There’s no WME Without ‘Me’: Introducing Content Writer James
Our weekly cultural insight series is swerving over to our content team once again to learn all about our beloved writer, James. As one of the friendliest guys you will ever have the pleasure of meeting, James harbours a penchant for words and has claimed office fame for his laidback surfer vibes (despite never once having stepped into a wetsuit).
Find out all about our resident larrikin below…
Name: James Campbell
Role: Content Writer
Tell us a little about yourself…
I feel like I’m reciting an extended version of my Tinder ‘About Me’ section.
I’m a 23-year-old born and raised in our beautiful city of Melbourne. On weeknights you can find me at the State Library undertaking Spanish lessons, and on the weekends you’ll most likely find me out the back of my mate’s café undertaking beers and Nigerian funk music upon their closing for the weekend. I studied journalism at Swinburne University and received my degree there back in 2015. I spend most of my breaks going away but usually spend my money too quickly and have to beg my way into making it back home.
When was the first time you heard about ~the internet~?
I’m not sure about the first time I heard about it, but I remember the early days of using it. My older brother and I had to take turns on our computer using the dial-up, and if one of us went over our designated hour, there would be serious trouble (usually culminating in a brawl). He still uses up all our Wi-Fi to this day, but we don’t necessarily feel the need to fight about it anymore – yet.
In one line, what is the most rewarding part of your job?
I really enjoy the people I work with. We have a great team here in the content department: everyone is really helpful towards one another and ready to give each other advice on a piece or lend a hand in sharing content. It’s a great team.
I enjoy reading those articles about Melbourne’s illustrious list of underworld figures – if one pops up in the paper, you better believe I’m gonna read it. Apart from that, I enjoy sleeping as late as possible before feeling guilty and going to see friends, have some food and drink, and listen to some music.
I was once walking past a prison in Thailand when all of the inmates started yelling at me through the bars, “Call me! Call me!”. It wasn’t until later did I realise they were doing this because a man had pickpocketed my phone right in front of them and they were making fun of me for it.