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Bill Dawes

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Full name Bill Dawes
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Digital media, animation, computer graphics, Internet, Web development, filmmaking, consumer technology

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Picture editing
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09


1998 – 2007 Digital Media World
Editor – Digital Media World magazine & DMW Online (www.digitalmedia.com.au)
Content Director – Digital Media Festival (www.digitalmedia.com.au/DMF)
Commenced as launch editor of a new Australian magazine for the digital content creation market, which required an amalgam of skills and understanding of technology for production, distribution and display of media content. Responsible for writing and commissioning content for print and online distribution, as well as co-ordinating production of annual targetted conference events & annual awards for film and television production, Web rich media delivery, visualisation and digital imaging. This role included the task of defining content, securing speakers, writing press releases, securing press coverage and media interviews, as well as chairing seminars and driving panel discussion of diverse topics such as digital filmmaking, architectural visualisation, the evolution of online media and computer generated imagery (GGI).

1995-1998 APN News & Media
Editor – Computer Week/PC Week Australia
Engaged as launch editor of a new weekly newspaper for the enterprise IT marketplace, responsible for editorial positioning and the management of international content licensing. Responsibilities included hiring and managing a staff of six fulltime journalists as well as overseeing a transition to electronic desktop publishing

1986-1995 Reed Business Publishing
Commenced as an editorial assistant for a magazine for the electronics market, utilising my technical expertise in circuit theory and the fundamentals of physics, as well as another title dedicated to television and radio engineering. Promoted to editor of a monthly title for the commercial and government broadcasting industries and technology for the evolving video production & post-production marketplace. Additionally contributed to other publications covering the film and TV production, consumer electronics, medical and diagnostic imaging, and IT & telecommunications.

Sydney Morning Herald, Counterpoint Magazine, Encore Magazine, HDTV Newsletter (UK), Drum Media, 3D World, CNet, fxguide

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