Meet the team: Our Digital Editor Alex


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Love MoneyNext and want to know more about the people behind it? Well, we’ve got you covered. Introducing our Meet the Team series, where we catch up with our incredible team, delve into their roles and chat about what a typical day looks like for them.
If it wasn’t for our fantastic team, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Among other achievements, we’re proud to say that we offer Europe’s most interactive, innovative and inclusive digital events addressing the most pressing topics to impact the current fintech landscape and the future of money.
Today we caught up with Alex to talk about all things editorial.
Tell us about you, your role and what your day to day is like.
I’m MoneyNext’s resident Digital Editor, which means I’m responsible for producing content for the website including the blog, our weekly Fintech Friday newsletter, our post-event reports and other bits and pieces like some of the interviews we do around our events. That means it’s quite unusual being on the receiving end of questions for a change!
Tell us about your background. Have you always been an editor at heart?
I’m not sure about what I am at heart, but I’ve certainly always been an editor! My background includes experience of writing for both B2B and B2C channels across a range of different topics.
I graduated 7 years ago with a B.A. in Creative Writing with Publishing. Since then, I’ve written for a trade publisher in the B2B food and beverage industry; covered trade shows and events from Chicago to New Zealand; and been a digital copywriter for a brand of e-cigarettes here in the UK. Believe me, that’s quite a variety of different subject matter for a writer!
I joined MoneyNext in May 2021 – so coming up to 4 months now – and I’m currently based from home in Bristol.
What’s your favourite part about the job?
As with any editorial role, I enjoy the variety. I love switching things up and doing something different every day – whether that’s writing content for the blog or the newsletter, creating graphics and infographics to be shared with our audience online, or interviewing innovators from the worlds of banking and finance. Before joining MoneyNext I did a lot of work in print media, so I guess it’s no surprise that I love having something tangible to show for my time.
In particular, I love being introduced to new companies that are helping to reshape the landscape of the fintech and banking sectors. Part of the joy of this job is being able to introduce our audience to new startups and upstarts that are on the verge of something truly special – fledgling companies and passionate entrepreneurs that our community probably hasn’t come across before, and we certainly haven’t come across, but that it’s worth casting some light on. We’ve got a couple of those lined up for the weeks ahead that I know everyone is going to love meeting.
And of course, I love attending our events because you always get to hear new panellists speak and listen to a broad cross-section of opinions and voices regarding the most pressing topics in money, banking and finance. I regularly find myself cutting up clips of speakers talking or transcribing what somebody has said after an event has finished, so I guess those sorts of things stick in my head more than most – although I do have a terrible memory!
Describe yourself in three words.
Adult human male.
Or ‘not good with maths’!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a huge fan of football. I’ve followed Aston Villa since I was young. Having written about it for 5 years, I’m also into food – although I’m much better at eating it than I am at making it! Apart from that, you’ll probably find me in a good book or catching up on a box set. I’m currently mid-way through The Good Fight, which I’d never seen before, and I’m also in the process of rewatching The Bridge.