Screen International has appointed Tom Grater as web assistant/news reporter.

Grater joins from Soho Create, where he was the digital manager for the first two editions of the creative-industries festival and assistant editor on its magazine. At Soho Create, he managed the design and launch of the 2015 festival website and headed up the company’s social media strategy.

Among his responsibilities, Grater will work closely with the existing editorial team to shape and develop Screen’s social-media strategy, online presence and print offerings while also covering industry events as a reporter.

“Tom is a fantastic addition to the Screen team and I am delighted to welcome him on board,” said Screen editor Matt Mueller.

“He joins an extremely strong existing team, and his knowledge of social media and digital will be fantastic assets for Screen’s ongoing development.”

Previously, Grater was online editor for Film3Sixty Magazine, a freelance journalist for Film4 and Total Film and a social media consultant. He recently completed an MA in Film Studies from UCL.