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Karl Smith

Writer & Editor (Digital & Print)

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About me

Creative, resourceful and experienced writer and editor, specialising in arts-focused journalism, working in print and digital media.


  • Visual Arts
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Commissioning
  • Editorial
  • Interviewing
  • Social Meda
  • Art Fashion History
  • Content Management Systems
  • Proofreading and Copy Editing
  • Arts Journalism
  • Literary Journalism
  • Editorial Direction
  • Editorial Management

Work history


Associate Editor

White Noise

Feb 2016
  • Specialising in longform editorial, social media, editorial direction and artistic commissions; project managing photoshoots and video content from concept to publication; recruiting and managing a global network of contributors; programming events and managing editorial budget.


Executive Editor (reviews, Social Media and Literature

The Quietus

Jul 2015
  • Contributing to general editorial direction; commissioning, editing and publishing reviews; co-ordinating the site’s multi-platform social media presence; working toward securing high-profile artists for features coverage; represent the company at events as well as in the virtual domain and proactively working towards creating successful partnerships to generate revenue streams and generate brand awareness.


Freelance Writer & Editor

Various Employers

Aug 2010


Literary Editor & Staff Writer

The Quietus

Jul 2012 - Aug 2015
  • Delivered on-trend, shareable and culturally relevant articles that drive traffic without sacrificing quality; Created and established a new section of the website devoted to contemporary literature and cultural commentary — from Finnish poetry to Kim Kardashian; grew its profile and expanded the reach of the site; secured big-name interviews and high-profile contributions, seeing them through from concept to publication, whilst always seeking out and championing new, underground and avant-garde work of young writers. Formed strong, beneficial working relationships with authors, presses, galleries and publications in the UK, Europe and United States – allowing for effective cross-promotion and collaboration via multi-platform social media engagement – whilst also building and maintaining a diverse and expanding global network of contributors.


Editorial Intern

Dazed Media

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
  • september 2011; july 2012



BA(Hons) . English

Queen Mary, University of London

Aug 2010 - Jun 2013