Marcus Herbert


Marcus joined MSE in September 2018. As Editor-in-Chief, he's in overall charge of all of MSE's activities. He's the former Head of Online for BBC Scotland, where he lead teams making digital content for audiences in Scotland and the UK, and worked with colleagues across the BBC to help shape its digital strategy.

His background is in news – he was an editor on Newsnight for many years, and a producer in the BBC's bureaux in Moscow, New York and Washington. Marcus also worked as a science producer and commissioner for the BBC, winning a BAFTA and a Grierson award for his documentaries.

Marcus spent a year as a journalism fellow at Stanford University, where he studied the impact of digital technology on public-service journalism, and once stood next to Steve Jobs in the supermarket.

Away from MSE, Marcus spends his time not writing his novel.