FARMER OF THE WEEK: JON WRIGHT

24.6.2021

This week in the spotlight is Farm North's Editor Jon Wright.

Jon is part of the sports editing team at Farm North, based in

Media City Salford. Let's catch up with him and meet the man behind the creative talent.

 

How did you become a Farmer?

 

I was a staff editor elsewhere and a friend said I should go and meet Paul Farmer to chat about working in Sport. I couldn't leave my full time job for the uncertainty of freelance, but amazingly my boss at the time let me do both- knowing full well my head had been turned by what I'd seen at the BBC. A year later I was asked to come on board full time and I jumped at the chance!

 

What is the best part of your job?

 

Working in a small team of editors who regularly get asked to perform miracles, and being able to deliver the quality of work we do often under huge pressure and tight deadlines. There's this deep breath out that happens after playing something to air that's due on a few seconds later where you know you've made it- which was a totally new experience for me as my background is in commercials that aren't exactly close-to-the-wire!

 

What have you missed most in Lockdown?

 

Eating out and having friends round.

 

What’s the one thing that most people do not know about you?

 

I'm a big metal fan. Hair dyed blue, red, black and most other colours in between as a teenager. Now it's more like silver highlights but the music taste has stayed the same and i'm an unashamed Linkin Park fan.

 

What’s the last thing that made you smile?

 

Dropping my kids off at school this morning and getting the 'bye Dad' hug at the gates.

 

The funniest thing that’s happened to you at the Farm?

 

There's a couple that aren't fit for broadcast but I'd say in general working in a team where you can have a laugh every day makes a big difference.

 

How do you unwind and de stress after a busy day?

 

A nice glass of red wine, and good food.

 

What three words best describe you?

 

Tall, thoughtful, loyal.

 

Your favourite Farm Animal?

Chicken.