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Jon Wilks CV, Oct 2012
Award-winning online editor and content producer, based in Hampshire & London, UK
+44 7805 342391
As an award-winning and versatile online editor, I have a proven track record of vastly improving traffic statistics through a combination of eye-catching content, social media know-how and SEO techniques. Over six years of professional editorship, I’ve launched two new magazines, hired and mentored a number of highly productive editorial teams, written and edited an eating out guidebook, and broken a number of in-house sales and web traffic records along the way. I’ve also developed valuable experience as a public speaker, having notched up many hours in product demonstration and brand representation.
Having interviewed countless well-known celebrities and luminaries across several continents, from Yoko Ono to Marco Pierre White to the entire Manchester City FC first team (in three minutes flat), I have vast experience in lifestyle, travel and food journalism. I’ve also successfully moved into news reporting, specifically live-blogging; my work covering the earthquake and tsunami tragedy in Japan, 2011, won a Time Out International award for best online feature.
In recent years, I’ve developed a real interest in digital communication, the mechanics of SEO and the effects that social media and live journalism have had on the publishing world. I’m also a keen musician, proficient in songwriting, music production and performance, and a student of international popular culture, based on a decade of work in Japan and the Middle East.Read More