeds Student Radio

Aug 2013 - Apr 2014
  • - In charge of managing both the Facebook and Twitter pages, informing our followers of our interviews, features and events that were of interest to them. - Involved in decisions concerning the running of the station, for example the way in which funds and grants are spent, discussing potential acts for our live events etc. - Co-presented and co-produced two radio shows: Versus (an extension of the blog) a specialist music show dedicated the most important new electronica and hip-hop music, and Too Many Discs, half satirical-improvised comedy show and half specialist music show. - Photography and live coverage from events that included being involved in the presenting team for the 2014 ‘Lead LUU’ student elections. - Played a key role in the (62%) increase in Twitter followers we achieved over the course of the year, from 2402 in August 2013 to 3904 in May 2014. - Representing the station at both the SRA Awards at the o2 (2013 & 2014) Indigo in London - where the station won various gold & silver awards across different categories.

2013

Apr 2011 - Mar 2013
  • - Producing and contributing towards: regular editorial pieces, interviews, live event coverage and reviews. - Representing the brand in a professional manner at industry events such as Bread and Butter during Berlin Fashion Week in early 2012. - Liaising with brands on a day-to-day basis, both nationally and internationally. - Keeping up-to-date with social media changes and suggesting ways to improve, for instance linking our Facebook and Instagram pages, creating a synonymous hashtag etc.

Education

2014

Broadcast Journalism

University of Leeds

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
  • Bachelors Degree (2:1 Hons)

2011

English Language (a), Politics (b), Classics (b

Solihull Sixth Form College

Aug 2009 - Apr 2011
  • A-Level