Gary Evans

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

NCTJ qualifications:

– Shorthand (100 wpm)

– Sub-editing

– News writing

– Media law: general reporting

– Business of magazines

– Features portfolio

Technical:

– InDesign

– Photoshop

– Final Cut

– Wide experience of creative  

   and office application – Mac    

   and Windows

– Working knowledge of HTML

– CMS and SEO

– Social media and social media

   clients

Personal:

– Creatively ambitious and    

   commercially aware

– Known for analytical and

   problem solving approach

– Willingness to think out of the

   box and 'just do it'

Editorial:

– Features, interviews, reviews  

   and opinion

– Commissioning

– Sub-editing

– Interest in analysing magazines  

   and audiences

Summary

Experienced writer, editor and NCTJ-accredited subeditor, with a passion for science, seeking new challenge as a production editor. 

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Selected freelance
  • The Independent
  • The Guardian 
  • Rolling Stone
  • Edgar
  • Mixmag
  • Dazed & Confused
  • KYEOtv
Nov 2012 - Present

Staff writer

Computer Arts
  • Responsible for numerous sections of leading graphic design title, including multiple features each issue; writing strong headlines and fitting InDesign pages. 
  • Generating ideas, contributing to production, workflow and scheduling, working across three print and digital magazines and website.
  • Ensuring high levels of accuracy and editorial quality maintained; tight deadlines met.
May 2010 - Nov 2012

Features editor / site editor

Sabotage Times
  • Pitching, writing and uploading features to successful online magazine.
  • Generating and commissioning features; sub-editing and headline writing; overseeing layout and appearance using web CMS and SEO; image editing; running social media.
  • Under my editorship, Sabotage Times enjoyed its most successful days for unique visitors and page impressions.
Dec 2011 - Nov 2012

Senior writer

Topman Generation
  • Weekly columnist for Topman's new cross-platform magazine.
  • Covering everything from news and entertainment to sport and health, my articles were an integral part of this new publication's early successes.
May 2009 - Nov 2012

Content editor

ShareMyPlaylists.com
  • Writing, editing and uploading blog content for leading Spotify playlist sharing and discovery website.
  • Commissioning and sub-editing content from contributors and overseeing the website's social media.  
  • Achieved progressive and consecutive month-on-month increases in unique visitors and page impressions.
May 2010 - May 2011

Editor

DN
  • Planning, writing and editing University of Sunderland's Students' Union bimonthly magazine.
  • Managed team of writers, photographers and designers as well as writing a regular column, features and music reviews.
Sep 2008 - May 2010

Music and clubs editor

Detour Magazine
  • Planning, writing and editing the music section of University of Sunderland's online magazine. 
  • Oversaw the successful relaunch and rebranding of the website.

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

BA (Hons) first-class

University of Sunderland

While graduating with a BA (Hons) degree with first-class honours in journalism, I also successfully completed an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism and worked as editor of the university magazine, DN.