Mat Gallagher

Managing editor | Director of content | Editor-in-chief 

A highly experienced communications professional with an exceptional record of leading content teams to success. Well versed in editorial and communications processes, having held senior positions in some of the world’s biggest and most successful publishing companies. Proven ability to build teams, nurture talent and deliver growth, online and in print. Extensive knowledge of international markets, in particular Asia and Europe. Special expertise in digital platform creation, social media, visual solutions, consumer titles, multi-platform products and global brands.



Editing | Communication | Copywriting | Brand development | Building successful teams | Custom media | Relationship management | Photography | Travel and lifestyle journalism | Project management | WordPress builds and management | Problem solving

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  • Won both editorial and marketing awards while leading the Time Out Hong Kong team.

  • Doubled online traffic and built a 9k social media following from scratch for Angloinfo Hong Kong.

  • Produced a high impact campaign for the Irish Festival on behalf of the Consulate General of Ireland.

  • Led the team for IPC Time Warner’s first interactive digital magazine, Better Digital Photography and won Digital Magazine of the Year 2010 (Specialist).

  • Planned and hosted Hong Kong’s biggest society dinner for over 400 people, as President of the St Patrick’s Society.

Professional experience

  • Managing editor (US), T3.com

    Chicago, 01/2021-Present

  • Luxury, travel and technology writer, Freelance

    Chicago, 01/2019-Present

  • Director of content, PowerPublish

    Chicago, 02/2020-01/2021

  • Product marketing communications manager, Ship.Cars

    Chicago, 07/2019-11/2019

  • Director of content, Nexus Media Asia

    Hong Kong, 07/2016-12/2018

  • Managing editor, Time Out Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, 06/2014-7/2016

  • Chief sub-editor and acting deputy editor, Time Out Beijing

    Beijing, China, 05/2013-04/2014

  • Deputy editor, Amateur Photographer Magazine

    IPC Time Inc, London, UK, 11/2010-09/2012

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My services

With a broad range of skills at my disposal, these are some of the services I can offer. 


Short and long form content, from luxury travel to technology and automotive. Editorial strategy and rebranding.


Graphic design work from WordPress website builds to commercial billboards and advertising projects.


Available for commercial and documentary shoots, from product shots to live music and portraiture.


Video creation and presentation, from on-screen and voiceovers to live action shooting and editing of content.

Mat was an outstanding acting deputy. He co-managed Time Out  Beijing’s editorial team with great skill and demonstrated leadership qualities, a nose for a story and an eye for a beautiful layout. Highly recommended.

Lee Williamson
Lee Williamson
Former Editor, Time Out Beijing

Mat is a great guy to have on any team. He’s enthusiastic, creative, pro-active and highly productive. He’s multi-skilled, and always keen to learn new ones. He’s also a good organiser, and a good manager and motivator of people.

Nigel Atherton
Nigel Atherton
Group Editor, TI Media (formally Time Inc UK)

Mat is a professional leader in the journalism field and a supporter of my written contributions to the publications he manages. His expectations are high, precise yet unbelievably creative. He is an asset to the media industry’s future.

Eddie McDougall
Eddie McDougall
Founder and CEO, The Flying Winemaker

Mat has a very versatile skillset that includes copy, voice, video content generation. He’d be a great addition to any team looking for a great teammate with a diversified skillset and one that excels in product content generation.

Ravi Adatrao
Ravi Adatrao
CEO, Ship.Cars
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Mat Gallagher

A Chicago-based writer, editor and photographer. Available for commissions and creative projects, including consultancy and rebranding.


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