Joe James Davis
A writer, editor and content strategist, I am a qualified journalist and content writer, with over seven years of experience working in print publications and online marketing agencies. I have delivered a broad range of online and offline content, aimed at both B2B and B2C audiences, within sectors such as travel, fashion, lifestyle, night life, music, digital technology, finance, fintech, property, current affairs, politics, business and more. Friendly, meticulous, outgoing, and passionate about writing compelling content that people can connect with, I’m always a team player.
CONTENT EXECUTIVE, October 2018 – March 2019
Based in the heart of Manchester, AccessPay is a fast-growing fintech which provides best-in-class payments and cash management solutions for the B2B sector. During my time as a Content Executive, I wrote blogs, website copy and guides designed to promote AccessPay as a trusted thought-leader within this sector. I also gained proficiency in the Marketo email marketing software, developed my email marketing skills and worked on sales enablement content throughout my time at AccessPay.
CONTENT EXECUTIVE, June 2017 – October 2018
Travel Counsellors is a franchise-based company in Manchester, which empowers it’s individual ‘Travel Counsellors’ to create and curate dream holidays for their customers. I was Content Executive at Travel Counsellors, editing and creating content for their ‘Phenix’ in-house booking system.
Throughout my time there, I broadened my understanding of the travel industry and burnished my credentials as a lifestyle writer. I built up strong relationships with the firm’s commercial partners, ensuring we worked together to deliver accurate and compelling copy. I also advanced my proficiency with Microsoft Excel and CMS programmes such as Umbraco, created destination-focused content for email marketing campaigns and written offline content for both brochures and mailing campaigns.
Igniyte Online Reputation Management
CONTENT WRITER, September 2013 – May 2017
Igniyte is a Leeds-based online reputation management company, where I was a content writer for over three years. In this role, I developed skills including blog, writing, proof reading, link building, use of CMS programmes such as WordPress, use of Microsoft Office programmes including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as the capability to write for both B2C and B2B audiences.
I also developed and implemented cohesive and effective online content strategies for a variety of sectors, from fashion to finance, while always keeping brand audience and tone of voice in mind.
Chic Lifestyle Magazine
WRITER, SUB-EDITOR, June 2012 – July 2013
Chic Lifestyle Magazine was a Sheffield-based lifestyle publication which brought readers into the heart of the Steel City. While at Chic, I delivered both offline and online content, specialising in areas such as music, fashion, night life, cuisine, travel, theatre, art, culture, entertainment, film, pop culture and more. I was an integral part of the Chic team, strategising content, writing articles, conducting interviews, and sub-editing content for both Chic Lifestyle and its sister publication, Student Magazine.
I have developed a strong journalistic skill set throughout the course of my career, and I have the ability to create engaging offline and online content, for a range of audiences and tones of voice, to tight deadlines. I am proficient in the use of content management systems such as WordPress, as well as Microsoft Office, InDesign and search engines such as Google.
I am a team player, who has strong time management skills, the ability to research a range of diverse topics online, and deploy SEO tactics. I have a proactive outlook, while I am always ready to take on my next project and deliver the highest quality content to promote clients’ brand identities.
I lead a busy lifestyle away from the workplace, and I have an active social life. I have lived in cities all over the north of England including Lancaster, Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester, meeting and engaging with people from all walks of life. I am a passionate reader, with a penchant for classical and post-modern literature, and I’m also a politics, history, culture, entertainment and pop culture enthusiast.
I am a devoted writer and I often spend my spare time contributing to my personal blog, which covers lifestyle topics such as music, fashion and travel, as well as politics, technology and current events.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
2011: PTC-Accredited Post Graduate, Magazine Journalism, pass.
2010: Degree in English Literature and Religious Studies, 2.1
2007: Four A-Levels, grade A-C
2006: One AS Level, grade A
2005: Nine GSCEs, grade A* – C
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