Joe Gross comes to Bateman Agency from the world of journalism, where he has spent the majority of his career. For nearly 20 years, he covered music, film, television, literature and much, much more as a culture reporter and features writer for the Austin American-Statesman. A member of Bateman Agency industry leading Content Studio, he currently supports key accounts in the Future of Work portfolio, such as employment background market leader Checkr, and the cyber security practice, working with emerging brands like Sentra.
A professional writer and reporter since 1996, his byline has appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Pitchfork, Texas Monthly and many others. He authored “Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker,” (2018, Bloomsbury), a book in the 33 ⅓ series on the iconic’s band’s influential album. Joe contributed various articles to “The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely Revised and Updated 4th Edition” (Fireside, 2004). His copywriting and copyediting clients have included the creative agency Ansira, Giant Noise PR, Rippling, Merge Records, Sweetheart PR, Downtown Records, among others. He continues his journalism and criticism, authors and contributes to podcasts and writes and produces film and other content.