Joe Barnes

Editor & Journalist

About Me

Bringing Creativity And Energy To Your Brand

I am a journalist & editor with experience on national magazine publications. My works can be found mainly in the busy men's lifestyle sector of the market where I have worked for ZOO, Nuts and Loaded, as well as delivering content to T3 and Mundial Magazine in the process.

My last full-time role was at the helm of ZOO's features desk, where I produced unique and colourful content that the readers would love.

I have a bulging contacts book, that helps me secure not only brilliant but exclusive big-name interview subjects that create perfect sells on the cover.

I take pride in knowing exactly what my audience want to see and use that instinct to create world class content that the reader not only loves but also takes pride in.

My Services

How I Can Help Your Publication

Brilliant Content

Need original and fantastic content for your readers? I have consistently produced world class content that the reader can not put down.

View my portfolio below for samples...

Section Editing

Found that your magazine's sections are slipping? I've sat at the helm of features and sports section of market leading titles. I'm happy to jump in at extremely short notice and bring a fresh vision to the table to reinvigorate any section for you!


Thanks to my attention to detail from undertaking final reads across many titles and my love for Adobe InDesign, I am happy to take on any Sub-Editing shifts you require.

My Work

Some Examples My Portfolio

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino considers offering Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta a coaching role

Mauricio Pochettino is considering a bold move as he targets Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta for a role in his Tottenham Hotspur backroom staff. The 34-year-old midfielder will likely hang up his boots at the end of the season and is keen to move into coaching. The Spaniard has taken his coaches ...

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The Great Escape

Just weeks after ZOO printed the story of Mexico’s newest and deadliest cartel, their former adversary is back on the streets. This is how he did it… Altiplano prison, the scene of Mexico’s most audacious jailbreak ever. The escapee: drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the leader of the ...

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The Real-Life Shawshank Redemption

An audacious bid for freedom by two ruthless killers took in prison walls, sewer pipes and miles of woodland – before a bloody conclusion. Read the story of the $25m manhunt that captivated America… It seemed like a case of life imitating art. Two convicted murderers hatched an escape ...

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The Real-Life Sons Of Anarchy Go To War

The deadly battle for control in Waco, Texas… Gang violence leapt straight from TV screens to the streets of Waco last week, as the bikers who inspired long-running TV drama Sons Of Anarchy took part in a real-life battle for territory outside a local bar. The fight began as a small ...

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The World’s Deadliest Sniper

ZOO meets sergeant Craig Harrison, the man responsible for the longest-ever sniper kill… After spending almost his entire working life serving in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, sergeant Craig Harrison – of Her Majesty’s Household Cavalry – saw his world flipped upside down when he ...

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RBS 6 Nations: Howley steers an upturn in Welsh fortunes

This piece was originally on It’s fair to say Rob Howley has been subjected to a testing introduction to life as an international head coach but chatting to him at The Vale, ahead of tomorrow’s game at Murrayfield, he cuts a far more relaxed figure than he has of late. ...

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Nuts goes training with Wasps

This piece was originally in Nuts Magazine  It’s not often that you get the opportunity to train with top rugby stars, especially when you’re massive wusses like us. Even so, former England international and BT Sport pundit, offered to take us along to London Wasps on one of BT Sport’s ...

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Nuts meets the pro whose move to Libya left him fighting for his life… This piece was originally in Nuts Magazine  Pro basketball player Alex Owumi thought he was making a dream move to the riches of the Libyan Basketball League, but he soon found himself caught up in the middle of a bloody ...

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