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ABOUT MICHELLE

I am an award-nominated editor, writer and presenter based in London. My work has been published and syndicated around the world, from exclusives with stars like Angelina Jolie and Sir Mo Farah, to interviews with experts in their field such as Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué, designer Kelly Hoppen and British astronaut Major Tim Peake.

I have been editorial director of Vantage Media since 2019, editing award-nominated luxury lifestyle magazine Tempus and contract publication Burlingtons Magazine (launched 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 195 (such as Spaghetti, above). I'm proud to be an NCTJ industry advisor for PA Training.

AWARDS

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2021 BSME Awards

Shortlisted: Editor of the Year –  Independent

2020 BSME Awards

Shortlisted: Editor of the Year –  Independent

2008 Brunel University

Winner: Gompertz Prize for English

EXPERIENCE

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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 daily luxury 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 

Features Writer

Key achievements:

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