Matt Farrington-Smith

Matt Farrington-Smith

Content & Community Manager at Procurious

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About Me

I'm an experienced journalist and editor (with a background in technology and all-things social). I head up content here at Procurious HQ, and when I'm not doing that you can find me honing my camera skills at gigs around London.


Professional Information

FUNCTION: PR & Communications

INDUSTRY: None

CATEGORY: Marketing

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Other

PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Other


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Work experience

Content & Community Manager at Procurious

Procurious

May 2014 - Present ( 4 years, 1 month ) | London, United Kingdom

Responsible for generating and distributing news and information about all our businesses across all available channels.

Technology and Gaming Channel editor

MSN

January 2008 - October 2013 ( 5 years, 8 months ) | London

Content editor of MSN Tech on the UK's biggest portal. I wrote reviews, features and news about mobile phones, cameras, tablets, laptops, apps and headphones. Also led projects for some of Microsoft’s most high-profile launches and respected product families. Some of these included Windows Phone, Windows 7 (and 8), Hotmail, MSN Messenger, Office, Bing, and Xbox One.

Assistant Producer

Home Office (Digital Communications Team)

February 2007 - December 2007 ( 10 months ) | London

Responsible for daily content updates, drafting designs for site overhauls, composition of online visitor surveys, and assisted with user testing.

International Ad-Rater

Google

December 2006 - June 2007 ( 5 months ) | London

Responsible for search engine optimisation (SEO) and user accessibility.

Education

University of Gloucestershire

BA of Multimedia Systems/English Literature

2001 - 2004