writer. journalist. social media specialist.

Core skills

  • Journalism
  • Business Development
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Partnerships
  • Market Analysis
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Digital Strategy
  • Content Strategy
  • Video Strategy
  • Communications Strategy
  • Product Management
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Crisis Management
  • Data-led Decision-making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Leadership of Cross-functional Teams
  • Tea making and comic relief

Neil Varcoe is an Australian writer, journalist and digital media specialist. He has worked with the world’s largest and most respected media organisations and is an expert at connecting media businesses with current and new audiences.

Neil lives his life with a digital layer, and understands that something did not happen, unless it’s on Instagram.

He most recently brought  News Corp's social news agency Storyful Down Under, and headed up social media at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He is currently helping News Corp Australia shift to digital by building a national training program for newsrooms. Neil has previously worked at Foxtel, Yahoo!, Fairfax Media and at a petrol station on a hill in country NSW, where he served "milk coffees" to truck drivers, they were actually lattes.

He has a Bachelor of Media in Writing from Macquarie University and a Master of Creative Writing from University of Sydney. In addition to a lifelong love of learning and alliteration, Neil also gets great joy from teaching, and makes passing on knowledge a key part of all he does.

Learn more about the things that make him proud and connect with him via the links below — he’d love to hear from you.