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Neil Thornton

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsContent Editor - Content Marketing Strategist - Brand Consultant

Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Sub-editing
  • Content Marketing
  • Content Strategy
  • Editorials
  • Email
  • SEO
  • Brand Tone
  • Brand Guidelines

Work history

Currently

Deputy Editor

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols
Jun 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Editorial team; overseeing high-quality content from a team of writers and ensuring a consistent tone of voice is presented across all categories, commerce channels (website, stores and hospitality) and multichannel media. Key objectives • Develop and drive the daily content calendar; ensuring stories reflect both marketing and trading priorities as well as fashion/trend influence • Work alongside the Head of Editorial to deliver a multichannel content strategy; using data to inform and shape a continually evolving approach • Facilitate structured content planning sessions between the Fashion and Features teams; working to develop fresh and original editorial features and new initiatives which are on brand, commercially sound, promote sales, and will provide fashion and shopping direction to the multichannel customer • Approve and sign off the weekly editorial upload to ensure copy is free of spelling and grammatical errors • Liaise with the CRM, ecommerce and merchandising teams to evaluate content successes and failures, continually striving to improve sales conversion Previous: MENSWEAR FEATURES WRITER June 2014 - July 2016 Cover all menswear content with ad-hoc duties across all divisions and corporate assets as well as store copy. Research and write editorial copy for all menswear features including trend reports, news stories and brand profiles as well as marketing copy such as subject lines, sells and CTAs. Role heavily incorporates technical knowledge with back CMS and coding, strong and up-to-date industry knowledge and liaising with various stakeholders across the business.

Currently

Jan 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Personal blog covering men’s fashion, grooming and lifestyle. Nominated for Groom U & American Crew Male Lifestyle Blogger Awards for best individual blog.

2015

Content Manager

Freelance

Apr 2014 - Jun 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Content Manager and Senior Copywriter. Worked for multiple brands on email marketing, SEO site copy, apps, social, product copy, editorial and brand tone of voice.

2015

Men's Grooming Editor

Notion Magazine

Notion Magazine
Sep 2013 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Weekly articles on PlanetNotion.com and editorial in each print magazine. Cover all areas of men’s grooming including product reviews, launches, beauty trends and guides. Provide social content, attend press days and build brand/PR relations.

2014

Online Content Manager

Arcadia

Arcadia
Jun 2013 - Apr 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2013

Menswear Contributor

Fashionbeans.com

Mar 2013 - Oct 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance contributor to FashionBeans.com Menswear News team, reviewing seasonal fashion look books, collaborations, openings, shows and exclusive or coveted products.

2013

Fashion Copywriter

Selfridges

Selfridges
Jul 2011 - Jun 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Produce online content for Selfridges.com - Lead Menswear copywriter. Also provide content for Womenswear and Accessories. Role involves creation of product descriptions, styling, email content, social media content (twitter and instagram) both copy and imagery and brand page copy. Lead SEO developer for the content team, working towards cohesive copy that provides the best SEO opportunities while staying true to the Selfridges' tone of voice. Provide coverage of the men's shows at Fashion Week and London Collections. Selfridges.com photographer for numerous events including parties and in-store events, celebrity signings or appearances. Awarded the 2012 'Mr. Selfridges' award for the male who best represents Selfridges' brand through all aspects of work and attitude.