Meet our vibrant Voice Team and find out what they do!
Tom is the Editor for Voice, overseeing all content. He's in charge of editorial planning, editing work from Voice Contributors, and commissioning. From a young age he has held a keen interest in politics, media, and technology. To further explore the three and how they intersect, he undertook a degree in politics and a masters in journalism.
Saskia is the Assistant Editor for Voice. She is a contributing author in the 30th-anniversary edition of The Women Writers’ Handbook and runs a blog where she puts her Journalism degree to some use, sharing her thoughts and opinions on current affairs and pop culture. Saskia has an MA in Publishing and studied Creative Writing & Journalism at the University of Roehampton. When she is not tied to her laptop, Saskia enjoys travelling, socialising with her friends, cooking and shopping online for things she doesn’t need.
Arts Award Editor
Nici leads on Arts Award on Voice where you can find advice, inspiration, case studies and resources if you're doing an Arts Award. She also loves and writes about all things books, theatre, music, art, visiting other countries, anything creative, and sometimes attempts to make YouTube videos. Alongside editing for Voice she writes and edits through her own pursuits. You can occasionally find her running marathons dressed as a black dog.
De-mornae is a Kickstart Journalist for Voice. Music, interviews and pop culture are her preferred topics of interest but is often pushing her own creative boundaries to prove that anyone can have an opinion regardless of their background, education or class. She loves all things baking and potatoes but never cheese.
Ali is a Kickstart Trainee Journalist with Voice. He graduated from the University of Leeds in English Literature and maintains a strong interest in reading new books whenever possible. A self-professed film nut, Ali enjoys movies from a wide range of genres, although he can be counted on to gravitate towards thrillers or dramas!
Claire is a Kickstart Trainee Journalist for Voice Magazine, and is an English Literature graduate from Birmingham. Although born a Brummie, she grew up in Thailand from the ages of six to seventeen, giving her a wide range of life experiences and cultural awareness which she uses to enhance her article writing.
Elle is Voice’s Kickstart Media Sub-Editor and podcast host, coming from a diverse range of creative pursuits- including curating, music production, and performing arts. She’s a BA Liberal Arts graduate and studies sound engineering in her own time. Elle is always on the lookout to make interesting voices heard on the Voice podcasts. When she’s not behind a computer screen, she can be found training MMA.
Hector is the Kickstart Development Assistant for Voice and a Manchester based actor/writer. Graduating from the University of York with a degree in Politics and International Relations he enjoys discussing and discovering art in all its forms but has a particular love for the radio, stage and screen, where he spent most of his time at university.
Business and Projects Assistant
Ophelia is Kickstart Business and Projects Assistant at Voice. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music as a Mezzo-Soprano who adores Faure and Mahler, but also has a keen enthusiasm for pop, Jazz and the likes of Cole Porter. She is a Portrait Artist, Songwriter and an all-round zealot of the arts.
Bhavesh was a founding editor of Voice as an 18-year-old from Oldham determined to make it in the media world. Over six years he acted as Media Editor and Arts Award Editor alongside achieving a degree in TV & Broadcasting and an MSc in Social Anthropology. He is now working for media companies and is a Voice Associate. Read Bhavesh on Voice
Emrys manages events, projects and partnerships for Upstart and Voice, including leading on creative careers and the Arts Award Alumni programme. His background is in digital and cultural project management and he has several years experience running youth policy projects, especially embedding young people at the heart of organisations.
Diana is the head of Upstart Projects, the charity which runs Voice. She's enjoyed a long career in the arts education world, including developing the Arts Award programme for the Arts Council. Her goal is to create more opportunities for all young people to enjoy the arts and have their say and she believes Voice magazine is the perfect place to make that happen! Find out more about Upstart Projects and read Diana's views here.
Contact Diana about Upstart Projects at [email protected]