Batchelor graduated from Middlesex University in 2007 with a 1st Class Bachelors Degree in Journalism.
Following a short spell doing work experience for Future Publishing, Batchelor joined Skep Media where he worked as Staff Writer at monthly games trade magazine In Stock, where he spent two and a half years.
Batchelor joined Intent Media in December 2008 as Staff Writer on MCV, and became Deputy Editor in 2012.
In 2013, he overthrew Will Freeman's Reign O' Terror and became Editor of Develop. It was just like Game of Thrones (minus the dragons, fantasy outfits, big swords and graphic sex).