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.

Art editor: Richard Eccleston

I’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.