I’m Michael O’Connell-Davidson, a journalist and editor based in London. I currently work for the Daily Mail as sub editor on the news and finance sections, where I write headlines, sharpen up stories, and freshen up pages before sending them to print. I also work on the iPad edition as a production assistant, bringing over content from the paper for Mail Plus subscribers. Previously, I was a sub at the Evening Standard for news and features, and before that, I worked as a digital content editor at the British Council.
I studied at Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, where I was the editor of the student newspaper Gair Rhydd, and later completed a PGDip in Print Journalism and the NCTJ diploma at Sheffield University. While studying, I freelanced for the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, the Independent and Vice magazine; I also completed placements at the Mail on Sunday, the Guardian and the BBC.
I like keeping myself busy, and write a weekly column for MMORPG.com, a specialist video games website that’s the largest of its kind in the world. Reach out to me on social media (Twitter, Linkedin) or email if you’d like to talk about any opportunities, or if you just want to say hello.