Login Language: EN FR DE EN FR DE Contact

Alex Wright

Main Details

Full name Alex Wright
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

• Content management, editing, design and layout of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, online blogs, company websites and social media, including Twitter and Google+ • Writing exclusive breaking news stories, features, profiles, case studies and investigations for a range of print and online publications catering to multiple audiences and sectors • Researching often highly complex, technical and sensitive subjects for in-depth investigations focused on the key issues affecting people’s daily lives • Responsible for finding and developing new contacts, sourcing original content, setting the news agenda and managing my own and other team members’ research projects and budgets • Responsible for managing news desks, teams and staff personal development plans and for commissioning freelance writing, graphic design, photography and film work

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing
Last updated 20-04-2017 09:16

Biography

Freelance Journalist (Sept 2014 – to date)
• Editing, design, layout and proof-reading of the sports pages of The Guardian, The Independent, The Mail on Sunday, The Observer, The Sunday Times and The Times and the features and the travel pages of The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
• Editing of the news, business, sports and features pages of The Daily Telegraph’s iPad edition
• Editing and managing the content for the BTSport website
• Writing and editing the content for the This is Money website
• Sourcing, researching and writing news stories, features and profiles for print and online B2B publications, newspapers and magazines, including Automotive Management, Brewers’ Guardian (an online only brewery trade magazine), City AM, Edie.net (a sustainable business news website), Ferment (a craft beer magazine), Go Nomad (an travel website), Microbrew (an annual brewery trade listing publication), Risk & Insurance (a print and online insurance trade magazine), Selling Travel, The Grocer, The Institute of Directors, The Travel Magazine, Times Group (a business and trade magazine publisher), TNT Magazine and private clients

Senior Researcher/Writer, Which? – the UK’s No1 selling consumer magazine (Dec 2013 – Aug 2014)
• Sourcing, researching and writing money and financial news, features, case studies and investigations for Which?, Which? Money and Which? Travel print magazines and for the Which? website covering car, home and travel insurance
• Content management of the general insurance section of the website, including news and advice guides, and the Which? Money Twitter feed on a daily basis, and improving the section’s SEO
• Managing my own and other team members’ research projects and budgets and chairing department and team meetings
• Commissioning research using internal and external sources, including mystery shopping of companies’ services and products, member and public surveys and industry expert views
• Advising and reporting back to key industry and regulatory bodies at the highest level, including the FCA, about the top consumer issues
• Public speaking and representing the magazine at key industry events, including the International Travel Insurance Conference
• Establishing and developing contacts throughout the industry as a source for new and exclusive leads

Freelance Journalist (Oct 2013 – Nov 2013)
• Sourcing, researching and writing content for print and online publications, including Risk & Insurance, Brewers’ Guardian, Freelancer.co.uk website and private clients

Account Manager, Garnett Keeler PR – a PR agency focused on the automotive, supply chain and pharmaceutical industries (May 2013 – Sept 2013)
• Researching and writing client communication plans and strategies, account co-ordination and project management for key clients in the automotive industry, including Caterpillar and Iveco
• Establishing and developing new client relationships and cultivating key media contacts in the road transport and haulage industry
• Writing press releases, features, case studies, blogs and advertorials for clients and commissioning graphic design, photography and film work
• Monitoring media and social media reports and campaigns on a daily basis, identifying new story opportunities and selling in features

News Editor (Global & UK), Insurance Times– the UK’s No 1 selling weekly insurance magazine - and Global Reinsurance (Feb 2012 – April 2013)
• Managing the news flow for two re/insurance B2B magazines across print, online and social media, including the Twitter and Google+ feeds on a daily basis, and delivering content to a subscriber base of 18,000
• Producing expert on and off diary coverage of the industry including exclusive news stories, features, profiles and investigations covering the UK insurance market and the international reinsurance market
• Managing, chairing and covering international company and industry conferences and events including roundtables, forums, workshops, clinics and live online video interviews
• Commissioning news stories and features and working closely with the advertising/commercial department on new revenue generating leads

Deputy Business Editor, The Royal Gazette – Bermuda’s daily national newspaper (July 2007 – Jan 2012)
• Sourcing, researching and writing news stories, features, profiles and investigations for the print and online versions of the newspaper’s business section covering all business including banking, finance and retail
• Editing, designing and layout of the paper’s business pages and responsible for uploading the content to the website on a daily basis
• Interviewing and developing links with global CEOs, Fortune 500s and other key stakeholders in the local and international business community
• Sourcing, researching and writing news stories, features and profiles for sister business magazines The Bottom Line and RG Magazine and being commissioned to write for Reuters, Bermuda Insurance Update (an insurance industry magazine), and Caribbean Hotels website (a tourism and hotel booking service)
• Launched the top 10 employers survey and awards ceremony for The Bottom Line and new technology and motoring sections for the paper

Sub-Editor, The Sunday Times (Jan 2007 – June 2007)
• Editing, design, layout and proofing of the newspaper’s sports pages

Deputy Sports Editor, The Croydon and Sutton Advertiser (Jan 2006 – June 2007)
• Sourcing, researching and writing news stories, features and profiles for the print and online versions of the two weekly newspapers’ sports sections covering all sports including football, rugby and cricket
• Editing, design, layout and proofing the papers’ sports pages
• Ghost-writing celebrity columns for former England and Surrey Cricket Club captain Mark Butcher and former Crystal Palace manager Iain Dowie
• Representing the paper on Palace Radio, Crystal Palace’s match day radio station, and at local events and awards ceremonies
• Awarded 2006 Sports Section of the Year in the Trinity Mirror Group of newspapers

Senior Sports Reporter, The Surrey Mirror and Crawley News (March 2005 – Dec 2005)
• Sourcing, researching and writing news stories, features and profiles for the print and online versions of the two weekly newspapers’ sports sections covering all sports including football, rugby and cricket
• Editing, design, layout and proofing of the papers’ sports pages
• Organising and reporting on sponsored events in the community including the Crawley Fives, a local five-a-side football tournament

Senior News Reporter and Business Editor, The Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser (Sept 2002 – Feb 2005)
• Sourcing, researching and writing news stories and features for the print version of the two weekly newspapers’ news section covering all news including crime, accidents, transport and planning issues
• Editing, design, layout and proofing of the papers’ business pages