Gemma Fottles

British writer living la vida loca in Amsterdam. Print Editor at SuperYacht Times, impassioned by all things travel.

Resume


A talented and passionate writer, since graduating university I have successfully pursued my passion as a profession. Relocating to Amsterdam following a temporary position as a global travel reporter several years ago, my current role as Print Editor for the international newspaper SuperYacht Times has endlessly elevated my writing standard and style, whilst providing me with professional experience in a vibrant and exciting industry within a rapidly expanding team. Since my first travel abroad, I have enjoyed indulging in writing about my experiences. Setting up my travel blog, Fottles Travels, and maintaining it as I have travelled extensively over the world has been a true passion project, something in which was awarded with being shortlisted for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Best Travel Blog of 2014. Just as my love for travel has failed to diminish, neither has my intention to further pursue a career in writing about it. 


EMPLOYMENT

2014 - present - PRINT EDITOR – SuperYacht Company

- Responsible for the publishing of bi-monthly newspaper SuperYacht Times, distributed to 10,000 people globally 

- Working alongside an Online Editor, my key tasks in this role included writing, researching and editing articles; representing the company at international events; interviews; supervision of interns; monitoring social media channels; create engaging content for both online and print. 

2013 - 2015 - ASSISTANT EDITOR – TIORATI Media

- Assistant Editor of 3 digital magazines; Go Social Film Magazine, Pole Dance Fitness & Aerial Arts Magazine, Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets

- Working next to the founder and CEO of the company, I assisted in the creation and publication of all three magazines. My role included generating relevant and exciting content; proofreading; editing; setting up and maintaining social media channels; personal assistant to CEO. 

2012 - 2012 - TRAVEL REPORTER – SPAR International

My responsibilities included representing the company in 12 countries; writing weekly travel diary reports; daily social media updates; daily photographs.


EDUCATION

 2009 – 2012 BACHELOR OF ARTS – The University of Birmingham

English Literature with Media, Culture and Society - 1st. Class Honours