Oliver Griffin



Oliver Griffin 

Barcelona, Spain


News writer, Dow Jones, Barcelona, July 2017 – present

Breaking news and headlines for Dow Jones newswires.

Market Talk analysis on market shifts and business news.

Beat news writer for mining, oil and gas industries with focus on smaller UK companies.

Worked as part of a team covering Catalonia’s independence referendum and aftermath (Wall Street Journal).

Contributed to live coverage during August 2017 Las Ramblas attack (WSJ).

Took part in training for reporting news during a terrorist attack.

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

Breaking and exclusive news for Reuters (TRF), the i Newspaper, The Daily Telegraph (UK) and The New York Times.

Appeared as an interview guest on BBC Worldwide, CNN International and ITV.

Features for Raconteur, The Economist, The New Statesman, TechCrunch, and TIME Magazine.

B2B articles for economia and FCSI Magazine.

Staff writer, economia, London, May 2014 – January 2016

Breaking and exclusive news, high profile interviews, editing print articles for online publication/SEO.

Commissioned opinion and debate pieces.

FOI navigation in the UK.

Social media management, particularly Twitter. Contributed to management of weekly email / newsletter.

Uploaded content to CMS and App CMS.


English (native speaker); Spanish (level B2); Russian (B grade A Level); French (A grade GCSE)


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.

Certified speed of 100 words per minute in teeline shorthand.

Proficiency in Photoshop, Indesign, GarageBand, iMovie.

BA Hons. English Literature, at Queen Mary, University of London – 2.1

September 2010 ‐ July 2013

References available on request