Like many people working in the creative industries today, Will Strauss started his career at the very bottom of the media food chain, making cups of tea at his local radio station in North Derbyshire.

From those humble beginnings Will managed to blag, borrow and wing his way (via ITP) into Emap and Broadcast magazine where he spent nearly seven years. The rest, like track 8 on the Verve’s second album, is history.

For a full rundown of his career to date please see below.


*Freelance Journalist/Writer/Editor
December 2007 – Present (5 years +)

Freelance multimedia writer, editor and journalist specialising in television, especially the technology used to create, edit and distribute it. Able to work proficiently across print, online, mobile, audio and video. Also undertakes various website and graphic design assignments.

*Various, Emap
December 2000 – June 2007 (6 years 7 months)

During his time at Broadcast Will Strauss was technology editor, supplements editor, web editor, online editor and probably a load of other things he’s since forgotten. He worked on monthly magazines, weekly newspapers, daily online news services, awards shows and conferences.

*Assistant editor, ITP
October 1998-November 2000 (2 years, 2 months)

Assistant editor on B2B magazines for the telecommunications and broadcast markets.

*Part-time broadcast assistant, Peak FM
July 1998 – May 1999 (11 months)

Part-time broadcast assistant at local radio station working on news and sport.


*The University of Huddersfield 1995 – 1998
Bachelor of Arts, English Studies (with Journalism)

*Highfields School, Matlock
4 x A-Levels and 9 x GCSEs