Lewis Potton

Associate Editor

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  • LocationSutton, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Popular Culture

Work history

Currently

Football Writing Intern

90min.com

Feb 2015
  • Starting in February 2015 I took a three month internship with the football news website 90min.com. As part of my role as an intern I write compelling and interesting football news articles as well as a host of other football related pieces. A large part of the internship concerns covering relevant news stories in the world of football, however at other times I am expected to research and generate my own pieces, something I relish and complete with quality, flair and enthusiasm. As well as writing about English football, I have also managed to cover football on the continent. This has helped me not only to increase my subject knowledge, but also to develop my core writing and research skills. During my time at 90min I have had an opinion pieces published by the Daily Mail and USA TODAY.

2014

Associate Editor

Designmynight.com

Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
  • DesignMyNight.com is a nightlife comparison website that covers the whole of London, rating and reviewing London’s best bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants. Starting as an intern, my role mainly comprised online publishing, content creation, SEO copywriting, online copywriting, feature research and online marketing. After securing a permanent position I was promoted to Associate Editor, tasked with managing the London arm of the content team. This new role included responsibilities which have further enhanced my skill set, including managing people, editing content, writing with a commercial mindset and keeping the site constantly updated, a key factor in the ever changing world of London nightlife. I also gained experience interviewing for new team members as well as training new and existing staff on ever-evolving processes and methods. As part of my work for DesignMyNight I had pieces published in HELLO! Online, Student I Magazine and various travel blogs. • Progressed from intern to Associate Editor in under a year. • Launched the Manchester arm of DesignMyNight. • Managed a team of five writers, and was involved in recruiting, training and day to day management. • Edited and proofread all work for the London arm of the business. • Wrote objective reviews of some of London’s top bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Education

2012

English and American Literature

University of Kent

Sep 2009 - Apr 2012
  • English and American Literature