Oliver Griffin

Journalist

Resumé

Colombia Correspondent, Reuters, Bogotá, December 2019 – present

You can see coverage here.


Mining and Energy Reporter, Dow Jones Newswires, Barcelona, July 2017 – November 2019

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.

I also worked with The Wall Street Journal from time to time and wrote an A-Hed in my time though.


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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