DIGITAL COMMERCIAL EDITOR
Having worked for the likes of Monocle in London, Phillips relocated to Sydney last year, and joined team GQ this July. He’s the reason you’ve been clicking on Gq.com.au so much lately. Right? Right.
WHAT’S THE OFFICE LIKE?
It’s always a hive of activity, be it 7am or 7pm. I sit directly opposite a screen with a live traffic feed to Gq.com.au.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ONLINE WRITING AND PRINT?
Online is about getting to the point in a clear and coherent way. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun, but you need to hook readers in quickly or risk losing them. Writing online means being ‘on point’.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD PEOPLE KEEP IN MIND?
You should always ask yourself, ‘Why should the reader care?’ People are bombarded with digital information, so you need to offer a fresh perspective on the news of the day and give them something that they can’t read anywhere else.
WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT FROM GQ.COM.AU WITH YOU AT THE HELM?
Smart, witty and entertaining stories, with a discerning voice. We will cover the big issues, and continue to provide fashion, style and grooming tips, entertainment and tech news and business profiles. Gq.com.au is already a daily digest for our readers, but expect more bite in the coming year.