Max Marx

Membership Number: SAF02248

Contact Details

Secondary Web Address:
City:Johanesburg
Province:Gauteng (South)
Country:South Africa
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Profession Details

Media:Internet - Website and Blogging, Trade Publications, Consumer Magazines, Newspapers, Public Relations
Speciality:News, Property, Technical writer, Travel, Business/Finance, Humanitarian
Profession:Photographer, TV/Video/Film Producer, Video Editor, Videographer, Writer, Journalist, Photojournalist

Experience

I am a freelance journalist, content writer, photographer, documentary filmmaker and video producer. I have worked as a journalist, content writer and photographer since 1988 and added video production to my skills set in 2002. 

In the latter part of the 1990s I worked for City Press newspaper as a  journalist, photographer and sub-editor, where I covered the Truth & Reconciliation Commission hearings for the paper. 
 
Much of my career has been spent doing some form of business writing. In the travel and tourism sector I have worked as a freelance journalist and photographer for Travel News Weekly, Business Travel Now, Travel Buyer, Meet and Southern Africa Tourism Update.

I also worked as a content writer and photographer for South African Tourism from 2010 to 2014, writing business-focused articles for their travel trade and business travel websites. I produced their monthly trade newsletter and wrote the content for the South African National Convention Bureau website.

I also write for the mainstream media. My work has been published in Business Day, The Star and The Citizen newspaper.

More recently I have been ghostwriting thought leadership articles and opinion pieces for corporates in the energy, education, manufacturing, development finance, water, transport and tourism sectors, some  published in mainstream media. 

I understand brand messaging and communications and how to weave these messages into the content I am creating. I know the differences between writing as a journalist and writing for PR and reputation management and move easily between these genres. 

I have written extensively for the web, can use content management systems, and am fluent in social media.

As a professional photographer, I do portraiture, lifestyle, events, travel and documentary photography. 

I have made two documentary films, one for SABC 2 and am working on a third. I also make videos for corporates and NGOs, executing projects from concept through to final edit.

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