Matthew Horton

Content Editor (Music)

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  • LocationDartford, United Kingdom

About me

 

I am a content editor, digital producer and music journalist, with 10 years' solid experience working in digital media on freelance/contract terms. I'm well-versed in a range of content management systems, am a widely published writer and have strong sub-editing skills. Right now, I'm looking for work in all areas of digital media and publishing, either contract or permanent.

Skills

 

  • Copywriting
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Blogs
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Web Production
  • Popular Culture
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Freelance Music Journalist

Self-employed

Jun 2006
  • I have concurrently been a freelance music journalist for 10 years now, writing regularly for NME and the Guardian. I have also contributed to the BBC. the Quietus, Esquire Middle East and a host of books published by Cassell Illustrated,

Currently

Content Editor

Virgin Media

Feb 2015
  • I am currently contracted to run Virgin Media's Music site, involving: - Managing content presentation - Devising, writing and editing articles - Selecting videos for promotion - Composing social media shouts - Publishing via Synacor/NewsCred/AEM - Running a team of freelance writers - Examining statistics via Comscore/Omniture

2015

Homepage Editor & Content Producer

Ee/orange Digital

Sep 2013 - Jan 2015
  • Initially I helped create the EE website as part of Orange Digital creative agency, before being employed to manage the site's landing page after launch. Tasks included: - Working in Agile on the site creation project - Mapping, writing and publishing articles - Using Hybris and AEM to create sales and content pages - Prioritising stakeholder needs - Supporting the EE TV launch

2013

Deputy & Assistant Editor

Nme.com

Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
  • I provided regular short and long-term cover at NME.COM. This involved writing blogs and features, promoting the site on social media and publishing via the IPC CMS. Out of office, I have also regularly written features and reviews for NME magazine, and blogs and galleries for NME.COM, from February 2011 to the present day.

2013

Entertainment Editor

Virgin Media

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
  • I freelanced full-time at Virgin Media for two years, providing editorial and CMS support across Music, TV, Movies and Homepage functions, and provided further cover later.

2012

Editor, Copywriter and Content Producer

EE

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
  • I wrote copy and published content and images for the launch of EE's new 4GEE website.

2012

Deputy & Assistant Editor

Nme.com

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
  • I provided regular short and long-term cover at NME.COM. This involved writing blogs and features, promoting the site on social media and publishing via the IPC CMS. Out of office, I have also regularly written features and reviews for NME magazine, and blogs and galleries for NME.COM, from February 2011 to the present day.

2012

Entertainment Editor

Virgin Media

Jan 2010 - Feb 2012
  • I freelanced full-time at Virgin Media for two years, providing editorial and CMS support across Music, TV, Movies and Homepage functions, and provided further cover later.

2009

Music Editor

Orange Home UK

Jan 2007 - Jul 2009

2006

Operations Manager

Mercury Games/eidos Interactive/bright Things/sony Computer Entertainment Europe/3do/mattel Interactive/virgin Interactive

Jun 1996 - Dec 2006
  • A decade in the videogames industry, overseeing production of games across all formats, dealing with duplicators, printers, developers, packing houses etc.

Education

1994

BA(Hons) Latin with Greek

University of Bristol

Sep 1990 - Jun 1994
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