Oliver Griffin

Journalist

Resumé

Mining and Energy Reporter, Dow Jones Newswires, Barcelona, July 2017 – present 

This role includes reporting real-time news for subscribers to Dow Jones’ newswires service.

Writing Market Talk analysis pieces on market shifts and business news.

Breaking exclusives by interviewing company executives.


Work with The Wall Street Journal 

As part of Dow Jones’ Barcelona newswire team, I sometimes work directly with The Wall Street Journal.

In August 2017 this meant helping with live coverage of the terrorist attack on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas.

I reported on various aspects of Catalonia’s independence movement in October that year.

Later I travelled to León to write a front-page A Hed article about unique Ox farming.

Working with the WSJ’s Future of Everything team, I wrote a feature about De Beers’ production of manmade diamonds. This was turned into a podcast.

In 2019, I travelled to Salamanca and reported on conflicts over mining projects in southern Europe. I have also received training for reporting news and delivering coverage during a terrorist attack.

Later, The WSJ energy asked me to go to Vienna to cover the OPEC conference. We produced stories across three days and I also helped produce another podcast.


Freelance foreign correspondent, Latin America, February 2016 – July 2017 

My news reports appeared in Reuters, the i Newspaper, The Daily Telegraph and The New York Times.

I wrote features for Raconteur Magazine, The Economist, The New Statesman, TechCrunch, and Americas Quarterly. 

Later on I appeared as an interview guest on BBC Worldwide, CNN International and ITV.


Staff writer, economia, London, May 2014 – January 2016
This role meant reporting tax and accounting news, as well as conducting profile interviews.

I also edited print articles for online publication and SEO purposes.

Regularly wrote features and commissioned opinion and debate pieces for the monthly magazine. Social media management, particularly Twitter.

Contributed to management of the weekly email newsletter.

Uploaded content to CMS and App CMS.


Languages 

English (native speaker); Spanish (level C1); Portuguese (beginner / DuoLingo)


Education

MA Magazine Journalism at City University, London – Merit (PPA accredited)

September 2013 – May 2014

Modules in news and features writing, media law, online journalism with social media, and ethics. I have a certified speed of 100 words per minute in teeline shorthand. 

BA Hons. English Literature, at Queen Mary, University of London – 2.1 September 2010 – July 2013


References available on request 

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