Julian Roberts
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Julian Roberts

Sports writer and editorLondon, United Kingdom
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Julian Roberts

Sports writer and editorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a sports writer and editor, across print, digital and social. As the founder and editor of STILES Magazine, I've eaten scrambled eggs with Alastair Campbell, crossed the Mersey with Bill Ryder-Jones, and joined a training session with Martin Tyler. The first two issues of the magazine have now sold out worldwide. I've also helped to bring Major League Baseball to Europe by covering the whole London Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on social, and was responsible for amplifying Guinness' share of voice in their first year as title sponsors of the Six Nations. With Heads Up, I ran the editorial team behind the first FA Cup Final dedicated to mental health, supplying long-form pieces to the match day programme, and running the digital ecosystem around the Heads Up FA Cup Final. My writing has also been featured in The Telegraph, When Saturday Comes, nss sports, and These Football Times amongst others. If you'd like me to supply some words for your campaign, brand, website, or feature piece, drop me a message.
Projects
  • STILES Magazine Issue 2
    STILES Magazine Issue 2In Issue 2 of STILES Magazine, we crossed the River Mersey with Bill Ryder-Jones, a musician and Everton fan who finds watching and playing football can help him deal with mental health challenges. Similarly, for Alastair Campbell, his lifelong love of Burnley Football Club has helped him deal with depression and alcoholism while working at the highest level of government - he told us all about it over some scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. The issue also features a photography essay on refugee
  • STILES Magazine Issue 1
    STILES Magazine Issue 1STILES is an independent football culture magazine, documenting the stories, lifestyle and characters surrounding the game itself. Issue 1 launched in July 2018, featuring interviews with legendary commentator Martin Tyler on his love of non-league football, director of WONDERKID Rhys Chapman, and a feature piece on Copenhagen's football scene.
Projects credited in
  • STILES Magazine 2
    STILES Magazine 2www.stilesmagazine.com
  • WONDERKID
    WONDERKIDWONDERKID is a short film by Rhys Chapman, which tackles one of football's biggest issues - homophobia. Starring Chris Mason and featuring Sky Sports' Martin Tyler, Alan Smith and Geoff Shreeves, the film depicts the inner turmoil of a gay professional footballer. WONDERKID launched at the Raindance Film Festival, debuted on television with Sky Sports and has received over a million views online.
Work history
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    Sports WriterWe Are Social
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Guiding tone of voice, creating content plans, and writing regular copy for worldwide sports brands such as adidas, Guinness and Major League Baseball
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    Founder and EditorStiles Magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Through STILES Magazine, I am documenting football fan culture and exploring the stories, characters and lifestyle surrounding the game and its followers. I am responsible for writing long-lead features, sub-editing external submissions, running the social media accounts and liaising with the printers and stockists. For Issue 1, I interviewed legendary commentator Martin Tyler, Rhys Chapman (the director of SkySports film WONDERKID), and received contributions from Max Rushden, Lauren Hurrell and Bill Biss, amongst others. Working with the designer and photographer, we produced to deadline a 350-copy print run, now stocked in the UK and Denmark.
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Skills
  • Sub-editing
  • Social Media Management
  • Feature Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Writing
  • Ceative Writing
  • Culture Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Editorial Writing
Education
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    Bachelor ArtsUniversity College London
    London, United Kingdom
    Achieved a 2:1 in Linguistics (BA) from University College London, writing a dissertation on the relationship between expressive language and descriptive ineffability.