Having trained as a journalist two decades ago, I then didn’t use any of those skills for many years ’cause working in nightclubs seemed like more fun at the time. Eventually, age and responsibility took over and I joined the marketing department of Australian web host and domain registrar Netregistry. This role very quickly grew to include managing all of Netregistry’s content, from news centres and blogs to e-books and, most importantly, its just-launched custom magazine Nett.

My writing for Nett won me the Best New Journalist Award at the 2008 IT Journalism Awards (the Lizzies) while one of my blog posts on my own site won Marketing Magazine’s Best Marketing Post in the same year.

I left Netregistry (and NETT) in late 2010 and was almost immediately approached to write for the first issue of Chief Content Officer Magazine (CCO), published by the Content Marketing Institute. My column on ‘The Social Web’ is the longest-running regular feature in CCO, leading to me inheriting the role of editor beginning with the May 2018 issue.

Having gone freelance in 2012, I’ve also written for a number of other brands and clients, most notably as Editorial Director of Australian telco Telstra’s content hub, Smarter Business.

Click on the mastheads to explore the articles.

Nett Magazine


CCO Magazine


Clare McDermottI rely on Jonathan for articles requiring a sophisticated grasp of a difficult issue, plus the grace and charm to teach something new without making you feel a complete dumb a$$.
Clare McDermott: Editor, CCO Magazine