About Jonathan

I’m a digital editor, arts journalist and author, with 16 years experience working on high profile multimedia projects for organisations such as Johnston Press, the BBCSTV, Creative ScotlandThe Guardian, VisitScotland and the Scottish Government.

I’m currently the Content and Social Media Executive at CodeClan, Scotland’s first accredited skills academy here in Edinburgh. Part of the Marketing team, I create written and video content to raise awareness about CodeClan and its courses.

Between 2014 and 2016 I was UK Community Manager for Johnston Press’ arts and entertainment website, WOW247, developing a team of bloggers and producing a variety of original digital content.

In 2015 I published my first book, a history of the Tremors film franchise – the two year project involved interviewing 55+ cast and crew. Starburst Magazine called it “informative, entertaining and, above all, a joy to read.”

Previously, I was a freelance digital editor and arts journalist, working with clients to help them communicate in print and online using social media, video and audio.

Projects included PR and online community management for Scotland’s mobile cinema, Screen Machine; writing website content for a leading Scottish university; and producing features for BBC Radio Scotland’s Movie Cafe/Culture Studio.

I run online film magazine reelscotland.com, named one of The List’s Best Scottish websites in 2011, and from 2009 to 2014 I wrote a weekly film column for the Edinburgh Evening News. I was also a BAFTA Scotland judge in 2011 and 2014.

You can find out more on my LinkedIn page or contact me to discuss new projects – I’m on Twitter at @jon_melville.

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