Editorial Team

Seth Barton - Editor - @sethbarton1

I’m delighted to be leading the new MCV team. MCV needs to change with the times and better serve and support this industry, we’ve revamped the magazine and redesigned the website and we’re not stopping there, with a whole range of new and improved events and initiatives to come.

I spent the last ten years as a tech journalist on Computer Shopper magazine and then online at Expert Reviews - where I wrote about everything from the PS4 to toasters. I missed my daughter’s birthday every year to cover CES in Vegas, so I’m basically a bad person.

Before that I was at BBC Worldwide in its game publishing heyday. I worked on Robot Wars for Xbox and GBA and was also partly responsible for BBC3’s FightBox - which was overambitious, a bit rubbish and cost a small fortune per viewer. I also ‘worked’ at Electronics Boutique, where I mainly hoovered the shop and played SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash on my Neo Geo Pocket.

Marie Dealessandri - Staff Writer - @mariedeal

As I’m about to celebrate my one-year anniversary at MCV, I’m delighted with this step forward for the brand with a fantastic new team. Most of you might not know me, or only know me as ‘that French girl working at MCV’, so you’ll be glad to learn that I studied journalism in Paris, wrote about my other passion - films - in France for a while, hosted a radio show in Canada and then came back to Paris to write for a dozen magazines as a journalist for a news agency. I don’t intend to change country again, so I’m really looking forward to not being deported (I can see you Brexit!) and to spend another fantastic year (and many more) at MCV.Sales Team

Senior Account Manager - Sophia Jaques 020 7354 6020

Sales Executive - Charles Gibbon 020 3889 4922

Digital Team

Digital Director - Diane Oliver 020 7354 6019

Having started out in diagnostic chemistry, Diane Oliver began her digital career as Web Mistress for a global, multi-lingual publisher, before moving into Digital Project Management. From there, she became Head of Digital Systems for a global B2B digital media business, and joined NewBay Media in 2016 as Digital Director.