Matthew Phillp
BVA, MA Journalism
E-mail: contact@matthewphillp.com

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EDUCATION

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF JOURNALISM – 2002-2003
University of Technology, Sydney

Subjects: Advanced Journalism Theory, Research and Reporting, Advanced Print Features, Editing and Publishing (1 and 2)

BACHELOR OF VISUAL ARTS (Sculpture, Performance and Installation) – 1997-1999
Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney)

Subjects: Modernity and Post Modernity, Art and the Asia Pacific, Time, Technology and Memory

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

October 2013 to present – COPYWRITER, AUDIBLE.COM

- Concept development and copy writing for marketing and communication campaigns

August 2013 to October 2013 – COPYWRITER, SUZY JURIST ASSOCIATES INC.

- Concept development and copy writing for advertising campaigns(clients: AOL, PBS)

June 2011 – July 2013 – COPYWRITER,LIVINGSOCIAL.COM.AU

- Daily filing of copy for nationwide and regional Living Social email deals.

May 2013 – PROOFREADER, NYC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

-Proofread copy for the Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency (SIRR) report

March 2013 - April 2013 – COPY EDITOR, SOTHEBY'S AUCTION HOUSE

Edited and proofread promotional copy for the Impressionist and Modernist Art Evening Sale Catalogue

March 2013 – COPY EDITOR, CESAR'S WAY MAGAZINE

Copy edited all sections of the magazine

June 2011 - December 2011 – COPYWRITER, GILTCITY.COM

Wrote promotional copy for nationwide and regional Gilt.com email deals

June 2006 – December 2011 – NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT, DNA MAGAZINE, NEW YORK, USA/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

- Monthly filing of celebrity interviews, culture analysis and travel features that center on New York and US culture.

October 2005 – February 2009 – PRESENTER/CO-PRODUCER, D LIST RADIO, EAST VILLAGE RADIO, NEW YORK, USA

- As a presenter: presentation of a weekly segment "This Week In Review" for live to air broadcast
- As a producer: coordination of guests, research, on air interviewing, segment concept development

April 2006 – December 2006 – CONTENT EDITOR, WWW.DLIST.COM, NEW YORK, USA

- Cultural consultant on all advertising campaigns and major content decisions
- Management of online page layout
- Liason for featured bloggers and musicians
- Development of content based promotions
- Writer of all featured online heading text

September 2004 – December 2004 – ASSISTANT EDITOR - VILLAGE VOICE ONLINE, NEW YORK, USA

- Wrote listings for multiple categories
- Developed new categories

- Coordinated coverage of the 5 boroughs of New York City with other Assistant Editors

July 2003 – August 2004 – RESEARCH ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE EDITOR - VILLAGE VOICE, NEW YORK, USA

- Research and reportage
- Interview subject sourcing

- Statistical analysis
- Copy editing
- Fact checking

AWARDS

2013 - Emerging Writer Fellowship Recipient – Lambda Literary Foundation.
2009 - Nominee – New York City Glammy Awards. Best Writer (DNA Magazine)
2008 – Nominee – New York City Glammy Awards. Best Writer (DNA Magazine)
2006 – Winner – Lawther/Graff Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival. “A Long Struggle” documentary. (Writer)
2003 - Winner – People Choice Award, MCC Young Adult Fiction Competition. “The Arts Administrationiste”

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

06/12-Present - TUTOR, LITERACY PARTNERS, USA
06/00-1/02 - EDITORIAL COORDINATOR, ARTICHOKE ON 2SER FM
4/02 – EDITORIAL INTERN – AUSTRALIAN CONSOLIDATED PRESS
6/01 – EDITORIAL INTERN – AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
5/01 – EDITORIAL INTERN – STUDIO MAGAZINES