Meet the team
Editor: Paul McGuinness
As the editor of BBC Wildlife, I’m lucky to spend my days with a talented team of knowledgeable and passionate wildlife fanatics.
This only serves to make me even more keen to seek out wildlife wherever I can. So when I’m not in the office, I can mostly be found out and about somewhere with my son looking to see what creatures and plants we can discover.
Deputy editor: Jo Price
I joined BBC Wildlife in June 2012 after completing a Diploma in Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University.
When not in work I enjoy walking my dogs on the Gwent Levels and keeping a look out for wildlife treasures to add to my nature table.
Features editor: Ben Hoare
I commission the magazine’s features - usually six or seven per issue - and write for the monthly Wild section. I wrote and edited natural history books for 12 years before joining BBC Wildlife in 2008.
I'm a well-travelled birder and have finally achieved my ambition to see the world's largest and smallest birds. In 2015 I was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal.
Section editor: Sarah McPherson
I commission and edit the photo story, Behind the Image, In Focus, and the Q&A section.
When not in work, or cheering on my sons from the side of a pitch, I enjoy long walks and trips to the coast.
Sub editor: Catherine Smalley
I help ensure that the writing in every issue of the magazine is as engaging, accurate and accessible as possible.
When not being a grammar pedant, you’ll find me lifting weights in the gym, pottering in the garden or tramping about the Somerset countryside with my miniature labradoodle, Noodle.
Art editor: Richard EcclestonI’m responsible for the look of the magazine. I design the cover and features, commission all photography and art work and oversee the layout of the other editorial pages.
Deputy art editor: Lisa Duerden
I joined BBC Wildlife in November 2014. My main role is to help the art editor make the magazine look as good as we can.
I love British wildlife and when I am not at my desk, I can be found in my garden or wandering the countryside pointing out birds, trees and flowers to my little boy.
Picture editor: Tom Gilks
I joined BBC Wildlife in November 2015. I have a background in ecology and have worked as photographer in a variety of countries Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. I liaise with photographers, sourcing images for the magazine.
When not in work, I can be found mountain biking (sometimes falling off) or blowing bubbles with my baby daughter at her swimming sessions.
Editorial assistant: Megan Shersby
After working for various conservation charities, I joined BBC Wildlife in November 2016. I manage the digital side of the magazine, including the website, e-newsletter and our social media, plus some sections in the magazine.
Outside of work, I enjoy trying to make my garden more wildlife-friendly, as well as trying to find and identify wildlife on nature reserves.