Richard Moss

My role: As editor of I work with a talented and evolving crop of professional journalists, interns and volunteers – and sometimes I even get to write about the wonderful exhibitions, objects and people we encounter in the museums, galleries and heritage sector. Is that really work?

On any given day, the Culture24 homepage may feature a Vulcan bomber, a film-art installation, a Neolithic tomb find, dinosaurs and a new web resource about Cornish pottery. Serendipity says it all really.

My background: I was lucky enough to arrive at Culture24 some ten years ago after a long stint of travelling, on-and-off bookselling at Waterstones, writing for magazines and the web, and playing in bands. Prior to my journalism training I studied history with English at Manchester Poly.

My Passion: History, literature, painting, landscape and music. I sometimes play feral sax in a free music outfit, which the Wire once likened to a “steaming drunk Albert Ayler”, but my real idea of heaven is a late summer stroll across the Downs and a pint in a Sussex beer garden with my partner and young son. And I love Chesterfield FC.