Kate Simpson

Assistant Editor

Level
Senior
Location
York, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I am an editor, journalist and poet based in York, UK. I have written and edited for 25 editions of Aesthetica Magazine, as well as a number of other annual publications, competitions and events including the Aesthetica Art Prize, Creative Writing Award and BAFTA-Qualifying Short Film Festival. I have worked on high-profile features with artists such as Jenny Holzer, Doug Aitken, Edward Burtynsky, Shirin Neshat and Björk, and worked with curators from global institutions including MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, Tate, The Photographers' Gallery, MCA Australia, NGV Melbourne and ICA. I have reviewed titles with major publishers including Aperture, Thames & Hudson, MACK, Phaidon, Bloomsbury, Faber and Prestel. I have programmed lecture series and public events including three editions of the Aesthetica Future Now Symposium, working with speakers such as Martin Parr and Cornelia Parker OBE, as well as representatives from Magnum Photos, Serpentine Galleries, British Journal of Photography, Creative Review, Getty Images, Dazed and The Art Newspaper. I have spoken at numerous events about publishing, journalism and the effects of the digital age on contemporary culture, including Frieze London and Sotheby's Arts Publishers Fair. I have also crafted brand partnerships with the likes of the Times Literary Supplement, Aperture, Artnet, Apollo Magazine, Sony World Photography Awards, Poetry Society and more. I’m a published poet, featured most recently with Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal and Carolyn Jess-Cooke's Stay-at-Home Literary Festival. I also also read for Frontier Poetry, working through submissions for publication, as well as fellowships and competitions which have been judged by the likes of Ocean Vuong and Kaveh Akbar. I have also written for The London Magazine, Mslexia and Poetry School. Available for freelance writing / editing enquiries.

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Skills

  • Editing
  • Fact Checking
  • Design
  • Proofreading
  • Copyediting
  • Commissioning Content
  • Writing
  • Content Curation
  • Sub-editing
  • Journalism

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • TATE

    TATE

    • Arts and Culture
  • Magnum Photos

    Magnum Photos

    • Photography
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    • Publishing
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd.

    Thames & Hudson Ltd.

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Nov 2019
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • Freelance
  • Reader for Frontier Poetry's New Voices platform, as well as the Frontier Open Award, judged by Ocean Vuong, Kaveh Akbar, and Eve L. Ewing.

Currently

Assistant Editor

Aesthetica Magazine

Dec 2017
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Acting as the main point of contact for all editorial – both print and online. - Researching, commissioning, editing, sub-editing and proofreading features for Aesthetica Magazine. - Directing all contributing writers; liaising with press contacts for rights, permissions and materials. - Writing lead in-house editorial for Aesthetica Magazine and its affiliated digital platforms. - Conducting interviews with high-profile artists, designers, writers, publications and organisations. - Designing publication layouts, including multi-page image features and lead articles. - Managing Aesthetica's digital presence, including overseeing, contributing to and developing content and readerships across all online and social platforms. - Working on large-scale events including researching and programming for the Aesthetica Future Now Symposium – securing high-profile speakers, generating talks programme and lecture topics. - Writing and editing curatorial texts for the Aesthetica Art Prize; writing and sub-editing for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival programme and the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award anthologies. - Writing marketing and content marketing materials for Aesthetica Magazine, Art Prize, Film Festival and Creative Writing Award, including press releases and content-led newsletters. - Training, mentoring and managing all junior editorial staff and internships. - Public speaking at industry events about editorial, publishing and journalism. - Front-end web development: writing pages for www.aestheticamagazine.com and www.asff.co.uk.

2017

Editorial Assistant

Aesthetica Magazine

Feb 2016 - Dec 2017
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Acting as the main point of contact for editorial enquiries. - Researching and presenting editorial content for Aesthetica’s print magazine, including obtaining image / serial rights and working closely with the design and production teams. - Writing for Aesthetica's printed publications, including all image series per issue. - Conducting interviews for digital / printed content with artists, curators and publications. - Contributing to Aesthetica's digital editorial and marketing schedule, including daily online articles and social media posts across a range of platforms, spanning up-to-date news in art, architecture, design, fashion and photography. - Liaising with staff writers, journalists, sub-editors and proofreaders for the production of the magazine. - Writing / proofreading for the Aesthetica Art Prize, Future Now Symposium and Aesthetica Short Film Festival programmes. - Assisting with the production of events and annual projects.

2015

Marketing & Publicity Intern

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Intern for Bloomsbury's marketing department, engaging with and contributing to digital strategies for new releases, including social media posts and printed marketing materials.

2015

Guest Editor

New Writing North

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Acting as a Guest Editor for New Writing North's printed publications supporting young writers across the North East.

2015

Writer in Residence

Sage Gateshead

Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writing and developing a series of poems for a literary programme connecting with Newcastle's public arts venues.

2015

Intern

Mslexia

Oct 2014 - Mar 2015
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Intern for Mslexia, a women's writing magazine founded in 1999. Researching, collating and uploading online listings for literary events, competitions and news across the UK. Processing competition entries and providing general assistance to marketing and administration teams.

Education

2015

MA Creative Writing, Distinction

Newcastle University

Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

2014

First Class BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

University of Nottingham

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom