About

I help people tell stories, and sometimes I tell them myself.

Photograph: Michele Le

If you want a more fancy-sounding version, here’s something for you:

Bobbie Johnson is an award-winning editor, journalist, and media maker based in San Francisco, California. He is currently a senior editor at MIT Technology Review and the principal of Super Hyper, an editorial studio that specializes in writing workshops and high-end publishing strategy.

He was a co-founder of Matter, an online publisher specializing in longform science and technology journalism that won a National Magazine Award for reporting, the AAAS Kavli prize, the Association of British Science Writers award for investigative journalism (twice) and numerous other gongs before its clock sadly ran out.

He was also the editor-in-chief of Anxy, a groundbreaking independent print magazine tackling the taboos of mental health.

Before that, he was a technology correspondent and editor at The Guardian, head of editorial and curation at Medium (which acquired Matter in 2013) and a journalist the London Evening Standard, as well as a successful freelance writer, speaker, and adviser. Here’s his LinkedIn profile.

Bobbie was born in Cambridge, England, and raised on the council estates of a small town in East Anglia. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son, volunteers regularly for 826 Valencia, drums badly but with great enthusiasm, and remains a lifelong fan of Chelsea FC.