ABOUT

I am an experienced writer, editor and live presenter based in London. In the last 10 years my work has been published and syndicated around the world, from securing exclusives with stars like Angelina Jolie,  Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Longoria and Matt Damon, to interviewing  experts in their field such as Ai-Da creator Aidan Meller, Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué, and British astronaut Major Tim Peake.

I have been editor of luxury lifestyle magazine Tempus since 2019, and launched new contract publication Burlingtons Magazine during lockdown in 2020. Prior to joining Tempus in 2017, I spent six years at HELLO! Magazine where I secured major features across the brand's 30 global editions and contributed to sister-magazines Hello Fashion and Hola Fashion.

As a live host, I have presented panel events at Showmasters conventions since 2016, including London Film and Comic Con and Destination Star Trek, and hosted short film premieres at Bafta (right). I'm proud to be an NCTJ industry advisor for PA Training.

AWARDS

    2020 BSME Awards

    Shortlisted: Editor of the Year –     

    Independent

2008 Brunel University

Winner: Gompertz Prize for English

EXPERIENCE

2018-Present

Vantage Media Limited

Editorial Director (2019-present)

Director of Digital Media (2018-2019)

Vantagemediagroup.co.uk

Key projects:

  • Editor of Tempus Magazine (since October 2019)

  • Editor of Burlingtons Magazine (launched June 2020)

  • Digital Editor of Tempus Online (2017-2019)

  • Project Manager for Volopa rebrand and digital content (2018-19)

  • Managing creative team, liaising with sales and production and overseeing company growth strategies

2017-2018

Tempus Media

Digital Editor

Key achievements:

  • Led the concept, development, testing and launch of tempusmagazine.co.uk, the UK's first independent luxury daily news website

2011-2017

HELLO! Ltd

Video Co-ordinator (2016-2017)

International Features Writer (2012-2017)

International Assistant (2011-2012)

hellomagazine.com

Key achievements:

  • Establishing in-house video department

  • Working across 30 global titles

  • Developed strategy for film premieres and award events that increased A-list coverage for the Group

2010

West Essex Life (Archant)

Acting Editor, six months

westessexlife.co.uk

Key achievements:

  • Developed sales-led review feature that was rolled out across Archant's free distribution titles nationwide

2009-2010

Mwaah Magazine (Whaam! Limited)

Features Writer

Key achievements:

  • Member of editorial staff through the concept and launch of independent local Herts/Essex women's magazine

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© 2020 Michelle Johnson