Naomi Morris Omori

Naomi Morris Omori

Brand Exec | Writer, Podcast Producer, Sensitivity ReaderLondon, United Kingdom
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Naomi Morris Omori

Naomi Morris Omori

Brand Exec | Writer, Podcast Producer, Sensitivity ReaderLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a social media, brand and digital marketing specialist as well as a freelance writer, podcast creator, and sensitivity reader. I write about books, writing, food, and the arts, and I have a special interest in exploring themes of home, belonging and mixed-race/multicultural identities. I work in publishing, specialising in brand and social media strategy and content production. I am passionate about using social media as a vehicle for storytelling, and about supporting and celebrating writers of minority backgrounds. I produce the Vintage Books Podcast. Outside this role, I produce and manage generation veX, a podcast which celebrates British writers of colour, produced in partnership with Green Door Pictures.
Projects
  • Cover Story & Profile: Kiko Mizuhara for WOW Magazine
    Cover Story & Profile: Kiko Mizuhara for WOW MagazineI wrote the cover story profile of Kiko Mizuhara for WOW Magazine's Issue 4 (2021). The profile explores the actor and model's relationship with her 'mixed roots' identity, her passion to use art as a form of self-expression, her love of celebrating individuality, allyship to the LGBTQ+ community, and climate change. 'One of Japan’s most famous supermodel rose to fame after starring in the adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood(2010), making her a household name. Now, she's pursuing her
  • Profile: Writer Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for WOW Magazine
    Profile: Writer Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for WOW MagazineI profiled award-winning writer Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for WOW Magazine, Issue 2 (2019). This was a five-page spread. 'ROWAN HISAYO BUCHANAN is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. She is the editor of the anthology of essays, Good Immigrant USA and her novels include Harmless Like You which received the 2017 Authors’ Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. Japanese-British writer Naomi Morris Omori speaks to her about her new novel, Starling Days.' Launched in 2019 by WEI LIU, T
  • Lifestyle Piece: Matcha for WOW Magazine
    Lifestyle Piece: Matcha for WOW MagazineI wrote a lifestyle piece for WOW Magazine focusing on matcha, offering cultural and historical context to the drink which is now popular across the world. This was featured in Issue 1, 2019. Launched in 2019 by WEI LIU, The WOW is the UK’s first biannual magazine and digital platform celebrating Asian culture and inspiring modern Asian women. It is stocked at Selfridges and other retailers in the UK and internationally. https://www.wowmag.co.uk/
  • Profile: Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Haigh for WOW Magazine
    Profile: Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Haigh for WOW MagazineI profiled celebrity chef Elizabeth Haigh for WOW Magazine's first issue in 2019. This was a five-page spread. 'Half-Singaporean, half-British Elizabeth Haigh (née Allen) is a chef and personality behind a mouth-watering YouTube channel. She has appeared on the British version of the TV show MasterChef, has been awarded a Michelin star while Head Chef at the East London restaurant Pidgin, and is now focusing on developing Kaizen House, a restaurant and pop-up company, with her husband.' Launch
  • generation veX podcast: season 1
    generation veX podcast: season 1In 2019 I co-founded a podcast which is hosted by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje, Vanessa Fisher, and Sharon Rose. generation veX is a podcast which celebrates and explores books by British writers of colour. It is sponsored by Green Door Pictures. I am Executive Producer and Manager of the podcast. Our guests in Season 1 featured writers Bernardine Evaristo, Sara Collins, Derek Owusu, and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. We also partnered with Merky Books at the Merky Books x Beats by Dr Dre pop-up. We receiv
  • Thinking Japlish blog
    Thinking Japlish blogI founded a blog which focused on multicultural identity, books, and food, called Thinking Japlish. The blog was mainly active in 2015-2019 with 1.3K followers on Twitter and Wordpress. It has had 13.6K views to date. https://thinkingjaplish.com/
Work history
    Penguin Random House UK logo
    Penguin Random House UK logo
    Brand Executive (Vintage)Penguin Random House UK
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Octopus Books logo
    Octopus Books logo
    Marketing and Publicity AssistantOctopus Books
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
Skills
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • Podcasting
  • Multicultural Sensitivity
  • Social Media Management
  • Marketing
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Brand Development
  • Book Publishing
  • Japanese