Matthew Phillp


Brooklyn, NY 11211


Tel: +1 917-862-3994

Work Experience



Morgan & Morgan - New York, NY

February 2020 - Present


Research, development, and articulation of a clarified brand position 


Implementation of the brand’s first company-wide briefing system 


Oversee a comprehensive expansion of the brand’s official style guide 


Oversee employee and client-facing email and newsletter strategy and communication 


Oversee social media strategy and creative production to produce engaging, consistent, on-brand content


Manage of team of 7 designers, writers, and creative strategists


Collaborate with stakeholders from all branches of the firm


Write and edit copy for use on the web, digital ads, OOH campaigns, direct mail, social media, email communication.




Tell Me About Your Father, the podcast

November 2019 - Present

Created in collaboration with Erin Hosier and Elizabeth Thompson, Tell Me About Your Father is a podcast about daddy issues, father figures and dismantling the paternal mystique. Interviews with guests reveal their relationship with the first man they ever knew, how much they didn't know about him, and the impact he's made on their lives.




Citarella Gourmet Market - New York, NY

November 2018 - November 2019


Oversee all aspects of copy, including the first formal definition of the brand voice


Write and edit refreshed, on-brand, seasonal and catering menus, storefront messaging, digital ad, radio ads, direct mail, promotional and editorial email


Oversee copy re-fresh for the new e-commerce site and to-go app


Gather primary source material for and established ways of articulating the Citarella story


Track relevant cultural trends and write relevant copy for multiple social media accounts


Write and edit the quarterly employee and wine-centric newsletters


Manage a team of freelance writers


Worked with the Art Director to write the company’s first Brand Guidelines


Wrote all in-market and digital collateral for the opening of the Hudson Yards market


Blink Fitness - New York, NY

September 2014 - September 2018


Oversaw all aspects of copy as Blink evolved from comprising 30 locations in the NY metro area to 100+ locations nationwide 


Provided copy perspective and support to all company departments, including marketing, HR, IT, operations  


Collaborated with Social Media Specialist to establish strategy, voice, and content for a vibrant, relevant, on-brand social media presence


Sourced and managed a team of freelance copywriters


Worked with external agencies in the launch of two brand identity refreshes


Developed and defined the official brand voice and collaborated with the Creative Director to formalize official brand and style guidelines 



Audible Inc. - Newark, NJ

October 2013 - September 2014


Wrote marketing, communications, employee-facing, and UX copy 

Collaborated with designers and stakeholder to develop and produce all promotional campaigns, customer-facing educational communications, and swag 

Worked with Social Media Specialist to develop promotional campaigns for forthcoming titles and the launch of

Worked with other copy staff to establish a brand style guide




January  - March 2014


Wrote a weekly critique of HBO’s program Looking

CONTENT WRITER - Cake Group - New York, NY

February 2014 - May 2014


Wrote and researched weekly blog posts about New York State tourist destinations




Man of the World Magazine - New York, NY

November 2013 - January 2014


Copy edited the entire book for issues 6 and 7


WRITER - New York, NY

July 2013 - September 2013

Wrote condensed news reports for online publication


NYC Economic Development Corp - New York, NY

May 2013

Proofread the Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency


Sotheby's Auction House - New York, NY

March 2013

Copy edited promotional copy for the Impressionist and Modernist Art Day Sale Catalogue




Cesar's Way Magazine - New York, NY

March 2013


Proofread and copy edited all sections of the magazine



COPYWRITER - New York, NY & Melbourne, Australia

June 2011 - June 2012


Wrote promotional copy for nationwide and regional Living Social email deals



Gilt City - New York, NY

June 2011 - December 2011


Wrote promotional copy for nationwide and regional email deals




DNA Magazine - New York, NY

June 2006 - December 2011

Filed monthly celebrity interviews, culture analysis and travel features centering on US culture


Fact checking and research




DList Radio, - New York, NY

January 2005 - March 2009


Presented a weekly segment "This Week in Review" for live-to-air broadcast


Produced guest interviews, developed segments, research, and fact checking


Developed cross-promotional opportunities with record companies, bloggers, publicity firms, and venues for live show tapings



January 2005 - March 2009


Designed acquisition campaigns 


Developed content-based promotions and wrote all featured copy


Proofread all online copy.


The Village Voice - New York, NY

March 2004 - February 2005

Wrote city listings for multiple categories (clubs, bars, retail, etc.)

Researched and coordinated coverage of the 5 boroughs of New York City with other Assistant Editors


The Village Voice - New York, NY

March 2004 - February 2005


Copy editing, fact checking, statistical analysis, research and reportage support for the Executive Editor

2010 - present

2010 - present



University of Technology Sydney  

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism                                                          


The University of Sydney - Sydney College of The Arts
Bachelor of Visual Arts



Awards and Achievements


   Lambda Literary Foundation -  Fellowship recipient                                           2013

Alien of Extraordinary Talent -  U.S. Greencard recipient                                  2010

Glammy Awards – Best Writer (DNA Magazine) Nominee                               2009

Glammy Awards – Best Writer (DNA Magazine) Nominee                               2008

Ann Arbor Film Festival - Lawther/Graff Award – Winner                                 2006

MCC Young Adult Fiction Competition - People’s Choice Award - Winner           2003







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