Jon joins the Media School from Reach Plc, where he was sports editor of Gloucestershire Live for three years.
He has 15 years’ experience in regional sports journalism, building an extensive network of contacts in the south west.
After starting out as a trainee sports reporter at the Gloucester Citizen, Jon became chief football writer at the Gloucestershire Echo and was named sports journalist of the year for Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset in 2014.
He has written three books on the history of Cheltenham Town, published in 2006, 2009 and 2013, and also spent one season as media and communications manager at the League Two club.
Jon is also a regular contributor to BBC Sport Online, SkySports.com, the Football League Paper, the Press Association and Sportsbeat.
Sports Journalist of the year for Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset in 2014