Josh Hall

Writer, editorial director, and co-founder

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I'm a writer, editor, and editorial director with over a decade's experience in culture, tech, and B2B journalism. My feature, news, and opinion work is regularly published in The Guardian, BBC, Dazed, Frieze, The Baffler, VICE, Ignant, and many others. I also work as a freelance reporter for new media startup Prolific London, covering stories in advertising, marketing, and the London creative and tech sectors. In addition to my bylined work I am an experienced ghostwriter, working with some of the UK’s leading CEOs on topics including the future of work, entrepreneurship, and business policy. My ghostwritten work has appeared in almost every UK national newspaper, along with dozens of specialist and trade publications. I have also contributed to a Parliamentary report on automation. Between 2015 and 2017 I worked as an Editorial Director at a subsidiary of Virtue, VICE's creative services agency. In this role I oversaw the editorial elements of a major culture project for a multi-billion dollar client, and provided story consultancy for several documentaries. Before that I was the Music Editor at Red Bull UK. I’m addition to my freelance work I am also a co-founder at Canto, a creative agency based in East London. We work with clients including Gucci, Frieze, streaming startup Resonate, UK challenger bank Tandem, music tech firm Audience Republic, and rental platform Ideal Flatmate. At Canto I oversee every aspect of our projects, which include moving image, editorial, and content strategy.

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Skills

  • Editorial Campaigns
  • Editorial Projects
  • Film Production
  • Music Videos
  • Journalism
  • Creative Direction
  • Client Management
  • Culture Writing
  • Content Strategy
  • Writing

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BBC

    BBC

    • Television
  • Frieze

    Frieze

    • Publishing
  • F

    Freelance

    • Gucci

      Gucci

      • Fashion and Textiles

    Work history

    Currently

    Contributor

    BBC

    Aug 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Freelance writer, focusing on the future of work.

    Currently

    Mar 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • I'm a co-founder at Canto, a steadily growing creative agency based in London. We produce editorial, film, and content strategy work, mainly for clients in the arts and fintech spaces.

    Currently

    Contributor

    The Guardian

    Aug 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Freelance features and opinion writer covering tech, culture, and politics.

    Currently

    Journalist and writer

    Freelance

    Jan 2009
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I'm a freelance culture and B2B writer with over a decade's experience. My work regularly appears in print and online in The Guardian, VICE, Frieze, The Baffler, Dazed, and many others. I have a particularly strong background in music, self-employed and SME issues, the future of work, and crypto.

    2017

    Editorial Director/Channel Editor

    Virtue - The Creative Agency by VICE

    Aug 2015 - Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • In this role I oversaw the editorial element of a major culture project sponsored by a multi-billion dollar brand. I developed a comprehensive content strategy, wrote and managed substantial editorial budgets, and commissioned freelance writers and photographers around the world. I also worked closely with the film production team, providing story consultancy for a number of music-related documentaries.

    2015

    Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I helped to reposition Red Bull UK's music strategy, working across editorial and moving image. I commissioned daily content from freelancers, managed content calendars, and contributed my own editorial.

    Awards

    2017

    Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize

    Notting Hill Editions

    • I was longlisted for the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize for my essay "A Short Period Of Turbulence", an exploration of 'disturbing music' from the last century.