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Dawn Alford

Executive Director, Society of Editors

Dawn is a multi-channel content leader and strategist with a breadth of media industry experience in consumer comms, commercial content and editorial.


She has vast experience in both print and digital publishing in newsstand, B2C and B2B sectors and has led content, marketing and creative teams for global clients.

A former national newspaper and magazine editor with extensive experience as a TV commentator, she has worked at C-level for content agencies - across digital, print and social.

As Group Editor for an Omnicom content agency and Editorial Director for a WPP-owned company, clients she has included global brands across luxury, travel, health retail, sport, food and wine, fashion, automotive, lifestyle, business, and technology sectors.

Dawn Alford has been the Executive Director of the Society of Editors since July 2021. She previously worked in executive roles on various national newspapers and was a columnist for the Daily Mirror. Dawn's work for the Society of Editors involves campaigning and lobbying for media freedom, self regulation, the public's right to know, diversity and inclusion within newsrooms and the maintenance of high standards in journalism.

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