I am a freelance journalist and editor based in Manchester. I currently work as Clubs Editor at The Skinny, where I also regularly contribute to the music section and occasionally to the film and comedy sections. I have over eight years writing experience and over two years editing experience mainly within the arts and culture sector. My particular areas of expertise are in music and club culture, but I also write about comedy, film, TV, art, fashion and more. I am available for freelance commissions in online and print journalism, as well as marketing and PR opportunities, such as writing press releases and artist bios.
- Sketching a SceneFor the final feature published as part of The Skinny's collaboration with the Edinburgh International Festival, showcasing emerging writers based in Scotland, Chiara Wilkinson looks back on the history of Scottish club flyer and poster design. The feature – written by Chiara and edited by myself – traces back the roots of club flyer and poster design right back to the 1980s and into the present day, highlighting the work of prominent Scottish designers including Caterina Bianchini, Connor MacDo
- Night Fever: Designing Club Culture x The SkinnyAll of the features produced as part of The Skinny's media partnership with the V&A Dundee, covering its current exhibition Night Fever: Designing Club Culture, running until January 2022. As Clubs Editor, I am responsible for commissioning and overseeing all of the content covering the exhibition in the magazine and online, working alongside the V&A Dundee's Media Officer on this. Art Direction by Rachael Hood and Design by Phoebe Willison.
- Safety FirstMy double page feature looking into the return of music festivals in the UK and Europe post-pandemic, for the July 2021 issue of The Skinny. This was the lead feature in the Music Festivals Special issue. Art Direction by Rachael Hood and Design by Phoebe Willison, with Illustrations by Beatrice Simpkiss.
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Clubs EditorThe Skinny
London, United KingdomFreelance
Responsible for curating The Skinny's Clubs section in print and online. Commission, write, edit and source imagery for features, interviews, reviews and clubbing highlights. Liaise with promoters, PRs, booking agents, managers, writers, artists etc. Previously co-hosted a weekly radio show with The Skinny's Music Editor and organised occasional show takeovers and guest mixes.
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- Popular Culture
- Music Journalism
- Art Journalism
- CMS Experience