Simon Timblick

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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  • TV
  • Lifestyle
  • Blogs
  • Online
  • Print
  • Creative
  • Human Interest
  • Entertainment
  • News
  • Media
  • Popular Culture
  • Social

Work history

Currently

Features Writer

What’s On TV, Timeinc

Oct 2010
  • Responsible for the editorial coverage of the soaps EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Neighbours, Home and Away and Doctors for this TV listings magazine which sells almost 1 million copies per week. Work through good press/PR contacts to arrange studio set visits, cast interview opportunities and for advance TV production news. Providing additional editorial content for the magazine’s website including presenting on/off camera video interviews, news stories, photo galleries and red carpet reporting from The British Soap Awards.

2010

Freelance Feature Writer

Various

Jul 2002 - Sep 2010
  • Freelance contributor to various kids/teenage, TV and lifestyle magazines including: Girl Talk, It's HOT! and Disney Girl (BBC Worldwide), TV Easy, Mizz, TV & Satellite Week and SoapLife (IPC Media), Toxic! (Egmont UK Ltd) and 7x7 San Francisco (McEvoy Group).

2002

Jul 1998 - Jun 2002
  • Worked with an Editor, design and technical team to provide online editorial content for this kids' channel, aimed at 8-16 year olds. Plus pre-school content for the NickJr website featuring favourite characters including Blue's Clues, Dora The Explorer and Peppa Pig. Also managed a small team of freelance contributors, editorial budget and did prize sourcing for online competitions.

1998

Staff Writer

Inside Soap, Attic Futura

Jun 1996 - Jul 1998
  • I reported on a mix of British, American and Australian TV shows for the then fortnightly magazine including Baywatch, Brookside, The Bill and Heartbeat. Other duties included answering readers’ letters, tracking down long-lost TV stars and contributing to various one-shot special issues of the magazine.

Education

1996

Diploma In Magazine Journalism

Highbury College

Aug 1995 - May 1996
  • Course included study of law, public affairs, magazine design and production skills, shorthand and work experience within the industry.

1995

BA(Hons) Cultural Studies

University of Portsmouth

Sep 1992 - May 1995
  • History of British culture with a special focus on youth culture and modern media.