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 generally make sure the community is playing nice.

When I'm not doing that you can find me honing my camera skills at gigs around London, collecting vintage toys, console gaming, wrestling with my first novel, or sampling craft ales/rum in some dusty pub somewhere.

Contact me if you'd like to submit your event to our events listings, or want to be considered to write a guest blog post.

You can also find me on Twitter: @HelloMFS


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 ( 3 years, 6 months ) | 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